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  1. Top 10 rotations in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    I grew up as a crazy Los Angeles Lakers fan right in the middle of Boston Celtics country in central Vermont, which meant that all of my friends rooted for Larry Bird and Robert Parish and Cedric Maxwell, and I rooted for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magi...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  2. The 1997 Atlanta Braves top the best rotations in MLB history - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 rotations in baseball in today's blog, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2013
  3. MLB - Opinions vary on James Shields' worth and role

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney asks what James Shields' actual worth is and whether he is he really an ace or innings eater.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  4. Nationals face dilemma in how to use Stephen Strasburg - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals may have finally built a team ready to win the NL East. But what happens when you have to shut down your best player for the stretch drive? Buster investigates.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  5. Yu Darvish has a special ability that few pitchers share - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish's expansive arsenal of pitches is impressive, but as Buster Olney writes, it's his ability to maintain the feel and effectiveness of all of them that makes the Rangers pitcher special.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  6. Atlanta's costly payroll problem

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Cardinals' signing of Yadier Molina to a $75 million deal changes the landscape for the Atlanta Braves, as the possible free agency of Brian McCann looms at the end of 2013. The cost of high-priced catching just went up dra...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  7. The Atlanta Braves must resign Brian McCann soon, but their payro...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Atlanta Braves have a big decision on the horizon with catcher Brian McCann, who will be a free agent after the 2013 season. Problem is, salaries in baseball are increasing, while the Braves' budget fails to grow.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  8. Eric Hosmer should be next young star to sign long-term deal - ML...

    Buster Olney

    With Andrew McCutchen's deal complete with the Pirates, Buster Olney writes that the Royals' Eric Hosmer could be the next young star ready for a long-term deal. For the Pirates and Royals, it's mandatory.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  9. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  10. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  11. Baltimore Orioles changed their facilities, now it's time for cha...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Baltimore Orioles upgraded their spring training facilities, and now the club is looking to make improvements on the field and in the AL East standings.

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  12. Billy Beane's murky future in Oakland

    Buster Olney

    The Oakland Athletics are close to tying up general manager Billy Beane and team president Michael Crowley through 2019, as Susan Slusser writes. But these contracts are probably somewhat like those $100 million deals that NFL quarterbacks get: Nobod...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  13. Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane could have other job options if ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the Oakland A's are close to signing GM Billy Beane through the 2019 season, Beane's future in Oakland isn't crystal clear. If the club's future remains in doubt, Beane likely would have other job offers to choose from.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  14. A hard reality check for Hanley Ramirez

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen understands Hanley Ramirez's unhappiness about being asked to switch positions, writes Juan Rodriguez. He has a right to be upset, says Guillen. The Miami Marlins are all being very polite to Ramirez now, mostly because of how g...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  15. With Jose Reyes now a Marlin, Hanley Ramirez should openly accept...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Hanley Ramirez is facing a reality check now that Jose Reyes is a Marlin. While Ramirez has the right to gripe a little about being asked to switch positions, he also must realize he's the reason Miami pursued Reyes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  16. In Atlanta, Martin Prado has moved so Dan Uggla can slide in; shi...

    Buster Olney

    It's never easy to tell a good player he needs to find another position, but Atlanta had to do that with Martin Prado when Dan Uggla arrived. Prado is now working in the outfield, and the Braves should be better for it -- once he gets used to the job.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2011