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  1. Aroldis Chapman and other relief pitchers off to great starts thi...

    Buster Olney

    There has been a wealth of bullpen injuries so far this season, but there has also been some superb work, too. Buster Olney highlights 10 relievers who have gotten off to great starts.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  2. Ryan Raburn has led scorching Detroit Tigers offense this spring ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while spring training stats aren't an indicator of regular-season performance, the Detroit Tigers are so far doing what everyone thought they would do -- mash.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  3. Ranking early-season AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    The other day a manager talked about his own philosophy about early-season schedules: He'd rather play the toughest teams early, he said, "because you want to get them before they're going on all cylinders." Some general managers feel diff...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  4. Minnesota Twins have toughest early-season schedule in American L...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down the early-season schedules for all American League teams, ranking them from toughest to easiest. If you're a fan of the Minnesota Twins, take a seat before reading on.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  5. Early impressions from spring training camps - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Tony La Russa has a different goal in mind this spring and is not missing managing, at least not yet. La Russa looks relaxed and is intent on learning more about front-office operation and other areas of the game.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  6. Seattle's hope for a new season

    Buster Olney

    In the midst of the Seattle Mariners' historically bad offensive showing last summer, a professional scout learned that he had been asked to track Seattle for a few days, and he was upset about it. Aesthetically, he found them to be excruciating...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  7. Seattle Mariners enter 2012 with offensive improvement on their m...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Seattle Mariners begin spring training with offensive improvement their main priority. Seattle will continue to have quality pitching, but it desperately needs to score more runs in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. MLB: The Colorado Rockies are perhaps baseball's top team, which ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the Colorado-San Fran series through the prism of the Rockies' bullpen culture, which is built on accountability.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Marlins gain confidence in new-look 'pen

    Buster Olney

    The National League East is loaded with dangerous left-handed hitters, from Chase Utley and Ryan Howard to Brian McCann and Jason Heyward, and as the Florida Marlins played late innings early last season, they often had to use right-handed relievers ...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  13. MLB: Florida Marlins confident after adding Randy Choate, others ...

    Buster Olney

    The Florida Marlins focused hard on diversifying their bullpen this offseason and finally have a way to deal with the increasingly dangerous left-handed bats of the NL East. Plus, how the Cardinals are coping without Adam Wainwright.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2011
  14. Rumors dominate the free-agency period in baseball, to the chagri...

    Buster Olney

    With Major League Baseball looking to to curtail the degree to which executives and agents use the media as a method of negotiation, it'll be interesting to see how the rumor mill is handled during this free-agency period.

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  15. Zack Greinke's most likely destinations

    Buster Olney

    There will be teams that would love to add Zack Greinke but don't have the caliber of prospects necessary to get him. There will be teams that would love to have Greinke but, like the Kansas City Royals, are concerned about matching the timing o...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  16. MLB - Examining Kansas City Royals trade partners for starter Zac...

    Buster Olney

    As the ALCS and NLCS unfold, Buster Olney evaluates every possible landing spot for Zack Greinke.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2010