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Billy Butler Could Become the Worst Runner Ever

While answering a question in my chat last Friday, I wound up navigating to Billy Butler‘s player page, and then I casually noticed that since he debuted a decade ago, he’s been worth about -9 wins on the bases. In the moment, that didn’t seem like something that was going to stick in my mind, but, here we are. You’re going to get a whole article about this. Look, everyone...
Via Fangraphs
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Billy Butler signs with Yankees

Billy Butler’s unemployment stint did not last very long. The DH signed with the New York Yankees on Wednesday, just days after being released by the Oakland A’s. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal says the Yankees will use Butler against lefties. They got him as a platoon guy specifically for the next few weeks, as they will face multiple southpaws. Source confirms: #Yankees sign Billy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler expresses regret over fight with Valencia: We ‘are not enemies’

Billy Butler is apologizing for getting into a fight with teammate Danny Valencia. Butler spoke to reporters on Wednesday and said the organization didn’t deserve the negative attention it was getting because of a recent fight between the Athletics teammates. “First off, I want to say to my teammates, I want to apologize for putting them through this because they didn’t deserve...
Via The Outside Corner
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Oakland’s Butler and Valencia got into fight over endorsement deal

On Sunday, it was reported by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that the Oakland Athletics’ Billy Butler was hurt in an altercation with teammate Danny Valencia. While we didn’t have a whole lot of details at the time, Slusser has surfaced more details on what exactly happened between the two teammates. Slusser spoke to two players who spoke on the condition of anonymity...
Via The Comeback
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

A's teammates reportedly fight over sponsorship

Billy Butler was unavailable to play over the weekend after suffering complications following his fight with teammate Danny Valencia. Now we have an idea of what led to the fight. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, the two Oakland A’s teammates fought on Friday night after Butler made some comments to a product rep about the cleats Valencia wears. The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

A’s DH Billy Butler injured in altercation with teammate

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Billy Butler has missed each of the team’s past three games. The reason, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, is that Butler was injured in a clubhouse altercation with teammate Danny Valencia. Who or what caused the incident remains to be seen. Valencia and Butler, however, have been teammates since 2014 and are known...
Via Sportsnaut
August 21, 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

Reports: Billy Butler, A’s Agree To Three-Year Deal Worth $30 Million

OAKLAND, Calif. — Free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the A’s had not announced the deal, their typical practice until a new player passes a physical. Butler would provide a right...
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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