Being Buster Olney

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

We assume the following conversation took place between ESPN writer Buster Olney and his brain this weekend before he wrote a story detailing baseball's possible realignment to two 15-team leagues. BUSTER: Hey brain, do you have any ideas? There's nothing interesting going on right now and I need to stir ...

Karsten Whitson And The San Diego Padres, A Love Story

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

When Karsten Whitson, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft decided not to sign with the San Diego Padres before the signing deadline, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Whitson, widely considered the second-best prep pitcher in the draft, was considered an easy sign and a ...

David Wright Not The Same Since Being Domed?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

New York Mets third baseman David Wright had been his franchise's cornerstone for the first five and a half years of his career entering last summer. He was hitting .324 on August 15 last year when he was hit in the head by a 94 mph fastball from San Francisco ...

Jake Peavy Got Things Started

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The Adrian Gonzalez Contract Situation isn't so much a sword of Damocles for the San Diego Padres as a guillotine waiting to drop and mercifully end all the speculation. Some one is going to do the impulsive thing this summer and trade their whole farm system to San Diego for ...

What, Exactly, Are The White Sox Doing?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Chicago White Sox general manger Kenny Williams is almost always lauded in baseball circles for doing whatever it takes to win now. He's known as a "go-getter" who is always looking to make his team better right now. If all of that is true, just what in the hell is ...

Baseball’s Most Immovable Players

Monday, July 27th, 2009

With all this talk about the baseball's trading deadline and players who might be changing teams, Buster Olney had an interesting item in his blog today. I'm not the world's biggest Buster fan, as evidenced by one several posts I've done ripping him in the past. But I found this ...

Padres, Cubs Set To Quit Each Other

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

This might be the most insufferably boring edition of the Winter Meetings in years. So far there have been virtually no big stories. I mean what have we gotten? The Yankees handed out far too much money. WOW, that is news. The Mets got two closers and plan to make ...

Peavy May Not Be Traded After All

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

ESPN's Buster Olney - you know, the guy we've called a moron several times - is now reporting that the San Diego Padres are prepared to keep 2007 Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy if they can't get equal value in return for the right-hander. Um, duh. Kinda funny how we ...