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  1. Billy Hamilton's speedy rise

    Buster Olney

    Billy Hamilton can't remember ever running on a track, so he has no idea what his time in the 100 meters would be. There was a day, he said, that he was asked to run a 40-yard dash at a football camp in Mississippi. "I ran a 4.5 flat," he recal...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  2. Billy Hamilton on pace to break minor league stolen-base record -...

    Buster Olney

    As Buster Olney writes, Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is on pace to break several minor league stolen-base records. He may soon be called up by the Reds.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  3. The difference in Andrew McCutchen

    Buster Olney

    Andrew McCutchen did not wait before beginning his swing reconstruction last fall. He didn't head off to Aruba for a couple of weeks to decompress, didn't lie on a couch someplace, didn't spend October managing his fantasy football tea...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  4. Andrew McCutchen's small adjustments have made a big difference i...

    Buster Olney

    When his 2011 season ended, Andrew McCutchen didn't take much time off. In three weeks, he was back in the cage, retooling his set-up and swing. As Buster Olney writes, those tweaks are paying off in big ways this season for McCutchen.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  5. MLB: Five talent evaluators weigh in on Michael Young of the Texa...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney contacted five MLB talent evaluators on the topic of Michael Young, who could soon be dealt -- and got their opinions, which run the gamut from good to bad. Plus: A baseball writer makes his football (Super Bowl) pick.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2011
  6. The 'change' in Hoffman's approach

    Buster Olney

    On the first day of the strike in 1994, hard-throwing closer Trevor Hoffman -- who could routinely rush the ball to the plate at 95 mph -- played catch with a football on the beach in San Diego. He dove into the waves to grab a pass and when he lande...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  7. MLB -- Buster Olney: Change isn't something Milwaukee Brewers clo...

    Buster Olney

    Trevor Hoffman is now 42 and just a month or so of saves away from 600, and without a fastball that could even border on elite, he still manages to get hitters out with a style that's predicated on change. And there's no reason to change it.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2010
  8. Market still loaded with names

    Buster Olney

    Some teams are continually reviewing the list of available free agents, a list as long as a football field, to see whether there is someone they need, someone who represents an inexpensive gem, someone who fits their roster. A talent evaluator for...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2009