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  1. Finding an appropriate farewell gift for New York Yankees closer ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney discusses Mariano Rivera's legacy, and asks players and managers about what an appropriate farewell gift would be for the greatest closer ever.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  2. The end of a radio run

    Buster Olney

    Milo Hamilton will be the voice behind the microphone for the Houston Astros for the 2012 season, his final season, but he expects to remain involved thereafter. From David Barron's story: "Baseball was the greatest game in the world when I ...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  3. Houston Astros radio voice will retire from full-time duties afte...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it's good to see legendary Astros radio voice Milo Hamilton be on the same page as the club as he steps back from broadcasting, and avoiding the ugly endings that plague many great broadcast careers.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  4. Detroit's defensive dilemma

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder was introduced by the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, but already the greatest question around the team is whether Miguel Cabrera can move back to third base and play the position adequately. Cabrera already had hopes of moving back to th...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  5. MLB - Prince Fielder gives the Detroit Tigers a potent offense an...

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder will give the Tigers plenty of offense, writes Buster Olney, but their defense will be an issue.

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  6. After MLB's greatest day, uncertain futures

    Buster Olney

    The theater was unlike anything any baseball fans have seen in one day of a regular season, whether in 1908 or 1940 or 1949 or 1951 or 1967 or 1982, and for baseball fans who weren't invested in the Red Sox or the Braves, they saw events they wi...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  7. MLB - Members of Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves organizations ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that following the postseason collapses of the Braves and Red Sox, several members of both organizations are facing uncertain futures, from Terry Francona to Theo Epstein to Jason Heyward.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  8. Rangers are putting it all together

    Buster Olney

    There are loud baseball headlines these days. RED SOX FLIRTING WITH GREATEST SEPTEMBER COLLAPSE EVER. MARIANO RIVERA SETS SAVES RECORD. CLAYTON KERSHAW DOMINATES, AGAIN. Buried somewhere deep below all of that conversation, there is a team finding a...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  9. MLB - Texas Rangers are clicking at the right time

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Texas Rangers are quietly putting it all together and could be a major force in the AL this postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  10. Buster Olney -- Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman have plenty in ...

    Buster Olney

    The two greatest closers in baseball history have more in common than just stats.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  11. A headfirst mistake

    Buster Olney

    Roberto Alomar had the greatest half-season of any player I've ever seen in 1996, after signing with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent. He seemed to catch every grounder hit within two time zones, make every throw, collect big hits and steal...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  12. MLB: Josh Hamilton isn't the first, and won't be the last, to mak...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton on Tuesday did something that's been done for ages, and with similar consequences. It's not some kind of a fluke to suffer a bad injury on a headfirst slide, but the problem hasn't been cured, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  13. A pair of big names are still trying to find themselves with the ...

    Buster Olney

    For what many consider baseball's best team on paper, there are still concerns. Start with Daisuke Matsuzaka and his changed regimen, or Josh Beckett and what appears to be a loss of command. Can the Red Sox get them right?

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  14. MLB: The market on Zack Greinke is also tied to when he will be t...

    Buster Olney

    In looking at Zack Greinke, the issue isn't just one of his price -- it's also a matter of when he'll be dealt. That's because the Royals don't want to risk a down year, and thus a depressed market, for their greatest trade asset.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  15. Deception to perfection

    Buster Olney

    Madison Bumgarner had just completed one of the greatest pitching performances by a rookie in World Series history, and the left-hander from Hickory, N.C., sounded as if he were talking about fixing a tractor part. We saw the anxiety and the adrenali...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  16. 2010 World Series: Madison Bumgarner dominated the Rangers with w...

    Buster Olney

    Madison Bumgarner seemed impervious to the typical effects of the World Series stage, and he was utterly baffling to Rangers hitters. Bumgarner's velocity is back, but so is a significant reliance on the soft stuff at a rate he hadn't shown yet.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2010