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  1. New collision rule is protecting catchers

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- In the days ahead, Major League Baseball will likely announce some tweaks and adjustments with the way that rules are being interpreted, including an affirmation of the new regulations attached to home plate collisions. The catchers ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. Lineup adjustment options for Farrell

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- John Farrell's sleep was probably interrupted repeatedly this morning with the kind of dreams that happen after life-changing moments, with his brain still working at Mach 5 even after his eyes closed. He may have seen images of Jim Joyc...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  3. Andrew McCutchen's small adjustments have made a big difference i...

    Buster Olney

    When his 2011 season ended, Andrew McCutchen didn't take much time off. In three weeks, he was back in the cage, retooling his set-up and swing. As Buster Olney writes, those tweaks are paying off in big ways this season for McCutchen.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  4. Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young continues to improve ...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  5. Behind Casey McGehee's turnaround

    Buster Olney

    The All-Star break arrived at the perfect time for Casey McGehee, who had been grinding through a first-half slump and needed to clear his head, to get away from the mechanical adjustments and adjustments on the adjustments that had made a mess of hi...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  6. MLB - Casey McGehee of Milwaukee Brewers is on a tear since All-S...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that all-star weekend provided a much-needed break for Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee, who has broken out of his slump and is on a tear since the all-star break.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  7. MLB: Alex Gordon is finally living up to the hype

    Buster Olney

    Alex Gordon was thought of as a can't-miss prospect when the Kansas City Royals selected him second overall in the 2005 draft. After a number of injuries and one key adjustment, he's finally showing signs of living up to his potential.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2011
  8. MLB: How a mechanical adjustment may have saved a pitcher's caree...

    Buster Olney

    It seems so preposterous. Somewhere amidst the spiraling of a career, a coach tells a young pitcher "Throw like Roy Halladay." The weird thing: It worked. Buster details how John Axford, yes, got his groove back.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  9. An adjustment in his arm angle has helped Brandon Morrow become d...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody has ever questioned the talent of Brandon Morrow. Seattle passed up hometown favorite Tim Lincecum to take him. But until he made a subtle yet significant mechanical change -- his arm angle -- he couldn't become dominant. Now he is.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  10. Comfortably Young

    Buster Olney

    A few hours before Justin Morneau suffered a concussion, he raved about the work of Delmon Young. "He's had so many big hits, even hitting from the 7 or 8 hole," Morneau said. "He's made adjustments. His preparation is really good. He has a...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  11. MLB: Delmon Young has been there and done that -- and struggled -...

    Buster Olney

    Delmon Young has had his ups and downs, been through a few teams, seen his stock rise and fall, and he's even been called a bust. But now, at the ripe old age of 24, he's breaking out. And yes, he still has a long career ahead of him.

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  12. Keeping in contact

    Buster Olney

    Jason Heyward did it again, David O'Brien writes. We've seen great young players before, and we've seen players make adjustments as they gain experience. But the rate at which Heyward makes his adjustments is absolutely stunning. You ...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  13. Jason Heyward is a brilliant talent, but his ability to adjust is...

    Buster Olney

    You would think that a player with the preternatural brilliance of Jason Heyward might be a little more stubborn in his approach. But after a month in which he whiffed too often, Heyward has quickly adjusted his contact rate. The results are stunning.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  14. Analyzing the Ryan Howard deal

    Buster Olney

    A few years ago, Ryan Howard took batting practice by himself in a cage at the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training complex, trying to make an adjustment in his swing. It wasn't working for him that day, and he shouted out in anger repeat...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  15. MLB -- Buster Olney: Ryan Howard is elite, but his deal was oddly...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney likes Ryan Howard a lot as a ballplayer, but this huge new deal seems curious: If they let him wait, and he hit the market with Pujols, Adrian G. and Fielder, the Phillies would have likely landed one of those guys.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2010
  16. Baseball Tonight Clubhouse

    Buster Olney

    From waivers to a Home Run Derby title to a 33-homer season to who-knows-what's-next, that has been the rapid career arc for the Rangers' Nelson Cruz.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2010