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  1. Scott Boras is still in a league of his own - Buster Olney

    Buster Olney

    Scott Boras still exists on a higher plane of talent representation, which covers for his more prominent blunders in recent years. Plus, an argument for 2004 as baseball's greatest year of the decade and news, notes and analysis from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  2. MLB faces tough decision on Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    JUPITER, Fla. -- Josh Hamilton's status is still unknown. The Daily News reports that Hamilton suffered a relapse, using alcohol and cocaine. But the details of what has happened with Hamilton are still sketchy. Maybe even for Major League Baseba...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  3. A Hamilton absence won't hurt Angels

    Buster Olney

    The Angels are bracing themselves for the possibility that Josh Hamilton will be disciplined by Major League Baseball, as Mike DiGiovanna reported. Hamilton's father-in-law told Steven Marcus that he has hit a bump in the road. Hamilton is a big n...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  4. Francona aims to improve Indians' awful D

    Buster Olney

    As he recalled in a phone conversation Tuesday, Terry Francona, in his first year as a major league manager, was bound and determined that the Phillies' pitchers were going to be a strong defensive unit, and from the start of spring training, he had ...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  5. Young Marlins trio tops outfield rankings

    Buster Olney

    Giancarlo Stanton got a lot of attention in 2014 for his record-setting contract, for leading the National League in homers, and for that frightening moment when he was hit in the face by a Mike Fiers fastball. All of that obscured Stanton's improvem...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  6. Breaking down the Yankees' 2B options

    Buster Olney

    Davey Johnson managed 17 seasons in the big leagues and believed it to be absolutely crucial to introduce young players onto his roster regularly because of the energy and enthusiasm they could inject daily. Veteran players can lag through the grind ...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  7. Whos ready to move on from 2014?

    Buster Olney

    These are some folks in Major League Baseball who probably can't wait to put 2014 behind them. 1. The Texas Rangers Last year began with what was effectively a season-ending collision between Derek Holland and his dog Wrigley, and it went down...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  8. If Jays want Duquette, they should ante up

    Buster Olney

    The compensation for the trade of non-uniform personnel in the major leagues has never been that much, with the most recent example being the relatively paltry return that the Red Sox received when Theo Epstein moved from Boston to the Cubs. The retu...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  9. Why I'm abstaining from HOF voting

    Buster Olney

    Mike Mussina spent each of his 18 seasons in the most treacherous waters pitchers have ever faced, among the whitecaps of what will always be remembered as an era of rampant steroid use -- and in the offense-rich American League East, no less. He was...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  10. White Sox's climb boosts AL Central

    Buster Olney

    Maybe the American League Central has been better than previously advertised, in light of the recent postseason success of the teams. The Detroit Tigers played for the league championship three straight seasons, from 2011 to 2013, and really, all tha...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  11. Offseason dominoes begin to fall

    Buster Olney

    In one day, Major League Baseball served as the backdrop to a major trade, the second-biggest contract ever doled out by a team from Canada and the finalization of the largest contract in the history of North American professional sports. Offseaso...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  12. Tampa's choice on tampering charges

    Buster Olney

    Imagine that you are in a position of power with the Tampa Bay Rays and you are convinced the Cubs violated Major League Baseball rules by tampering with Joe Maddon. What would you do next? The Rays have a choice between two distinct routes, no...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  13. Russell Martin set up for big payday

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- The final innings of the 2014 Major League Baseball season will play out here in the next 36 hours; meanwhile, executives from 28 other teams and dozens of agents are lining up for the start of the offseason, like runners lining up for...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  14. Five ways a Molina absence hurts Cards

    Buster Olney

    Yadier Molina still hasn't ruled out the possibility that he could play in Game 3, writes Derrick Goold, but there is some mystery about what Molina's role could be, writes Jayson Stark. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't saying exactly how -- o...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  15. Final-day decisions for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    This final day of the scheduled regular season should be something that Major League Baseball dreamed about, because even after seven weeks of spring training and 182 days of play, six teams -- 20 percent of the clubs -- don't know where they will be...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  16. Pace of play committee lacks right voices

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Another in the season-long burst of complaints erupted recently over one of the on-the-fly rule changes that were implemented in 2014. An official with Major League Baseball privately conceded that the criticism, in this particular cas...

    Blog | September 23, 2014