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  1. Ryan Braun's power outage

    Buster Olney

    An experienced and smart evaluator who has seen Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun a couple of times this year noted all the twists in his career in a conversation on Monday. "Wins the Most Valuable Player Award [in 2011] hitting with all ki...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. The Melky Cabrera debate

    Buster Olney

    The player who leads the American League in hits is batting .341, and if he continues on his current path, he'll finish the season with something in the range of 240 hits and 80 extra-base hits. These are numbers that will put him in the conversation...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  3. Exec: 'Games should be 7 innings'

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- A high-ranking executive melded all of the lingering issues of the era into one conversation, as if listing a recipe for change. The games are often played too slowly, he noted. The audience of Major League Baseball is aging, with ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. Jimmy Rollins of Philadelphia Phillies must lead or face trade, s...

    Buster Olney

    Jimmy Rollins continued to be the topic of conversation within the Philadelphia Phillies organization Tuesday, as sources said there is strong sentiment within that the team would be better off trading him and establishing a new tone with a new shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  5. Ken Griffey Jr. is still an enigma

    Buster Olney

    Whenever I get a chance to talk with journalism students, eventually the conversation always seem to circle around to player participation with the media, stories from the trenches, and I wind up talking about Ken Griffey Jr. And, after his awkward, ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Braves could deal Craig Kimbrel

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have been collecting information this week in their trade conversations about starter David Price, because eventually they will have to trade him. They drafted Price, they developed Price, they love Price,...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  7. Beltran will be in demand this winter

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Carlos Beltran was in a reflective mood in conversation earlier this year, and as he talked, it was apparent that he is very aware of where he stands in his career. He knows he won't be playing for much longer. He knows where he st...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  8. Astros' season highlights incentive to tank

    Buster Olney

    Let's make one thing very clear at the start of this conversation about what is so wrong about the Houston Astros: It's all but impossible to find someone who believes they will struggle in the years ahead. "They're going to be good," said a r...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  9. Free agents whose leverage could sink

    Buster Olney

    The most notable sign of the market shift in priority change occurred before the July 31 trade deadline, in the eyes of one highly ranked executive. "There was more conversation about draft picks and signing dollars than there was about actual pla...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  10. A tireless devotion to the hit

    Buster Olney

    It has always been Pat Gillick's way to know about each player's family and the relevant challenges of home life, and so when Ichiro Suzuki and his wife arrived in Seattle for the first time before the 2001 season, there was a conversation about apar...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  11. CC Sabathia's clubhouse impact

    Buster Olney

    A few hours before the Yankees beat the Red Sox, New York general manager Brian Cashman sat down for the Sunday night conversation, and, among other topics, he talked about CC Sabathia and what he has meant to the franchise. Cashman recounted the con...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  12. Explaining the Gold Glove changes

    Buster Olney

    There were a handful of seasons, many years ago, when I took the Gold Glove ballots to coaches of the team I covered, handing out one sheet of paper for each. Most of the time, the conversation in the room about this prestigious award would go so...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  13. Explaining changes to Gold Glove selection process - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it's good to see that Rawlings is refining the way it chooses Gold Glove winners.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  14. Why Hamels, Victorino could be dealt

    Buster Olney

    Weeks of conversation take place before most trades are executed, and in a lot of cases, the first talks are theoretical feelers. No hard offers, no firm proposals, just an idea tossed out, like part of a brainstorming exercise. This was the vein...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  15. Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino could be put on trading block if Phi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Phillies have already tried to gauge teams' potential interest in Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino, so if they continue to struggle they'll have a sense of what the trade market is for both players.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2012
  16. A shift in the spring trade market

    Buster Olney

    There is always some degree of trade conversation occurring at any time of year. Put two scouts in the same room and they'll swap information about their respective teams, like who might be available and what their team could be looking for in r...

    Blog | March 27, 2012