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  1. Buster Blog: Magnificent Marmol

    Bruce Levine

    Buster Olney talks about how Carlos Marmol is improving his efficiency on the mound....

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  2. What can A's do at second base?

    AJ Mass

    In his blog on Sunday, ESPN.com's Buster Olney points out that the OPS produced by Oakland Athletics's second basemen is ranked fifth-worst of any position in all of baseball. If there's a place where the first-place A's might be looking to improve, ...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Are Padres healthy enough to contend?

    AJ Mass

    As Buster Olney notes in his Sunday blog, the general consensus among the 44 ESPN.com experts who voted on who they thought would win each major league division were firmly in the camp of the Los Angeles Dodgers claiming the National League West titl...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  5. Should Reds shop Chapman?

    AJ Mass

    There's little room for argument that the Cincinnati Reds had one of the league's best rotations in 2013. But as ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes in his Friday blog, for the team to match last season's pitching performance, they'd be better served with...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Olney: Sox a sleeper team for McCann

    ESPNBoston.com

    In his video blog Tuesday (posted above), ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney discussed free-agent catcher Brian McCann and a possible fit for the Red Sox, who chose not to extend a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Olne...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Ortiz: Guys want to go all-out for Farrell

    ESPNBoston.com

    In a blog post early Sunday, ESPN.com's Buster Olney wrote about the 180 he observes in the Red Sox clubhouse this season compared to the toxic atmosphere that existed when Bobby Valentine ran things in 2012. David Ortiz noted the chemistry as wel...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Scanning the bullpen market

    Buster Olney

    Some general managers would prefer that the non-waiver trade deadline be moved back until the end of August, especially now, when the addition of two more wild-card teams to the playoff format provides lingering hope for more teams. To those GMs, the...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  16. The Cardinals' closer is becoming famous for a pitch he does not ...

    Buster Olney

    The closer for the St. Louis Cardinals is becoming famous for a pitch he does not throw. Buster takes a look at Edward Mujica's curious distinction.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2013