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MLB reportedly close to rule preventing collisions at second base

The moment Chase Utley took out Ruben Tejada with a hard slide into second base during the Dodgers and Mets’ NLDS series, you had to know baseball would take a long look at rules governing such slides. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, MLB and the players union are making substantial progress in reforming the rules regarding takeout slides. In the ongoing talks between the...
Via The Comeback
33 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mets, Yoenis Cespedes talking 3-year deal with opt-out, report says

The idea of Yoenis Cespedes spurning the Nationals' big offer to return to the Mets has legs. As we get closer to the end of the Yoenis Cespedes sweepstakes, the Mets are looking for creatives ways to keep the slugger that helped propel them to an NL East title in 2015. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Mets and Cespedes' agent are discussing...
17 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Are Not Tanking

The Phillies are not tanking. Sorry, Buster Olney. Yes, the Phillies are bad. No, they are not tanking. Buster Olney, an MLB expert for ESPN, wrote on monday that the Phillies are “Tanking.” Yes, that thing the Sixers are doing. I’m writing this article, in part, because I’d like all of the very intelligent people who read our articles to sound very intelligent. If you...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles offer Chris Davis $150 million deal

The Baltimore Orioles reportedly have offered free agent Chris Davis a seven-year deal for over $150 million to try and convince the slugger to re-sign with the team. The question is: will that be enough. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports they offered more than $150 million to Davis, who led MLB with 47 home runs last season. ESPN’s Buster Olney says the offer was for around $150...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2015  |  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

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
November 22, 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

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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