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BUSTER OLNEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Olney: ‘Could Be A Quiet Offseason In New York’

According to a report filed by ESPN analyst Buster Olney, the Mets and Sandy Alderson expect their 2015 payroll to be similar to their 2014 payroll. Currently, the Mets have the 22nd highest payroll in baseball, sandwiched in between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs. The magic number for 2014 stands at $89,051,758 and if we understand the report correctly, this should be...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Olney: Cubs Could Create Best Trade Package For Giancarlo Stanton

Don’t book Giancarlo Stanton’s flight to Boston just yet. While there’s a widespread belief that the Red Sox could become major players for Stanton if the Miami Marlins decide to trade their prized slugger, ESPN’s Buster Olney sees a National League team as the front-runner for the All-Star’s services. “The team viewed as the favorite absolutely is the Chicago Cubs,...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuban Prospect Rusney Castillo to Sign With the Chicago Cubs?

Last night Buster Olney of ESPN tweeted that he had spoken to 2 executives regarding Cuban prospect, Rusney Castillo, and they believed they Cubs were his most likely landing spot. Two folks involved in the Rusney Castillo bidding view the Cubs as the most likely team to land him. Just their educated guesses. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 19, 2014 With that news, lets...
Via Sports Mockery
August 20, 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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