Buster Olney

  • Do The Rays Care What We Think?

    Do The Rays Care What We Think?

    July 21, 2011 at 8:30 am 20 comments

    Olney Says Rays Aren’t Worried Backlack, Because There Are No Fans

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 8 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 8 Days Until Opening Day

    March 23, 2008 at 11:36 am 0 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [TROY PERCIVAL] Rays Agree To Contract With Free Agent Troy Percival

    [TROY PERCIVAL] Rays Agree To Contract With Free Agent Troy Percival

    November 29, 2007 at 11:52 am 0 comments

    Buster Olney is reporting this morning that the Tampa Bay Rays and free agent Troy Percival have agreed on a two-year contract which will be announced once Percival passes a physical. The odds of the Tampa Bay Rays winning the AL pennant are 75-1, and their six-player trade with Minnesota […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Emergence Of Dioner Navarro

    The Hangover: The Emergence Of Dioner Navarro

    September 26, 2007 at 9:36 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 7, Yankees 6 (10 innings). It is easy to talk about how good a hitter Dioner Navarro has been on the morning after he hit a walk-off extra-inning home run to beat the hated Yankees. But exactly how good has Navi been in the second half? Since the […]

     
  • The Hangover: Andy Sonnanstine Earns First Win And A Nickname

    The Hangover: Andy Sonnanstine Earns First Win And A Nickname

    June 11, 2007 at 10:08 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 9, Marlins 4. It is all about winning series. Find a way to win 2 of 3 every time out. The win yesterday gave the Rays their second straight series win and both were highly improbable. After losing the opening game of each series with bullpen melt-downs of […]

     
  • Draft Pre-Gaming: Beauty Or The Beast?

    Draft Pre-Gaming: Beauty Or The Beast?

    June 6, 2007 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

    We are now less than 24 hours away from what will be the biggest day of the 2007 baseball season for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. From most accounts the Rays are faced with the exact same scenario that the Minnesota Twins had to endure in 2001 when they had […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Jeckyl And Hyde Of Baseball

    The Hangover: The Jeckyl And Hyde Of Baseball

    April 30, 2007 at 9:56 am 0 comments

    You may have noticed a slight change in format. We run three daily features around these parts. Of course, by daily, we mean if we don’t drink too much the night before and are able to get our buts out of bed in a reasonable manner. Well, we are going […]

     
  • The Hangover: Bubble Boy Is On The Shelf…Again

    The Hangover: Bubble Boy Is On The Shelf…Again

    April 27, 2007 at 7:35 am 0 comments

    Angels 11, Devil Rays 3. supposed to win games if the team doesn’t score 15 runs a game? Let’s look at Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. There is some good news. First of all, the more times this happens, the easier it is to swallow. The other good news […]

     
  • The Hangover: Strikeouts Are Fascist, Groundballs Are More Democratic

    The Hangover: Strikeouts Are Fascist, Groundballs Are More Democratic

    April 9, 2007 at 8:12 am 0 comments

    Roy Halladay reminded Scott Kazmir yesterday that he owns a Cy Young award and Kid K doesn’t. Kid K looked overpowering at times, striking out 8 of the first 9 hitters he faced, but he also gave up 2 home runs and 4 runs total in 7 innings as the […]