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Report: Dodgers the favorite to sign Yoan Moncada

The Los Angeles Dodgers could be considered the favorite to land 19-year-old Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, other teams around the league believe Moncada will end up in LA. As Yahoo Sports first reported, Major League Baseball has changed its rules regarding Cuban players. If players can present sworn affidavits and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Ranked Fifth Overall By Buster Olney

Buster Olney has been providing his top ten rankings in various categories over the last week and the Pittsburgh Pirates have received some very favorable ratings, so their overall ranking shouldn’t surprise anyone. On Monday morning, he posted his top ten teams in baseball and had the Pirates fifth overall. The balance of power has swayed to the National League this year, as the...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Buster Olney Ranks Pirates’ Outfield as the Second Best in Majors

Buster Olney continued his Major League rankings, going with the best outfields in baseball(subscription required) on Sunday. He ranked the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield as the second best in the Majors, trailing only the Florida Marlins. Olney said that the Pirates could have the best outfield in baseball next year if Gregory Polanco takes a step forward. That shouldn’t be difficult...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Buster Olney Ranks the Pirates Among the Best Defensive Teams

As was mentioned here yesterday, Buster Olney gave some very favorable rankings for the Pittsburgh Pirates, rating them near the top in baseball for their starting rotation, bullpen and lineup. I mentioned yesterday that their bench would likely rank very high once Jung Ho Kang is signed, but I missed out on the defensive side of things. Olney ranks the Pirates’ defense as the...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Buster Olney Ranks the Pirates With One of the Top Lineups, Bullpens, and Rotations

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been getting some favorable ratings in Buster Olney’s rankings of all the MLB teams this week. So far, Olney has rated the top rotations, top bullpens and today he released the top lineups around the game. It hasn’t been covered yet, but the Pirates would also have to rank high among the top benches in the game once Jung-Ho Kang is officially signed...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians pitching rotation ranked tenth best

Buster Olney of ESPN is ranking MLB starting rotations as we get closer and closer to pitchers and catchers reporting. The Cleveland Indians staff was really strong in the second half of last season, obviously led by eventual Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. That means that the Tribe’s rotation is decent no matter what, but how top-heavy does the rest of the world consider the Indians’...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 12, 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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