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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. Machado has 'some things to learn'

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Before the Detroit Tigers' bullpen blew up another strong outing from a starting pitcher Sunday night, and before David Ortiz showed again how he is drawn to a big moment, all eyes in the Detroit and Boston clubhouses were locked into the ...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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