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  1. The Boston Red Sox are walking a new path this spring - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox, a year removed from a spring that never once felt invigorating, are in a different mood this year. Also, will Chipper Jones get the itch? Buster Olney takes a look.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  2. Casting the first ballot for Chipper

    Buster Olney

    FT. MYERS, Fla. -- The topic was milestones and Chipper Jones was asked the other day if there was any number -- any statistical standard -- that he still wanted. He has 454 homers, 2,615 hits, 1,561 runs scored and 1,561 RBIs. Jones stood up from...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  3. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  4. Miguel Cabrera is one of baseball's best

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Ozzie Guillen can remember the first time he saw Miguel Cabrera, as a skinny teenager, already so good at a young age that he was asked to play in a celebrity softball game in his native Venezuela. Cabrera was a shortstop in a country with...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  5. MLB - Miguel Cabrera has grown into one of baseball's best hitter...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney discusses how Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has come a long way since his days with the Florida Marlins. And he's only 28.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2011
  6. MLB: Dissecting the complicated situation between Jorge Posada an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes the situation that now exists between Jorge Posada and the New York Yankees. By removing himself from the lineup, Posada has likely accelerated his departure from the team.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2011
  7. MLB: Is the cutter another main culprit of the decline in offense...

    Buster Olney

    Steroids and greenies and pitchers throwing harder than ever. If you discuss offensive drops in MLB, all are mentioned. But what about the rise of the cutter? Buster Olney explores.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  8. MLB: On Verlander's no-hitter, MLB players fraternizing, Chipper ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney touches on a variety of topics in his Sunday blog including how MLB is concerned that players are fraternizing too much, Justin Verlander's no-hitter, Chipper Jones' start and Eric Hosmer's debut.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2011
  9. MLB: The San Francisco Giants won't dump Barry Zito now, but they...

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  10. Perfecting a final approach

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins played in an interleague series in June, a time for Chipper Jones and Jim Thome to get together and chat and complain the way a lot of old people complain -- like two old grannies, Jone...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  11. MLB: Chipper Jones is mimicking the path of old pal Jim Thome

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Why the Braves are collapsing

    Buster Olney

    Chipper Jones spoke of possible retirement early in the season, when he wasn't hitting or driving the ball, when opposing pitchers threw fastballs across the outer half of the plate. And there was actually a 24-hour window in which it seemed pos...

    Blog | September 25, 2010
  14. Seven reasons why the Atlanta Braves are falling out of contentio...

    Buster Olney

    Chipper Jones' injury is just one reason why the Braves' chances for making the playoffs are in serious jeopardy.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2010