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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 03-09-2012, 03:04 PM   #1306
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #1307
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #1308
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:08 PM   #1309
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #1310
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #1311
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If I remember correctly, wasn't Duffy the guy who came to spring training with a chip on his shoulder, saying he knew people were talking about how the pitching would hold the Royals back, wanting to prove everyone wrong?
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #1312
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Good to see. They were raving about Duffy on the MLB Network show. Thought he was a guy who was going to break out this year.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:01 AM   #1313
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I love the reports on those outings that is pretty damn outstanding
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:41 AM   #1314
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Did anyone see the projected standings?

71-91?

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:55 AM   #1315
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That was last year's record. It seems odd they would project the exact same one.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #1317
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Just noticed this odd bit of news: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...ague-contract/

Looks like Jarrad Page is either giving up on football, or is trying to be a 2-sport athlete, after signing a minor league contract with the Dodgers.

Reading a bit more, it looks like he was drafted (and didn't sign) 3 times in the MLB draft before going to the Chiefs, which brings up the old baseball/football dilemma. If you aren't sure that you'll make it, you are better off playing football, but if you are going to make it in either league, you should probably play baseball.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:29 PM   #1318
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Just noticed this odd bit of news: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...ague-contract/

Looks like Jarrad Page is either giving up on football, or is trying to be a 2-sport athlete, after signing a minor league contract with the Dodgers.

Reading a bit more, it looks like he was drafted (and didn't sign) 3 times in the MLB draft before going to the Chiefs, which brings up the old baseball/football dilemma. If you aren't sure that you'll make it, you are better off playing football, but if you are going to make it in either league, you should probably play baseball.
Wasn't former WVU/Dolphins backup QB Pat White in the organization a year or so ago? Is he still there?
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Wasn't former WVU/Dolphins backup QB Pat White in the organization a year or so ago? Is he still there?
He gave up
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That was last year's record. It seems odd they would project the exact same one.
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