Found November 05, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
PLAYERS: Buster Olney
In today's Insider-only blog post, ESPN's Buster Olney explained how Michael Cuddyer's versatility makes him a great fit for many teams, including the Phillies. Last night we learned that Philadelphia is seriously pursuing the long-time Twin. Here's the rest of Olney's hot stove talk... Jim Thome has told friends that he could use the offseason to prepare himself to play first base once or twice a week next week. Thome agreed to a one-year deal to rejoin the Phillies yesterday, and Ryan Howard could miss the start of the season after rupturing his Achillies. Olney knows of about "a dozen assistant-level executives" that have passed on interviewing for the Orioles' still vacant GM job. Rival executives have told Olney that Jair Jurrjens' trade value was probably at its highest this past July (Twitter link). The Braves are reportedly open to moving Jurrjens, as well as Martin Prado. In another tweet, Olney adds that Jurrjens still ...

Olney On Orioles, Red Sox, Cubs

The Orioles have a significant perception problem, according to’s Buster Olney. Executives on other teams believe Baltimore’s next general manager will have less power than any other GM in baseball. Here are the details, plus other notes from around MLB: Orioles owner Peter Angelos is less involved in baseball operations than it may seem and manager Buck Showalter...

Olney: Logic dictates that Wright should be traded now

Most New York Mets fans were prepared for an offseason that would be dominated by miserable news headlines about Jose Reyes potentially leaving as a free agent.  Sure, some people are getting tired of reading about it and most of us are getting a little tired of writing about it, but if you thought that the idea of saying goodbye to Jose would be the low point of your offseason...

Olney On Reyes, Wright, Cuddyer, Prado

In his Sunday column,'s Buster Olney weighs-in on David Wright and other stories from around baseball.  Here are some highlights.. This morning we learned that the Mets will listen on offers for David Wright.  With a $15MM salary next year and a $16MM option for 2013, Olney writes that the club's best chance to get value in return for him is to deal him now...

Mets Weekend Review: In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it, this past weekend:’s Buster Olney said there is a sentiment within the Mets that now might not be the right time to build a team around Jose Reyes, based on his leg injuries and the organization’s timetable for rebuilding. Though he entertaining leaving for a different, Wally Backman accepted the Mets offer to manage Triple-A Buffalo and, according...

NL East Notes: Wang, Buehrle, Ankiel, Braves

The Mets are losing confidence that Jose Reyes will return in 2012. Here are some more hot stove notes from the NL East... Nationals GM Mike Rizzo told reporters, including Ben Goessling of, that the team discussed possible 2013 options with Chien-Ming Wang's representatives before agreeing to a simple one-year deal. The Nationals will continue searching...
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