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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Grading the offseason: American League

    Jim Bowden

    To say baseball's landscape has shifted this offseason is an understatement. There was an exodus of talent to the American League, and teams like the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees find themselv...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Before Red Sox can move forward, Bobby Valentine must clear the a...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Bobby Valentine's first move with the Red Sox should be to individually visit his players this winter and clear the air of any preconceived notions. After the September collapse and subsequent media barrage, a fresh start is key.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  10. Bowden's Bullets: Free-agent bear market

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings begin next Sunday at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, and there will be fireworks. Make no mistake, general managers are savvy enough to take advantage of being in a spotlight under which they can get their clu...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  11. With many quality candidates, voters have a tough call for AL MVP...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP is a tough call, and it's possible Justin Verlander gets the most first-place votes and still loses the award to Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, or others. Plus notes on the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  12. Cleveland Indians, Washington Nationals should consider Bobby Val...

    Buster Olney

    Sure, Bobby Valentine is now an ESPN analyst, but don't be surprised if he gets a call to manage of one of these struggling ball clubs. Plus notes, stats and analysis from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2009
  13. Describing the many managerial styles

    Steve Phillips

    From intense managers to emotional managers to laid-back managers, there are all kinds presently in the majors.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2005