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  1. Final-day decisions for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    This final day of the scheduled regular season should be something that Major League Baseball dreamed about, because even after seven weeks of spring training and 182 days of play, six teams -- 20 percent of the clubs -- don't know where they will be...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  2. How to pitch to Cabrera and Trout

    Buster Olney

    It was a slow Friday night for Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout, relatively speaking. Cabrera had a single and two RBIs, and Trout had two hits and a walk and scored twice. Cabrera's batting average stands at .388, and Trout has an OPS of .963, and in p...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  3. Miggy eyes another Triple Crown

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If there's an opportunity before the postgame on-the-field interview on "Sunday Night Baseball," I'll give the player a quick heads-up about what questions I will be asking, especially if it's anything out of the ordinary. It's no...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  4. The beauty of MLB Opening Day

    Buster Olney

    HOUSTON -- The guy who is the No. 2 starting pitcher for the Houston Astros, a team expected to lose a lot of games this summer, stood in the Houston dugout Saturday and talked pitching with former pitchers Orel Hershiser and Steve Sparks. Well, let...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  5. The beauty of MLB Opening Day - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about why Opening Day is great in baseball, revisits his divisional and World Series predictions and gives insight on news and notes around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2013
  6. The Mets and the Indians could both deal, which will define their...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes from the 2012 MLB Winter Meetings, where he says a deal with or trade of R.A. Dickey will essentially set the course for the Mets. Similarly, the Indians have assets to be dealt, and could set a course for the franchise this week.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  7. Can Mets build winner around Wright?

    Buster Olney

    The winter meetings haven't started yet, but baseball's winter market is already buzzing, with news breaking all over the place: Folks in the industry expected David Wright to take the New York Mets' offer and he did, as Adam Rubin wri...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  8. David Wright's new contract means he's linked to the New York Met...

    Buster Olney

    David Wright re-signed with the Mets, but can the club figure out a way to put together a playoff team around him? That's what Buster Olney wants to know.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  9. Will Arizona trade Justin Upton?

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- The Washington Nationals went crazy after clinching the NL East, the Detroit Tigers partied in Kansas City, and the Oakland Athletics sprayed champagne all over the place after wrapping up a playoff spot. But all was quiet where Arizon...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  10. The Diamondbacks could trade Justin Upton and others this winter ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Arizona GM Kevin Towers is planning his offseason moves, and the biggest question he will face is an old one: Should he trade outfielder Justin Upton?

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  11. Jim Thome's stake in the playoff chase

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- In a city of row houses, it makes sense that the Orioles' success this year has been built game by game, at-bat by at-bat, pitch by pitch, brick by brick. They have one pitcher with more than 20 starts, a staff with one complete gam...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  12. Jim Thome is helping the Baltimore Orioles adjust during the race...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Orioles badly needed a jump-start, and it was Jim Thome that gave it to them Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  13. Framing the American League MVP debate

    Buster Olney

    The best front-office minds in baseball have been the engines of change in the sport over the past two decades, and as a result, there are fewer bunts and more lineups stacked according to on-base percentage and a greater value placed on defense. ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  14. Does Miguel Cabrera have an American League MVP case over Mike Tr...

    Buster Olney

    If we used old ways of determining value -- primarily home runs and RBIs -- then Miguel Cabrera could be the choice for AL MVP. But as Buster Olney writes, the way we evaluate players has changed, and it's hard to put Cabrera ahead of Mike Trout.

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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