"Butlers trade value is not going to get any higher than RIGHT NOW! Trade him for the starting pitching that the team needs. History shows that he will not continue to be this dominant offensive force and will revert back to the non-clutch, single/doubles hitter that clogs the bases. I think that this is a move that the Royals NEED to do. Keep Melky & Frenchie. No other team wants Davies, Francis or Chen. Same goes for Getz & Aviles. This thing is showing signs of turning the corner and the Royals could add a couple more parts with a trade of Butler."
— bjay5 (stereotypical "genius" at the Royals site) http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_07_29_kcamlb_clemlb_1&mode=recap&c_id=kc