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  1. Managers frustrated with replay system

    Buster Olney

    As managers discussed instant replay prior to the season, they were generally circumspect, understated in their public comments. You got some eye rolls, and privately, some expressed concern, particularly with the challenge system. But...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Top free agents poised for big paydays

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS - As the Cardinals and Red Sox play on, MLB's other 28 teams are preparing for the offseason market that will begin next week. There has been some early trade talk, officials say, some feeling out for what could be available, and teams are ...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  4. 10 pivotal World Series matchups

    Buster Olney

    Here are 10 pivotal matchups to look out for when the World Series begins Wednesday night: 1. Red Sox hitters vs. the Cardinals bullpen Let's get right to it: Boston is in the World Series because of the damage done to D...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  5. Key matchups in the ALCS

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- David Ortiz hosted his Red Sox teammates for a barbecue at the two acres of his home here Thursday, a night away from the grind. Sort of. There are six televisions in the Ortiz home, and what filled the screen of each was the Detroit Tigers...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  6. Is David Price done in Tampa Bay?

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- David Price had just had his worst game ever in Fenway Park Saturday, and, predictably, he was not in a good mood when he climbed on a pallet outside the visitors clubhouse here to speak to reporters. He mentioned that David Ortiz stood and...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  7. Oritz, Rivera share unique bond

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The phone call was unprompted, but not entirely unexpected, because the relationship David Ortiz has developed with Mariano Rivera is built on honesty, Ortiz has learned. Rivera tells him exactly what he thinks, the way Ortiz's father will,...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Blame shouldn't lie with Valentine

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Most of the Red Sox players had scurried out of the Boston clubhouse by the time reporters arrived after Saturday's debacle. "I'm not talking today," David Ortiz said, before quietly exiting. A few Red Sox players did stick aro...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. MLB: It's not that Boston feels it needs David Ortiz -- it's wher...

    Buster Olney

    You can go out and get a good designated hitter for pretty cheap these days, particularly if you have a budget like Boston does. But while the Red Sox may not like the fat option they'd have to pick up on David Ortiz, where he could end up would be worse.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2010
  15. 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