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  1. How to pitch to Cabrera and Trout

    Buster Olney

    It was a slow Friday night for Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout, relatively speaking. Cabrera had a single and two RBIs, and Trout had two hits and a walk and scored twice. Cabrera's batting average stands at .388, and Trout has an OPS of .963, and in p...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  2. The new face of the White Sox

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- The back of Paul Konerko's baseball card is impressive and Adam Dunn might finish with 500 homers. Addison Reed is an excellent young closer and Jake Peavy is a battler. All that said, the other White Sox know that Chris Sale has really be...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  3. Offseason decisions for all 30 teams

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- As Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News writes, free agency begins today for Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton and others, given the changes in the system. Marco Scutaro will still have images of his World Series-winning single dancing i...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  4. Early looks at big offseason decisions facing all 30 teams - MLB

    Buster Olney

    With the World Series complete and the 2012 season in the rearview mirror, Buster Olney takes an early look at decisions facing all 30 teams this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Pirates facing wrong kind of challenge

    Buster Olney

    The Pittsburgh Pirates understand that if any member of their organization uses a racial slur, or a word rooted in racial hate, then it's a serious issue that needs to be addressed. "If that ever happened," said one official, "then we'd hav...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  8. Pittsburgh Pirates are losing and facing a distraction - MLB

    Buster Olney

    As the Pirates lose, manager Clint Hurdle must deal with the wrong kind of distraction, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Trade targets for the Dodgers

    Buster Olney

    The ambulance chasers will be on the phone, one evaluator noted after the New York Yankees lost CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte in the span of about four hours Wednesday. What the evaluator meant is that any team looking to dump a veteran player with a...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  12. Los Angeles Dodgers need offensive help but options are limited -...

    Buster Olney

    The Dodgers were swept by the Giants and didn't score a run in the three-game series. Worse yet, Andre Ethier joined Matt Kemp on the disabled list. It's clear L.A. needs to upgrade its offense, and Buster Olney lists some bats the club could target.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  13. The most dominant pitches of all time

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia loves to hit and gets only a couple of chances to do so every season, and the baseball gods have been unfair to him today. Sabathia will be on "Sunday Night Baseball" (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), but does the left-hander get to swing against some m...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  14. R.A. Dickey's knuckleball and the most dominant pitches of all ti...

    Buster Olney

    The way R.A. Dickey is throwing his knuckleball these days, it could be called one of the most dominant pitches of all time. Buster Olney asked a team of evaluators to look back and offer other nominations for the nastiest pitches they have seen.

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2012
  15. Boston Red Sox deep in dissension

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- Anybody who has had a 30th birthday has witnessed troubled marriages. The frustration and exasperation of those involved is deeply felt, and because of the requirements of the union, there is little respite. They have to deal with each oth...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  16. Boston Red Sox can still win, but the clubhouse is a mess - MLB

    Buster Olney

    There's plenty of time for the Red Sox to contend in the AL East, but as Buster Olney writes, they won't be helped by chemistry. As of now, Boston's clubhouse is divided in all kinds of ways.

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2012