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BUSTER OLNEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Andrew Friedman got $35 million to leave the Rays for the Dodgers … and he might be underpaid

Everyone figured the Dodgers must have shelled out a ton of money to lure Andrew Friedman away from the Rays and now Buster Olney has the details: $35 million over five years. That’s obviously a ton of money, but $7 million per season means almost nothing to a Dodgers team with a $240 million (and climbing) payroll. Plus, in terms of what $35 million buys you on the field Friedman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Look At All These Mediocre Players Making What Andrew Friedman Is

Buster Olney, with some news this morning: Not surprisingly, Andrew Friedman’s deal with the Dodgers is record-setting: from sources, $35 million over 5 years, plus incentives. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 24, 2014 That’s a lot of money! Probably. Right? Think about what other top baseball executives make for a second, and realize that, well, you have absolutely no...
Via Dodgers Digest
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can the Bills finally end the Patriots’ reign?

A few years back, I read a book by Buster Olney about Yankees teams of the 90s. The book was titled “The Last night of  Yankees dynasty.” The premise of the book was how their dynasty fizzled out after  losing the 7th game of the 2001 World Series against the D’backs. Its a great book and I recommend it to anyone even if you don’t care about the Yanks.  I’m sure you...
Via Buffalo Wins
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Olney to write book on childhood friend who assaulted and killed his niece

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Buster Olney is working on a book. The subject, though, isn’t what you would expect from Olney. Vermont Public Radio has an interview with the ESPN baseball analyst on his plans to write a book about a childhood friend who is serving life in prison for assaulting and killing his niece. But this week, the Randolph native found himself in an...
Via Sherman Report
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: A-Rod blew his chance to take a deal for a 50 game suspension

Buster Olney wrote something that turned my head today. That A-Rod had a plea deal possible back in the spring — for a low, low, number of games — and turned it down: If Rodriguez had agreed to something last spring, before MLB investigators had all the Biogenesis details from Bosch, Rodriguez might’ve been able to barter for a suspension for something close to 50 games, or...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: MLB banning home plate collisions

MLB has now decided to eliminate home-plate collisions at home plate, meaning, players must slide going into home.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 11, 2013In a motion approved Wednesday afternoon, Major League Baseball has outlawed collisions at home plate in a measure to ensure player safety. The new ban will take effect in 2014.Runners will now be required to slide...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies and Olney’s Top 10s: Are You Worried?

Buster Olney of ESPN has produced a pretty fun series of articles this week. Day by day, Olney has posted on his Insider blog Top 10 lists for infield, outfield, rotation, line-ups, and Top 10 overall teams. Olney’s rankings are comprehensive but can be confusing; for instance, the teams with the two highest ranked line-ups, the Angels and Brewers, are not in the overall Top 10...
Via Phillies Nation
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Olney: Reds boast sixth-best outfield unit in baseball

Jay Bruce in right, Shin-Soo Choo in center, and Ryan Ludwick in left -- this appears to be the outfield trio manager Dusty Baker will be penciling in on a regular basis in 2013. Chris Heisey, Xavier Paul, and perhaps Billy Hamilton will be called upon to patrol the GABP grasses at times next season, as well. So, how does Cincinnati's outfielding unit compare to those...
Via Redlegs Review
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Buster Olney: Reds feature one of the top rotations in baseball

Great pitching hasn't exactly been a staple for the Reds in years past. The franchise has been traditionally known for its offensive prowess rather than its ability to get batters out. But that perception may be shifting thanks to the latest developments in Cincinnati. The Redlegs have been relying on pitching and defense and ESPN's Buster Olney has taken notice. In his...
Via Redlegs Review
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss
THE BELL TOLLS FOR THEE

Report: Ozzie could be out in Miami

Reports out of Miami indicate that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is under pressure from team executives to fire Ozzie Guillen after only one season.

Via Tireball.com
October 05, 2012  |  1 Comment
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