"Baseball's a small fraternity where, if you switch teams, you're always going to know a few guys that you played against along the way," Guthrie said. "Players seem to mold into the new team pretty easily."
There are no former teammates of Guthrie's on the Royals, with many of the players either homegrown or recent arrivals to the Majors. He's impressed by what he's seen from his new club.
"You watch the lineup, one through nine, and it just continues to improve and it's loaded with talent," Guthrie said. "And some of the young arms we're seeing out there have the potential to be really good for a long time."