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MLB executive: Games should be shortened to seven innings

You would have to be ignorant or delusional not to realize that Major League Baseball is having trouble grabbing the interest of younger audiences. The younger generation continues to expect immediate gratification and three-plus hour games is not helping MLB's cause.With that being said, ESPN.com's Buster Olney recently asked a high-ranking executive what baseball needs...
Via Bush League Chronicle
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Olney extremely bullish on Billy Hamilton

There are a lot of people excited to see what Billy Hamilton can do in his first full season in the major leagues. And although some remain skeptical about how productive he can be, ESPN's Buster Olney seems very bullish on the young outfielder, especially as it pertains to Hamilton's worth in fantasy baseball leagues.In his recent column, Olney tabbed Hamilton as the top...
Via Redlegs Review
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Bailey signs minor league deal with Yankees

getty images Andrew Bailey has accepted a minor league offer from the New York Yankees. The deal between the Yankees and Bailey is loaded with incentives which could bring its value to $2.5 million according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. When Bailey reaches to the big leagues, he’ll make a prorated base salary of $1.975 million, plus the incentives. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN...
Via Tireball.com
February 22, 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

Buster Olney rips Reds for 'bunt addiction' in extra-inning loss

Anyone who watched the 16-inning affair between the Reds and Cardinals Wednesday night had to have come away scratching their heads at Cincinnati's puzzling insistence to bunt. All in all, four different Reds hitters in the span of two innings made an attempt to lay down a bunt from the bottom of the 14th inning on. First, Zack Cozart tried to sacrifice pinch-runner Billy...
Via Redlegs Review
September 05, 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
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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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