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  1. Phillies hurt long term by informing NCAA

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- For the third consecutive day, the Philadelphia Phillies did not comment on the decision to inform the NCAA that the college juniors they drafted in the fifth and sixth rounds last summer -- Oregon State pitcher Ben Wetzler and Wash...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  2. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  3. MLB Future Power Rankings 2013 update

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law & Buster Olney

    Keith Law, Jim Bowden and Buster Olney rank each team based on how well they are set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  4. Where Robinson Cano could go

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- If the Yankees don't make the playoffs, then as of this morning, there are 33 games left in the career of Mariano Rivera. But everybody saw that coming. There may also be only 33 games remaining in Robinson Cano's tenure with the Ya...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  5. Ranking schedule strength

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- General managers look at strength of schedule all the time; players and managers almost never look at it, because they're in the fight and focused on the micro, rather than the macro. But the GMs are always watching the upcoming slate o...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  6. Top pitchers, hitters at specific pitches

    Buster Olney

    It took a while for Mike Minor to develop full confidence in his fastball, but now, throwing that pitch inside is the default decision for him. "If I'm not sure what I want to do," he said earlier this season, "I just throw the fastball." And it s...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Starting pitching market limited

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Since Major League Baseball and the players' association agreed to a new labor deal and MLB followed that up with record-setting television contracts, the clubs -- with money burning a hole in their front-office pockets -- have be...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  9. Yadier Molina's defensive importance

    Buster Olney

    PHILADELPHIA -- The other St. Louis Cardinals players on the field keep their eyes on Yadier Molina constantly, pitch to pitch, in the way that interstate truck drivers might lock in on the leader of a convoy. Everything they do -- every decision, ev...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  10. Yadier Molina's defensive importance for the St. Louis Cardinals ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about the important role that St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina plays in setting the team's defense, plus the usual news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2013
  11. Mike Trout's one 'weakness'

    Buster Olney

    Mike Trout had a season that nobody has ever had before, with a buffet of home runs and stolen bases and runs and home run-robbing catches. This is why a majority of talent evaluators already believe he is the best player in the game. If you wanted...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  12. Mike Trout is working on what he thinks is his one major weakness...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at Mike Trout's one "weakness," and also looks at Roy Halladay's struggles and some disagreement among two former Tampa teammates.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Roy Halladay determines so much for Philadelphia, maybe too much ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the Phillies, a team that has showed a lot of positive signs this spring. But one not-so-good sign has been the performance of Roy Halladay.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  16. Top 10 rotations in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kyle Lohse still doesn't have a home, and there could be a few more trades of starting pitchers. But there is enough information available to rank the 10 best rotations for 2013. 1. Detroit Tigers The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherze...

    Blog | December 31, 2012