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  1. 10 crucial matchups in the ALCS, NLCS

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Ten key matchups in the AL and NL Championship Series that begin Friday and Saturday, respectively: 1. The Orioles vs. the Kansas City running game: This is like a steel-cage match within the main event. The Royals have run aggressive...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  2. Rollins, Phillies at an impasse

    Buster Olney

    ... Jimmy Rollins turns 33 years old today, and even if he doesn't play another game in his career, he'll have had a pretty good run. He's won three Gold Gloves and an MVP award and served as a centerpiece on a championship team. Somet...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  3. The Phillies may have to offer five years to bring back shortstop...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies have hit an impasse in free agency, with Rollins wanting a five-year deal. The Phillies would prefer four years, but they may have to make a concession for their legacy player.

    Blog | Conversation | November 27, 2011
  4. 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
  5. Yanks take Cliff Lee countermeasures

    Buster Olney

    In 1986, the New York Mets went into Game 6 of the National League Championship Series knowing that if they were to lose, they would have to face a pitcher they could not seem to beat. Mike Scott -- armed with a sharply downward-breaking pitch that ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  6. Joe Girardi knows Cliff Lee is in New York Yankees' heads, so he ...

    Buster Olney

    So dominant has Cliff Lee been that Yankees skipper Joe Girardi is setting his rotation for the harrowing thought of facing Lee in a Game 7. Buster examines how the manager is doing just that.

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2010
  7. Braves' new world

    Buster Olney

    Having been a rabid Dodgers fan in the first 24 years of this life, I present to you the championship lineup for Tommy Lasorda's team in Game 5 of the 1988 World Series: 2B Steve Sax 1B Franklin Stubbs LF Mickey Hatcher RF Mike Marshall CF ...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  8. The Atlanta lineup looks positively meager but the playoffs offer...

    Buster Olney

    The Atlanta lineup, already weakened by the continued absence of Chipper Jones, looks even weaker with the loss of Martin Prado. But the playoffs are a new world of opportunity, where a streak and a little pixie dust can be all it takes, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  9. Cards need to bring the poise

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals are on the brink of elimination from the NLCS, and the umpires have them seeing red.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2005
  10. Sox sweep their way to title

    Buster Olney

    Thirty-one thousand, four hundred and fifty-eight days passed without a Red Sox championship after Boston won the 1918 World Series. But the 31,459th day -- well, that turned out much, much differently.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 27, 2004
  11. Pedro leaves Cardinals running on empty

    Buster Olney

    Pedro Martinez was masterful, leaving the Red Sox only a Game 4 victory away from a championship.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 26, 2004
  12. Score Angels' lineup moves a failure

    Buster Olney

    Defense wins championships? But that wasn't the case for Anaheim in its Game 1 loss, writes Buster Olney.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2004
  13. Wakefield's flutter again too much for Yanks

    Buster Olney

    For the second consecutive outing, Tim Wakefield's knuckler fluttered and danced and he and the Red Sox shut down the Yankees, 3-1, in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Monday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 13, 2003
  14. Zimmer issues lone apology

    Buster Olney

    A day after battling on the field, the Yankees and Red Sox tried to one-up each other in the media.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2003
  15. Rivera finishes what Clemens started

    Buster Olney

    Roger Clemens allowed two runs in six innings and Mariano Rivera polished off a six-hitter as the New York Yankees edged the Boston Red Sox, 4-3, and took a two games to one lead in the American League Championship Series.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 11, 2003
  16. Great escape: Pettitte shakes off Red Sox

    Buster Olney

    Andy Pettitte won yet another big postseason game, working in and out of early danger as the New York Yankees posted a 6-2 triumph over the Boston Red Sox and evened their American League Championship Series at one game apiece.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 09, 2003