Olney’s Latest: Melky, Athletics, Ozzie, Peavy

In today's Insider-only blog post, ESPN's Buster Olney says Melky Cabrera's decision to withdraw his name from the batting race set a dangerous precedent even though the player's union supported the move. Here are Olney's rumors…

  • Commissioner Bud Selig is quietly gathering club votes to help the Athletics as they attempt to move to San Jose. Once they have enough support, MLB will be in a better position to push the Giants to make a deal for their territorial rights.
  • Olney would be surprised if the Marlins retain manager Ozzie Guillen. The club feels there is a disconnect between Guillen and his players as well as the community.
  • Mike Rutsey of The Toronto Sun suggests that Jake Peavy could be a match for the Blue Jays this offseason, but Olney thinks the right-hander would prefer to sign with a team that gives him a better chance to win.