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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 03-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #1621
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Broxton's hit 96 a couple of times I've seen him throw.

The problem is that he normally straightens out badly at top speed and really should be around 98. Moreover, he's backing it up and appears to be overthrowing to hit 96. He threw a strikeout pitch against the Mariners that came in chest high at 96, but had some funky run to it that Broxton normally just doesn't have. I don't think he has any ability to command that pitch at those speeds and may well get tatooed if it tries it when it matters.

Broxton's new normal may well be at 94 mph, that's where most of what I saw him throw was coming in at. Now that's still damn fast, but he doesn't have the movement to live there for long.

Long-term, Holland should be their guy if his arm stays together (lots of sliders for a little guy). But I guess they could use Broxton for long enough to build up his trade value and move him for a decent 2b prospect.

Ultimately I'm getting the sinking feeling that the Royals want Broxton to take the 9th and are going to pray that he runs with it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:18 PM   #1622
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I got back from the game at the white sox. Chen did not look great. Butler hit a freaking bomb.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #1623
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:34 PM   #1624
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A few pictures, George Brett handed in our lineup card, and I tried to get a batting shot of Christian Colon, but he got a hit while I was focusing.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:00 AM   #1626
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:33 AM   #1627
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Soria has elected to have TJ surgery.

Pretty foregone conclusion at this point, but I guess it's official now.

Bummer.
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And Eric Hosmer plans to play right field 3 or 4 times the remainder of this spring.

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No baseball for me today. Climbed to the top of Camelback Mountain and got a few pictures of the Valley of the Sun.
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No baseball for me today. Climbed to the top of Camelback Mountain and got a few pictures of the Valley of the Sun.
Missed a great performance by hochevar.
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No baseball for me today. Climbed to the top of Camelback Mountain and got a few pictures of the Valley of the Sun.
Climbed it a few years ago when KU played in the Insight Bowl. Awesome workout. I felt like a chump though, as I watched kids/old men/women/etc. jogging up and down the mountain like it was nothing.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #1634
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I love that rust color of that stadium
I absolutely hate the White Sox\Dodgers facility. The tickets are extremely priced along with everything else and the way they built the stadium sucks. It's like they didn't build it with enough of an incline to see over the person sitting in front of you.
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Climbed it a few years ago when KU played in the Insight Bowl. Awesome workout. I felt like a chump though, as I watched kids/old men/women/etc. jogging up and down the mountain like it was nothing.
No joke. I was beating myself up that damned thing, taking frequent breaks, and every once in a while you see a child with his parents marching up, or maybe a dog, or some really old 50's or maybe 60's hardbodies who were probably fit their whole lives, all just moving along like it was no big deal.
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