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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 01-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #211
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Our Time?

Kind of bold of them.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:22 PM   #212
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Our Time?

Kind of bold of them.
That was my thought. I mean, if we find some pitching and everything works out, we could win the division. From that situation, the Royals boldly stepped forth and shouted, "Bring it, bitches!"

There's nothing wrong with being bold, but if this team falls apart, that slogan will look hilarious.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #213
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Maybe they just mean summer is baseball season... hence it's our time. Probably not though heh.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:30 PM   #214
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Hosmer Tweeted that Butler beat both Gordon and Him in a push up compitition. I have to think they let him win so Butler wouldn't stress eat a bag of Chex-Mix
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:32 PM   #215
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Hosmer Tweeted that Butler beat both Gordon and Him in a push up compitition. I have to think they let him win so Butler wouldn't stress eat a bag of Chex-Mix
Billy BEASTING ahead!
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #216
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Royals avoided arbitration with Brayan Pena, signing him to a 1-year deal.

They have 6 arbitration-eligible players left: Hochevar, Paulino, Sanchez, Getz, Gordon, and Maier.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #217
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #218
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Not sure what I think, but its definitely better than the hilariously low-expectation "major league moments".

I'll be honest, I love it.

Bout time this franchise grows some balls & starts winning some damn games.

I can't wait for Opening Day. And I don't think I've ever said that about Royals baseball in my lifetime.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:10 PM   #219
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I can't wait for Opening Day. And I don't think I've ever said that about Royals baseball in my lifetime.
I surely never have either but share the same sentiment. Can't wait!
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I'll be honest, I love it.

Bout time this franchise grows some balls & starts winning some damn games.

I can't wait for Opening Day. And I don't think I've ever said that about Royals baseball in my lifetime.
It is kind of cool to see them come out with something that has a little attitude and expectation. I just hope it's not a bit too early.... then again if it is who cares...
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That was my thought. I mean, if we find some pitching and everything works out, we could win the division. From that situation, the Royals boldly stepped forth and shouted, "Bring it, bitches!"

There's nothing wrong with being bold, but if this team falls apart, that slogan will look hilarious.
Maybe its sort of “our time starts now”
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That was my thought. I mean, if we find some pitching and everything works out, we could win the division. From that situation, the Royals boldly stepped forth and shouted, "Bring it, bitches!"

There's nothing wrong with being bold, but if this team falls apart, that slogan will look hilarious.
Yeah, the "History Awaits" KU slogan from a few years back comes to mind
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Let's hope Our Time means more than April. For Luke, let's hope it means more than 4 innings.
Luke got it together and looked like an ace the second half last year after some "adjustments" were made to his mechanics. Let's hope it carrys over and lasts forever.
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