BUSTER OLNEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Box Score 2/17: Happy birthday, Michael Jordan (and welcome to 1000 point club, Sid!)

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting on our chicory coffee and beignets to arrive.Happy birthday to Jim Brown, Buster Olney, Luc Robitaille, Levon Kirkland, Joel Steed and of course, Michael Jordan.On this date in 1968 the Naismith Memorial Basketball...
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Report: Braves showing serious interest in Jason Castro

Looking to put a 68-93 season behind them, the Atlanta Braves continue to turn to the free agent market in the hopes of retooling their roster. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Wednesday, the Braves are among the most serious bidders for free agent catcher Jason Castro. The Braves are also among the most serious bidders for catcher Jason Castro, as they look at...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ender Inciarte robs Yoenis Cespedes of a walk-off homer to stun Mets

The New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, and San Francisco Giants entered Wednesday in a three-way tie for two NL Wild Card spots (as I covered in The Cheat Sheet this morning, but I know you already read that!). It looks like they all may remained tied after play on Wednesday, as the Cardinals got shellacked 11-1 by the Colorado Rockies, the Giants are losing 5-2 to the Los Angeles...
Via The Comeback
September 21, 2016  |  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

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...
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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...
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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...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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