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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 02-18-2012, 11:54 AM   #856
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #857
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #858
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Half a mill for one of the most talented and bright young guys in the game for this year... wow. Hoz is going to outgrow that contract quickly I'm betting. He and we will look back on it and remember the year he played for beer money heh.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #859
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Half a mill for one of the most talented and bright young guys in the game for this year... wow. Hoz is going to outgrow that contract quickly I'm betting. He and we will look back on it and remember the year he played for beer money heh.
IIRC, he got a fat signing bonus.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #860
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IIRC, he got a fat signing bonus.
$6 million...
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #861
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Watched this video....**** Scott Boras.
Let me guess. There's no way he's going to talk about deals for Hos & Moose until they're about to hit the market?....
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #862
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$6 million...
Well good I feel better about his ability to put food on the table then.
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I'd offer Hosmer a 7 year deal for $100 million right now.
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I'd offer Hosmer a 7 year deal for $100 million right now.
And Borus would say yeah that's nice. Give him a few years in the league and we'll call that a starting price heh.
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Do they just do a contract annually for all these new guys? They can do this for how many years?
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Do they just do a contract annually for all these new guys? They can do this for how many years?
Not sure but they can do it until Hosmer can put it to them and say "gimme $150 mil and a sub sammich or I's gone, bitch!"
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Not sure but they can do it until Hosmer can put it to them and say "gimme $150 mil and a sub sammich or I's gone, bitch!"
If he has another great year, the Royals can just set his salary and he has no recourse? I guess I never followed all the new rules last time they all changed
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Not sure but they can do it until Hosmer can put it to them and say "gimme $150 mil and a sub sammich or I's gone, bitch!"
Believe its 6 yrs on 40 man roster. Eligible for arbitration after 3
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Believe its 6 yrs on 40 man roster. Eligible for arbitration after 3
Believe this is right. If he is what we think he is then the team will likely offer him a long term contract well before that but of course Borus isn't likely to just jump on it anyway. If it gets done at some point I imagine it will take a while. Will be helpful if the team has become contenders.
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I'd offer Hosmer a 7 year deal for $100 million right now.
Why? We control him for six more years, don't we?
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