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  1. Toughest lineup quandaries in MLB

    Buster Olney

    When Joe Torre managed, he jotted down lineups in his time away from the park, mulling over various possibilities, internally debating certain combinations. In other words: He was like a lot of baseball fans and reporters, who like to think throug...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  2. Top 10 defenses in the majors

    Buster Olney

    There probably has been more focus on evaluating and maximizing defensive efficiency than any other part of baseball in the last five years. If we're looking for explanations about why offensive production has been declining, increased defensive prod...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  3. What makes Yu Darvish, Jered Weaver special pitchers - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains how both Yu Darvish and Jered Weaver use feel as pitchers and the ability to manipulate the trajectory and spin of the ball to their advantage. Plus, news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2013
  4. The beauty of MLB Opening Day - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about why Opening Day is great in baseball, revisits his divisional and World Series predictions and gives insight on news and notes around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2013
  5. Guys to target in fantasy baseball

    Buster Olney

    Friends who play fantasy baseball ask me all the time about possible picks, and while I don't know about value relative to the rounds in a fantasy draft in the way Eric Karabell or Matthew Berry do, these are some of the names I've mentione...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  6. Paul Maholm, Josh Beckett among players to target in fantasy base...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney gives his fantasy baseball recommendations for the 2013 season.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  7. Examining baseball's most inflammatory situations - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at 10 of baseball's most inflammatory situations this season, including Charlie Manuel's future in Philadelphia and the battle for the L.A. market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  8. Answering baseball's biggest questions

    Buster Olney

    The season begins two weeks from today, and in the next 14 days there are a lot of questions that need to be addressed. Here are six of them: 1. Is Aroldis Chapman a closer or starter? Chapman started Saturday and had mixed results, with some comma...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  9. Six big questions heading towards Opening Day - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines six big questions for the MLB season, including if Aroldis Chapman should be the Cincinnati Reds' closer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  10. Examining baseball's biggest issues

    Buster Olney

    Breaking down some of the biggest issues baseball faces today: Issue at hand: Mike Trout gets $510,000 in his 2013 contract with the Angels. Explication: Years ago, there was a tradeoff in collective bargaining between the union and Major League Ba...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  11. Breaking down baseball's biggest issues - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines some of baseball's biggest issues, including Mike Trout's contract dispute and Bud Selig calling for tougher steroid penalties.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2013
  12. Kyle Lohse is running out of time

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Kyle Lohse started on Opening Day for the defending champions last season, and by the end of the summer, he had the best season of his career. A 2.86 ERA, which was the eighth best in baseball, a 1.09 WHIP, a career-high 211 innings. H...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  13. Kyle Lohse running out of time to find a team - MLB

    Buster Olney

    It's still unclear where Kyle Lohse will land, and Buster Olney handicaps the field.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  14. MLB's complicated PED situation

    Buster Olney

    Some of the investigators for Major League Baseball must draw on their parental experience as they look into the Miami PED cases, because anybody who has raised sons and daughters has dealt with this sort of circumstantial evidence before -- a plasti...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  15. Baseball's complicated PED situation - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why it's on the MLB Players Association to put teeth into the sport's drug policy and tells his annual Deion Sanders tale. Plus, news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  16. Top 10 bullpens in the majors

    Buster Olney

    In rounding out our series of winter top 10 rankings, here are the top 10 bullpens in Major League Baseball (and I'm hedging a little in this category because of the uncertainty about what role one big-time pitcher will have). 1. Atlanta Brav...

    Blog | January 05, 2013