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  1. Handling a closer's slump no easy feat

    Buster Olney

    If a starting pitcher has a couple of bad starts, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin mused Tuesday, he can always work on some stuff in side sessions in the bullpen. There is time for process, and progress. If a hitter struggles, he can c...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  2. John Axford, Jim Henderson and the trouble with handling slumping...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney talks to Brewers GM Doug Melvin, who explains why it's so tough to deal with a slumping closer.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  3. 10 hottest flashpoints for 2013 season

    Buster Olney

    Jim Leyland wore a small smile last week as he talked about team chemistry. He said if you win, you've got a great clubhouse, but if you lose, then it's said you have a bad clubhouse. He's right, of course. Almost everything else foll...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  4. Examining baseball's most inflammatory situations - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at 10 of baseball's most inflammatory situations this season, including Charlie Manuel's future in Philadelphia and the battle for the L.A. market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  5. D-backs are loving Adam Eaton

    Buster Olney

    Adam Eaton has a gift for angering other people, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has decided. The other day, the center fielder bunted on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals seemed put off by that, and when Eaton slid into thir...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  6. Adam Eaton brings a unique dimension to the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

    Buster Olney

    Adam Eaton brings a unique dimension to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and his teammates and coaches are loving it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  7. Top 10 rotations in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    I grew up as a crazy Los Angeles Lakers fan right in the middle of Boston Celtics country in central Vermont, which meant that all of my friends rooted for Larry Bird and Robert Parish and Cedric Maxwell, and I rooted for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magi...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  8. The 1997 Atlanta Braves top the best rotations in MLB history - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 rotations in baseball in today's blog, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2013
  9. Blue Jays send message with Dickey deal

    Buster Olney

    Talent evaluators who have heard Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos say no to possible deals for catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud in the past are stunned -- completely shocked -- that Toronto has said yes to a to a trade for R.A. Dickey -- a...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  10. Toronto Blue Jays are sending a message to their fans with the R....

    Buster Olney

    The Blue Jays had already made a commitment for 2013, and the R.A. Dickey deal is the final piece.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Ben Petrick's inspirational story

    Buster Olney

    By the time Ben Petrick walked away from baseball at age 27, he left behind the vivid memories that he created for others, cemented by the revelation that Petrick had been playing with an incurable disease. As "E:60" put together its piece on Petr...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  13. Former big leaguer Ben Petrick shares his story - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Former big leaguer Ben Petrick was featured on ESPN's E:60, and Buster Olney writes about Petrick's inspirational story. Petrick retired from baseball at 27 because of early onset Parkinson's disease.

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  14. Key players for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    Scouts are scattered all over ballparks these days, preparing for the postseason, looking for weaknesses, forming opinions on which hitters to avoid and which hitters to go after. Each of the playoff teams will have particular players who will be...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  15. The most important player on each current playoff team - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through every team currently projected to make the postseason and highlights the player most crucial to their playoff hopes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  16. The fuel for Baltimore's success

    Buster Olney

    Buck Showalter will make his way around the field during batting practice before games, and while he'll talk to a lot of players along the way, his primary mission, he says, is to get a read on how his relievers are feeling, how their arms are f...

    Blog | September 23, 2012