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  1. Reds won't play by normal relief rules

    Buster Olney

    This is very, very interesting: New Reds manager Bryan Price -- a longtime pitching coach -- is not going to adhere closely to lefty-righty matchups with his bullpen. From John Fay's piece: "Perhaps the biggest difference between [Dusty] Baker a...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  2. Why Baker is out as Reds manager

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was a moment in the midst of the Reds' playoff loss to the Pirates the other night when Dusty Baker walked over to Johnny Cueto and looked directly into his eyes. He tried to connect, cajole and encourage. It was classic Dusty, whose ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  3. Maddon, Tito can't make Dusty's mistake

    Buster Olney

    CLEVELAND -- Indians GM Chris Antonetti was asked about how many relievers the Indians intend to carry on their roster in Wednesday night's AL wild-card game, and he laughed and said that Terry Francona's preference is to carry about two dozen, so th...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  4. A bunt addiction burns the Reds

    Buster Olney

    There is not a one-size-fits-all rule about the sacrifice bunt, because not every situation is the same, not every hitter is the same, not every pitcher is the same, not every bunt attempt is the same. The factors in the equations change from pitch t...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  5. As Joey Votto returns to Reds, Dusty Baker has tough choices to m...

    Buster Olney

    The Cincinnati Reds are getting Joey Votto back, and this certainly is a good thing. But, as Buster Olney writes, it also puts manager Dusty Baker in a tough position.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  6. Waiting on a Reds revival

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI -- As manager Dusty Baker chatted in his office a few hours before "Sunday Night Baseball," the Reds were 39 days from the last time they had registered back-to-back wins. And Baker talked about waiting for his team to get on the kind of r...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  7. Olney - Reds likely to go on a run

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the Reds, who are loaded with talent and almost certain to go on a run. At least that should be the assumption.

    Blog | Conversation | July 25, 2011
  8. MLB: Two of the wildest games in the season -- on one day -- offe...

    Buster Olney

    Two teams had 10-1 leads Wednesday, and both saw the lead disappear. In either case, it was a hundred-to-one shot. After one of the craziest days of the season, Buster mines insights from the games.

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  9. MLB: Crunching the scheduling numbers shows the Reds with the bes...

    Buster Olney

    The Reds not only lead their division, they've managed to get through a difficult first-half schedule and now have a remarkably tame path to the playoffs. The Dodgers, on the other hand, face a brutal stretch (or two) in the second half.

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  10. Don't wait for Stephen Strasburg; Mike Leake is already a rookie ...

    Buster Olney

    If Stephen Strasburg had started his career in the majors and had piled up a 5-0 record with a 2.22 ERA by this point, they'd already be carving his bust for Cooperstown. But Mike Leake is the one who's done just that -- ever so quietly.

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2010
  11. MLB - On Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay's perfect game and S...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney chimes in with his two cents on Roy Halladay's perfect game -- as well as the 2010 Big Red Machine and why Buster Posey's call-up this weekend is inherently confusing on at least five levels.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2010
  12. Mike Leake takes the fifth

    Buster Olney

    Mike Leake was summoned into a meeting with Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, manager Dusty Baker and pitching coach Bryan Price, and in keeping with the proper chain of command, it was Price who delivered the news. "We've got good news," Pric...

    Blog | April 04, 2010
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney: Mike Leake had the chance to be a one or a f...

    Buster Olney

    Mike Leake hasn't really played any minor league baseball, and from all indications, he may never have to. That's because the young hurler out of Arizona State has been one of the big surprises of spring. Buster Olney goes through many storylines.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2010