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Butler not talking to media but Yost says his attitude remains great

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The most affable and talkative player on the Royals isn't speaking much these days, at least not to the media. Billy Butler, whose role has been significantly reduced since Eric Hosmer returned from injury Sept. 1, normally has always seemed more than willing to share his thoughts with reporters. But in the past week, Butler has politely declined requests...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day 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...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer and Butler Must Perform Down the Stretch

Eric Hosmer is back in the lineup.For the first time in his career, the Royals first basemen was injured for a significant amount of time. Billy Butler filled in admirably during Hosmer’s absence. Many speculated the drop-off in defense would cost the Royals dearly, but in fact it was the exact opposite. The increase in playing time seemed to give Butler the boost he needed to...
Via Pine Tar Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Just the playoffs? Hardly. Butler says Royals are aiming for top seed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Longtime Royal Billy Butler remembers the bad times all too well. In his first six seasons in the big leagues, the Royals averaged over 92 losses a season. "It was tough," he recalls. "You got to the ballpark .... I mean we had good players, but there wasn't a feeling we were going to win. We just kind of hoped we would." Oh, how times...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler, bullpen keep KC Royals rolling in 4-2 win over Giants

On a night when he hit another bomb, Billy Butler’s dribbler proved just as valuable. Butler’s seeing-eye single in the sixth inning provided the go-ahead run and allowed the Royals to access their greatest strength, the bullpen. It added up to a 4-2 victory over the Giants that kept the Royals sizzling. They’ve won five straight, 13 of 16 and moved to a season-best eight...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

On Billy Butler, The Royals, And Accountability

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know I am a Billy Butler defender. With roughly eight weeks left in his Kansas City Royals career, I guess I’m going to go down with that particular ship. Even last year, Butler has been a valuable player for the Royals, despite his flaws. I wish at some point the Royals had put more offensive talent around him; Butler was...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler sits against left-hander, ponders his DP grounders

CHICAGO -- Royals designated hitter Billy Butler got to Cellular Field on Wednesday morning, ready to do his pregame routine and prepare to face White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. But Butler was in for a surprise. He wasn't in the lineup. Against a left-handed pitcher. Skipper Ned Yost decided to go with Danny Valencia at designated hitter, and left-handing hitting Mike Moustakas...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Butler willing to rework contract to remain with Royals

The 2014 season has not gone the way that Billy Butler had imagined. Owed a $12.5 million club option for 2015 there is no guarantee he will remain with the Kansas City Royals beyond this season. That of course does not mean that the 28-year-old Butler wants out of Kansas City. “If the option doesn’t work, I’d be more than happy to renegotiate in any type of way. I’ve always...
July 21, 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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