Tag: Buster Olney

Red Sox To Sign Justin Masterson

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox To Sign Justin Masterson

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Red Sox have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Justin Masterson. Masterson, 28, spent last season splitting time between the Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals. In 28 games (25 starts) he compiled a 7-9 record with a 5.88 ERA. For his career, Masterson owns a 60-72 record, with a […]

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Mets Not Interested In Torii Hunter

An article by posted on November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Not Interested In Torii Hunter

In a report for ESPN Insider, Buster Olney listed outfielders Torii Hunter and Jonny Gomes among ten of the best bargains in this year’s free agent market. Jon Heyman reported that there are seven teams that have serious interest in Hunter, but according to Newsday’s Marc Carig, the Mets are not one of them. Hunter, 39, batted .286/.319/.446 with […]

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Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

Jim Bowden of ESPN (Insider Subscription) polled a few general managers about the offseason so far, and when he asked them who they thought would be busts, one American League GM picked Curtis Granderson, while Olney himself picked Chris Young. Which available free agent likely bombs with his new team and why?  AL GM: ”I think Ubaldo […]

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Beltran Has A Three Year, $48 Million Offer On The Table

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Has A Three Year, $48 Million Offer On The Table

Free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran has a three-year, $48 million offer currently in hand, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney. Most reports have the mystery team as the Seattle Mariners who have been one of Beltran’s most aggressive suitors according to MLBTR. The Kansas City Royals met with the former Mets All Star today, and are also willing […]

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Update: Mets Never Had Plans To Meet With Arroyo In Tampa

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Update: Mets Never Had Plans To Meet With Arroyo In Tampa

Adam Rubin now reports that the Mets are not super high on Arroyo, and a meeting may never take place, according to a team official. On Saturday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told MMO that Arroyo would be willing to meet with the Mets, but that “no such date or plans for a […]

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Mets Now Digging Through Third-Tier Options

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Now Digging Through Third-Tier Options

The Mets are now looking more at second-tier and third-tier free agents according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Anything can still happen, but the three offseason predictions I made for the Mets before the hot stove season started, seem to all be coming to fruition. Back in September amid all the high hopes and expectations […]

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Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

Since Buster Olney first reported that the Mets had interest in reliever/starter Alfredo Aceves last week, there have been a couple of updates on him. MLB Trade Rumors reported that the righthander re-hired agent Tom O’Connell to represent him recently, and that Aceves called O’Connell and apologized for firing him in the first place. Marc Carig of […]

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Angels Ready To Deal Trumbo, Bourjos, Kendrick For Pitching

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Angels Ready To Deal Trumbo, Bourjos, Kendrick For Pitching

Early Tuesday morning, Buster Olney reported that the Los Angeles Angels would be willing to trade Mark Trumbo or Peter Bourjos in exchange for pitching. Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez also includes infielders Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar as pieces the Halos would deal for pitching. This is a road that the Mets have been down […]

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Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the Royals will be listening to offers for designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler. Royals ready to talk about Billy Butler deal for teams that would take on DH owed $8 million in '14, $12m in 2015. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 22, 2013 Butler, 27, has $8 million […]

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Mets Will Need To Overpay To Attract Quality Players, But Will They?

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Need To Overpay To Attract Quality Players, But Will They?

In response to a question by Matt Cerrone, Buster Olney of ESPN said the Mets are going to have to start spending and even overpaying if they ever want to be in a position to compete. I think we can look at what the Seattle Mariners are going through, because I think they’re the closest comparison to […]

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