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  1. 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
  2. Time for the Phillies to turn the page

    Buster Olney

    Philadelphia Phillies fans aren't happy, and they're expressing that through the ticket office: The team's attendance has plummeted, from an incredible (and unsustainable) 44,021 per game just two years ago to the current 30,438 per game. That's a 31...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. Players I'd reach for in fantasy

    Buster Olney

    Colleague Andrew Feldman asked some of us to jump into an ESPN draft room yesterday and pick teams as part of #MockDraftMonday. With the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, I figure I should've gotten a better core of relievers. But after the first three ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  4. 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
  5. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the steroid debate, the Blue Jays and ot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a shot at predicting the key storylines of the 2013 season. Will the Dodgers win big? Will the Jays remain favorites? What will the Hall of Fame vote look like?

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2012
  6. Handicapping the Josh Hamilton market

    Buster Olney

    This is what Josh Hamilton achieved in 2012: 43 homers, tied for the second-most in the majors. One hundred twenty-eight RBIs, which ranked second in the majors. One hundred three runs; only seven players scored more. He finished fifth in the America...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  7. Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox among potential landing spot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney polls MLB evaluators and agents to get a sense of where Josh Hamilton will sign.

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  8. Francona's first hurdle in Cleveland

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Two days before his interview to become the next manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona explained how the job seemed different to him. "It's like family to me," he said, talking about his relationship with Indians general ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  9. What Terry Francona faces as manager of the Cleveland Indians - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after accepting the managerial job with the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona's first challenge is clear: Make something out of a stumbling starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  10. Wild rules could alter playoff games

    Buster Olney

    Some of the San Francisco Giants spoke recently about how they view the Atlanta Braves as a really dangerous postseason team because of their dominant bullpen pieces and the power in their lineup. It's possible that the Braves will finish this s...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  11. Wild-card roster rules will allow managers to experiment - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with managers allowed to set 25-man rosters specifically for the winner-take-all wild-card games -- and then change them if their teams advance -- we could see some strange things as managers look for matchups.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Robin Ventura was made to manage

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Long before Robin Ventura even knew he wanted to manage, Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams had written down his name as a possible candidate, among other names, in a folder that Williams updates and maintains. Ventura is understated and e...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  15. The Chicago White Sox found a manager who fits the modern prototy...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that in Robin Ventura's first season as manager of the Chicago White Sox, he has proved to have all of the necessary qualities a big league skipper needs in the modern game.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2012
  16. MLB - Future Power Rankings in-season update 2012 (Nos. 15-1)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney give you an in-season update of the Future Power Rankings. Here's the top 15.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012