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  1. The top 10 catchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In those handful of moments when the New York Yankees talked about an austerity drive a couple of years ago, when Hal Steinbrenner spoke of getting under the salary cap, they decided to let Russell Martin walk away as a free agent -- and he was snapp...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  2. Where Posey fits in NL MVP race

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the San Francisco Giants leaned over the dugout railing right after Buster Posey blasted his 20th homer of the season on "Sunday Night Baseball," and posed a rhetorical question. "How does someone take funky swings like th...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  3. San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is putting together a s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the San Francisco Giants build on their lead in the NL West, catcher Buster Posey continues to rake and build a strong case for NL MVP.

    Blog | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  4. Arizona delivering in the West

    Buster Olney

    The Rockies lost their best pitcher this week, in Jorge De La Rosa, and then the Giants lost catcher Buster Posey. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks keep winning, keep gaining momentum. With their victory on Thursday night, they are within 1½ g...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  5. MLB: With the competition dinged up, and the scary schedule in th...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona has done some things right this year, but the Diamondbacks should also be encouraged by the struggles (and injuries) of the competition, as well as the fact a good portion of a frightening schedule is now behind them.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  6. A mental block in baseball

    Buster Olney

    The major injury concern that the Giants had with catcher Buster Posey, as manager Bruce Bochy explained on the phone Wednesday afternoon, was because of foul tips. Posey had taken a couple of foul balls off his face mask, and Bochy said the Giants h...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  7. MLB: Buster Posey got hurt on Wednesday, another case of a mental...

    Buster Olney

    On Wednesday night, another young star catcher suffered what could be another terrible injury on a play that doesn't even belong in the game. In an age of precision valuation of talent, why is a star -- or even a backup -- put at grave risk for a run?

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2011
  8. MLB: It's the time of year when teams will look to turn over nugg...

    Buster Olney

    Last year this week, the San Francisco Giants dropped $3 million on Aubrey Huff, a flyer who became more important than anyone not named Buster Posey in the offense they won a title with. This year, more teams wade into the bargain bin.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  9. MLB: As Bruce Bochy again arrives at the big stage, Derek Jeter m...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes of the managerial mastery of Bruce Bochy in the 2010 NLCS, right down to the end of Game 6. Plus: The Derek Jeter contract issues loom, and Yankees history indicates he could get dumped.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2010
  10. Buster Posey has carried the Giants at times, but now everyone el...

    Buster Olney

    When Buster Posey was called up earlier this season, he quickly became the pulse of the Giants' once-meager lineup. But his defense has also been a factor, and other Giants hitters -- and the great pitching staff -- have all fallen in line behind him.

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2010