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  1. Trout has potential to be MLB's best

    Buster Olney

    There is a longtime evaluator who has gotten a chance to see Mike Trout in person a handful of times since the Angels recalled the outfielder to the big leagues this season. The evaluator is not prone to hyperbole or overstatement, and he isn&#03...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  2. Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout has potential to be baseball's bes...

    Buster Olney

    Says one evaluator about Angels outfielder Mike Trout: "If he's not the best player in the game by the end of this season, he will be by the end of next season." Buster Olney examines Trout's potential, and the role he's playing in the Angels' turnaround.

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  3. Cubs face big trade decisions

    Buster Olney

    The hiring of Theo Epstein as club president marked a new era for the Chicago Cubs, but there was no chance that the change would manifest itself in the standings this year, and there is little chance that it will change anything next year. The Cu...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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. Adrian Gonzalez ready to break out

    Buster Olney

    If you were in the room on the first day of Philadelphia Phillies camp last spring to hear the determination in Cole Hamels' voice, to see his confidence, you would've had a strong feeling that he was going to bounce back from his struggles...

    Blog | February 12, 2011