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  1. Days of superstar managers are over

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Bobby Valentine was hired to be the Red Sox manager in the fall of 2012 largely because he is a big name, a big personality -- and the theory of the club's ownership was that fans would be familiar with him and energized by him. The Marlins...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. Alex Rodriguez could be finished in New York in wake of latest PE...

    Buster Olney

    With A-Rod mired in another PED mess, his days in New York could be numbered, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  3. Bobby Valentine can thank social media for recent firing - ESPN T...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, Buster Olney writes that thanks to the 24-7 world of social media, baseball has lost a former mainstay: The quotable, hot-headed manager.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  4. Bobby Valentine failed from the start

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- Before his final game as the Boston Red Sox manager Wednesday, Bobby Valentine walked around the field during batting practice to speak to each of his players, starting at third base and moving to shortstop and eventually making his way t...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  5. How Bobby Valentine lost the Boston Red Sox before he even began ...

    Buster Olney

    With Bobby Valentine's season as Red Sox manage complete, Buster Olney writes that, in hindsight, Valentine failed in Boston from the beginning. He didn't earn his players' respect in spring training, and that carried through the season.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  6. Red Sox should let GM decide

    Buster Olney

    Some of the Boston Red Sox players who met with ownership about Bobby Valentine on July 26 are extremely media savvy. They've played in big markets and speak off and on the record at length to various reporters, and they had to know, as they gat...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  7. Boston Red Sox owner John Henry needs to empower GM Ben Cheringto...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, given the ongoing tension in Boston's clubhouse this season between players and manager Bobby Valentine, owner John Henry should learn from his late friend George Steinbrenner and empower GM Ben Cherington.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  8. Miami Marlins situation will get worse before it gets better - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why the Marlins' financial situation will continue to get worse before it gets better.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  9. 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
  10. The Boston Red Sox's issues shouldn't be blamed on Bobby Valentin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Bobby Valentine shouldn't be blamed for Boston's slow start or monumental collapse on Saturday night.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2012
  11. Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young continues to improve ...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  12. Valentine's odd Youkilis comments

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox are nine games into the Bobby Valentine era and already the team's most popular and credible player has publicly rebuked the manager for something he said. And the timing couldn't be more odd. The Red Sox had a great we...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  13. Bobby Valentine calls out Kevin Youkilis for reasons no one reall...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at Bobby Valentine's comments about Kevin Youkilis' effort and wonders why he made them now.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2012
  14. Boston Red Sox are in trouble two games into the season - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while Red Sox fans are upset over their team's slow start, only the players in the clubhouse can make a difference on the field.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2012
  15. Jonathan Papelbon's $50 million deal with the Phillies set the ma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when the Phillies handed out $50 million for Jonathan Papelbon, it sent ripples through the industry as the deal set the market for other elite relievers. Teams now have to look for value among secondary options.

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2011
  16. Bobby Valentine's first moves

    Buster Olney

    Somebody should make this sign and hang it on the front door of the Boston Red Sox clubhouse: ALL PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS TO BE LEFT HERE, NEVER TO ENTER. Because ignoring reputations and focusing on the task at hand is the best way -- and maybe ...

    Blog | November 30, 2011