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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. 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
  12. 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