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Dodgers expected to make managerial decision by Monday

    The Los Angeles Dodgers managerial vacancy, the only one currently in the MLB, could be filled in just a matter of hours now. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported on Sunday that a hiring decision is expected to be made by no later than Monday. Sources: A decision on the Dodgers' managerial hire is supposed to come down no later than Monday. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Free Agent Reliever Darren O’Day Already Has Offers In Hand

The market for free-agent right-hander Darren O’Day is moving quickly, reports Buster Olney of ESPN, and he already has offers in hand. Olney says the Tigers, Red Sox and Giants are three clubs to have significant interest in O’Day, but he’s not aware if they are among the teams to have extended a formal offer. As for the Mets, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York  wrote Tuesday that...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Will Start Game 1 of World Series

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, right-hander Jacob deGrom will start for the Mets in Game 1 of the World Series next Tuesday either in Kansas City or Toronto as those two teams continue to battle it out. Even though it may not be deGrom’s turn in the rotation after pitching in Game 3 of the NLCS in which the Mets swept the Cubs, the five days off allows manager Terry Collins...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 23, 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...
Via The Outside Corner
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves and Phillies sucking at the same time is rare

Earlier today, Buster Olney noted on Twitter that the Braves are now pulling up the rear in terms of run differential: The Braves surpassed the Phillies for the worst run differential in the majors — ATL now -164, PHI -163. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 4, 2015   It got me to thinking — a dangerous pastime, I know — that it must be rare that two teams in...
Via Fangraphs
September 04, 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...
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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