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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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If you locate something of interest.. ANYTHING.. deals on apparel, best ways in/out of the stadium, giveaways, great stories from this season or from seasons gone by, rumors, trades, anything.... feel free to post it here.

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Old 03-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #1261
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Royals have a split squad today.

Padres @ Royals (This game is the one that will be on the radio)

Dyson CF
Giavotella 2B
Hosmer 1B
Francoeur RF
Perez C
Betancourt 3B
Ramirez DH
Escobar SS
D. Robinson LF

Hochevar P

Odorizzi, Soria, Holland, Mijares, Hottovy, and Verdugo are scheduled to pitch.

Royals @ Indians

Gordon LF
Getz 2B
Butler 1B
Moustakas 3B
Cain CF
Peña C
Myers RF
Maier DH
Falu SS

Smith P

Miner, Sisk, Bueno, Arguelles, and Jeffress are scheduled to pitch.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:55 AM   #1262
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Royals have a split squad today.

Padres @ Royals (This game is the one that will be on the radio)

Dyson CF
Giavotella 2B
Hosmer 1B
Francoeur RF
Perez C
Betancourt 3B
Ramirez DH
Escobar SS
D. Robinson LF

Hochevar P

Odorizzi, Soria, Holland, Mijares, Hottovy, and Verdugo are scheduled to pitch.

Royals @ Indians

Gordon LF
Getz 2B
Butler 1B
Moustakas 3B
Cain CF
Peña C
Myers RF
Maier DH
Falu SS

Smith P

Miner, Sisk, Bueno, Arguelles, and Jeffress are scheduled to pitch.
I mean this with all sincerity. Both of those lineups are better than some of the actual regular-season lineups I have seen the Royals trot out in the past 5-10 years.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #1263
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I mean this with all sincerity. Both of those lineups are better than some of the actual regular-season lineups I have seen the Royals trot out in the past 5-10 years.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:58 AM   #1264
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:54 AM   #1265
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I mean this with all sincerity. Both of those lineups are better than some of the actual regular-season lineups I have seen the Royals trot out in the past 5-10 years.
I was thinking the same thing, isn't it great?
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:23 PM   #1266
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Royals have a split squad today.

Padres @ Royals (This game is the one that will be on the radio)

Dyson CF
Giavotella 2B
Hosmer 1B
Francoeur RF
Perez C
Betancourt 3B
Ramirez DH
Escobar SS
D. Robinson LF

Hochevar P

Odorizzi, Soria, Holland, Mijares, Hottovy, and Verdugo are scheduled to pitch.

Royals @ Indians

Gordon LF
Getz 2B
Butler 1B
Moustakas 3B
Cain CF
Peña C
Myers RF
Maier DH
Falu SS

Smith P

Miner, Sisk, Bueno, Arguelles, and Jeffress are scheduled to pitch.
Which game to sneak and have on my Ipad after my meeting this afternoon?

Decisions, decisions........
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #1267
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:27 PM   #1270
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Games are over. Royals lost to the Indians 3-2, and beat the Padres 7-4.

Hoch threw 29 pitches in 2 scoreless innings, mostly using a new changeup he's been working on.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #1271
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Games are over. Royals lost to the Indians 3-2, and beat the Padres 7-4.

Hoch threw 29 pitches in 2 scoreless innings, mostly using a new changeup he's been working on.
Thanks for update Al. Can't wait for season to start. Think Hoch figured some things out last year and is a 15 game winner for us this year. Heard an interview with Hosmer the other day and he said that Sanchez is dealing.
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I havent been this excited for a royals season in well over a decade (or two??).

May have to order up MLB extra innings.....
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I mean this with all sincerity. Both of those lineups are better than some of the actual regular-season lineups I have seen the Royals trot out in the past 5-10 years.
Haha that's what I was thinking too.
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Mine did the same, they sent me an email like a week before but I didn't check it until after the auto renew.

Also I think Mlb.tv members get a Royals game next wednesday.
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