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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 09-11-2012, 09:48 AM   #7561
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Was Hoch one of the first of the can't fail farm teamers?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:48 AM   #7562
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I predict an All-Star game start and possible Cy Young in his future within 2 years of leaving KC.
That all? I bet he goes Phil Humber on the MLB and throws a perfecto.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:50 AM   #7563
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I predict an All-Star game start and possible Cy Young in his future within 2 years of leaving KC.
I don’t care if he leaves KC and becomes a Hall of Famer some day. Hes not ever doing that in KC, so they might as well do all parties involved a favor.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:26 AM   #7564
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Was Hoch one of the first of the can't fail farm teamers?
Not at all. Dayton doesn't even claim the choice as his, as he wasn't hired as KC's GM until the after the draft. He was already in the majors for a few seasons by the time Baseball America determined KC to have the #1 farm system.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:29 AM   #7565
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Maybe what he needs is some humbling and a change of scenery. Personally, I think he's just mentally weak and his attitude appears to be that of a petulant child. So yea, time to cut ties.
I have no quams with getting rid of him. I was just speaking from a "Royals luck" perspective. It would be a nice bit of evidence against our coaching if he left and finally got his shit together.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:30 AM   #7566
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That all? I bet he goes Phil Humber on the MLB and throws a perfecto.
That's just crazy talk heh.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:36 AM   #7567
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Was Hoch one of the first of the can't fail farm teamers?
I believe so. #1 overall or something like that.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #7568
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I believe so. #1 overall or something like that.
Tought he was a Baird pick?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #7569
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Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning:

Matt once made a very nice play in Seattle where he spun away from a pass rusher and hit Bowe off his back foot for a first down.

One of the best plays Matt has ever made.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:50 PM   #7570
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Hoch has one more year on his deal. Keep him as a number 4/5 starter until Paulino and Duffy get healthy.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:09 PM   #7571
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Hoch, who is definitively DM's draft pick (don't care what he says otherwise), is literally one of the 10 worst starters in ML history by the numbers.

So of course we're going to keep him around, paying him far too much money.

He's not a #5 starter; he's trash because of his inconsistency.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #7572
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Tought he was a Baird pick?
Baird had already been let go. DM was announced as GM the day after the draft, so Hoch is in weird territory in determining who "owns" that pick. Braves didn't want Dayton to be involved with our draft after spending months prepping for Braves draft, so there was have truly been a gentleman's agreement to keep DM out of our draft. Hard to believe he wouldn't have at least been given the chance to nod his head about the pick.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #7573
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #7574
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