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BILLY BUTLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Butler's first triple since 2012 delights A's teammates

To put things lightly, Oakland Athletics slugger Billy Butler isn't exactly known for his speed on the bases. As a result, Butler's triple in the second inning of the A's win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon delighted his teammates since that sort of thing doesn't happen very often. It was the fifth triple of Butler's career and his first since 2012 - and it required...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Butler leads Hahn, Athletics past Rockies 4-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Billy Butler hit his first triple in nearly three years and also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday. Hahn (6-6) improved to 4-1 over his last six starts after giving up one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out six. Tyler Clippard retired the final four hitters for his 14th...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Out With the Old, In With the Pulled Pork

Since May 1st, Billy Butler has hit .230/.289/.298 over the span of 47 games for the Oakland Athletics.  He has played a grand total of 2 games this season at first base, meaning he has had one priority, and that is to hit the baseball. He has under whelmed. There was much scuttle  after the 2014 season when General Manager Dayton Moore chose to opt out of the contract...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler still thinks A's can be 'very dangerous' this season

Entering play Friday, the Oakland Athletics are in last place in the AL West at 29-40. Despite their poor situation in the standings, the club has some intriguing peripheral stats that indicate they're better than their record. Specifically: their run differential is +38, good for best in the division. Their 3.47 team ERA is third in the A.L. behind the Kansas City Royals and the...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A's patiently waiting for Butler to return to form at the plate

When the Oakland Athletics took a chance on slugger Billy Butler before this season, signing the longtime Kansas City Royal to a three-year, $30 million free agent contract, they hoped for the best. And yet, through 62 games Butler is slashing just .244/.298/.339 with four home runs and a paltry 15 extra-base hits (out of 59 total hits). That's hardly the kind of production expected...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Butler Hits Baseball out of Minute Maid Park

New Oakland Athletics first baseman Billy Butler hit his first homer as a member of the team Monday night against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. But that’s so far from being the actual story here. Butler literally hit the ball out of the ballpark. No seriously, he did. The towering blast came off Astros starter Scott Feldman, who could do nothing more than just stand...
Via Sportsnaut
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Billy Butler deal may not be totally crazy

At first glance, it seems crazy. A bad-body post-peak designated hitter that was under replacement last year… three years? $30 million? Billy Butler to the Athletics? A team that has never had three ten million dollar players on the roster at one time did so for the first time in order to sign a guy […]
Via Fangraphs
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Should we start worrying about Billy Butler?

Earwigs are weird little bugs. They’re long, they have pincers on their butts and they have these weird little membranous wings they rarely use. Some species of earwigs have been traced back to the Jurassic Era, and they live on pretty much every continent. You know where they don’t live? Anyone’s ears. The term earwig […]
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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