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  1. Marlins could be buyers at trade deadline

    Buster Olney

    Before you dismiss the notion that the Miami Marlins could be serious players in the market over the next few days, it's worth noting that, after their wild comeback win over Washington on Monday, they are closer to the leader in their division -- si...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  2. MLB Future Power Rankings 2013 update

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law & Buster Olney

    Keith Law, Jim Bowden and Buster Olney rank each team based on how well they are set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  3. Rays in a bind with David Price

    Buster Olney

    It was an all-around tough day for the Tampa Bay Rays, who saw Fernando Rodney blow up in the ninth inning and blow a lead to the Red Sox, this just a little while after they placed Cy Young Award winner David Price on the disabled list. For an or...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  4. Ranking strength of AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. - When the late, great Mike Flanagan served in the Baltimore Orioles' leadership in 2005, the team got off to a strong start, winning 30 of their first 46 games. I called "Flanny" in late May and asked him whether he thought they...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  5. MLB - Buster Olney ranks strength of American League schedules

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says the Kansas City Royals have the toughest schedule in the American League.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. How Scott Rolen can still help the Reds

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI -- Scott Rolen returned to the dugout Sunday after taking batting practice to grab a cup of water on a muggy summer evening, and he talked about his struggles at the plate. His left shoulder has been a pin cushion for doctors, and so he&#0...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  11. Scott Rolen still has something to contribute to the Cincinnati R...

    Buster Olney

    It's been a battle for Scott Rolen, who has missed time due to injuries and watched a younger player perform in his absence. But as Buster Olney writes, Rolen can still contribute to the Cincinnati Reds' push for the playoffs.

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  12. The most dominant pitches of all time

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia loves to hit and gets only a couple of chances to do so every season, and the baseball gods have been unfair to him today. Sabathia will be on "Sunday Night Baseball" (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), but does the left-hander get to swing against some m...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  13. R.A. Dickey's knuckleball and the most dominant pitches of all ti...

    Buster Olney

    The way R.A. Dickey is throwing his knuckleball these days, it could be called one of the most dominant pitches of all time. Buster Olney asked a team of evaluators to look back and offer other nominations for the nastiest pitches they have seen.

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2012
  14. Needs for Red Sox, Dodgers, others

    Buster Olney

    A general manager got a phone message from a peer Thursday, but didn't return the call right away. "I'm not sure what he wants to talk about anyway," he said. "He's not going to trade anything now." This is a sentiment being repeated ...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  15. Looking at the needs for the Boston Red Sox, others on the trade ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the trade market as of now. While the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels appear set, the Boston Red Sox are looking for starting pitching. Plus, updates on where other teams stand.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  16. Matt Adams' long-awaited reward

    Buster Olney

    For Matt Adams, baseball's amateur draft was going to be about confirmation of effort, about reward, for years of work that he had put in amid the hills of Philipsburg, Pa. Adams assumed that he would not get picked in the first three rounds...

    Blog | June 03, 2012