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  1. Kershaw is still NL's top arm

    Buster Olney

    I heard a great description of Matt Harvey's curveball the other day from a longtime evaluator, and it really would apply to Clayton Kershaw's curveball as well: Even when a hitter is looking for it, even when he plans to swing at it, even when he kn...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  2. Enough with the PED spin

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A longtime player chatted recently about watching Melky Cabrera in the All-Star Game last summer. "Remember when he hit that home run?" the veteran said, referring to the laser Cabrera mashed over the left-field wall, among the many hi...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  3. Empty responses from those tied to PEDs - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players who say they can't discuss PED accusations, or would like to help but can't or any other variation of that standard response are simply spinning at best, and lying at worst.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  4. The effect of Operation Shutdown

    Buster Olney

    At the All-Star Game, a longtime star asked me, "Are the Nationals really going to do shut [Stephen] Strasburg down?" I told him yes, they're really going to do it, and he was amazed by the decision, and talked about how he would have even more...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  5. The Nationals can survive the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals, particularly Davey Johnson, will not waiver from their plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg. And they can contend for a World Series in spite of it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  6. In cases of PED suspensions, there is always collateral damage - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that by the time PED suspensions are handed down, as was the case this week with Melky Cabrera, the collateral damage has already taken place.

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2012
  7. Strasburg's ceiling, second-half storylines

    Buster Olney

    The other day in the visitors dugout in Boston, Alex Rodriguez talked about how much he looked forward to a breather for a few days, to spend time with his daughters at a lake house. Somewhere out on an Oregon river, Billy Beane has been fly fishing,...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  8. How Washington Nationals will use Stephen Strasburg tops second-h...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks ahead to the biggest storylines in the second half of the baseball season. Will the Nationals really stick to their innings limit for Stephen Strasburg? Can the Pirates keep their momentum going? Those and more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  9. Rare opportunities for All-Star players

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The itinerary for the players here this week includes the Home Run Derby, the gala and Tuesday night's All-Star Game. But if you want to know the real reason a lot of players are still emotionally invested in this event, forg...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  10. Why players still enjoy participating in All-Star Game festivitie...

    Buster Olney

    There isn't one player whose mind and body couldn't use a three-day break in July. But as Buster Olney writes, there are still unique incentives for players to participate in the All-Star Game, like the chance to pick the brains of their peers.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  11. Prince Fielder, Matt Kemp and Home Run Derby dream teams - MLB

    Buster Olney

    If you could pick any four players for the American League and National League Home Run Derby teams, who would they be? Beginning with team captains Robinson Cano and Matt Kemp, Buster Olney fills out the rest of his rosters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2012
  12. Inside CC Sabathia's decision

    Buster Olney

    Let's say that the New York Yankees' extension offer to CC Sabathia had been for two years at his current salary, $23 million a year. That would take Sabathia's deal to six years and about $138 million. In that case, there almost certa...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  13. CC Sabathia must decide whether to sign an extension with the New...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after it appears the New York Yankees offered CC Sabathia only a one-year extension, the pitcher has a big decision to make. Sabathia could ask for a longer extension or opt out of his current contract and become a free agent.

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2011
  14. MLB - Milwaukee Brewers gamble on Francisco Rodriguez

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Brewers are going all-in with their acquisition of Francisco Rodriguez. He adds that K-Rod's presence could create an interesting dynamic with incumbent closer John Axford.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  15. Jose Bautista's derby connection

    Buster Olney

    Alex Andreopoulos was in the Blue Jays' clubhouse waiting out a rain delay the other day, and Jose Bautista walked over to him with a request. "It'd be great," Bautista said, "if you came out to the All-Star Game to throw batting practice."...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  16. MLB: Jose Bautista is in the Home Run Derby, so is his personal p...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney tells the story of Jose Bautista's personal pitcher for the derby, and the flight connection he'll need to make to help Jose win.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2011