Downside To Each Team’s Biggest Free Agent Signing: American League

Oakland Athletics: Billy Butler
Maybe it’s because the Royals turned some heads and went to the World Series but lot of people don’t realize that Billy Butler actually had a sub-par year in 2014.  He hit just .271, had the worst on-base percentage of his career, worst slugging percentage of his career and hit below 10 home runs for the first time since his rookie year when he played in under 100 games.  We’ve never seen Butler need a bounce back year and if he doesn’t have one in him with the A’s in 2015 then this contract looks pretty bad.

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