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Royals transition from Series buzz to sobering budget decisions

  The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction. They would be back, this scrappy bunch of kids. Their return to the playoffs after 29 years was just the beginning, their 3-2 loss on Wednesday night hardly the end. The same team that swept through...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Butler Shows Off His Wheels to Get the Kansas City Royals on the Board in Game 7

One of the hardest things to do in any sport is get that first point(s) on the board,  and when you have something on the line like a World Series title that can make the urgency to score especially maddening.So when the Giants failed to field Alex Gordon's hit in the bottom of the second you better believe Billy Butler was going to do all he could to get the Royals on the board...
Via FatManWriting
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Ned Yost doesn't mind if Billy Butler leaves

Billy Butler has been a mainstay in the Kansas City Royals lineup since 2008, but after his worst offensive season since that year Bill Madden is reporting that people close to the Royals say that manager Ned Yost wouldn't mind if he left via free agency this offseason. #456398358 / gettyimages.comButler has a team option of 12.5 million dollars entering the winter that is...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Even World Series Score With 7-2 Win Over Giants In Game 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece. A night after the Giants opened with a 7-1 victory for their seventh straight Series win, Gregor Blanco...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City church gives Billy Butler a pass on 8th Commandment (PHOTO)

In last Sunday's ALDS Game 3, the Royals' Billy Butler did something he hadn't done in two years. He stole a base.Not only did Royals fans approve of the DH/First baseman finally swiping the bag, a Kansas City-area church has granted Butler permission to break the 8th Commandment anytime he likes.As long as it's on the base-paths.LoadingA KC-area church is giving...
Via The Other Paper
21 days ago  |  Discuss

KC church has great response to Billy Butler's stolen base

God gave Moses only ten commandments.  Ten.  It’s okay to break one, right?  According to a Kansas City area church, Billy Butler is still free to receive communion on Sunday despite breaking one of the most basic.  Check it out (via Beth Jones/@bethalma on Twitter) Thou shall not.. #exceptions @royals @BillyButlerKC — Beth Jones (@bethalma) October...
Via Reading Between The Seams
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler Stole Second Base: A Reflection

Billy Butler‘s nickname is Country Breakfast. You know that — you’ve known that for years — but at this point, the connection’s automatic, and you probably don’t really think about it. This time, think about it. I don’t actually know why he’s nicknamed Country Breakfast, but it seems to be ever so fitting. If you […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The case of Billy Butler

Royals’ Billy Butler seems to enjoy the game and have more success when playing in the field ( The first place Kansas City Royals have had success this year offensively in ways that are abnormal to most teams winning formulas. Designated hitter Billy Butler, the Royals supposed power supply, has struggled all season long to regain his form from 2012 when he...
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners talking to Royals about Billy Butler trade

A few years ago Billy Butler was snubbed in the Home Run Derby. Things have changed since that time with Butler looking nothing like the player he was in 2012. This year the 28-year-old Butler is hitting just .273/.325/.355 with three home runs and 36 RBI in 93 games. While the Kansas City Royals are considering adding pieces to their team ahead of the trade deadline, Butler may...
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A Butler bounce back could be key to Royals offense in 2014

It is no secret to Royals fans that 2013 was a down year for Billy Butler. After a career year in 2012, the Kansas City designated hitter saw an extreme drop in his overall numbers, especially the power numbers. The seven-year MLB veteran posted his lowest home run and RBI totals since 2010 and his lowest batting average and OPS since 2008. After a 29 HR and 107 RBI season in 2012...
Via i70baseball
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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