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  1. Vogt's determination paying off for A's

    Buster Olney

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Vogt played eight years in the minors and knows what it feels like to ride a bus overnight all the way from Gwinnett, Georgia, to Norfolk, Virginia, only to be told the hotel rooms aren't ready. He understands what it means...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  2. Astros have a major perception problem

    Buster Olney

    Perception matters, which is why the chief justice of the Supreme Court has historically worked for unanimity in decisions, and why the loser in the presidential election gives a concession speech, to legitimize the process. Perception...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  3. Glaring holes among playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    It's easy to imagine the Angels succeeding in October -- for seven innings, at least. Mike Trout is already widely regarded as the best player on the planet, and he is in the midst of what is arguably the best month of his career, sporting a 1.228 OP...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  4. Time for Dodgers to shake things up

    Buster Olney

    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has seen this star-driven strategy play out before, back in the 1980s with the New York Yankees. His boss, George Steinbrenner, would collect a bunch of big names on a roster without thorough consideration on...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  5. What could derail the Dodgers?

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- The votes are in, and the Los Angeles Dodgers were picked by more folks at ESPN than any other team to win the World Series; 38 of the 44 ESPN experts who cast ballots chose the Dodgers to win the NL West. Las Vegas is picking them as we...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  6. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2014

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  7. Jeter's secret? His confidence

    Buster Olney

    I covered the Yankees for the New York Times at the time Derek Jeter was invited to host "Saturday Night Live," and I can remember thinking that he would be pretty awful in that role. Jeter's instinct when speaking into cameras or microphones had...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  8. Toughest lineup quandaries in MLB

    Buster Olney

    When Joe Torre managed, he jotted down lineups in his time away from the park, mulling over various possibilities, internally debating certain combinations. In other words: He was like a lot of baseball fans and reporters, who like to think throug...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  9. Top 10 storylines to watch in 2014

    Buster Olney

    Tim Kurkjian had it right last spring when he said the hardest thing to predict in 2013 was who was going to finish fifth in the AL East. Many folks thought it would be the Boston Red Sox, and instead, they won the World Series with a group of invest...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  10. Many teams capable of a big move

    Buster Olney

    The Mariners have spent about $250 million this offseason, and the Yankees more than $300 million. Most of the best free agents have come off the board, and as general managers rushed out of the building with the dolphin on the top to catch flights o...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  11. Which relievers could be on the move?

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The Farmers' Almanac weather forecast might be more reliable than a guesstimate on how relief pitchers will fare. The Boston Red Sox added Eric Gagne at the deadline in 2007, when his ERA was 2.16, and within a few weeks he appeared to deve...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  12. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  13. Vidal Nuno could step up for the New York Yankees - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the Yankees deal with a number of injuries, pitcher Vidal Nuno could be the player who comes out of nowhere to play a key role for the team.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  14. WBC to pay injured players' salaries while they heal, sources say...

    Buster Olney

    Players injured during the World Baseball Classic will have their salaries paid by the WBC organization while they are unable to play for their major league teams, according to an MLB source.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  15. Season of truth for Hal Steinbrenner

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman did what good teammates should always do when speaking with reporters about Derek Jeter's status for the start of the season, noting the best-case scenario and Jeter's past heali...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  16. We will learn a lot about New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner...

    Buster Olney

    We will learn a lot about New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner this year, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2013