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  1. Thoughts on the seven-inning game

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today: At the same time, the exec said, teams are struggling to find enough good pitching -- and, at the same time, the number of injuries is skyrocketing. If oblique strains were the prevalent injury two years ago, ulnar co...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. White Sox having underrated offseason

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney wrote a little bit about the White Sox in his Tuesday blog: Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn has quickly altered his team, signing Jose Abreu and trading some pitching for some position-player help. On Monday, he sent closer Addison Reed ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  3. Ten predictions for rest of offseason

    David Schoenfield

    As Buster Olney wrote in his Sunday blog, "a lot of the winter work was done" as general managers caught flights out of Orlando. But some big free agents are still out there -- most notably Shin-Soo Choo but also some quality starting pitchers in Mat...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  4. The Hall of Fame mess gets messier

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney wrote about the Hall of Fame in his Monday blog, pointing out a big problem many of the BBWAA voters will have in filling out their ballots next month: not enough room. Buster would like to vote for at least 16 players, but the voting ru...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  5. Pujols, Cano and those big contracts

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today: Albert Pujols is likely out for the year, given the amount of time he will miss. From ESPN Stats & Information, the most money owed to a player based on where deals will be at the start of the 2014 season: Joey V...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  6. Yasiel Puig's arrogance not a bad thing

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today on Yasiel Puig and the apparent growing dislike for him among other big leaguers: What the scout saw in Puig in spring training was someone who played as if he were the only person on the field. Without the niceties an...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  7. Another reason closers are overrated

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today, talking about why the Twins and Mets should trade Glen Perkins and Bobby Parnell: Do you know how many teams have the same closer in 2013 that they did two years ago, in 2011? Try three: Mariano Rivera of the Yankees,...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  8. Trout, Harper, Machado and staying healthy

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog yesterday, discussing Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado: NL executive: "I'd have Machado at No. 1 because he is more graceful, with flowing athletic skills -- poised and athletic easy-action skills are able to make ...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  9. Can Ryan Howard be Ryan Howard again?

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today : Ryan Howard has been hammering the ball this spring, driving the ball the other way; being out with an injury, he said, allowed him to refocus and review videotape from 2008 and realize that he had stopped concentrati...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  10. Links: Wild-card and playoff edition

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney's Insider blog has the keys to winner-to-take-all games, an excellent primer to today's matchups. Here are some other pieces to check out: Amanda Rykoff with a fun look at the playoffs, from A to Z. Our friends at Camden Depot hav...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  11. Who starts tiebreaker/wild-card games?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney made an important point in his Insider blog today: Rosters for the wild-card game can be changed for the Division Series: The participating teams will set 25-man rosters for this one-game, winner-take-all extravaganza -- rosters th...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  12. Rangers should keep Olt and call him up

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney's Insider blog this morning was headlined: Why the Rangers can't trade Profar, Olt . As the Cliff Lee rumors heat up, I have to agree with Buster. I'd keep Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt. While Profar is surely off-limits, Olt would un...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. Clearing the bases: Classless in Philly

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Trouble in Philadelphia. In Buster Olney's blog today , he quotes Washington Post writer Adam Kilgore, who emailed with Jayson Werth. "After walking off the field feeling nauseous knowing my wrist was broke and hearing Philly fans yelling...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  14. Dodgers first to try 25-man bullpen!

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney had a note in his Sunday blog that the Dodgers may open the season with 13 pitchers. Not to pick on the Dodgers, because they won't be the only team to carry 13 pitchers, but I just don't understand this trend. Seven relief pitchers ...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  15. Links: Can a pitcher win the MVP Award?

    David Schoenfield

    In his blog this morning, Buster Olney wrote that Justin Verlander would be his choice for AL MVP: "If I had a vote today, I'd pick Verlander. No player has made a bigger difference to his team than the right-hander. On the days he has pitched, the T...

    Blog | August 24, 2011