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  1. A's begin re-tooling for 2015 by signing DH Billy Butler to a $30M dealRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Because not much else is justifying the Oakland Athletics ' signing of former Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million contract today. Butler is in decline, based on his numbers over the last three years.

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  2. Oakland Athletics finalize three-year deal with Billy ButlerRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler runs to third as he advances on an Alex Gordon single in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City, Mo. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent designated hitter Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract.

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  3. Red Sox make offer to LesterRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... to reopen negotiations during the season. The Red Sox traded Lester at the July 31 deadline to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Lester and the Red Sox have always said a return to Boston is possible. Lester began his MLB career ...

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  4. Butler and A's finalize $30 million, 3-year dealRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business. Then the Oakland Athletics came calling when his old club did not, and Butler is someone who prides himself in loyalty - in this case to A's general manager Billy Beane's persistence and interest in striking a quick deal.

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  5. A's remaining offseason agenda a balancing actRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Oakland Athletics

    Despite Billy Beane's early splash in free agency with Wednesday's three-year signing of designated hitter Billy Butler , the A's general manger's ensuing offseason plans appear a bit clouded. Butler's addition is at least an early indication that Oakland will continue to compete for another postseason berth in 2015, rather than entertain a complete rebuild.

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  6. Athletics sign switch-pitcher Pat VenditteRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Athletics Nation

    ... Jacobsohn/Getty Images Billy Butler was just a smokescreen, y'all. This is the real news right here. The Oakland Athletics have signed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. When I say ...

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  7. Would Jonny Gomes Be A Good Fit For The Cubs?Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Bleed Cubbie Blue

    Jonny Gomes has been a popular player wherever he's been, and that's been a lot of places -- Tampa Bay, Cincinnati, Boston, Washington and Oakland. Popularity, of course, isn't the reason to sign a player, but Patrick Mooney reports the Cubs are thinking about signing Gomes : The Cubs are one of five teams that have reached out to Gomes and shown real interest, according to an industry source.

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  8. New ambidextrous Athletics minor league pitcher Pat Venditte vs. a switch-hitterRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Athletics Nation

    The rules have been clarified since this incident, but new Athletics minor league ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte faced quite the conundrum when he faced switch-hitter Ralph Enriquez in a minor league game for the Staten Island Yankees.

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  9. Switch pitcher Pat Venditte invited to A's spring trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Newsday

    In this photo combo, New York Yankees pitcher Pat Venditte , left, throws right-handed, and at right, throws left-handed during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves . Photo Credit: AP If Pat Venditte makes baseball history next season by becoming the first player to be promoted to the big leagues as a switch pitcher, it won't be in pinstripes.

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  10. Billy Beane's Master Plan RevealedRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Swingin' A's

    Feb 18, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane speaks to the media during MLB media day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports If there's one thing we can count on when it comes to Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane it's that he is incredibly unpredictable and keeps his next move closely guarded.

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  11. Oakland A's signing of Butler indicates they plan to compete in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    The A's aggressive signing of free agent designated hitter-first baseman Billy Butler Wednesday offered at least some indication that the club will continue to compete for the playoffs in 2015 as opposed to undertaking a full-scale rebuilding course. The A's officially announced the signing of Butler to a three-year, $30 million contract, which would appear to be an illogical investment for a team on the verge of an organizational reboot.

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  12. Free-agent DH Butler, Athletics reach three-year dealRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    Billy Beane realized the interest in designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler would be high, and wasted little time bringing him to the Oakland Athletics. The versatile Butler agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract with the A's that takes him through the 2017 season.

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  13. Billy Butler contract shows value Brewers got in Adam Lind tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Brew Crew Ball

    ... looking like the Brewers could have found a better deal than Adam Lind. Late Tuesday, news broke that the Oakland Athletics were on the verge of signing first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler to a multi-year contract. Wednesday morning, i t ...

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  14. 3 reasons to be excited about Billy ButlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Athletics Nation

    The Oakland Athletics have signed Billy Butler, and that was probably not a name you were expecting to discuss this winter. They signed him for three years and $30 million, which might seem a like a lot coming from the A's, and Butler doesn't immediately appear to fit in with the defense-and-versatility theme on Oakland's roster.

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  15. Tyson Ross, Texas Rangers potential offseason acquisitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Lone Star Ball

    Tyson Ross, Texas Rangers potential offseason acquisition: The Rangers are looking for a starting pitcher in the trade market this offseason, and the San Diego Padres, who have several starting pitchers available to deal, and who are run by former Ranger amateur scouting guru A.J. Preller, seem like an obvious trade partner. We've talked about Ian Kennedy, who is on the block, but who the Rangers might pass on because he's only under team control for one year, and Jon Daniels has said the team wants to avoid one-year rentals.

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  16. Butler's signing indicates A's plan to competeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | San Jose Mercury News

    ... which would appear to be an illogical investment for a team on the verge of an organizational reboot. The Oakland Athletics have signed free-agent designated hitter-first baseman Billy Butler, shown here playing for the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 9, ...

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  17. A's sign free-agent DH Butler to three-year dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Oakland Athletics

    The A's moved swiftly in their pursuit of a right-handed power bat, reeling in free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler on a three-year, $30 million deal, made official on Wednesday. It's no secret this club has been on the hunt for such a middle-of-the-order bat following Yoenis Cespedes ' midseason trade to Boston.

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  18. Athletics confirm 3-year deal with Billy Butler, reactionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Athletics Nation

    The Oakland Athletics officially confirmed that it had reached an agreement with free agent designated hitter/first baseman Billy Butler through 2017. Athletics general manager Billy Beane will hold a conference call later this morning to discuss his role.

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  19. Amid free-agent flurry, Donaldson spends Tuesday dishing on TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Athletics Nation

    ... ast his thoughts is another interesting read into the psyche of athletes who, like it or not, play for the Oakland Athletics.

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  20. Billy Beane conference call: Billy Butler will "definitely do both" DH and first baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Athletics Nation

    Oakland Athletics General Manager held a conference call with reporters this morning discussing the singing of Billy Butler and other topics of interest. Beane first noted that Butler is likely to play a good deal more first base, specifically noting that he would play first base against left-handed pitching.

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