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  1. Joe Torre questions whether pine tar should be legalized for pitc...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Amid a growing debate over whether pitchers should be openly allowed to use pine tar to get a better grip on baseballs, executive vice president Joe Torre said he has concerns about the substance being legalized for pitchers because of potential issues.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2014
  2. Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout battle it out for No. 1 in 2014 hitter...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft has his early hitter rankings for the 2014 season, plus players who could move up and those who could be early bargains.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  3. Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte falls short of Cooperstown

    Jayson Stark

    Left-hander Andy Pettitte was dependable, durable and brought a special presence to October, but he's not a Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  4. Start/sit advice, two-start pitchers, rankings for Week 20 of the...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the action for the week of Aug. 19-25, including the Red Sox playing six interleague games in National League parks.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  5. Execs pick their top 10 players for 2013

    Buster Olney

    The American League Most Valuable Player debate last summer illuminated the significant difference between the way folks in front offices evaluate players and how uniformed personnel view them. For managers, coaches and players, Miguel Cabrera was a ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  6. MLB execs pick the top 10 players for 2013 - BBTN 500

    Buster Olney

    With ESPN unveiling the top 10 of the BBTN 500, Buster Olney polled 21 MLB execs to pick their top 10 players for 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  7. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the steroid debate, the Blue Jays and ot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a shot at predicting the key storylines of the 2013 season. Will the Dodgers win big? Will the Jays remain favorites? What will the Hall of Fame vote look like?

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2012
  8. Making sense of the HOF character clause

    Buster Olney

    The so-called character clause is at the heart of the debate over what to do with the Hall of Fame candidates who have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. The criterion sent to the voters annually (including this week): V...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  9. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  10. Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Roy Halladay and the best pitc...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if you were picking the best pitcher in baseball right now -- not based on track record or anything other than current ability -- it'd be hard to pass up Justin Verlander. But other arms would have a say in the debate.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  11. With many quality candidates, voters have a tough call for AL MVP...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP is a tough call, and it's possible Justin Verlander gets the most first-place votes and still loses the award to Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, or others. Plus notes on the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  12. Amanda Rykoff: I'll take New York's devoted female fans any day

    Amanda Rykoff

    There are great female fans everywhere, but Amanda Rykoff tells why NYC's women are the Apple of her eye.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  13. MLB - AL and NL MVP, Cy Young, ROY picks

    Keith Law

    Keith Law dishes on his hypothetical awards ballot for the 2011 MLB season.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  14. Curtis Granderson right in the middle of AL MVP debate

    Jerry Crasnick

    Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson has won over his teammates. Now he's working on AL MVP voters.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  15. Alex Rodriguez, Bartolo Colon wearing down -- New York Yankees lu...

    Andrew Marchand

    With Bartolo Colon and A-Rod wearing down, is the Yankees' luck running out?

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  16. New York Yankees to go with 5-man rotation, Joe Girardi says

    Ian Begley

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi reiterated on Friday that the Yankees will reduce their rotation from six starters to five before they take the field at Kauffman Stadium for a three-game set against the Royals.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011