Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:12:27 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Billy Butler said Monday, July 21, that he is willing to renegotiate his deal for next season in order to say with the team. He has a club option for 2015 for $12.5 million, and since he has struggled this season it seems unlikely the team will not exercise that option. The buyout for the deal is $1 million. "If the option doesn't work, I'd be more than happy to renegotiate in any type of way. I've always said that," Butler said.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:10:54 -0700
Although Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler believes his team should pick up the $12 million contract option on him for 2015, he is willing to renegotiate if it means staying with the Royals. "My numbers throughout my contract suggest they should (pick it up)," Butler said. "Maybe not the way I've necessarily played this year, but that's the reason you play a full 162 games. The evaluation is there. That's the reason why you have a track record."
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:32:55 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have had discussions with the Kansas City Royals for DH Billy Butler.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:29:29 -0700
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler, who was stuck in a 3-for-23 slump, was dropped to seventh in the batting order Monday, July 7.
Fantasy Tip: If you have other options, it's probably smart to keep Butler on your bench until he can get things rolling.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:27:27 -0700
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler is not in the team's starting lineup Sunday, July 6.
Wed, 28 May 2014 16:42:47 -0700
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler grounded out four times Wednesday, May 28, and is currently in a 2-for-22 slump to drop his average to .235 with only one home run.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:58:34 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said the team could consider moving DH Billy Butler back to the cleanup spot after he went 6-for-14 in four games while hitting sixth in the lineup.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:12:17 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is likely headed out of the leadoff spot and to the fifth spot following the acquisition of OF Norichika Aoki. "You never know what's going to happen with injuries (or) how people are going to play," Gordon said. "We're going to iron all that out in spring training." Manager Ned Yost has said Gordon will fall into the fifth spot behind 2B Omar Infante, 1B Eric Hosmer and DH Billy Butler.
Fantasy Tip: A move for Gordon to the fifth spot will provide many more RBI opportunities. His runs scored might take a hit, but his power numbers should rise. His fantasy appeal is on the way up batting in the middle of the order.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:46:55 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays have talked with the Kansas City Royals about the possibility of trading for DH Billy Butler.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:23:02 -0800
The Kansas City Royals seem more likely to trade DH Billy Butler if they sign free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals).