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  1. Ben Petrick joins Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate as consultant

    Buster Olney

    Ben Petrick, a former major league catcher who was forced to retire in 2004 due to early-onset Parkinson's disease, has been hired as a consultant to the coaching staff of the Diamondbacks' short-season Class A affiliate.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  2. John Ely underwhelms, but effectively

    Buster Olney

    John Ely was a freshman in college when reality hit him, when he realized he didn't throw hard enough to overpower hitters. And when he was in Class A, Ely had a stretch of games when he got hammered, including one outing in which, as a starting...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  3. John Ely, Los Angeles Dodgers' newest starter, is short on stuff,...

    Buster Olney

    John Ely realized early on in his big league career that he wasn't going to get anywhere on pure stuff, but since that time, he's learned how to do everything with the tools he does have as a pitcher, and the early returns for the Dodgers have been great.

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  4. HOF voting percentages: What to look for

    Buster Olney

    The headlines Tuesday will be about those players who have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Presumably, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez will gain easy election, and perhaps they will be joined by Craig Biggio, who came within two votes last year, a...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  5. Early grades for the free-agent class

    Buster Olney

    In the April leading up to CC Sabathia's free agency in 2008, his ERA after four starts was 13.50. Months later, he got the biggest contract ever for a pitcher -- $161 million -- after he had bounced back, and then been traded to Milwaukee and led th...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  6. The Hall of Fame 'battleground states'

    Buster Olney

    If the early polling is correct, as many as four players will be honored today as part of the 2014 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux will be close to unanimous, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are expected to blow past the required 75 ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  7. A shifting market for pitchers

    Buster Olney

    It's as if somebody is sticking pins into the class of would-be free-agent pitchers: Roy Halladay: Out indefinitely with a shoulder problem; he'll be examined today. His contract with the Phillies is set to expire this fall. Gavin Floyd: ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  8. MLB - Injuries to future free agent starters will shift the marke...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the would-be free-agent market for starting pitchers and realizes he's essentially sifting through the infirmary. Everyone who could be a free agent is hurt. So who takes their place?

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  9. History stacked against Derek Jeter

    Buster Olney

    Derek Jeter was in the eighth grade when he wrote an essay in Chris Oosterbaan's class about his dream of playing shortstop for the Yankees. When he was in the 11th grade, the personal coat of arms he created for his English literature course in...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  10. History is stacked against Derek Jeter's chances of coming back -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Derek Jeter will be fighting against history in trying to come back from a major injury this late in his career.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  11. The writers' Hall of Fame conundrum

    Buster Olney

    The Hall of Fame ballots for the 2013 class are expected to be mailed to voters Monday, and within the same envelope, there also will be pages containing concise career biographies for each of the candidates. For Roger Clemens, there likely will be ...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  12. The conundrum for baseball writers regarding the Hall of Fame and...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why baseball writers should view the Hall of Fame as a museum meant to document history, with all that entails, and elect players suspected of PED use if they are worthy.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2012
  13. Kyle Lohse, Mike Adams among free agents ready to cash in - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that despite a weak free-agent class this season, 10 players will be ready to cash in, including Kyle Lohse, Angel Pagan and Mike Adams.

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2012
  14. MLB - Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder headline this winter's fre...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder will earn a lot of money this winter, there are other free agents who will have more options. Plus, other notes from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2011
  15. For Yankees, Sabathia free agency looms

    Buster Olney

    C.J. Wilson is going to make a lot of money this fall as the pre-eminent starting pitcher headed for free agency in what already is considered a weak class of free-agent pitchers. Wilson is 10-4 with a 2.94 ERA, after going 15-8, 3.35 in 2010; he has...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  16. MLB - CC Sabathia's free agency looms for New York Yankees

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the opt-out clause in CC Sabathia's contract will likely lead to him either hitting the free-agent market or securing an extension from the Yankees, who need to keep him both for his production and clubhouse presence.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2011