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  1. Links: Tainted World Series titles

    Rob Neyer

    Meant to get this up earlier today, but better late than never. Some stuff worth checking out: Barry Bonds Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian give their takes. I agree with Jon Heyman over at Sports Illustrated: Best ballplayer I've ever seen. ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  2. Votto's great ... but still no Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    From the ubiquitous anonymous scout (via Buster Olney), a current take on Joey Votto: "I'd give him the Barry Bonds treatment right now. I wouldn't even pitch to him. Right now, he's more dangerous than Pujols . . . if he and Pujols were in the sam...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  3. Get used to current alignment

    Rob Neyer

    Shocking: Buster Olney reports that, for all of the recent chatter about realignment, radical or otherwise, Bud Selig's Gold Star, Blue Ribbon, extra-special committee hasn't dealt with the issue at all, and that they're not expected to. Olney says...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  4. Fisking an odd and frightening report

    Rob Neyer

    Here's the way it works sometimes: one of's writers fires off a Tweet, which is picked up by some random blogger, and then I join the fray. Got all that? According to Buster Olney of (via Twitter), the Reds are interested in acqui...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  5. Dodgers lock up 41-year-old catcher

    Rob Neyer

    A couple of hours ago, from the L.A. Times' Dylan Hernandez: "The Dodgers have agreed to a new deal with backup catcher Brad Ausmus, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity." Next, our own Buster Olney: "Heard this: Brad Ausm...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  6. The meaning of Randy Wolf (Part 2)

    Rob Neyer

    Today on Boston's WEEI, our own Buster Olney said this: Olney said general managers around the league are looking for value with a Moneyball-type approach, and it's having a big affect on the free agent market. "I think quite literally you've got a...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  7. Winners and losers in megadeal

    Rob Neyer

    According to Buster Olney, the three-team megadeal is almost done. According to Dave Cameron, there's one big loser in the megadeal and one big winner: Arizona, though ... what a mess. Jackson and Kennedy will shore up their rotation, but they aren...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  8. What's wrong with the Dodgers?

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of the Rockies' incredibly unlikely win Monday night -- late Monday might -- Buster Olney writes about how the Rockies have won 51 of their last 73 games and improbably gotten back into the running for a division title. Of course, w...

    Blog | August 25, 2009
  9. Fun with MVP voting

    Rob Neyer

    Near the end of an entertaining Q&A over at the Freakonomics blog, Buster Olney lobs a mini-bombshell while discussing award voting: A vote based purely on a Sabermetric analysis would have its pitfalls as well. There was one year when a star pl...

    Blog | July 23, 2009
  10. Red Sox rotation: Depth or surplus?

    Rob Neyer

    MLB Trade Rumors speculates about someone else's speculation (after which, I will do some speculating of my own) ... ESPN's Buster Olney speculates on Boston's pitching surplus: Eventually, it figures that Justin Masterson will go back...

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  11. Much wrong with Young situation

    Rob Neyer

    You've no doubt heard about Michael Young (and if not, Buster Olney's got the gruesome details). Richard Durrett of the Dallas News joins the fray after speaking to Young on the phone ... Some of Young's quotes: "I'm not playing third base. I'...

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2009
  12. Epstein's return good news for Yanks?

    Rob Neyer

    The Red Sox, a franchise supposedly fueled and built by reason, seem to be running largely on emotion.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2006
  13. Red Sox, Astros beating the odds

    Rob Neyer

    When it comes to Game 7s, the previous six games are practically irrelevant.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2004