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  1. Better for Yanks if Sabathia calls it quits

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz recently recalled a time when CC Sabathia drilled him intentionally. There was nothing to do but drop the bat and jog to first base, Ortiz said, because Sabathia has so much credibility and accountability that if he hit you on purpose, we...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  3. Intel from Red Sox-Yankees prep

    Buster Olney

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Time to empty the notebook from our Thursday broadcast prep for the game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. 1. Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has had a good spring training, hitting the ball from line to ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  4. MLB - Buster Olney ranks strength of American League schedules

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says the Kansas City Royals have the toughest schedule in the American League.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  5. The Boston Red Sox's issues shouldn't be blamed on Bobby Valentin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Bobby Valentine shouldn't be blamed for Boston's slow start or monumental collapse on Saturday night.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2012
  6. MLB, union close to finalizing expanded playoffs

    Buster Olney

    On the eve of Thursday's soft deadline for finalizing details of the implementation of a 10-team playoff field, MLB and its players association are close to announcing the change that would take effect in October, sources said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  7. Type A free agents are seeing their markets shrink under the curr...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while MLB's labor negotiations continue to drag on, free agents are left in limbo because the current compensation rules associate an early-round pick with Type A free agents. Plus, news on Matt Kemp's big deal and other topics.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  8. CC Sabathia must decide whether to sign an extension with the New...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after it appears the New York Yankees offered CC Sabathia only a one-year extension, the pitcher has a big decision to make. Sabathia could ask for a longer extension or opt out of his current contract and become a free agent.

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2011
  9. Some options, like David Ortiz and Jon Garland, appear to be no-b...

    Buster Olney

    A close look at the options market shows some no-brainers out there, such as the Padres being able to lock up Jon Garland's inning-eating ways for another year at a good rate; in other cases -- we're looking at you, Berkman -- it's a no-brainer to pass.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  10. David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and A-Rod weren't alone, but to be bus...

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and others weren't alone, but to be nailed for steroids use in 2003 -- knowing what the players knew regarding the consequences -- took a special kind of selfishness, Buster Olney says. With lots of reaction.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2009
  11. Red Sox hope players can help Youkilis make All-Star team

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have asked Major League Baseball to substitute hot-hitting Kevin Youkilis for David Ortiz as the team's first base entrant on the All-Star ballot distributed to other players.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2007
  12. Spirited Sox wear out Angels

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz's game-winning homer highlighted a series that the Red Sox dominated from the start.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2004