Billy Butler Signed By Oakland Athletics For Three Years At $30 Million

Posted: Nov 19 2014, 11:14am CST | by , in News | Latest Sports News

Billy Butler Signed by Oakland Athletics For Three Years At $30 Million
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Billy Butler Signed by Oakland Athletics For Three Years At $30 Million

A reliable source has disclosed that Billy Butler has entered into a three years agreement with Oakland Athletics. According to NESN, the agreement is valued at $30 million.

The deal has come at the right time because Butler has been a free agent. The Athletics are yet to make any statement regarding the said deal. However, they are expected to break the news as usual once they have put the new signing into some physical tests.

Apparently, Athletics are buying a player from a team that has beat them in the recent past. As a matter of fact, it's just the other month that Butler helped Kansas City Royals take the lead against Athletics. The star has so far recorded two hits and two RBIs.

Oakland should consider themselves lucky for having taken Butler into their camp because the Royals had earlier intended to extend his contract for $12.5 million.

It's only later that they changed their mind because they did not see the need of signing him for another season and yet they had failed to beat San Francisco Giants in seven matches.

Though he does not play for Royals anymore, the team is yet to pay him $1 million that had remained. The 2012 All Star is expected to boost Oakland's performance because he can not be compared to the likes of Stephen Vogt who has been struggling to play despite foot injuries.

Butler's record speaks for itself. The player did not miss any match in 2013 which means he participated in 162 matches.

Besides that, he has so far recorded 151 games that have earned him 271 bats, nine home runs and 66 RBIs. He is in deed worth the money.

Lest we forget, Butler has been a professional baseball player for eight years now.

And for the last five years, he has always played at least 158 matches per year out of 162 games. That is very commendable because there are many players who have skipped many matches due to injuries.

2012 will always be remembered as the year that propelled him to stardom after he managed to bat 313. Moreover, he recorded 29 homers and 107 RBIs. A close observation revealed that his performance declined in the year that followed because he only recorded 15 homers with 82 RBIs.

The performance was ironical because its in the same year that he was never absent during the matches.

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