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  1. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  2. Jonathan Papelbon's $50 million deal with the Phillies set the ma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when the Phillies handed out $50 million for Jonathan Papelbon, it sent ripples through the industry as the deal set the market for other elite relievers. Teams now have to look for value among secondary options.

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2011
  3. The banged-up NL Central

    Buster Olney

    Right after starter Adam Wainwright was lost for the season, manager Tony La Russa said nobody would feel sorry for the St. Louis Cardinals, and that despite the crushing nature of that injury, the team would just have to plow ahead, because there wi...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  4. MLB: Following injury to St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright, re...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that following the injury to St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright, the rest of the NL Central's contenders have begun to deal with injuries of their own. As a result, Cards manager Tony La Russa is feeling good about his team's chances.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2011
  5. MLB: Looking at what pitches, from which pitchers, were the harde...

    Buster Olney

    A look at which pitches were the hardest for batters to deal with last year. In some cases, it's hard to put it in context, but in others, a pitch that looks like it would be terribly hard to hit came out that way.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2011
  6. Vin Scully, Stephen Strasburg and Manny

    Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will reveal before Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds whether he intends to retire after this season. He told T.J. Simers that he knows what he will do but is not giving any hints. I would rank ...

    Blog | August 22, 2010
  7. MLB: Vin Scully is unquestionably the best baseball announcer eve...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says Vin Scully is his favorite MLB announcer of all time. Within this blog, he also discusses concerns over Stephen Strasburg's arm, the chances Manny Ramirez could go to Tampa and much more.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2010
  8. June 8 makes sense for Stephen Strasburg debut

    Buster Olney

    Speculation is running rampant as to when star prospect Stephen Strasburg will make his major league debut. But a June 8 home matchup against the Pirates seems to be as good a time as any. Plus, why the Red Sox could already be looking to next season.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2010
  9. Early-season surprises ... and non-surprises -- Buster Olney -- M...

    Buster Olney

    With 5 percent of the season in the books, Buster Olney takes a look at a few big surprises (Kansas City's hot start at the plate) and a few not-so-big surprises (Baltimore's 1-8 record). Plus, is racism really keeping Jermaine Dye out of baseball?

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2010
  10. MLB -- Buster Olney -- For the San Diego Padres, when they trade...

    Buster Olney

    We'll hear all winter about the possibility that Adrian Gonzalez could be traded; the reality is the Padres will need to trade him, but might get a lot more out of the deal if they do it later. Both to add interest and to keep their fans.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2009
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Los Angeles Dodgers are virtually paralyz...

    Buster Olney

    As other teams excitedly move in and out of deals and trades, sift through the vast market and seek to create a sense of optimism heading into the new year, the Dodgers are sitting out in the cold, paralyzed and seemingly lifeless. But for how long?

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2009
  12. MLB -- Buster Olney -- There's a sense that the big Curtis Grand...

    Buster Olney

    While the teams acquiring new players in the big trade that sends Curtis Granderson to New York, Edwin Jackson to Arizona, and a number of prospects to Detroit will express satisfaction, there's a sense that each traded away potential problems.

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Starters with same agents could push pric...

    Buster Olney

    The prices for second-tier starting pitchers could go higher than normal because several are represented by the same group of agents.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2009
  14. MLB -- Buster Olney -- How the Yankees can build a case for Hall...

    Buster Olney

    If the Yankees believe that Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes will be either dominant relief arms or front-of-the-rotation-level starters, they should forget about Roy Halladay. But if not, then a deal for Doc, with other prospects, makes some sense.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2009
  15. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Type A free agents can have their mar...

    Buster Olney

    Jason Varitek and Juan Cruz found themselves boxed into a maze of baseball rules and regulations last winter, walled in by circumstance, but they probably won't be the last players to face this kind of quandary.

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2009
  16. MLB Kiss 'Em Goodbye: What went wrong, what went right and what t...

    Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff

    Insider and Baseball Prospectus collaborate to dissect the rise and fall of all 30 teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2009