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  1. Key questions remaining for contenders

    Buster Olney

    We're less than a month from the start of spring training, and as one general manager said Monday, we've reached the stage of the winter where what you see is what get, for the most part. Most teams will do a little roster tinkering over th...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  2. Key questions remain for New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at four burning questions facing four contenders as we approach the end of the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  3. Teams best positioned for October run

    Buster Olney

    When Major League Baseball put its new set of playoff rules in place, nobody knew exactly how the changes would shape the decisions of managers and general managers and players. Nobody knew for sure if some unforeseen circumstance might emerge, alter...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  4. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  5. Who will get Josh Hamilton?

    Buster Olney

    A general manager preparing for the offseason recently asked others in his organization what they thought of Josh Hamilton, and of course, the response was nothing but raves for Hamilton as a player. They talked about the damage he can do at the plat...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  6. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  7. Pirates facing wrong kind of challenge

    Buster Olney

    The Pittsburgh Pirates understand that if any member of their organization uses a racial slur, or a word rooted in racial hate, then it's a serious issue that needs to be addressed. "If that ever happened," said one official, "then we'd hav...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  8. Pittsburgh Pirates are losing and facing a distraction - MLB

    Buster Olney

    As the Pirates lose, manager Clint Hurdle must deal with the wrong kind of distraction, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  9. How Phils, Brewers got back in the race

    Buster Olney

    The Crazy Stuff bar was set very high last year, when the Boston lineup of stars collapsed and the Braves' bullpen crumbled. As Evan Longoria prepared for his season-ending at-bat last year, he looked at a photographer near the Rays' on-dec...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  10. Phillies, Brewers have climbed back into the NL wild-card race - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, as we saw last year with the Red Sox and others, anything can happen at the end of the season. This year, the Phillies and Brewers are trying to do some "crazy stuff" of their own.

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  11. Yankees' concerns begin with Sabathia

    Buster Olney

    There is a significant difference between being a front-line pitcher and being the ace of a staff, as longtime Oriole Mike Flanagan once explained. There is an extra accountability factor because an ace embraces the responsibility of leading a rotati...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  12. The Yankees need CC Sabathia to pitch like an ace as their AL Eas...

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia has been an ace for more than a decade, and he still fills that role for the Yankees. But, as Buster Olney writes, there is still some concern about Sabathia's elbow and whether he's healthy enough to beat other aces down the stretch.

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  13. Justin Verlander's shared burden

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- By the second inning on "Sunday Night Baseball," Justin Verlander had started to throw his curveball for strikes, and while the Chicago White Sox had an early 1-0 lead because of Alejandro De Aza's leadoff home run in the first, the C...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  14. What Justin Verlander shares with Roger Clemens and other greats ...

    Buster Olney

    Justin Verlander has the desire to be great, and sometimes that can present challenges, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  15. King Felix's transcendent gift

    Buster Olney

    There is a spectacular scene in the Oscar-winning movie "Amadeus" in which composer Antonio Salieri presents Mozart with a piece written in his honor. In playing the music, Mozart demonstrates his own extraordinary talent. At the same time, he makes ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  16. After his perfect game, Felix Hernandez is the Mozart of baseball...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after Felix Hernandez's perfect game, we should just refer to him as the Mozart of baseball: His ability transcends the sport.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2012