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  1. The 'legend' of Sonny Gray is growing

    Buster Olney

    Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray is off to a strong start in 2014, with a 1.76 ERA in six starts, and his next scheduled outing is against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Because he's really confident and competitive, and because he's really not th...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  2. MLB's growing power vacuum

    Buster Olney

    Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley took baseball out west, uprooting the Brooklyn Dodgers and, by extension, the New York Giants, and, through the 1960s and '70s, he was viewed as one of baseball's major power brokers. By the late '70s, howev...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  3. Mike Zunino is forcing Seattle's hand

    Buster Olney

    The Seattle Mariners' season is still taking shape, and in the days ahead, they will have to play without Michael Saunders, who was hurt Wednesday in an ugly collision with the wall; he immediately reached up to the area of his right collarbone....

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  4. Mike Zunino's performance at Triple-A Tacoma is forcing the Seatt...

    Buster Olney

    Mike Zunino's performance at Triple-A Tacoma is forcing the Seattle Mariners' hand, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  5. Greatest teams ever: The almost greats

    David Schoenfield

    If you're an ESPN Insider, I hope you've been reading Buster Olney's "all-time greatest" series. He finished off today with his top 10 teams , and the 1998 Yankees were No. 1. No big argument there. When you see these lists, most experts usually g...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  6. The writers' Hall of Fame conundrum

    Buster Olney

    The Hall of Fame ballots for the 2013 class are expected to be mailed to voters Monday, and within the same envelope, there also will be pages containing concise career biographies for each of the candidates. For Roger Clemens, there likely will be ...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  7. The conundrum for baseball writers regarding the Hall of Fame and...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why baseball writers should view the Hall of Fame as a museum meant to document history, with all that entails, and elect players suspected of PED use if they are worthy.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2012
  8. Strasburg's ceiling, second-half storylines

    Buster Olney

    The other day in the visitors dugout in Boston, Alex Rodriguez talked about how much he looked forward to a breather for a few days, to spend time with his daughters at a lake house. Somewhere out on an Oregon river, Billy Beane has been fly fishing,...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  9. How Washington Nationals will use Stephen Strasburg tops second-h...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks ahead to the biggest storylines in the second half of the baseball season. Will the Nationals really stick to their innings limit for Stephen Strasburg? Can the Pirates keep their momentum going? Those and more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  10. Why the Braves are collapsing

    Buster Olney

    Chipper Jones spoke of possible retirement early in the season, when he wasn't hitting or driving the ball, when opposing pitchers threw fastballs across the outer half of the plate. And there was actually a 24-hour window in which it seemed pos...

    Blog | September 25, 2010
  11. Seven reasons why the Atlanta Braves are falling out of contentio...

    Buster Olney

    Chipper Jones' injury is just one reason why the Braves' chances for making the playoffs are in serious jeopardy.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2010