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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 03-21-2012, 11:11 AM   #1561
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Just looked up Quintero's stats.... eesh.

Unless Dyson is in the lineup, this guy is going to be our worst hitter until Perez gets back. The stats do support the theory that he's good defensively, but that only pushes him back to replacement level because he is a terribad hitter.

Career line: .234/.268/.317

He's walked 37 times in over 1,100 AB. This guy is so awful at getting on base, that his hit by pitch stats and the fact he only has 3 SF in his entire career are both a major factor in calculating his OBP.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #1562
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I heard Wells was throwing Pujols foul balls to the crowd while he was on deck and got a huge ovation from both teams fans after he hit the HR, lol
yeah that was happening .
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:40 PM   #1563
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Mendoza just lefr the game he got hit in the leg.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #1564
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Mendoza just lefr the game he got hit in the leg.
I saw he left. At least it's probably just a bruise and no surgery needed. He's been really good this spring.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #1565
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Cain just parked one. He continues to impress.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #1566
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Just looked up Quintero's stats.... eesh.

Unless Dyson is in the lineup, this guy is going to be our worst hitter until Perez gets back. The stats do support the theory that he's good defensively, but that only pushes him back to replacement level because he is a terribad hitter.

Career line: .234/.268/.317

He's walked 37 times in over 1,100 AB. This guy is so awful at getting on base, that his hit by pitch stats and the fact he only has 3 SF in his entire career are both a major factor in calculating his OBP.
Rany, and for good cause, basically shit all over this trade.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:06 PM   #1567
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I'm excited about Cain. They guy is playing lights out.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:55 PM   #1568
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I saw he left. At least it's probably just a bruise and no surgery needed. He's been really good this spring.
Bob Dutton tweeted something along the lines that it's just a left thigh contusion.

Can't say bruise. Has to be real fancy when describing the injury
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Cain just parked one. He continues to impress.
Had to feel like home with those 3 consecutive walks, a passed ball, and the catcher attempting to field a chopper only to slip and kick the ball away from himself.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #1570
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Yeah the only thing missing was the 3 walks and then the pitcher grooves one just to get one over and hits a home run. Jeffress is getting lit up. I thought weed calms you down not elevates your pitches.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:56 PM   #1571
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Bob Dutton tweeted something along the lines that it's just a left thigh contusion.

Can't say bruise. Has to be real fancy when describing the injury
Us layfolk should use atheletic terminology for our every day bumps.

"I can't go out bar hopping with you guys tonight. Suffered a deep upper left bicep contusion today taking the trash out. I'm day to day."

"You mean that little bruise on your arm?"
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I thought weed calms you down not elevates your pitches.
That's what they mean by "being high in the zone."
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I was at the game, and I doubt Mendoza is seriously hurt. Probably one of those March why take a chance things. It was a low liner, but it hit upper leg, not an ankle.
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I was at the game, and I doubt Mendoza is seriously hurt. Probably one of those March why take a chance things. It was a low liner, but it hit upper leg, not an ankle.
2 things...

On Hosmer's line drive to right center...good hit or routine fly ball?

On Escobar's drive to left center...almost HR or fly ball?

Impossible for me to tell on MLB GameDay. Looked like they were both shots according to where they marked the ball on the field.
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2 things...

On Hosmer's line drive to right center...good hit or routine fly ball?

On Escobar's drive to left center...almost HR or fly ball?

Impossible for me to tell on MLB GameDay. Looked like they were both shots according to where they marked the ball on the field.
Hosmer's fly I think was somewhat deep but routine. Escobar hit a shot and you couldn't tell until the of stopped running.
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