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  1. Buster Olney

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  2. Francona aims to improve Indians' awful D

    Buster Olney

    As he recalled in a phone conversation Tuesday, Terry Francona, in his first year as a major league manager, was bound and determined that the Phillies' pitchers were going to be a strong defensive unit, and from the start of spring training, he had ...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
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  4. Shifts aren't the cause for declining offense

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney has a great take on new commissioner Rob Manfred's ill-advised comments that he would consider eliminating shifts from the game in order to help inject more offense. Buster writes:This is a really, really bad idea that should be dismisse...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  5. Banning defensive shifts is an absurd idea

    Buster Olney

    At the start of every round of batting practice, hitters of all shapes and sizes and power potential are expected to drop two bunts, whether it's Billy Hamilton or Miguel Cabrera, Dee Gordon or Jose Abreu. Depending on the player, this is sometimes d...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
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  7. Notes from the MLB awards dinner

    Buster Olney

    Our colleague Willie Weinbaum filed this from Saturday night's annual baseball soiree. On a night of transitions and tributes, the 92nd annual awards dinner of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America began with a mome...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  8. Ernie Banks always felt lucky

    Buster Olney

    In the first season of Home Run Derby, Ernie Banks vied against Mickey Mantle for the big money: The winner would get $2,000, the loser $1,000, with $500 bonuses built in for particular achievements. "Pretty lucky," Banks said, after the first of his...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  9. Pirates offense teeming with depth

    Buster Olney

    The transformation of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been gradual, encompassing the larger part of a decade. The growth has been steady, and the organization is now well past the time when the Pirates had only a handful of front-line players and almost n...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  10. Astros taking risky approach with lineup

    Buster Olney

    The 2015 Houston Astros will hit for a lot of power, with a whole lot of strikeouts, and newcomer Colby Rasmus, who, as Jerry Crasnick writes, will get $8 million in his one-year deal, will fit right in. Over the past two seasons, Rasmus banged 40 h...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  11. Phils lose leverage in Hamels trade talks

    Doug Mittler

    The ripple effect of Max Scherzer signing with the Nationals is being felt throughout baseball, including the 2 1/2-hour drive up I-95 from Washington to Philadelphia. ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney lists the Phillies among the biggest losers, ...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  12. Winners and losers of the Scherzer deal

    Buster Olney

    When a big deal goes down the ripples always roll out in many directions, as seen in the Nationals' signing of Max Scherzer -- a deal with a multitude of winners and losers. Let's take a look at both sides. Winner: Scherzer, who gets tens of mi...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  13. Does Scherzer improve MLBs top team?

    Buster Olney

    The Washington Nationals have agreed to a seven-year contract with Max Scherzer for a reported $210 million, half of it deferred -- Scherzer reportedly will receive $15 million annually for 14 years -- the most ever spent on a free-agent pitcher, the...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  14. Are the Nats done dealing?

    Doug Mittler

    The rich got even richer with word Sunday night that the Washington Nationals have agreed to a seven-year contract with free agent righthander Max Scherzer. Even before Scherzer agreed to head to the nation's capital, ESPN's Buster Olney claimed ...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  15. Young Marlins trio tops outfield rankings

    Buster Olney

    Giancarlo Stanton got a lot of attention in 2014 for his record-setting contract, for leading the National League in homers, and for that frightening moment when he was hit in the face by a Mike Fiers fastball. All of that obscured Stanton's improvem...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  16. Top 10 infields in MLB: Rockies No. 1

    Buster Olney

    Among all the team elements ranked in the ongoing series, getting a consensus on the top infields was the most difficult. At one point or another, more than half a dozen teams were mentioned for the top spot. This is the fifth installment of the s...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  17. Who had the worst defensive season ever?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney ranked his top 10 team defenses in his blog post Thursday, which got me thinking about bad defense. I checked Baseball-Reference.com for their list of worst individual fielding seasons and thought it would be fun to look at the bottom 10...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  18. Royals No. 1 in MLB team defense ranks

    Buster Olney

    More and more, the use of defensive shifts is impacting the play of individuals. Last summer, there might not have been a better example than Jhonny Peralta. If a coach stood at the plate and mashed ground balls at Peralta and some of his peers, Pera...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  19. Red Sox lead top 10 ranks of MLB lineups

    Kyle Brasseur, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    Consider ESPN's Buster Olney a fan of the Boston Red Sox's offensive upgrades this offseason. In an Insider piece posted Wednesday, Olney ranked the Red Sox's projected lineup for next season as the best in the majors, citing its firepower and de...

    Blog | January 14, 2015