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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. Will MLB hold umps accountable?

    Buster Olney

    The look and tone that Angels manager Mike Scioscia aimed at the umpires in Houston on Thursday night reminded you of a third-grade teacher admonishing students over a paper airplane thrown across the room. Scioscia's language, however, was a litt...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  4. Bud Selig can and should overturn the botched replay review in th...

    Buster Olney

    Bud Selig has the power to overturn a blown call like the one in last night's A's-Indians game, and he should use it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Cleveland Indians can win the AL Central with or without Fausto C...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says that the Indians can win the AL Central in 2012, with or without Fausto Carmona

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2012
  13. Jorge Posada's final curtain call

    Buster Olney

    The New York Yankees had a lot of veterans, but it was Jorge Posada's responsibility to nudge Orlando Hernandez, and the catcher would do this early in a game or before a game by saying something to offend El Duque. Basically, he picked a fight ...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  14. Jorge Posada will retire as a Yankee and make an interesting case...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that nothing came easily for Jorge Posada, but he will retire as one of the best catchers in Yankees history and can make a compelling case for the Hall of Fame.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2012
  15. Type A free agents are seeing their markets shrink under the curr...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while MLB's labor negotiations continue to drag on, free agents are left in limbo because the current compensation rules associate an early-round pick with Type A free agents. Plus, news on Matt Kemp's big deal and other topics.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  16. 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