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  1. 10 days, 10 burning questions

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- Ten days left in the regular season. Ten burning questions. 1. Will Oakland pull out of its flat spin? The Athletics have surrendered 15.5 games in the standings to the Angels in 39 days, which might otherwise seem impossible if ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Mariners a free agency sleeping giant

    Buster Olney

    There are more than a few rising young executives -- and older executives, for that matter -- who are outside of the Seattle Mariners' organization and looking in, and they are wistful, wishing they could grab the Mariners' steering wheel. First a...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  3. 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
  4. MLB's growing 'red flag' issue

    Buster Olney

    VIERA, Fla. -- The Mariners worship at the throne of Felix Hernandez, because for them, he is The King, the centerpiece of their franchise. There's nothing more they want than for Hernandez to thrive, and for this, they'll pay him, happily....

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  5. Medical opinions are making deals harder to consummate in MLB - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney discusses how modern medicine is allowing teams to more effectively project injuries, which can make contract talks a sore spot. Felix Hernandez is the latest example.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  6. Elbow condition eyed in Seattle Mariners-Felix Hernandez deal, so...

    Buster Olney

    As the Mariners have been in discussions with Felix Hernandez about a record-setting extension, concern has developed over the condition of his pitching elbow, a source says.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  7. The King Felix deal: winners and losers

    Buster Olney

    The deal Felix Hernandez will soon finalize with the Mariners is a lot like the contracts agreed to by Troy Tulowitzki and Ryan Howard. It amounts to lots of money tacked on to the back end of another deal. There will be a lot of ways that accountant...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  8. Winners and losers of the Felix Hernandez deal - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down the deal that will keep Felix Hernandez in Seattle for a long time to come. While it was a big win for a Seattle team that needs King Felix around to stay competitive and grow, questions emerged about the timing.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  9. King Felix's transcendent gift

    Buster Olney

    There is a spectacular scene in the Oscar-winning movie "Amadeus" in which composer Antonio Salieri presents Mozart with a piece written in his honor. In playing the music, Mozart demonstrates his own extraordinary talent. At the same time, he makes ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  10. After his perfect game, Felix Hernandez is the Mozart of baseball...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after Felix Hernandez's perfect game, we should just refer to him as the Mozart of baseball: His ability transcends the sport.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  11. Buster: Explaining the Yankees' trade strategy

    Buster Olney

    Every so often, the Yankees check in with the Seattle Mariners about Felix Hernandez and ask, "is he available?" And every time, they've always been told "no." If at some point the Dodgers were to put Clayton Kershaw out there, the Yankees would ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  12. MLB: Seattle loves King Felix, but Michael Pineda may get his own...

    Buster Olney

    Seattle hasn't seen a young pitcher dominate so early in his career in, well -- it really has been just a few years. It was Felix Hernandez, and now it's Michael Pineda, who is developing for the M's far faster than many realized.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  13. MLB: The Seattle Mariners could trade Felix Hernandez this summer...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the state of the Seattle Mariners. If they don't start winning this summer, he thinks it may be time for them to trade Felix Hernandez

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2011
  14. MLB: How a mechanical adjustment may have saved a pitcher's caree...

    Buster Olney

    It seems so preposterous. Somewhere amidst the spiraling of a career, a coach tells a young pitcher "Throw like Roy Halladay." The weird thing: It worked. Buster details how John Axford, yes, got his groove back.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  15. MLB: Andy Pettitte will be remembered for a lot of things, but fi...

    Buster Olney

    Andy Pettitte had a lot of successes, but his real legacy is that of a teammate, and of an honest guy who had a hard time hiding from his failures.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  16. For Ichiro, it was the HOF; for Jose Bautista, it was about break...

    Buster Olney

    Ichiro Suzuki clubbed his 200th hit, the 10th season in a row in which he's done that. Jose Bautista hit his 50th home run, making further claim to his status as a premier slugger. Felix Hernandez dominated and lost, making yet another case for the CYA.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2010