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Old 12-31-2011, 03:52 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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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 03-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #1291
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Royals already have quite a bit of speed. He might be the odd man out
Dyson is just an amazing weapon as a pinch runner, so I don't really mind him not batting .300. How many games did he win for us in the 9th off the bench last year?
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #1292
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #1293
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Dyson is just an amazing weapon as a pinch runner, so I don't really mind him not batting .300. How many games did he win for us in the 9th off the bench last year?
Alot that I remembered that was a good thing about yost he knows how to use him in the right situation
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #1294
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But he could jump over a car. That would have come in handy if MLB ever instituted a new rule that a car is to be parked between each base.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:30 PM   #1295
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High praise there. At the end of the show, Dan Plesac predicts the Royals will be in the playoff hunt, and John Hart said they would blow past .500. Not sure how I feel about all this hype.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #1296
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High praise there. At the end of the show, Dan Plesac predicts the Royals will be in the playoff hunt, and John Hart said they would blow past .500. Not sure how I feel about all this hype.
Being in any hunt would truly make me JIMP. I'm with ya on the hype too... it's a little scary. Part of me wishes they'd just keep ignoring us until we're there.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:23 PM   #1297
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The Royals are Def a sexy pick. I dunno how I will handle it if they are like 9 games up at the break only to blow it. Knowing how alcoholic Miguel is up in tigerland gives me hope that he will be on the sauce soon.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:32 PM   #1298
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The Royals are Def a sexy pick. I dunno how I will handle it if they are like 9 games up at the break only to blow it. Knowing how alcoholic Miguel is up in tigerland gives me hope that he will be on the sauce soon.
It would be like '03 (I think) when we were 7 games up at the break and finished 3rd (I think).
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Still early, not enough yet to really draw any conclusions, but we apparently have a 30-year old lefty sidearm pitcher (Tommy Hottovy) who almost no one outside of Boston heard of before raising some eyebrows. (drafted in the 4th round, was climbing up the Red Sox ladder as a pitching prospect, got hurt, after surgery he struggled, just as he was about to fall out of baseball he just completely reinvented himself as a sidearm pitcher, and got enough results last year to fly up and out of AA. We then signed him as a minor league free agent)

He's a longshot to make the bullpen out of spring training because we already have lots of lefty relievers, but he's probably nailed down a spot in Omaha.
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