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Athletics Nation Jun 3, 2016

Oakland A's trade rumors: If Rich Hill is moved, Billy Butler's contract could go with him, but should it?

The Athletics could use a Rich Hill trade to move on from Billy Butler, but is an upgrade on Butler actually the first priority for the team? ESPN's Buster Olney has been talking to "some executives" who "believe that Oakland might try to attach the remaining dollars on the contract of designated hitter Billy Butler to [Rich] Hill." The meat of the rumor is above the Insider-only break, but I don't think I'm giving away insider secrets when he declares the "Dodgers, Yankees, and Red Sox" as teams that could use a starting pitcher and have the cash to take on Butler's salary. The idea is...

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