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  1. Giants have leverage to burn

    Buster Olney

    Barry Zito was reassured by Giants manager Bruce Bochy, writes Andrew Baggarly, in the aftermath of the San Francisco Chronicle report that the Giants could consider dropping him. From the story: General manager Brian Sabean rejected the supposition...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  2. MLB: The San Francisco Giants won't dump Barry Zito now, but they...

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  3. 2010 World Series: Bruce Bochy will have to manage his way around...

    Buster Olney

    For the first time in the postseason, Giants manager Bruce Bochy may have to consider that fatigue is something he'll have to battle, just as much as the opposition. Exhibit A was the work of his starter in Game 3.

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2010
  4. MLB: Tim Lincecum is at a crossroads and, now, so too are the San...

    Buster Olney

    Tim Lincecum might be the NL's best pitcher -- but right now, he's struggling, akin to what Pedro Martinez went through around 2000. He needs to figure out how to work within what he has, even as his fastball might trail off. Plus: updates from all races.

    Blog | Conversation | August 19, 2010
  5. Remove managers from replay process

    Buster Olney

    After the Giants lost Tuesday night by a run scored on a call that everybody now knows was wrong, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said all the right things, as Andrew Baggarly writes. From his story: Even with expanded replay, A.J. Pollock was all...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  6. A Giant turnaround will be difficult

    Buster Olney

    Bruce Bochy is in his 17th season as a manager and has a sense of history, which he will need to draw on today. A year ago to the day, the Giants were in serious trouble. They had lost eight of their previous 10 games, Tim Lincecum couldn't get ...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  7. MLB - San Francisco Giants facing difficult stretch run

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Giants will have to draw on last year's experience to turn things around and win the NL West. It won't be easy, however, with the Diamondbacks playing as well as they are.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  8. Buster Posey injury stirs anger

    Buster Olney

    It's very rare that a highly ranked executive of one team criticizes a player on another team, but Giants general manager Brian Sabean did not hold back when discussing Scott Cousins, the outfielder who ran over and injured Giants catcher Buster...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  9. Buster Posey's injury still stirs anger of San Francisco Giants G...

    Buster Olney

    It's been more than a week since the injury to Buster Posey, but it's clear the anger hasn't subsided. And for some, perhaps it's grown.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  10. A mental block in baseball

    Buster Olney

    The major injury concern that the Giants had with catcher Buster Posey, as manager Bruce Bochy explained on the phone Wednesday afternoon, was because of foul tips. Posey had taken a couple of foul balls off his face mask, and Bochy said the Giants h...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  11. MLB: Buster Posey got hurt on Wednesday, another case of a mental...

    Buster Olney

    On Wednesday night, another young star catcher suffered what could be another terrible injury on a play that doesn't even belong in the game. In an age of precision valuation of talent, why is a star -- or even a backup -- put at grave risk for a run?

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2011
  12. MLB: Hanley Ramirez has grown from 2010 outburst at Fredi Gonzale...

    Buster Olney

    After blowing up at then Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez last season, shortstop Hanley Ramirez, the face of the franchise, is showing signs of change this spring. Plus, A.J. Pierzynski gets a speeding ticket -- in full uniform.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2011
  13. MLB: As Bruce Bochy again arrives at the big stage, Derek Jeter m...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes of the managerial mastery of Bruce Bochy in the 2010 NLCS, right down to the end of Game 6. Plus: The Derek Jeter contract issues loom, and Yankees history indicates he could get dumped.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2010