KANSAS CITY, Mo. Can Billy Butler do even more offensively for the Royals?
That's the question that always seems to come up when fans discuss the skill level and contributions of Butler, the Royals' lone All-Star from 2012 who also on Wednesday received the Les Milgram Royals Player of the Year award.
It's a tricky question, of course, considering what a force Butler already has become. He hit .313 last season with 29 homers and 107 RBIs, and now has won the player-of-the-year award three times in the last four years.
But, naturally, fans wonder if Butler can do more. He thinks he can.
I'm not going to complain if I put up the same numbers I had last season, Butler said in a teleconference call. But I think I can get better. I'm already starting to work (in the cage) for next season.
I certainly am going to try (to do even more).
Manager Ned Yost made it evident at season's end that he wanted more home runs and more production from his lineup next season, going as far as firi...