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#bbpBox_328612339702177792 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_328612339702177792 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }We might be watching a #Royals team consisting of 2 of the best 5 players to ever don the blue and white for KCApril 28, 2013 2:51 pm via webReplyRetweetFavorite@PCBearcatRoss Martin  The tweet above was referencing Billy Butler and Alex Gordon, and more specifically their climb up the Kansas City Royals’ historical hierarchy. It led, as most thought-provoking tweets do, to a lengthy discussion about who are the ten best Royals ever, a debate which has no concrete resolution. While that discussion in itself can be fascinating, what I want to focus on today is whether Butler and Gordon really are on pace to join the all-time Royals greats, and what kind of production they’ll need to get there. Maybe it’s because I so thoroughly enjoyed his barbecue sauce last night, but I’d like to start with Butler. In Royals history there are two very good comps for...
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