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  1. Will Cole Hamels reject a deal to the AL?

    Buster Olney

    Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux has long been known as a great source of wisdom, and other pitchers quote him the way that politicians draw on the words of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. I've never actually heard Maddux discuss the differe...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  2. MLB - Future Power Rankings heading into 2014 free agency

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  3. Phillies could move Cole Hamels

    Buster Olney

    This is called lowering the bar: Interim team president Pat Gillick says the Philadelphia Phillies are not likely to contend in the next two seasons. From his interview with CSN Philly: "I think where we are right now, it's probably a couple ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. Marlon Byrd's no-trade teams

    Doug Mittler

    Don't be fooled by the current five-game winning streak. It is time for the Philadelphia Phillies to begin the turnover of the current roster, wrote ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney in Friday's column. Amid rumors that the team may be willing to p...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  5. Time for the Phillies to turn the page

    Buster Olney

    Philadelphia Phillies fans aren't happy, and they're expressing that through the ticket office: The team's attendance has plummeted, from an incredible (and unsustainable) 44,021 per game just two years ago to the current 30,438 per game. That's a 31...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  6. Yankees face difficult decisions now

    Buster Olney

    Editor's Note: This blog has been updated to reflect official injury news regarding Masahiro Tanaka, released Thursday evening. Somebody wearing a uniform undoubtedly uttered the words "I told you so" on Wednesday night after news of Tanaka's elbo...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  7. Red Sox taking needless risk with Lester

    Buster Olney

    There are 119 days remaining in the Major League Baseball season, and depending on whether the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, perhaps 119 days until Jon Lester throws his last pitch of the year. But the Red Sox may have much less time than tha...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  8. Ausmus' impact on Tigers' basepaths

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- From the first day of spring training, the Detroit Tigers players say, Brad Ausmus talked about the running game. But not only the running game of the Detroit baserunners, who were told to look for opportunities to take a bas...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  9. Sandberg sending a message with Rollins

    Buster Olney

    Ryne Sandberg had been outspoken about his desire to manage in the big leagues and willingly bounced through the lowest levels of the minor leagues to get the reps he thought he needed to be taken seriously. Until he was offered the Philadelphia Phil...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  10. Reasons for optimism on every MLB team

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA BAY -- CC Sabathia laughed about the reaction to his weight loss -- 40 pounds over the last two offseasons, he said Friday -- and mentioned that he felt like the winner of the show "The Biggest Loser." He said he feels better, with his body ada...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  11. Yankees could turn to Phillies for help

    AJ Mass

    Now that the New York Yankees have signed Masahiro Tanaka to a contract that catapulted their 2014 payroll above their self-imposed $189 million cap, ESPN.com's Buster Olney thinks the team might have a huge advantage once the season gets into full s...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  12. Top 10 storylines to watch in 2014

    Buster Olney

    Tim Kurkjian had it right last spring when he said the hardest thing to predict in 2013 was who was going to finish fifth in the AL East. Many folks thought it would be the Boston Red Sox, and instead, they won the World Series with a group of invest...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  13. Who might deal for Hamels, Lee?

    Doug Mittler

    The Philadelphia Phillies are still built to win now, but have told other teams that they are willing to consider trades of either of their two best starting pitchers, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, according to ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney. Like ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  14. Phillies will listen on Hamels and Lee

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to regain their footing after a disastrous 2013 season, trying to get younger while still contending against the Braves and Nationals in the National League East, and they seem ready to t...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. Top pitchers, hitters at specific pitches

    Buster Olney

    It took a while for Mike Minor to develop full confidence in his fastball, but now, throwing that pitch inside is the default decision for him. "If I'm not sure what I want to do," he said earlier this season, "I just throw the fastball." And it s...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  16. Roy Halladay determines so much for Philadelphia, maybe too much ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the Phillies, a team that has showed a lot of positive signs this spring. But one not-so-good sign has been the performance of Roy Halladay.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2013