KANSAS CITY, Mo. While much of the focus surrounding George Brett's hiring as the new Royals hitting coach has centered around his ability to perhaps "fix" young hitters such as Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer, Brett's influence won't stop there.
Not according to some of the Royals' veteran hitters.
"No matter what age you are in this game, you can benefit from George," Royals designated hitter Billy Butler said. "He's got so much knowledge. It carries a lot of weight when it comes from a Hall of Famer."
Second baseman Chris Getz agreed.
"When someone with his resume talks," Getz said of Brett, "you better listen. It doesn't matter who you are or how long you've been in this game."
And the way the Royals have been going lately mired in a horrendous hitting slump all Royals, young and old, would be wise to pay attention to Brett.
"I think everyone will be willing to listen," outfielder Jeff Francoeur said. "You have to. And he made a great point. He said, 'If you're not feeli...