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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 09-11-2012, 08:59 PM   #7591
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:59 PM   #7592
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As much as I love baseball...it's just so hard to give a shit about the Royals after the Allstar break.

Sorry, but the ownership of this team over 20 yrs has conditioned me that way.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #7593
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As much as I love baseball...it's just so hard to give a shit about the Royals after the Allstar break.

Sorry, but the ownership of this team over 20 yrs has conditioned me that way.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #7594
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And Johnny G. has been stroking pretty damn good the last few days. Maybe there's hope for him yet. If we have ourselves a 2nd basemen, we may have ourselves a team
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #7595
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #7596
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #7597
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And Johnny G. has been stroking pretty damn good the last few days. Maybe there's hope for him yet. If we have ourselves a 2nd basemen, we may have ourselves a team
There's always been hope for him, it's just the Royals Mgmt just seems to want to jerk him around and not let him feel comfortable. Dude has been pressing every single at bat in his entire MLB career.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #7599
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:04 AM   #7600
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Are the Royals mathematically eliminated yet?
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Are the Royals mathematically eliminated yet?
No. 12 games back with 21 to play.
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Are the Royals mathematically eliminated yet?
Looks like they have a pretty decent shot at finishing 3rd in the division. Is that the highest since 2003? Baby steps…..
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #7603
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that has more to do with cleveland and minnesota than it does KC.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #7604
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that has more to do with cleveland and minnesota than it does KC.
Well, right now they are .500 against the Central. Thats better than usual.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:21 AM   #7605
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Yeah. But they're still making certifiably crazy decisions. Hell, like everyone else, I piled on about them still believing in Chokevar.

http://thevirilview.com/royals/2012/...ame-is-royals/

But, even nuttier is their refusal to talk contract with Guthrie until the season's over. Hell, they have exclusive negotiating rights.

Perhaps they're afraid Guthrie will just use any offer to take to other teams in FA, but I think its actually possible he might not want to mess with success after his bad experience in Colorado. I wrote about that one too.

I swear this front office drives me nuts.
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