Player Profile: Drew Butera

Drew Butera is something of a Royals folk hero. As far as I can tell, there are three reasons for this. They are, in order of importance: Hair flips Mop-up relief pitching Backup catching Let’s begin. Hair Flips Scouting is an inexact science, but there is no disputing Butera is blessed with 80 grade hair. […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

During that terrible A’s series, I think a lot of people realized that the end of the run had come and the Royals really weren’t going to do it again this season. That led to almost a eulogy of sorts for the Royals recent run of success. I didn’t join in, but it wasn’t because […]


RECAP: Royals 10, Twins 3; Patience – And The Twins Bullpen – Rewards The Royals

This was your 2016 Royals in a nutshell. First, jump out to a quick lead. Yes, it was a home run which isn’t very Royal, but that’s neither here nor there. The important part of my narrative I’m desperately attempting to manufacture is that the Royals scored a couple of quick runs. Then, they shelved […]


Royals’ New Kids Have the Right Stuff (BP Kansas City Episode 11) The Royals were getting the magic back and then – boom – went on a tear. Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain started hitting like we think they can. The Royals made three improbably comebacks against Chicago, then ran over Tampa Bay. Now they’re in first place. But the performances of the guys called up […]

Omar Infante

Royals Roster Coming Into Focus

One thing I like to do at the beginning of spring training is take a look at the whole spring roster and pick out my 25-man roster. It’s sort of like an NCAA tournament bracket, though, because slowly but surely the real thing begins to look very different than what I predicted. This year was […]