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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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Braun notches 1,500th hit as Brewers beat Athletics 5-4

MILWAUKEE -- Zach Davies took a no-hitter into the seventh before allowing a two-out home run to Oakland's Billy Butler, and 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 from Davies to end the...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  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

DH Billy Butler ready for comeback year with Athletics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) A grinning Billy Butler strolled into Oakland's spring training clubhouse early Saturday, a bright green Athletics duffel bag draped over his right shoulder to match his upbeat mood, then walked right up to pitcher Jesse Hahn and offered a fist bump. ''I'm an early guy, man,'' Butler declared. Indeed, he was among the first players to show up at Hohokam Stadium...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: Billy Butler, Oakland Athletics

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
Via The Sports Post
November 30, 2015  |  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

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
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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