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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 09-13-2012, 07:54 PM   #7621
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Get an Escobar jersey.
Between the two... why? Don't get me wrong I LOVE Escobar. Dude is everything we've wanted and needed in a ss since Patek and he's signed for a good while yet. However Perez has the talent to basically re-define the position in comparison to other catchers over the last several years, plus he can hit for both average and power it looks like.

Both players are jersey-worthy... just curious why it would be cut and dried to go Esky for you.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:55 PM   #7622
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #7623
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Perez is a hall of famer.
A little early.... but man... he is special.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #7624
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #7625
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #7626
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #7627
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Between the two... why? Don't get me wrong I LOVE Escobar. Dude is everything we've wanted and needed in a ss since Patek and he's signed for a good while yet. However Perez has the talent to basically re-define the position in comparison to other catchers over the last several years, plus he can hit for both average and power it looks like.

Both players are jersey-worthy... just curious why it would be cut and dried to go Esky for you.
Oh, my opinion isn't really worth anything. I'm a casual fan at best. But Escobar is just one of the funnest players to watch in baseball. He plays defense than anyone I've seen in a long time. I know Perez is damn good, but I don't know enough about the nuances of the catcher position to be as big a fan of him as I am of Escobar.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #7628
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Yes, Escobar is a superstar. Wouldnt mind getting a blue Esky and a white Perez. Need a 40% off code first
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #7629
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Oh, my opinion isn't really worth anything. I'm a casual fan at best. But Escobar is just one of the funnest players to watch in baseball. He plays defense than anyone I've seen in a long time. I know Perez is damn good, but I don't know enough about the nuances of the catcher position to be as big a fan of him as I am of Escobar.
Can't go wrong with either one.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #7630
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Oh, my opinion isn't really worth anything. I'm a casual fan at best. But Escobar is just one of the funnest players to watch in baseball. He plays defense than anyone I've seen in a long time. I know Perez is damn good, but I don't know enough about the nuances of the catcher position to be as big a fan of him as I am of Escobar.
Gotcha. I love both players pretty much equally. There are certainly more ss's with Escobars talent than catchers with Perez's so that's where I'm coming from.
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Oh, my opinion isn't really worth anything. I'm a casual fan at best. But Escobar is just one of the funnest players to watch in baseball. He plays defense than anyone I've seen in a long time. I know Perez is damn good, but I don't know enough about the nuances of the catcher position to be as big a fan of him as I am of Escobar.
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