ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports that a three-team "blockbuster" deal may be in the works involving the Red Sox, Cubs and Padres. There is no specific scuttlebutt about who would be involved, but speculation is leaning toward: Koji Uehara and Tyson Ross going to the Cubs, Starlin Castro going to San Diego and Craig Kimbrel coming to Boston. Undoubtedly, several other pieces would...
Buster's getting cranky.
According to Buster Olney of ESPN via Twitter, the Mets reached out to the Atlanta Braves to inquire about the availability of gold glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Olney says the talks didn’t go far as the Braves had an “unreachable price tag” on their 25-year old shortstop. Considered by many to be the best defensive […]
Even though the Boston Red Sox are sitting in last place in the American League East, they actually might not have it as bad as the other teams in the division. ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney joined WEEI’s “Middays with MFB” on Wednesday to talk about the state of the Red Sox. Olney said that even though things aren’t going so hot right now...
The major news items this week were a respected analyst at ESPN predicting the Pirates will win the World Series and the announcement that Francisco Liriano will be the starting pitcher on Opening Day against the Reds. Liriano will be the first Pirate to start on Opening Day in consecutive seasons since Oliver Perez in 2005 and 2006. Here is a roundup of the best blog posts about...
Last week, we brought you the story that ESPN’s Buster Olney would abstain from voting on the Baseball Hall of Fame this year due to a backlog in candidates and the Hall’s refusal to remove the ten player cap on ballots. My general conclusion was that while Olney was going down the right path with his actions, they’d ultimately be meaningless unless more writers followed him...
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...
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