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This Week In Trade Rumors: Royals 1B Billy Butler

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OK, so this doesn't exactly qualify as a trade "rumor". This is more of a "columnist brings up hypothetical trade" and we react to it.

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Troy Renck of the Denver Post says the Rockies need a right-handed first baseman, which brings us to this:

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That leaves two guys to focus on: Kansas City's Billy Butler and Cincinnati prospect Yonder Alonso, if they must go left-handed, even though it wouldn't be a great fit if Helton returns as a bench player. Butler has intriguing power and would give the Rockies more balance as a right- handed hitter behind Troy Tulowitzki.

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Kansas City could use a young catcher, so why not center a deal on Chris Iannetta or Mike McKenry and Chris Nelson?

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The Royals love Butler so I don't see them involved in any trade involving him. They don't need to trade so they would (rightfully so) require a boatload in return.

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And like most trade "rumors", we won't hear of this again.