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  1. Top 10 defenses in the majors

    Buster Olney

    There probably has been more focus on evaluating and maximizing defensive efficiency than any other part of baseball in the last five years. If we're looking for explanations about why offensive production has been declining, increased defensive prod...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  2. Union must fight to weed out cheaters

    Buster Olney

    Rick Reed became an important part of the New York Mets' rotation in 1997, posting a 2.89 ERA in his 33 appearances. But he was not wholly embraced by teammates that year, because in the spring of 1995, he had served as a replacement player duri...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  3. Union must fight to weed out cheaters

    Buster Olney

    Rick Reed became an important part of the New York Mets' rotation in 1997, posting a 2.89 ERA in his 33 appearances. But he was not wholly embraced by teammates that year, because in the spring of 1995, he had served as a replacement player duri...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  4. MLBPA must fight to protect members and weed out cheaters in wake...

    Buster Olney

    It's time for the MLBPA to treat PED users with the same disdain they once reserved for replacement players, writes Buster Olney. It's on the players to weed out the cheaters.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  5. Top 10 outfields in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Yesterday, I ranked the top 10 starting rotations in baseball. Today, the rankings for the best outfields in the majors -- as in offense, defense, the whole thing: 1. Los Angeles Angels This group has a chance to be something really special. Mik...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  6. Los Angeles Angels and Washington Nationals have two of the 10 be...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 outfields in baseball in today's blog.

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2013
  7. Trade fits for Kubel, Diamondbacks

    Buster Olney

    The Arizona Diamondbacks now have a glut of outfielders with the signing of Cody Ross, writes Nick Piecoro. The Diamondbacks' intent is to trade another outfielder, and privately, some in the organization have indicated that the most likely guy ...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  8. Trade options for the Arizona Diamondbacks if they deal Jason Kub...

    Buster Olney

    By signing Cody Ross, the Diamondbacks now have a surplus of outfielders from which to trade, and Jason Kubel appears to be the most likely to go. Buster Olney runs through eight teams that could make a good fit for Arizona.

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2012
  9. Should Braun receive NL MVP votes?

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- Baseball writers who have votes for each of the major awards are told to submit their ballot the day after the end of the regular season, so there are roughly 14 weeks left to decide. But surely these numbers for a particular player, if...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  10. Ryan Braun is putting up MVP numbers, creating a dilemma for vote...

    Buster Olney

    If you looked only at Ryan Braun's numbers, there's no question he should be in the NL MVP discussion. Of course, given his positive steroid test, it's not nearly that easy. Buster Olney writes that Braun is creating an interesting dilemma for voters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  11. 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
  12. St. Louis Cardinals hitter Matt Adams off to a strong start in th...

    Buster Olney

    Matt Adams knew he wouldn't be an elite pick, but he thought a team would call his name fairly early. But the rounds passed by, and Adams waited. The Cardinals finally called in the 23rd round and, as Buster Olney writes, Adams is now being rewarded.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  13. Early signs of a new Dodgers era

    Buster Olney

    Dodgers players have exercised gallows humor in recent years, as former owner Frank McCourt's ugly financial situation manifested itself in organizational cutbacks. "I don't write any checks," one player said privately last summer, "until I...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Dodgers have begun transition into new era - MLB

    Buster Olney

    It hasn't been long since the new Dodgers' owners officially took over the franchise, but there's already been significant change. As Buster Olney writes, the franchise is making an effort to reconnect with its fan base.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  15. Plan B for facing Josh Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton has 18 homers in the Rangers' first 34 games, something nobody has ever done in the history of baseball. But here's another number that is a little stunning: Hamilton has just 13 walks, with five of those b...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  16. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012