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  1. Glaring holes among playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    It's easy to imagine the Angels succeeding in October -- for seven innings, at least. Mike Trout is already widely regarded as the best player on the planet, and he is in the midst of what is arguably the best month of his career, sporting a 1.228 OP...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. Fister lesson: Good arms can come cheap

    Buster Olney

    Three years ago, the Detroit Tigers surprised folks with an under-the-radar trade at the deadline, when they plucked an unspectacular right-hander with average fastball velocity from the Seattle Mariners. That pitcher, Doug Fister, was attractive to ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. Which relievers could be on the move?

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The Farmers' Almanac weather forecast might be more reliable than a guesstimate on how relief pitchers will fare. The Boston Red Sox added Eric Gagne at the deadline in 2007, when his ERA was 2.16, and within a few weeks he appeared to deve...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  5. The evolution of Josh Johnson

    Buster Olney

    DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The conditions weren't the best for a pitcher trying to get in his spring work, as Josh Johnson needed to do in an exhibition against the New York Yankees on Thursday. The perfect scenario would have been for Johnson to quickly ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  6. Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson is evolving into a co...

    Buster Olney

    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson is evolving into a complete pitcher, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  7. Cano, Yankees at a contract standoff

    Buster Olney

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- There have been no big shifts in the New York Yankees' early contract discussions with Robinson Cano. This is what team owner Hal Steinbrenner told the Associated Press on Tuesday: "We expressed to [agent] Scott [Boras...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  8. Robinson Cano and New York Yankees at a contract standoff - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Robinson Cano will make the most money if he waits until free agency, writes Buster Olney, but he could still cash in if he agrees to a deal now.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  9. Top 10 rotations in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    I grew up as a crazy Los Angeles Lakers fan right in the middle of Boston Celtics country in central Vermont, which meant that all of my friends rooted for Larry Bird and Robert Parish and Cedric Maxwell, and I rooted for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magi...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  10. The 1997 Atlanta Braves top the best rotations in MLB history - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 rotations in baseball in today's blog, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2013
  11. Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton are free-agency dominoes - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how if Zack Greinke signs, it could set off a slew of other deals. But Josh Hamilton could also get the wheels in motion.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  12. Yankees' concerns begin with Sabathia

    Buster Olney

    There is a significant difference between being a front-line pitcher and being the ace of a staff, as longtime Oriole Mike Flanagan once explained. There is an extra accountability factor because an ace embraces the responsibility of leading a rotati...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  13. The Yankees need CC Sabathia to pitch like an ace as their AL Eas...

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia has been an ace for more than a decade, and he still fills that role for the Yankees. But, as Buster Olney writes, there is still some concern about Sabathia's elbow and whether he's healthy enough to beat other aces down the stretch.

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  14. Is James Shields an ace or innings eater?

    Buster Olney

    Of all the decisions that will be made by baseball executives over the next three days, none will be as excruciating as the Tampa Bay Rays' decision to trade or not trade James Shields. After the Rays' 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  15. MLB - Opinions vary on James Shields' worth and role

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney asks what James Shields' actual worth is and whether he is he really an ace or innings eater.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  16. Biggest trade deadline holes to fill

    Buster Olney

    With the trade deadline now five days away, some executives spent part of Wednesday digesting the deals that took place late Tuesday night and continuing their assessments of their own teams and the market. The number of shopping days is dwindling...

    Blog | July 26, 2012