12-26-2013, 05:59 PM #1
Article: Top '13 Stories: #12 - Drew Butera traded
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php/25...-Butera-traded
12-26-2013, 06:20 PM #2
"Fun" Butera factoid:
22 qualified hitters in the majors this year had a higher SLG% than Drew's career OPS (.491)."Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
- Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's
12-27-2013, 08:49 PM #3
But somehow no-hit catchers can survive. Look at the career of Corky Miller. Of course, getting $50 grand and being an AAA player for decades is better than selling cars. Watch, Drew may have a longer career than Dad Sal.
12-29-2013, 08:32 AM #4
Got to love it when one of the top stories of the year is the trade of the starting AAA non-prospect catcher. Wonder if "Eric Fryer traded" will be a top 2014 story
12-29-2013, 03:27 PM #5
Butera has been a talker around the organization for 5 or 6 years. He is a polarizing topic. Looking back at the top stories by pageviews throughout the year, Butera's trade definitely fits in. then add that they were able to get a solid left handed pitching prospect in exchange for him and it adds to a good story.
12-29-2013, 04:30 PM #6
Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
12-29-2013, 05:01 PM #7
part of the story, in my mind, is the value that solid defensive catchers have in the trade market.