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  1. Examining Trout's baserunning 'issue'

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A small smile developed on the face of Los Angeles Angels bench coach Dino Ebel when he was asked about Mike Trout's tendency to make his turn on the bases at something close to a right angle, an indication that this imperfection h...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  2. Father's guidance aided Trout's ascent

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Jeff Trout stays up to watch his son Mike play, no matter what part of the world he happens to be in. Mike knows this because, no matter how late the Angels' games end, he gets text messages from his parents after the final pitch is thrown...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  3. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  4. Albert Pujols and Angels are right in picture - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The playoff structure in baseball has every team in play for longer, and the Angels are a perfect case in point.

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  5. Behind Albert Pujols' struggles

    Buster Olney

    Albert Pujols continues to struggle, and he was booed at home on Friday night. Pujols said he understands. From Landon Hall's story: He went 0-for-4 in the Angels' 4-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, lowering his batting average to an a...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  6. Looking at the reasons behind Albert Pujols' rough start - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Carl Crawford can relate to what Albert Pujols is going through this season, as Pujols appears to be pressing at the plate by swinging at bad pitches and failing to take advantage of the times he gets ahead in the count.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  7. Angels looking like MLB's best team

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A scout lounged in a seat in the home plate horseshoe here before the Angels played Friday, and joined the growing chorus of folks who believe Albert Pujols' team -- the team of Jered Weaver and Dan Haren and C.J. Wilson and E...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  8. Los Angeles Angels are already looking like baseball's best team ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that many people around baseball believe that the Angels could be MLB's best team, and they got off to a good start in Albert Pujols' debut on Friday night.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2012
  9. Kendrys Morales is recovering nicely and would be a big boost for...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Kendrys Morales is recovering nicely from an injury he suffered in 2010, and he's on track to be the Angels' designated hitter, which would go a long way in balancing Los Angeles' lineup and making teams pitch to Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  10. Thoughts on Albert Pujols, the Braves, Blue Jays and more from ar...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while it is still early in the spring and March results don't mean much, first impressions for the 2012 season are being formed by talent evaluators and executives around baseball. Here are five, beginning with Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  11. Wells, Dunn among those on notice

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols are about to start the first season of their new massive contracts, and they will presumably remain star-level players in 2012. Even if they struggle, however, they'll still have their names written into the line...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  12. Vernon Wells, Adam Dunn and others whose jobs are on the line

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at Vernon Wells, Adam Dunn and a number of other players who will lose their job if they don't perform well early in the 2012 season.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  13. Ryan Madson to the Cincinnati Reds, and other good value moves of...

    Buster Olney

    Large sums of money were spent this winter, with the bulk of it thrown at Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes. But Buster Olney writes that good value was available in under-the-radar deals. Here are the top 10 from the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  14. Comparing the Pujols and Fielder deals

    Buster Olney

    No other free-agent position player came within $50 million of the deals that Albert Pujols ($246 million, according to the union's calculation) and Prince Fielder ($214 million) signed this winter. No, check that: No other free-agent positi...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  15. MLB execs weigh in on the Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder contra...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney polls 10 baseball executives to learn whether they prefer Albert Pujols' deal with the Angels or Prince Fielder's deal with the Tigers. Both have inherent risk, but the true value of the deals won't be determined until the mid-to-late years.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  16. Prince Fielder's deal with Detroit is the latest example of a sma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Prince Fielder's deal with the Tigers, it's becoming clear that the new labor agreement didn't address a major issue -- with rich teams getting richer, small-market clubs have little chance of securing elite talent.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012