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Old 12-31-2011, 02:52 PM  
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2012 Kansas City Royals Repository Thread

2012 Slogan: Our Time

A better, more accurate 2012 Slogan: It is Finally Next Year
(from Great Expectations)

An alternative slogan if you don't like that one: Someone has to win this crappy division
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With the beginning of a new year, it is time for the 2012 version of the Royals Repository Thread. We've got Hosmer, we've got a 2011-dominating Gordon, we've got Moose, we've got hopefully a killer bullpen, we've got a stereotypical slow slugging DH, we've got easily one of the best defensive shortstops in the AL, we've got a promising catcher in Salvador Perez. Hell, we've got offense and promising prospects galore.

We do not have starting pitching.

Oh yeah, we've also got this:



Get ready for, (as of January 2012 anyway), one of the most confusing puzzles of a baseball season in recent Royals history. Will they suck? Maybe, I don't know. Will we be given a year of 0.500 baseball? Possibly, I don't know. Will they win the division and go to the playoffs for the first time in 27 years? For the first time in a long time, it could happen, I don't know. 92 losses, 92 wins, or anything in between would not surprise a lot of us.

Everything goes here except Gameday threads and really big news. If a giant story breaks, the Royals achieve some awesome milestone, or we sign/lose a highly significant player/coach/mascot/whatever, then it might also deserve its own thread. This being Chiefs Planet, please do not clutter the board with new threads about trivial Royals news or you will only annoy those who come here for just Chiefs football. If you aren't sure and its not a Gameday thread, it goes here.

What sort of stuff often goes here? SPchief explained it well, so I'll just copy that:

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #1231
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Jerry Crasnick gives a lot of love to the Royals on ESPN.com...

http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/st...striving-great

Long but good read. Enjoy!
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:22 PM   #1232
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Jerry Crasnick gives a lot of love to the Royals on ESPN.com...

http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/st...striving-great

Long but good read. Enjoy!
Fun read, thanks for the post.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #1233
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There's also an ESPN Insider article by Buster Olney on the front page about Hosmer, but I don't have Insider access.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #1234
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There's also an ESPN Insider article by Buster Olney on the front page about Hosmer, but I don't have Insider access.
I don't know of anyone who pays for that but obviously there are people since they keep offering it. Olney's story is likely full of stuff we already know.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #1235
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I don't know of anyone who pays for that but obviously there are people since they keep offering it. Olney's story is likely full of stuff we already know.
Exactly...I would never pay for that stuff. Either way, it's awesome that the team is worthy of some national attention.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #1236
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I don't know of anyone who pays for that but obviously there are people since they keep offering it. Olney's story is likely full of stuff we already know.
If you order ESPN the mag you get free access to Insider so if you like that magazine it is a two for one deal.
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it's awesome that the team is worthy of some national attention.
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If you order ESPN the mag you get free access to Insider so if you like that magazine it is a two for one deal.
I got the Mag for a year when they first introduced it and after a while I barely flipped through them. Wasn't very impressed.
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I got the Mag for a year when they first introduced it and after a while I barely flipped through them. Wasn't very impressed.
I contemplated getting it and I still might. I think it is better than SI and having access to Insider might be good. I still haven't decided yet though.
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I am not going to get too excited, but it is nice to see Hosmer turning a 3-6-3 double play. He is very good at first and not a total bumble**** like some other hitters.
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I contemplated getting it and I still might. I think it is better than SI and having access to Insider might be good. I still haven't decided yet though.
Most any sports mag is better than SI, I agree. Honestly I don't find a lot of use for mags in general at all for sports anymore. Can't get breaking news from a mag and the articles are on-line anyway so I'm not going to spend my money on a subscription.

But if you get it and post your insider stories here then more power to you.

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I am not going to get too excited, but it is nice to see Hosmer turning a 3-6-3 double play. He is very good at first and not a total bumble**** like some other hitters.
Royals have a very good defensive team. Sometimes that is more exciting to watch then an offensive outbreak. The relays and throws from the outfield to the plate were a thing of beauty for the Royals last year
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