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  1. Mets' struggles creating value

    Buster Olney

    The New York Mets' loss Friday was the 87th of their season. And it was a really important loss. With that defeat, the Mets moved back into position to have the No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft -- and if this holds over the last two days of the regul...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  2. A breaking point for Josh Beckett

    Buster Olney

    What Red Sox fans wanted to see after the last day of last season, after the September collapse, were broken-hearted Red Sox players. They wanted to see Josh Beckett laid out in despair, like Ralph Branca was after allowing Bobby Thomson's legen...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  3. Josh Beckett can't be traded easily, but he may not change, eithe...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  4. For Phillies, Utley is no guarantee

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies have been terrible so far, winning just 14 of 32 games despite facing what appeared to be the National League's easiest schedule in the first quarter of the season. The expectation, however, is that help is on the way ...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  5. The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and Chase Utley's healt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and the return of Chase Utley won't necessarily be the boost that they desperately need. Given the status of Utley's knees, what he can actually contribute remains unclear.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  6. Meet the Unimpressed

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Roy Halladay was the first of the Phillies' starting pitchers to step into the open room where some 75 or so reporters waited Monday, and he looked taken aback by what he saw. So did those who followed him -- Joe Blanton and ...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  7. MLB: Philly's group of aces was introduced, but talk won't be par...

    Buster Olney

    Philly unveiled a Fab Four this week, and the collective quiet signaled what this group will really be all about -- work, not talk. The bottom line is that when it comes to Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, only the results will speak.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  8. Trevor Hoffman's dive into history

    Buster Olney

    A few years ago, I worked on a long piece on Trevor Hoffman for ESPN The Magazine, and we sat in the visitors' dugout at Shea Stadium and talked about his father's influence, the games he played as a child with his older brothers, about his...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  9. Trevor Hoffman finally has his 600th save; you'll never guess how...

    Buster Olney

    Trevor Hoffman tried his hand at being a position player, but his bat never showed up. At least he had a mid-90s fastball to fall back on -- until he didn't even have that anymore. Here, he tells the story of the pitch that made him great.

    Blog | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  10. Kenny Mayne interviews Stewart Cink - ESPN The Magazine

    Kenny Mayne

    Kenny Mayne chats with PGA pro Stewart Cink about everything from course decorum to hockey fights. Includes a bonus Outtakes podcast.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2009
  11. Even Tiger gets tired

    Jason Sobel

    ATLANTA -- When the going gets tough, the tough get going. You can fine me a buck for starting this blog entry with a cliche, but I'll gladly pay it after watching Tiger Woods' performance this past week. I mean, how else can you explain a guy who w...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2007
  12. Why East Lake is playing easy

    Jason Sobel

    ATLANTA -- You're looking at the scores from this week's Tour Championship and I know what you're thinking. Where's the clown's mouth? And the windmill hole? Do players get a free round if they make their putt on 18? What you should really be thinki...

    Blog | Conversation | September 15, 2007
  13. Ten reasons Woods will win

    Jason Sobel

    ATLANTA -- It's tough to say exactly when Tiger Woods won the Tour Championship. It may have been when he drained that 18-foot birdie putt to complete his second round in 63 strokes. It may have been nine holes earlier, when he drained a rumbling, bu...

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2007
  14. It's setting up well for Woods

    Jason Sobel

    ATLANTA -- I'm not gonna kill you with updated, projected, up-to-the-minute, what-if-the-world-ended-right-now FedEx Cup standings. I like you too much to inflict that kind of pain. Besides, as I've only said about a billion times before, the first...

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2007
  15. Ode to the FedEx Cup

    Jason Sobel

    ATLANTA -- In recent months, I've been inundated with e-mails from readers about the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup. From the eloquent (like the five-page missive detailing every nook and cranny of the concept and what should and shouldn't be altered) to the ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2007
  16. Who will be first?

    Jason Sobel

    ATLANTA -- Land at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week and you'll invariably notice the signage advertising the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup finale here at East Lake. Drive through the downtown streets and you'll see banners hanging ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 11, 2007