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  1. Clayton Kershaw's slider has allowed him to take his game to the ...

    Buster Olney

    Clayton Kershaw's slider has allowed him to take his game to the next level, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  2. The biggest storylines of 2013

    Buster Olney

    As we count down the last days of 2012 armed with eggnog, here's a look ahead to the biggest storylines of 2013: 1. The fate of the '13 Los Angeles Dodgers The new ownership group took over with a vengeance, investing $650 million in play...

    Blog | December 25, 2012
  3. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the steroid debate, the Blue Jays and ot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a shot at predicting the key storylines of the 2013 season. Will the Dodgers win big? Will the Jays remain favorites? What will the Hall of Fame vote look like?

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Rangers among MLB's top 2012 storylines

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney finished his rankings by position and overall teams, but adds the top-10 storylines for the 2012 MLB season. That includes the Rangers' attempt to get back to the World Series and win it. He puts that one at No. 3 (behind the ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  11. Top 10 MLB storylines for 2012

    Buster Olney

    We have already ranked the top 10 teams, lineups, infields, outfields, bullpens and rotations heading into the 2012 season. As we wait for Prince Fielder to make his decision, here are the top 10 stories for 2012: 1. The attempted rebranding of the...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  12. The rebranding of the Miami Marlins and Albert Pujols' AL debut a...

    Buster Olney

    After ranking the top 10 teams, lineups, infields, outfields, bullpens and rotations heading into the 2012 season, Buster Olney looks at the biggest MLB storylines as we inch closer to spring training, beginning with the rebranding of the Miami Marlins.

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  13. 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
  14. In pursuit of Pujols

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, before the Philadelphia Phillies signed Ryan Howard to a five-year, $125 million extension, they had an internal conversation about pursuing the idea of a swap of Howard for Albert Pujols. And the context is very important. Because it w...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  15. 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
  16. MLB: The Tucson shootings had a horrible connection to the Los An...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney's blog begins on a somber note: one of the people killed in the Tucson shootings was the young daughter of a Los Angeles Dodgers scout.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2011