Tag: Buster Olney

Mets Made Offer to Alfredo Aceves; Chose Red Sox Instead

An article by posted on February 8, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Made Offer to Alfredo Aceves; Chose Red Sox Instead

According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin and ESPN MLB analyst Buster Olney, the Mets reportedly made an offer to free-agent reliever Alfredo Aceves. The deal was reportedly a major-league contract worth $500,000, with an additional $100,000 in incentives.  Unfortunately, Aceves chose to sign with the Red Sox instead.  Aceves appeared in ten games for […]

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Nationals Not In Running For Chris Young

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Not In Running For Chris Young

Updated January 15th, 8:55AM EST Sources tell MLB.com’s William Ladson that the report saying the Nationals are interested in Chris Young are “not true”.  Earlier this week, it was reported that the Nationals were the other team, besides the Mets, who are interested in Chris Youngs services.  This means the Mets are the lone wolf in the running for […]

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Mets Not Willing/Able To Spend

An article by posted on July 10, 2010 0 Comments

This week, I had a conversation with a source who is very close to a member of the Mets organization. This Mets source told him that the Mets will not be spending large amounts of money on any players any time soon. He cited Jason Bay as being the last of the big signings.  Citing the situation regarding the […]

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Oliver Perez Is Key To Mets Success

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

In a new column by Buster Olney of ESPN, Oliver Perez tops his list of key number two starters for 2010. he explains why, but not before taking a shot at the Mets spendthrift ways. The expectation within the Mets’ organization is that the team has finished its winter spending, and this would seem to […]

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Latest News On Aroldis Chapman

An article by posted on January 7, 2010 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Angels are in hot pursuit of Cuban LHP Aroldis Chapman. He tweets, Angels “trying like crazy” to sign Chapman. Additionally, Juan Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel reported that Chapman told one associate that he expects to sign a new contract within the next three to four days. Yesterday, […]

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Nationals Sign Reliever Matt Capps

An article by posted on December 24, 2009 0 Comments

According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, reliever Matt Capps has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Nationals, pending a physical. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the deal is for $3.5 million for 2010, with a chance to make another $425,000 in performance bonuses. The performance incentives kick in at 40-65 games finished. Capps […]

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A Last Ditch Effort and Olney Puts The ESP Into ESPN

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

WFAN is reporting that the Mets are trying to convince Billy Wagner to reconsider his stance on invoking his no-trade clause at this moment. They must really be hooked on whatever the Red Sox were offering… Either that or they just want to shed that $3.5 million dollars left on their obligation to Wagner. My […]

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The Mets Trade Market According To Buster Olney

An article by posted on June 17, 2009 0 Comments

Buster Olney of ESPN, took a look at the recent rash of injuries to beset the Mets, but says their is room for hope as the Mets can still overtake the Phillies with just one good week. He’s right by the way, and he lists some options the Mets could go with at first base. […]

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