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  1. Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson is evolving into a co...

    Buster Olney

    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson is evolving into a complete pitcher, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  2. Yankees' concerns begin with Sabathia

    Buster Olney

    There is a significant difference between being a front-line pitcher and being the ace of a staff, as longtime Oriole Mike Flanagan once explained. There is an extra accountability factor because an ace embraces the responsibility of leading a rotati...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  3. The Yankees need CC Sabathia to pitch like an ace as their AL Eas...

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia has been an ace for more than a decade, and he still fills that role for the Yankees. But, as Buster Olney writes, there is still some concern about Sabathia's elbow and whether he's healthy enough to beat other aces down the stretch.

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  4. Biggest trade deadline holes to fill

    Buster Olney

    With the trade deadline now five days away, some executives spent part of Wednesday digesting the deals that took place late Tuesday night and continuing their assessments of their own teams and the market. The number of shopping days is dwindling...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. Trade deadline holes for the Angels, Rangers and others - MLB

    Buster Olney

    With the trade deadline five days away, Buster Olney goes through the biggest holes to fill, beginning with the Los Angeles Angels and their starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  6. Billy Hamilton's speedy rise

    Buster Olney

    Billy Hamilton can't remember ever running on a track, so he has no idea what his time in the 100 meters would be. There was a day, he said, that he was asked to run a 40-yard dash at a football camp in Mississippi. "I ran a 4.5 flat," he recal...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  7. Billy Hamilton on pace to break minor league stolen-base record -...

    Buster Olney

    As Buster Olney writes, Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is on pace to break several minor league stolen-base records. He may soon be called up by the Reds.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  8. How Tigers must turn it around

    Buster Olney

    The Detroit Tigers are now six games below .500 after a muffed fly ball led to a loss to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Detroit is six games behind the Chicago White Sox and a half-game ahead of the Kansas City Royals. If anybody told y...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  9. Detroit Tigers have deep defensive issues and must improve at the...

    Buster Olney

    When the Tigers signed Prince Fielder, they were expected to have one of the best offenses in the American League. That hasn't been the case. As Buster Olney writes, Detroit's bats need to heat up in order to overcome its other issues.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  10. Nationals face dilemma in how to use Stephen Strasburg - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals may have finally built a team ready to win the NL East. But what happens when you have to shut down your best player for the stretch drive? Buster investigates.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  11. Yu Darvish's specialized skill

    Buster Olney

    There was a moment during Yu Darvish's start against the New York Yankees on Tuesday when Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli dropped into a squat to call a pitch and made an unusual sign -- sort of an upside-down L, aimed in the direction of the ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  12. Yu Darvish has a special ability that few pitchers share - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish's expansive arsenal of pitches is impressive, but as Buster Olney writes, it's his ability to maintain the feel and effectiveness of all of them that makes the Rangers pitcher special.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  13. The Atlanta Braves must resign Brian McCann soon, but their payro...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Atlanta Braves have a big decision on the horizon with catcher Brian McCann, who will be a free agent after the 2013 season. Problem is, salaries in baseball are increasing, while the Braves' budget fails to grow.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  14. Eric Hosmer should be next young star to sign long-term deal - ML...

    Buster Olney

    With Andrew McCutchen's deal complete with the Pirates, Buster Olney writes that the Royals' Eric Hosmer could be the next young star ready for a long-term deal. For the Pirates and Royals, it's mandatory.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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