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  1. Resolutions for a new year

    David Schoenfield

    It's time to look ahead to 2013. While we can all resolve to do more in our communities, respect our elders and be kind to dogs, here are a few resolutions from around baseball. San Francisco Giants: To acquire some overrated veteran in midseason ...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  2. Robin Ventura was made to manage

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Long before Robin Ventura even knew he wanted to manage, Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams had written down his name as a possible candidate, among other names, in a folder that Williams updates and maintains. Ventura is understated and e...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  3. The Chicago White Sox found a manager who fits the modern prototy...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that in Robin Ventura's first season as manager of the Chicago White Sox, he has proved to have all of the necessary qualities a big league skipper needs in the modern game.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2012
  4. Previewing the AL trade market

    Buster Olney

    No team illustrates the whole buying/selling quandary better than the Tampa Bay Rays. They reside in third place in baseball's toughest division, sitting behind the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles and in front of the Boston Red Sox and To...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  5. What every American League team could do at the trade deadline - ...

    Buster Olney

    Is the Rays' window for a World Series run slowly closing? Do the Rangers need to make a move now while they still have Josh Hamilton? Buster Olney previews what every American League team could do at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  6. Marlins losing their all-in gamble

    Buster Olney

    It's way too early to render a final judgment on the Miami Marlins' all-in gamble on 2012. But if this were Texas Hold 'Em, what you could say is that Miami's first month was equivalent to drawing a two of clubs. To review: The...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  7. Miami Marlins pushed all in for 2012, and the return so far has b...

    Buster Olney

    With their new ballpark, players and franchise image, the Miami Marlins have gone all-in to establish new roots with what has been an apathetic south Florida fan base. As Buster Olney writes, the Marlins so far are losing their gamble.

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  8. Triple Crown dreams for Kemp, Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There have been plenty of instances when hitters have flirted with a Triple Crown since the last time somebody actually accomplished the feat (in 1967, when Carl Yastrzemski led the American League in batting average, home runs an...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  9. Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton have the ability to contend for a Tri...

    Buster Olney

    Sure, it's still April, but with the starts that Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton are off to, Buster Olney writes that they're two guys who have the ability to contend for a Triple Crown this year.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2012
  10. The Seattle Mariners didn't lie about Michael Pineda before tradi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there is nothing conspiratorial about Michael Pineda's injury. The Mariners were honest about his health, and the Yankees did a complete evaluation before the trade. Injuries sometimes happen.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  11. The hitting evolution of Chris Young

    Buster Olney

    Chris Young thinks of hitting as an evolution. The hitter that he was when he was 18 is not the hitter he was when he was 20, or when he broke into the big leagues, or when he thrived or slumped. You can change and get better, he believes, and he is ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  12. Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young continues to improve ...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  13. Atlanta Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Yadier Molina signed with the Cardinals for five years and $75 million, he set the table for other elite catchers, like Brian McCann. Soon, the Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to pay McCann.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  14. Dee Gordon, Rick Porcello and other thoughts from a day of games ...

    Buster Olney

    As Opening Week of the MLB season concludes, Buster Olney provides some notes on the Dodgers' Dee Gordon, the Tigers' Rick Porcello, and other things happening around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  15. Yu Darvish ready for big league debut

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish was ready to walk out on the field to play catch with Derek Holland on Sunday afternoon, before the Rangers' game with the Chicago White Sox, when Holland stopped. "Hold on," Holland said, turning around and rea...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  16. Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish debuts tonight against Seattle M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it's time for Yu Darvish to make his official big league debut, as he will take the ball tonight for the Texas Rangers and face the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, Texas.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2012