Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/25/12
The price must be right Speculation and rumor concerning Kansas City 1B/DH Billy Butler began earlier this week, but nothing has advanced the story from the Seattle Mariners. As a true M’s fan, I promised myself I would not write anything negative about the Mariners once Chone Figgins was finally gone. Either the end of his contract or the releasing of the 3B/LF/2B would be all the Thanksgiving I could ever want. Thank you Jack Zduriencik. OK, the grace period is over. Let’s get to work on this deal Mariners. The Plus side Butler is coming off his best statistical season for a Royals team that had as good of a shot at the postseason as the M’s (not much). Butler is a career .300 hitter, who has always been known more for his doubles than home runs, put an extra drive into those doubles and finished with 29 home runs. 3 weeks into the 2013 season, Butler will turn 27. He is not a rookie, but not too old for a new contract with Seattle. His 6 seasons in the majors and sustained succes...
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