mikezpen wrote:Assuming KC's demands were reasonable and the O's were ready to spring, would you rather they get Hosmer or Butler?
I would go Hosmer because the price would be (or should be at least) significantly lower.
Jordan Tuwiner wrote:
Don, on twitter, says that the Royals want Bundy for Butler but the O's obviously are not interested.
Rising O's wrote:Butler while nice, still fails to meet the #4 role the Orioles need, he simply lacks the slugging ability. His DH only glove creates another problem too. If they keep Davis and Betemit one or both will have to play 1B at least part time. They should be able to do an adequate job there. But the Orioles will need a right handed bat to balance the line-up, especially for Betemit.
Agree that clogging up the DH spot and forcing Betemit into playing ANY position on the field would be bad but totally disagree that Butler lacks clean up slugging ability. His power has steadily increased over the past few years in a pitcher's ballpark in a weak lineup. Imagine him in Camden Yards!