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BUSTER OLNEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pirate Blogs Roundup: Liriano to Start Opener, Buster Olney Prediction

The major news items this week were a respected analyst at ESPN predicting the Pirates will win the World Series and the announcement that Francisco Liriano will be the starting pitcher on Opening Day against the Reds. Liriano will be the first Pirate to start on Opening Day in consecutive seasons since Oliver Perez in 2005 and 2006. Here is a roundup of the best blog posts about...
Via Hidden Vigorish
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
February 04, 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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