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  1. Remove managers from replay process

    Buster Olney

    After the Giants lost Tuesday night by a run scored on a call that everybody now knows was wrong, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said all the right things, as Andrew Baggarly writes. From his story: Even with expanded replay, A.J. Pollock was all...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Home plate collisions will eventually be banned and MLB should do...

    Buster Olney

    Home plate collisions will eventually be banned, and MLB should do it sooner rather than later, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  3. What happened with Justin Verlander was something rare - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a look at Game 1 and sees a Tigers team that was impatient both at the plate and on the mound. They were out of sync, and it all started with Justin Verlander.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  4. A dozen matchups that will define the World Series - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the 12 matchups that will define the World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  5. A Giant turnaround will be difficult

    Buster Olney

    Bruce Bochy is in his 17th season as a manager and has a sense of history, which he will need to draw on today. A year ago to the day, the Giants were in serious trouble. They had lost eight of their previous 10 games, Tim Lincecum couldn't get ...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  6. MLB - San Francisco Giants facing difficult stretch run

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Giants will have to draw on last year's experience to turn things around and win the NL West. It won't be easy, however, with the Diamondbacks playing as well as they are.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  7. Year of the grind

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Bruce Bochy told reporters Friday that the Giants are thinking about having Pablo Sandoval work a couple of days behind home plate, and the reason for this is self-evident. With the loss of Buster Posey's production, the Giants ...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  8. Freddy Sanchez's injury just the latest to affect the league's co...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that few teams will have any sympathy for the Giants, who lost another key contributor to injury Friday night in Freddy Sanchez. Nearly every team is dealing with injuries, which could give trade deadline deals even more impact.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2011
  9. A mental block in baseball

    Buster Olney

    The major injury concern that the Giants had with catcher Buster Posey, as manager Bruce Bochy explained on the phone Wednesday afternoon, was because of foul tips. Posey had taken a couple of foul balls off his face mask, and Bochy said the Giants h...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  10. Agent Jeff Berry wants rule change after Buster Posey's injury

    Buster Olney

    Buster Posey's agent, Jeff Berry, said on Thursday morning he is going to place a call to Joe Torre, the leader of on-field operations for Major league Baseball, and raise the idea of changing the rules regarding plays at the plate.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2011
  11. MLB: Buster Posey got hurt on Wednesday, another case of a mental...

    Buster Olney

    On Wednesday night, another young star catcher suffered what could be another terrible injury on a play that doesn't even belong in the game. In an age of precision valuation of talent, why is a star -- or even a backup -- put at grave risk for a run?

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2011
  12. MLB: The Giants are not allowing a new arrival to shake up their ...

    Buster Olney

    Brandon Belt was thrilled and humbled when he was picked by Bruce Bochy to start the season with the Giants. And instead of making the rookie earn his keep, veterans have stepped aside and tried to encourage the youngster.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2011
  13. Giants have leverage to burn

    Buster Olney

    Barry Zito was reassured by Giants manager Bruce Bochy, writes Andrew Baggarly, in the aftermath of the San Francisco Chronicle report that the Giants could consider dropping him. From the story: General manager Brian Sabean rejected the supposition...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  14. MLB: The San Francisco Giants won't dump Barry Zito now, but they...

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  15. 2010 World Series: Bruce Bochy will have to manage his way around...

    Buster Olney

    For the first time in the postseason, Giants manager Bruce Bochy may have to consider that fatigue is something he'll have to battle, just as much as the opposition. Exhibit A was the work of his starter in Game 3.

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2010
  16. MLB: As Bruce Bochy again arrives at the big stage, Derek Jeter m...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes of the managerial mastery of Bruce Bochy in the 2010 NLCS, right down to the end of Game 6. Plus: The Derek Jeter contract issues loom, and Yankees history indicates he could get dumped.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2010