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Unhappy Butler expresses displeasure about role following winning homer that saves Hahn effort

For a guy who hit the game-winning home run and averted the anguish of a ruined Jesse Hahn pitching performance, Billy Butler didn’t sound like a very happy man following Sunday’s 3-2 A’s victory over Tampa Bay. Butler is laboring through his worst major-league season by far. He’s been so unproductive –- two home runs and 22 RBIs as he entered Game No. 99 ...
Via Inside the A's
2 days ago

Butler home run in 8th helps A's beat Rays 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate - even in a rare It might not be enough to get him out of a part-time role in Oakland. Still, it's a step in the right direction for the former All-Star first baseman. Butler hit a tiebreaking home run off Erasmo Ramirez with one out...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler home run in 8th helps A's complete sweep of Rays

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking home run off Erasmo Ramirez with one out in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday and complete a three-game sweep. Oakland won the first two games of the series on walkoff hits and led 2-0 until Logan Forsythe's tying two-run homer in the top of the eighth. Ramirez (7-8...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #99: Superstars Jesse Hahn and Billy Butler lead A's to victory

The A's are really playing their best baseball since the first half of 2014, and they're being lead by their rotation, something that was the team's biggest weakness like two weeks ago. Also: Jake Smolinski, Ryon Healy, and Billy Butler. Imagine telling yourself that three months ago. Today Butler and Hahn were specifically the heroes – a guy who was just in AAA, and a guy who...
Via Athletics Nation
2 days ago

Billy Butler absolutely destroyed a no-hitter with this moonshot home run

MILWAUKEE — Zach Davies took a no-hitter into the seventh before allowing a two-out home run to Oakland's Billy Butler, and it was a no-doubter.But the Milwaukee Brewers withstood a shaky ninth inning to hold on for a 5-4 win over the Athletics on Tuesday night.Davies (4-3) allowed two hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out five. Butler turned on an 0-1 fastball...
Via Associated Press
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Billy Butler Ran Into 10 Outs

Last season, Billy Butler ran into 10 outs. If you didn’t know that before, you definitely know that now. And if you’re anything like me, now that you know that, you want to know what happened. Boy have I got the post for you. It’s this post! I spent an embarrassing amount of time assembling different numbers. It wasn’t until I finished that I realized I didn’t really...
Via Fangraphs
March 24, 2016  |  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

Billy Butler To Become Free Agent After Royals Decline 2015 Option

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have declined their option for next season on Billy Butler, making the former All-Star designated hitter a free agent for the first time in his eight-year career. The Royals elected to pay Butler a $1 million buyout rather than exercise their $12.5 million option for next season. There is still the chance Butler could sign a new contract...
Via NESN.com
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The case of Billy Butler

Royals’ Billy Butler seems to enjoy the game and have more success when playing in the field (washingtonpost.com). The first place Kansas City Royals have had success this year offensively in ways that are abnormal to most teams winning formulas. Designated hitter Billy Butler, the Royals supposed power supply, has struggled all season long to regain his form from 2012 when he...
Via isportsweb.com
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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