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BUSTER OLNEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rays Rumors: Cardinals, Mariners, Dodgers best positioned to acquire David Price

The Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers are the teams with the best shot at acquiring Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price -- if they decide to trade him at all, that is, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.#452397204 / gettyimages.comA month ago, it seemed to be a sure thing that the Rays would prefer to trade their left-handed ace to a team in contention....
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buster Olney dubs Billy Hamilton's improvement as one of 'most shocking storylines' of season

Let's be honest, folks. Entering the season, we all had high hopes for Billy Hamilton.The fleet-footed outfielder gave us a glimpse of his potential at the end of the 2013 season and it left us all anxiously awaiting the arrival of this one. However, there were concerns with Hamilton, especially whether or not he would be able to hit big league pitching on an everyday basis....
Via Redlegs Review
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Olney Ever So Casually Barehands Jason Heyward Foul Ball (Video)

After years of sitting on the sidelines, Buster Olney got in on the action Sunday night during the Los Angeles Angels-Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field. The ESPN analyst has seen countless web gems in his day, but he pulled off one of his own as he snagged a foul ball off the bat of Jason Heyward during the sixth inning — while holding a notebook on his lap and chewing on a pen...
Via NESN.com
June 16, 2014  |  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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