The A’s are looking to deal Butler. The Padres are looking to deal Norris. The Orioles are looking to add a bat, maybe Fowler. Tanaka might miss Opening Day. Mejia is the dumbest person on earth. Finally, Mauer is struggling with his health.
Folks are just starting to dive into the baseball season, and with that they are starting to consider which youngsters might be the breakout stars of 2016. Ray touches on the perils of counting too heavily on rookies – no matter how talented they are.
Billy Butler is a player the Athletics are willing to trade because he is scheduled to make $10 million in each of the next two seasons and was below average offensively in each of the last two seasons.