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BILLY BUTLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler doesn’t want to be traded, hopes Royals pick up $12.5 million option for 2015

Billy Butler swung a pair of Mariucci bats inside the visitors’ clubhouse at Fenway Park, rotating the lumber from hand to hand, pondering the factors behind his first-half torment. “Some years, you just have a down year,” said Butler, the Royals’ designated hitter. “And you feel the same. For whatever reason, it just happens. I’m not saying you’re any less of a player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners have “talked to the Royals” about Billy Butler

Last week the Mariners were said to be interested in Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd and now their search for a right-handed hitter apparently includes Royals designated hitter Billy Butler. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Mariners have “talked to the Royals about Butler,” who has struggled this season by posting career-lows in batting average (.273) and slugging...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Mariners potential fit for Royals' Billy Butler

The Seattle Mariners don't have a hitter that can take the pressure off of Robinson Cano, their prized free agent signing. Yes, Cano is a very good hitter, but he can't do it by himself. With the team needing a second bat, they are looking "hard" for ways to fill that hole.The Mariners are looking for a right-handed hitter that would bolster the middle of their...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista retires Billy Butler at first from right

In the ninth inning of Thursday night's Blue Jays/Royals game, Jays right fielder Jose Bautista pulled off a rare baseball feat. Billy Butler hit what he thought was a sharp single to right but Bautista came up throwing and recorded the rare 9-3 putout for the second out of the inning.This guy can do a heck of a lot more than hit home runs, he also has a sick throwing arm.Unfortunately...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler sees a power surge coming for him and the Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Perhaps no one is more perplexed about the Royals' offensive woes than Billy Butler, for years the team's most consistent and professional hitter. It's almost June, and Butler remains stuck on one home run, while hitting .240. And, of course, Butler isn't alone among the punchless Royals hitters -- the entire team has just 20 homers (they had 28...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The Billy Butler issue  

The Kansas City Royals have started the season at a mediocre 11-11. There is no need to panic but at the same time it may not be something to be overly excited about. However, the starting rotation has been a team strength and many of the young players on the team are beginning to play better as well. Although there are many bright spots on the roster and many reasons to be optimistic...
Via isportsweb.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Should we start worrying about Billy Butler?

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Via Fangraphs
April 16, 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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