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  1. Top 10 bullpens in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    For most of the first five decades of Major League Baseball, managers preferred to rely on their starting pitchers through the late innings. It wasn't until the '40s and '50s that managers began to regularly use pitchers like Joe Page,...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  2. The 1998 New York Yankees top the best bullpens in MLB history - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 bullpens in baseball history, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  3. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  4. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  5. 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
  6. The drawbacks of the new CBA

    Buster Olney

    There are three ways for teams to acquire high-end talent, an AL executive said Tuesday afternoon in the hours after the new labor agreement was announced: 1. Teams can invest in free agents, as the Philadelphia Phillies did with Cliff Lee, and as t...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  7. By controlling draft spending, the new CBA could further hamper s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  8. Eric Hosmer taking control in Kansas City

    Buster Olney

    Playing first base is a great way to meet folks, and in his first year in the big leagues, Eric Hosmer has chatted with some of the travelers who have passed through. Welcome to the big leagues, Derek Jeter said to him, adding, "It's the same ga...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  9. MLB - Eric Hosmer emerging as a leader for Kansas City Royals

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Eric Hosmer has impressed since making his debut with the Kansas City Royals earlier this season, and the 21-year-old is starting to emerge as a leader in the Royals' clubhouse. Plus, other news and notes from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2011
  10. If somebody had told you ...

    Buster Olney

    Time for a little game of "If Somebody Had Told You ..." 1. On Jan. 31, if somebody had told you that the St. Louis Cardinals would have a total of one win from Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter and still be in first place in mid-May, would you ha...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  11. MLB: Reviewing the early-season surprises that nobody saw coming

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at the early-season surprises that nobody saw coming. Plus news and notes from around baseball, and a chart projecting the major league stats of the year's top pitching prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  12. Alex Gordon's career revival

    Buster Olney

    Alex Gordon was hitless in his first 13 at-bats of spring training this year. In his 14th at-bat, his bat was shattered, splinters flying everywhere. But with that swing, he dropped a looper over the head of the second baseman. Others joked with him,...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  13. MLB: Alex Gordon is finally living up to the hype

    Buster Olney

    Alex Gordon was thought of as a can't-miss prospect when the Kansas City Royals selected him second overall in the 2005 draft. After a number of injuries and one key adjustment, he's finally showing signs of living up to his potential.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2011
  14. MLB: Oakland is battling with an injury to a star, but they may h...

    Buster Olney

    Oakland's starting staff has an ERA of 2.01, which means it has been far and away baseball's best. Will Dallas Braden's injury diminish that? Maybe. But maybe you haven't seen Tyson Ross.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  15. The new face of plunk

    Buster Olney

    A major league source tells Rick Hummel that the Nationals and Cardinals will be warned by the umpires before the start of Friday's game, because of all the extracurricular activity that occurred in their last meeting. In the four years that I ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  16. MLB: In his new role, will Joe Torre offer latitude, or demand th...

    Buster Olney

    As a manager, Joe Torre was always in favor of allowing the players and managers more latitude to sort out the retaliations that happen in baseball on the field. But now he's the policeman. Will he show restraint now that he's in control?

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2011