Found February 14, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
PLAYERS: Buster Olney
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
This is a new expression for me. I guess it refers to the famous mule? Buster Olney talks to ESPN Boston:"I've gotten to know Roy [Oswalt] and he's a stubborn Gus. He wants to have it his way. ... Even if the Red Sox have the highest offer on the table, I think Roy is going to pitch where he wants to pitch, and that's either in Dallas with the Rangers or it's with the Cardinals." Olney also elaborates on the "geography" issue and makes it sound a bit more rational than I took it to be the other day.Still, we have pitchers and catchers in four days, and no deal for Oswalt.The whole article is worth a look, but I liked this part too. Expectations for the Red Sox: "It's been interesting this winter to see projections for the team. Generally speaking there is a lot of pessimism, and I think people have forgotten how great that team was for five months. With a great offense, with (Josh) Beckett throwing well, knowing what (Jon) Lester i...

Soler on Phillies, Yankees Radar

Jorge Soler.On Wednesday, Buster Olney of tweeted that the Phillies had interest in Cuban standout Jorge Soler. On Thursday night, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reiterated that, saying the Phillies and Yankees were “in hardest” on also reported that the Phillies were hot on the trail of the 19-year-old outfielder. The Cubs were said to have offered...

Report: Cuban OF Cespedes agrees to deal with A's

Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes agreed to a four-year deal worth $36 million with the Oakland Athletics, ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Monday. Cespedes, who has taken legal residence in the Dominican Republic, needs to obtain an unblocking license from the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control before the deal can be finalized. The 26-year-old Cespedes...

Feet (and Back) of Clay

I notice that two prominent Sox watchers, Buster Olney yesterday and Nick Cafardo on WEEI this morning, cited Chay Buchholz as a key to Red Sox success. That could be a coincidence, or one or the other could have heard the other say it, but it's interesting.And a little worrisome. An injured back is no small thing for any player, let alone a pitcher.But at least it's never...

Reds rank 16th in future power rankings

The ESPN Insider crew consisting of Keith Law, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden have put together a rather interesting series of posts projecting the pecking order of all 30 MLB franchises come 2017. After burning through 30-21 on Tuesday, they took a stab at 20-11 on Wednesday. Cincinnati came nestled in the middle-of-the-pack at no. 16. Here's the excerpt on what they had...

Yoenis Cespedes signs with Oakland

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Yoenis Cespedes to the A's

It looks like Yoenis Cespedes isn't coming to the Baltimore Orioles, nor is he going to the Florida Marlins. Instead, Cespedes is going to -- Oakland? From ESPN: Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Monday. Cespedes established legal residency in the Dominican...

A's to sign Cuban OF Cespedes, sources say

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Many teams still pursuing Jorge Soler

With fellow Cuban Yoenis Cespedes’ surprises signing with the A’s earlier this week, teams are now focusing on Jorge Soler. The Cubs, Marlins, Phillies, Red Sox Rangers and Yankees are currently vying for the 19-year-old outfielder’s service. The Cubs are the clear front runners as of now, however, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Yankees

Yankees have serious interest in Soler

The New York Yankees aren’t going to let everyone else have all the fun when it comes to Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. They sat out the Yoenis Cespedes sweepstakes knowing the price tag is way out of their budget but did anyone really think they’ll sit out the bidding on a 19-year old prospect? A prospect who is 6’3 and 200 pounds with five-tool potential? I was hoping...

A's to sign Cuban OF Cespedes to 4-year deal

Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Monday.
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