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  1. Votto's return puts pressure on Baker

    Buster Olney

    Joey Votto has been activated, and he is expected to be back in the lineup tonight. He is not completely healthy and does not expect to be for the rest of this season, but Votto is still regarded as one of the league's best pure hitters -- mayb...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  2. As Joey Votto returns to Reds, Dusty Baker has tough choices to m...

    Buster Olney

    The Cincinnati Reds are getting Joey Votto back, and this certainly is a good thing. But, as Buster Olney writes, it also puts manager Dusty Baker in a tough position.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  3. The wild card's negative trade effect

    Buster Olney

    As the second half of the season began, there were eight teams within 2.5 games of the lead in the AL wild-card race, an early sign that the expanded playoff field will do exactly what The Powers That Be want it to do. More opportunity for the posts...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  4. The value of the wild card may be depressing the trade market - M...

    Buster Olney

    When baseball adopted the second wild card, it was meant to give more teams hope of making the postseason, and it has. But as Buster Olney writes, it could also be depressing the trade market as teams decide whether a wild card berth is worth it.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  5. White Sox pondering a trade for Youkilis

    Bruce Levine

    The reports of the Chicago White Sox's interest in Kevin Youkilis are accurate. ESPN.com's Buster Olney first reported that the White Sox are one of four major league teams which have talked to the Red Sox about trading for the 33-year-old third ...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  6. Historic meeting for Verlander, Ellsbury

    Buster Olney

    The first pitch of the American League's regular season will happen in a couple of days, thrown by Brandon McCarthy, and when the rest of the AL teams begin their respective schedules on April 5, we likely will see something we've never see...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  7. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  8. Debating baseball's best pitcher

    Buster Olney

    Clayton Kershaw was dominant in his latest exhibition outing, and he seems poised for another overpowering year after ascending in his level of dominance last year. Kershaw, who turns 24 in four days, reduced hitters' OPS against him from .6...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Roy Halladay and the best pitc...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if you were picking the best pitcher in baseball right now -- not based on track record or anything other than current ability -- it'd be hard to pass up Justin Verlander. But other arms would have a say in the debate.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  10. Thoughts on Albert Pujols, the Braves, Blue Jays and more from ar...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while it is still early in the spring and March results don't mean much, first impressions for the 2012 season are being formed by talent evaluators and executives around baseball. Here are five, beginning with Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  11. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2012 (Nos. 30-21)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider kicks off it's first edition of the MLB Future Power Rankings, as Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney break down how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  12. Miguel Cabrera's hot corner debate

    Buster Olney

    During the past couple of days, some rival executives have debated whether the Detroit Tigers are serious about playing Miguel Cabrera at third base, or if this is just early lip service until they get to spring training and Jim Leyland gets a chance...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  13. Detroit Tigers are adamant about Miguel Cabrera playing third bas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers seem adamant about trying Miguel Cabrera at third base, although there is widespread skepticism about the decision throughout the industry.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  14. A hard reality check for Hanley Ramirez

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen understands Hanley Ramirez's unhappiness about being asked to switch positions, writes Juan Rodriguez. He has a right to be upset, says Guillen. The Miami Marlins are all being very polite to Ramirez now, mostly because of how g...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  15. With Jose Reyes now a Marlin, Hanley Ramirez should openly accept...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Hanley Ramirez is facing a reality check now that Jose Reyes is a Marlin. While Ramirez has the right to gripe a little about being asked to switch positions, he also must realize he's the reason Miami pursued Reyes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  16. Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols top the list of issues entering ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the winter meetings kick off in Dallas this week, there are numerous issues to keep an eye on. No. 1 on the list: When will Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder sign?

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2011