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  1. Three aggressive summer buyers

    Buster Olney

    Sometime on Thursday, baseball owners are expected to formally ratify the new playoff format, locking in the system of six division winners and four wild-card teams for this season and beyond. A general manager noted on Tuesday that nobody really kn...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  2. A new playoff format could bring more buyers around the trade dea...

    Buster Olney

    It's unclear how the new playoff format will affect teams' decision-making, but Buster Olney writes that there will be teams looking to buy in pursuit of the additional playoff spots. Here are three teams executives expect to be aggressive this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  3. Casting the first ballot for Chipper

    Buster Olney

    FT. MYERS, Fla. -- The topic was milestones and Chipper Jones was asked the other day if there was any number -- any statistical standard -- that he still wanted. He has 454 homers, 2,615 hits, 1,561 runs scored and 1,561 RBIs. Jones stood up from...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  4. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  5. Ryan Raburn has led scorching Detroit Tigers offense this spring ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while spring training stats aren't an indicator of regular-season performance, the Detroit Tigers are so far doing what everyone thought they would do -- mash.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  6. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  7. The end of a radio run

    Buster Olney

    Milo Hamilton will be the voice behind the microphone for the Houston Astros for the 2012 season, his final season, but he expects to remain involved thereafter. From David Barron's story: "Baseball was the greatest game in the world when I ...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  8. Houston Astros radio voice will retire from full-time duties afte...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it's good to see legendary Astros radio voice Milo Hamilton be on the same page as the club as he steps back from broadcasting, and avoiding the ugly endings that plague many great broadcast careers.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  9. A souvenir from 'Prime Time'

    Buster Olney

    As spring training begins, we offer a story that has become an annual tradition for this blog, involving a superstar cornerback (and baseball player) and myself. I don't collect autographs, and the one souvenir baseball I have on my desk contai...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  10. Buster Olney revisits annual spring training tradition - MLB

    Buster Olney

    In an annual blog tradition, Buster Olney retells the story of a young reporter who drew the ire of Deion Sanders and still keeps a souvenir from Prime Time 'til this day.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  11. Eric Hosmer taking control in Kansas City

    Buster Olney

    Playing first base is a great way to meet folks, and in his first year in the big leagues, Eric Hosmer has chatted with some of the travelers who have passed through. Welcome to the big leagues, Derek Jeter said to him, adding, "It's the same ga...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  12. MLB - Eric Hosmer emerging as a leader for Kansas City Royals

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Eric Hosmer has impressed since making his debut with the Kansas City Royals earlier this season, and the 21-year-old is starting to emerge as a leader in the Royals' clubhouse. Plus, other news and notes from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2011
  13. MLB: The San Francisco Giants won't dump Barry Zito now, but they...

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  14. Boston Red Sox camp full of expectations

    Buster Olney

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Adrian Gonzalez settled in to play cards with minor leaguer Oscar Tejeda in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, the sort of thing that Gonzalez is known to do, and right behind him Carl Crawford hefted a bat, in the locker next to Mike ...

    Blog | February 20, 2011
  15. MLB: Boston Red Sox camp full of expectations for Adrian Gonzalez...

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox enter spring training as the favorites in the AL East. How Boston manages those lofty expectations along with their new roster additions will ultimately tell the tale of their season. Plus, first impressions from camps league wide.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2011
  16. 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