BUSTER OLNEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Maybe the Phillies are tanking at tanking

With an 11-10 record, a series win against the Nationals, and in the midst of winning 5 out of their last 6 games, let's face it - the Phillies suck at tanking. Raise your hand if you thought the Phillies would have an 11-10 record at this point in the season - with over half of their games played so far against the Mets and Nationals. Seeing none in the air.... No one could have...
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

‘A lot of concern’ within Cubs about Kyle Schwarber’s injury

It took all of three games for the Chicago Cubs to be staring disaster right in the face. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Friday, there is “a lot of concern” within the Cubs organization about the injury to slugger Kyle Schwarber, with much of the concern being centered upon his knee rather than his ankle. Schwarber, 23, was injured in an outfield collision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians’ Abraham Almonte suspended 80 games for PEDs

The PED Ogre has claimed yet another MLB victim as sacrifice. Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com on Friday. OF Abraham Almonte suspended 80 games by MLB for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. More soon.pic.twitter.com/bLb6wscYn4...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly close to rule preventing collisions at second base

The moment Chase Utley took out Ruben Tejada with a hard slide into second base during the Dodgers and Mets’ NLDS series, you had to know baseball would take a long look at rules governing such slides. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, MLB and the players union are making substantial progress in reforming the rules regarding takeout slides. In the ongoing talks between the...
Via The Comeback
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Buster Olney: Indians have second-best starting rotation in baseball

Many MLB experts have said this offseason that the Cleveland Indians boast one of the best starting rotations in baseball. Few think that they shouldn’t trade their key arms since they are both very good and very cheap. ESPN’s Buster Olney (insider only) believes that is true as well, as he ranks the Indians’ starting rotation second-best in MLB. Olney writes that the rankings...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins may be considering a trade of Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez has been excellent early in his career and is extremely young, making him one of the most valuable players in baseball. But as awesome and valuable as he is, apparently you cannot rule out the possibility of the Miami Marlins trading him. Miami is not necessarily interested in trading Fernandez, but teams have been inquiring about him. The Dodgers, Diamondbacks and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets, Scott Boras, James Andrews agree on Matt Harvey plan

Let’s put all of the Matt Harvey drama behind us. The Mets, agent Scott Boras, and Dr. James Andrews have agreed to a plan to monitor the health of Harvey’s elbow and ensure he starts in the playoffs for the Mets. ESPN’s Buster Olney explored the details. As the regular season winds down and the Mets continue to move closer to clinching the NL East — their magic number is...
Via The Outside Corner
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Buster Olney: Red Sox Have ‘Most Fixable Problems’ In AL East

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...
Via NESN.com
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

A second baseball writer is abstaining from Hall of Fame voting

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...
Via Awful Announcing
December 08, 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
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