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  1. MLB: Delmon Young has been there and done that -- and struggled -...

    Buster Olney

    Delmon Young has had his ups and downs, been through a few teams, seen his stock rise and fall, and he's even been called a bust. But now, at the ripe old age of 24, he's breaking out. And yes, he still has a long career ahead of him.

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  2. Don't wait for Stephen Strasburg; Mike Leake is already a rookie ...

    Buster Olney

    If Stephen Strasburg had started his career in the majors and had piled up a 5-0 record with a 2.22 ERA by this point, they'd already be carving his bust for Cooperstown. But Mike Leake is the one who's done just that -- ever so quietly.

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2010
  3. Jose Bautista's home run tempo

    Buster Olney

    For years, Jose Bautista had joked about how he hit more foul balls than anybody else. Opposing pitchers would bust him inside with fastballs, and he would make contact, peeling the ball off to the first base side. There was something good about that...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  4. Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista sped things up, and the ball is ...

    Buster Olney

    Jose Bautista used to foul off more balls than anybody, the product of a slow bat that would always get started too late. Since the point when he simply turned his swing clock back, he's hit home runs at a faster pace than any player in baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  5. Beltre arrives at next level

    Buster Olney

    Coming into the season, some saw Adrian Beltre as a bust. Forty homers later, he's labeled a franchise player.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2004