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  1. The AL MVP debate, from the inside

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- I haven't kept notes each time I've talked with players, managers and front-office types in the past month about the American League Most Valuable Player vote, and I can't tell you exactly how many have addressed the questio...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  2. The split within baseball over the AL MVP debate - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there is a definitive split within baseball over who should win the AL MVP award: Players and managers believe Miguel Cabrera should win, but front-office types overwhelmingly favor Mike Trout.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2012
  3. Does Miguel Cabrera have an American League MVP case over Mike Tr...

    Buster Olney

    If we used old ways of determining value -- primarily home runs and RBIs -- then Miguel Cabrera could be the choice for AL MVP. But as Buster Olney writes, the way we evaluate players has changed, and it's hard to put Cabrera ahead of Mike Trout.

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2012
  4. Lessons from AL MVP voting

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp was to the National League what Jose Bautista was to the American League -- a dominant offensive force who played exactly no games when his team was regarded as a legitimate playoff contender. Bautista became the most dangerous hitter in th...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  5. Like Jose Bautista, Matt Kemp could be affected by not playing fo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP vote proved voters consider playing for a winning team to be a big part of the "most valuable" argument. Matt Kemp may not be able to overcome this in the NL MVP voting. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  6. The great AL MVP debate

    Buster Olney

    If you are looking for precedents for the AL Most Valuable Player Award voting, maybe the best could be drawn from the 1876 presidential election, when there was no consensus and the guy who won the popular vote wound up losing. Thankfully, federal t...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  7. With many quality candidates, voters have a tough call for AL MVP...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP is a tough call, and it's possible Justin Verlander gets the most first-place votes and still loses the award to Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, or others. Plus notes on the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  8. MLB - Ryan Braun should win NL MVP award

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney gives his picks for who should win the 2011 awards, choosing the Brewers' Ryan Braun as his National League MVP.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  9. The cases for an AL MVP

    Buster Olney

    We may never have seen an MVP race quite like what we're seeing in the American League this year, because of the diversity in the field of possible winners. There is a candidate for many different constituencies, from the SABR crowd, to the riva...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  10. Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins agree to 8-year, $184M extension

    Buster Olney

    AL MVP Joe Mauer has agreed to an eight-year, $184 million contract extension to stay with the Minnesota Twins.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2010
  11. Giambi a shell of the former MVP

    Buster Olney

    Jason Giambi's only 33 years old, but some doubt whether the former AL MVP will ever be great again.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2004
  12. Execs pick their top 10 players for 2013

    Buster Olney

    The American League Most Valuable Player debate last summer illuminated the significant difference between the way folks in front offices evaluate players and how uniformed personnel view them. For managers, coaches and players, Miguel Cabrera was a ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  13. MLB execs pick the top 10 players for 2013 - BBTN 500

    Buster Olney

    With ESPN unveiling the top 10 of the BBTN 500, Buster Olney polled 21 MLB execs to pick their top 10 players for 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  14. Trade fits for Jacoby Ellsbury

    Buster Olney

    If the Red Sox had won one more game and made the playoffs in 2011, Jacoby Ellsbury may well have won the AL Most Valuable Player. He has proved he is capable of great work. But because of circumstances, there would appear to be an extremely limited...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  15. If Jacoby Ellsbury is dealt from Boston, these teams could be fit...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how trade chatter surrounding Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has picked up. He speculates on teams where Ellsbury could be a fit.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  16. Framing the American League MVP debate

    Buster Olney

    The best front-office minds in baseball have been the engines of change in the sport over the past two decades, and as a result, there are fewer bunts and more lineups stacked according to on-base percentage and a greater value placed on defense. ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012