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  1. What happened with Justin Verlander was something rare - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a look at Game 1 and sees a Tigers team that was impatient both at the plate and on the mound. They were out of sync, and it all started with Justin Verlander.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  2. Matchups that will define World Series

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The rays from the setting sun will be crawling up the hitter's eye as Game 1 of the World Series starts tonight. The shadows will make it even tougher for the Giants to hit Justin Verlander, the best pitcher on the planet, and c...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  3. A dozen matchups that will define the World Series - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the 12 matchups that will define the World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  4. How Joe Girardi should handle A-Rod

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Matt Wieters has an excellent reputation as a catcher and a leader, but he and Jason Hammel combined on a pitch selection in Game 1 of the ALDS that had talent evaluators befuddled. The count was 3-2, the hitter was Alex Rodriguez, and H...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  5. Joe Girardi should change the Yankees' lineup for Game 3 of the A...

    Buster Olney

    Alex Rodriguez is struggling mightily so far in the ALDS, and Buster Olney writes that some lineup tweaks for the Yankees are in order, beginning with dropping A-Rod down and moving Robinson Cano up.

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  6. For Ron Washington, scrutiny begins early

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Esteban German had a bemused look on his face after Game 1 of the World Series as reporters gently posed questions that weren't meant to question his professional competence, but let's face it, that's kind of what hung in ...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  7. Texas Rangers' Ron Washington faces early scrutiny - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that two of Ron Washington's in-game decisions from Wednesday night have drawn early scrutiny. Plus, more on the World Series and from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  8. A master without his command

    Buster Olney

    Cliff Lee had allowed nine earned runs in his first eight postseason starts, before allowing seven runs in Game 1 on Wednesday night. And it could have been worse. After Edgar Renteria reached on an error to open the bottom of the third inning, Beng...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  9. 2010 World Series: Cliff Lee thrives on impeccable command, but h...

    Buster Olney

    A series of notes from Game 1 that preview Game 2, starting with what was ailing Cliff Lee. Namely: He couldn't command his stuff. Plus a look at C.J. Wilson's mindset, Josh Hamilton's timing and Vlad's fielding issues.

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  10. Zack Greinke's future with Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees-T...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines Zach Greinke's future with the Royals, as well as Game 1 of the ALCS.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2010
  11. MLB: Buster Olney blog -- Cliff Lee and CC Sabathia have shared m...

    Buster Olney

    Cliff Lee and CC Sabathia both have known struggles, and it was a boon to each that the other was there to help guide the way. Now, the two will share the same rubber -- the same divot in the dirt -- in Game 1 of the World Series, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2009
  12. Sabathia giving Yankees whatever they need

    Buster Olney

    Margie Sabathia flew into New York the other day, and if she and her son held to family tradition late Friday night, they probably spent 15 or 20 minutes talking about his performance in Game 1, about how nasty the conditions were and how he commande...

    Blog | October 17, 2009
  13. Buster Olney: New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia is giving ...

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia learned accountability early in life, and under the glare of the New York spotlight, he has yet to back away, living up to his contract and the responsibility that comes with it.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2009
  14. 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
  15. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    In following Tuesday's column ranking the American League's early-season schedules, Wednesday we have the National League. The teams are ranked toughest to easiest in caliber of early-season schedule. 1. Chicago Cubs Games vs. teams with reco...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  16. Dates to circle for 2014

    Buster Olney

    The tentative schedule for 2014 was released Tuesday, and you can already look forward to some interesting dates for next year, beyond those first two games played in Australia between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers on March 22-23. 1. April 4: The D...

    Blog | September 11, 2013