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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 12-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #9841
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #9842
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Anybody know the word on Edwin Jackson? How many years is he seeking? How much money? I like him less than Sanchez, but more than Dempster.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:35 PM   #9843
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Anybody know the word on Edwin Jackson? How many years is he seeking? How much money? I like him less than Sanchez, but more than Dempster.
IDK But when Joe ****ing Blanton gets 2y 15m. I'm sure he would want more.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:51 PM   #9844
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IDK But when Joe ****ing Blanton gets 2y 15m. I'm sure he would want more.
Oh. To be sure. We reportedly offered Dempster two years $26 million--and I'd much rather we make that sort of stab at Jackson. I'm guessing he won't end up signing until after Sanchez and try to get as close to that contract as possible. The problem Jackson will face is that he had a poor September and October.

I'm hoping that would drive down his price and options into KC's range.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #9845
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The Dodgers will pay a 17.5% luxury tax on their 2013 payroll, which will push their total outlay closer to $265 million.



That is just sick.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #9846
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The Dodgers will pay a 17.5% luxury tax on their 2013 payroll, which will push their total outlay closer to $265 million.



That is just sick.
And still won't make the playoffs.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #9847
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The Dodgers will pay a 17.5% luxury tax on their 2013 payroll, which will push their total outlay closer to $265 million.



That is just sick.
JFC. I love scraping the barrell at $70 mill
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #9848
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Jesus. $265 Million? Thats nuts.


People still believe the cap means something.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #9849
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:17 AM   #9852
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No doubt the Greinke deal is good for the Dodgers. I still think the Giants win the West. But wow, what a division.

On the Royals' side, I'm convinced that the best thing to do right now would be to make a deal too good to pass up for Dickey. Add a year to his contract, and we're in pretty good shape.

I mean, it would be a pretty big deal if the Royals brought the reigning N.L. Cy Young Award winner in. Along with re-signing Guthrie and bringing in Santana, I would say Mission Accomplished in improving the pitching staff.
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Jesus. $265 Million? Thats nuts.


People still believe the cap means something.
The penalty for being over $189 million skyrockets next year, though. From 17.5 percent to 50 percent (for repeat "offenders").

If the Dodgers are still carrying a $200-million plus payroll in 2015, it would cost them $100 million.
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No doubt the Greinke deal is good for the Dodgers. I still think the Giants win the West. But wow, what a division.

On the Royals' side, I'm convinced that the best thing to do right now would be to make a deal too good to pass up for Dickey. Add a year to his contract, and we're in pretty good shape.

I mean, it would be a pretty big deal if the Royals brought the reigning N.L. Cy Young Award winner in. Along with re-signing Guthrie and bringing in Santana, I would say Mission Accomplished in improving the pitching staff.
Adding Dickey and inserting Myers in RF would go a very long way to improving the team dramatically. Couple all of this with a healthy (crosses fingers) Perez? Could be a good year...
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