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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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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 03-13-2012, 05:43 PM   #1351
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Anyone worried about Sanchez yet?
Too early to worry about Hoch, Chen, or Sanchez. They are all 3 guaranteed rotation spots, so they aren't trying to beat anyone out. Sanchez may be screwing around with trying to master a new pitch and just throwing it over and over again for all we know.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #1352
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http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/13...ee-extent.html

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Theyre checking him out now, manager Ned Yost said in his postgame news conference. I dont really know what happened. He was down in the pen, and he came back and said he tweaked his knee.

They checked it (on the bench). It was sore, but he could crouch. He went out for the first inning and came back in, and Nick (trainer Nick Kenney) said he wanted to take him up and check him. Thats the last Ive heard.

Im not going to overly concern myself until I hear what the deal is with him, Yost said. A lot of things at this time of year are precautionary. But, yeah, honestly, its a little bit of a concern.

I dont know the extent of it. I know it was sore, and they wanted to get him out right away and try to figure out what it was.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #1353
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http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/76...-put-hold-2013

For anyone who cares, instant replay wont be expanded until next season. They don't want everything reviewable, just fair/foul down the line, catch/trap, and fan interference everywhere (not just for home runs).

There were basically 3 sticking points to work out for 2013. First, who asks for a challenge and how is it resolved? A manager, or someone in the booth? Would the umpires view the replay and make the call, or do you do it like NHL where a replay official tells everyone to stop, then he quickly looks at it right in his booth and makes the call? Second, the umpires want MLB to upgrade the video replay in all stadiums, apparently the replay equipment in some stadiums is a lot better with more angles on the field than others. Finally, the umpires union wants something in return for agreeing to this. Either higher pensions or a 7th man in the playoff crews (center field ump?) so more umpires get to experience the postseason.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:19 PM   #1354
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:38 AM   #1355
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He's headed back to KC according to his own Twitter account and several media people are speculating that he needs to have surgery.

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Old 03-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #1356
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He's headed back to KC according to his own Twitter account and several media people are speculating that he needs to have surgery.

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Heading to KC today -- Thanks to all the fans for the support . I will work hard to be back as soon as possible - God bless you
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #1359
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #1360
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sounds like a meniscus or something... which means 6 to 8 weeks.
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I'm pretty sure that he is on the staff as a catcher's adviser. At least that's what I saw when I read the ESPN article about Sal's knee.
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sounds like a meniscus or something... which means 6 to 8 weeks.
Not necessarily. Routine meniscus surgery can take as little as 2 weeks. Up to 6 to 8 weeks. I'm hoping this is all it is, and that we have him back by late April.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #1365
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