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  1. My awards voting, playoff notes and more

    Buster Olney

    Lockers are being cleaned out these days, first in Oakland, then Pittsburgh, Detroit and Anaheim. Goodbyes are being said, perhaps temporarily or maybe for longer than that. Victor Martinez's season is over, and maybe his time with the Tigers is f...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. Small change makes big impact for Wood

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Dee Gordon is the model of improvement in major league baseball this year, evolving from a part-timer into an All-Star with a position change and a change in regimen. He explained in spring training that by eliminating hours of pickup bas...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  3. The market for Jeff Samardzija

    Buster Olney

    The playoff field expanded from eight to 10 teams for the first time, giving more teams more chances at trying to make it to the postseason, making it less likely that clubs would become sellers before the July 31 trade deadline. Generally speaking, ...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  4. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    In following Tuesday's column ranking the American League's early-season schedules, Wednesday we have the National League. The teams are ranked toughest to easiest in caliber of early-season schedule. 1. Chicago Cubs Games vs. teams with reco...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  5. Reasons for optimism on every MLB team

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA BAY -- CC Sabathia laughed about the reaction to his weight loss -- 40 pounds over the last two offseasons, he said Friday -- and mentioned that he felt like the winner of the show "The Biggest Loser." He said he feels better, with his body ada...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Grady Sizemore, Joe Saunders and the second tier of free agents -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the tier of free agents that could represent good value additions for teams.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  11. Josh Johnson could cash in big

    Buster Olney

    Two years ago, Zack Greinke was viewed as a talented but quirky pitcher, a Cy Young winner who had mused about walking away from the game again in 2010 after walking away earlier in his career. Now, because of a series of circumstances and events in...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  12. Josh Johnson could cash in with bounce-back season

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes how Josh Johnson could capitalize on his status as the top free-agent pitcher in an otherwise barren market.

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2012
  13. What Indians should do this offseason

    Buster Olney

    The power outage in our area north of New York City is really no big deal, relative to the devastation in other parts. You throw an extra blanket on the kids at night, relearn to make coffee in the fireplace in the morning, spend the days cleaning up...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  14. What the Cleveland Indians should do this offseason - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines some key offseason moves so far and analyzes what the Cleveland Indians should do this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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