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  1. Does Scherzer improve MLBs top team?

    Buster Olney

    The Washington Nationals have agreed to a seven-year contract with Max Scherzer for a reported $210 million, half of it deferred -- Scherzer reportedly will receive $15 million annually for 14 years -- the most ever spent on a free-agent pitcher, the...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  2. Oakland's unique problems, advantages

    Buster Olney

    The occasional sewage overflow is the worst part of the Oakland Athletics' existence, probably. Every time there's an extended period of rain or the Oakland Raiders play a home game, or some combination of those factors, the pipes in the O.co Coliseu...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  3. The secret to Posey's hot streak

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Tilted back in his chair in the visitors clubhouse at Comerica Park on Saturday morning, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy started to explain Buster Posey's recent hot streak by talking about his history as a great hitter, about a s...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  4. Miggy eyes another Triple Crown

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If there's an opportunity before the postgame on-the-field interview on "Sunday Night Baseball," I'll give the player a quick heads-up about what questions I will be asking, especially if it's anything out of the ordinary. It's no...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  5. Ranking the top 10 teams in baseball with comments from scouts an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney reveals his ranking of the top 10 teams in baseball -- and allows scouts and execs to tear it to shreds.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  6. Why Sergio Romo's slider has been so effective this World Series ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about why Sergio Romo's slider is so successful, plus other news and notes from the World Series and around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2012
  7. Teams best positioned for October run

    Buster Olney

    When Major League Baseball put its new set of playoff rules in place, nobody knew exactly how the changes would shape the decisions of managers and general managers and players. Nobody knew for sure if some unforeseen circumstance might emerge, alter...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  8. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  9. Ben Petrick's inspirational story

    Buster Olney

    By the time Ben Petrick walked away from baseball at age 27, he left behind the vivid memories that he created for others, cemented by the revelation that Petrick had been playing with an incurable disease. As "E:60" put together its piece on Petr...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  10. Former big leaguer Ben Petrick shares his story - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Former big leaguer Ben Petrick was featured on ESPN's E:60, and Buster Olney writes about Petrick's inspirational story. Petrick retired from baseball at 27 because of early onset Parkinson's disease.

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  11. Mysteries of MLB's new draft format

    Buster Olney

    Major League Baseball's draft begins Monday. After months of preparation, executives will finally get a chance to see the unveiling of mysteries -- which have nothing to do with players' skills. This is the first year of the negotiated dr...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  12. New MLB draft system will send teams looking for new loopholes - ...

    Buster Olney

    This year, MLB teams are faced with stricter rules -- and harsher penalties for breaking them -- in regards to spending in the draft. As Buster Olney writes, this will likely send teams looking for loopholes and new ways to allocate draft dollars.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  13. A new playoff format could bring more buyers around the trade dea...

    Buster Olney

    It's unclear how the new playoff format will affect teams' decision-making, but Buster Olney writes that there will be teams looking to buy in pursuit of the additional playoff spots. Here are three teams executives expect to be aggressive this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  14. Baseball may have to address the unfair advantages and disadvanta...

    Buster Olney

    In 2011, the Orioles played 103 games against .500 clubs. The Tigers played 51. Does that sound remotely fair? Buster Olney writes that baseball may have to adjust its unbalanced schedules, as the gap is only getting wider.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012