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  1. Giants still counting on a 'Freak' factor

    Buster Olney

    The Giants are nearing the end of their offseason work, and while they continue to monitor the market and check to see if the asking prices have dropped and if a match might develop -- Max Scherzer and James Shields would certainly represent pricy up...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. Who will get Josh Hamilton?

    Buster Olney

    A general manager preparing for the offseason recently asked others in his organization what they thought of Josh Hamilton, and of course, the response was nothing but raves for Hamilton as a player. They talked about the damage he can do at the plat...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  3. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  4. Plan B for facing Josh Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton has 18 homers in the Rangers' first 34 games, something nobody has ever done in the history of baseball. But here's another number that is a little stunning: Hamilton has just 13 walks, with five of those b...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  5. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  6. Jeff Bagwell is haunted by the era in which he played, and it cou...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Jeff Bagwell is seemingly close to the Hall of Fame -- earning 56 percent of the votes this year -- but yet so far because of the ramifications of his era and PED suspicions that some writers can't seem to overlook.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  7. With many great players suspected of cheating, Hall of Fame voter...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with players from the steroid era now becoming eligible for the Hall of Fame, voters will have to decide how to cast their ballots when suspicion and unanswered questions remain.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  8. MLB: Last year, a front office considered pursuing a trade for Al...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, one front office considered what it would take to trade for Albert Pujols. It seemed preposterous to many at the time, but we know now that the pursuit of Pujols is not at all a farfetched idea. Maybe it never was.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  9. Tim Lincecum is called The Freak, but he's looked freakishly norm...

    Buster Olney

    You can be pardoned for wondering what is wrong with Tim Lincecum when he has a couple of starts where he doesn't look positively dominating. He's that good. But after a couple in which he gets torched -- well, that's just downright odd.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  10. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Ideas being discussed by management in MLB...

    Buster Olney

    General managers across MLB gathered together recently to look at how to fix the draft, an area they feel has great potential to help level the playing field. Buster highlights a number of the ideas that were discussed.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  11. A variety of reactions to Mark McGwire's admission -- Buster Olne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney speaks with several people from around baseball to try to get a handle on how Mark McGwire's recent confession is being received throughout the sport. Plus, answers to readers' questions on McGwire, and news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  12. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Mark McGwire's admission is a good step, b...

    Buster Olney

    Mark McGwire finally did the right thing in discussing his wide use of steroids over a number of years, but his belief that the use of performance enhancers didn't in fact enhance his performance is a staggering thought -- just ask Wally Joyner.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2010
  13. The Spawn of 'Moneyball'

    Buster Olney

    An American League executive, considered to be one of the best and brightest, chatted in the spring of 2008 about the résumés of the front-office candidates that regularly passed over his desk. "You wouldn't believe the qualifications ...

    Blog | November 11, 2009
  14. MLB -- Buster Olney -- The information age of baseball is here --...

    Buster Olney

    The pervasiveness of Michael Lewis' book has become such that regardless of salary disparity, all teams are now armed with similar information, and thus it was inevitable that they'd all start valuing players similarly. That can be a problem for some.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2009
  15. Buster Olney: Jim Rice owes Derek Jeter an apology

    Buster Olney

    On a Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago, I happened across a YES Network broadcast of Yankee Ron Guidry's 18-strikeout game against the California Angels in 1978, and a few things jumped out at me, as if somebody had set off some cherry bombs in the ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2009
  16. Buster Olney: My visit with a legend of the sports and coaching p...

    While visiting Los Angeles, Buster got to spend a good amount of time with a true living legend, something he considers completely irreplaceable. Plus notes on trades, the All-Star game, and Buster reveals a catcher in his keeper league.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2009