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  1. Prospects facing make-or-break months

    Chris Crawford

    We're just six weeks until the start of the 2014 draft, which means that players have only 42 days to leave their lasting impressions on prospective clubs. While consistency for the entire season is something that teams admire, there's no questio...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  2. Five biggest draft storylines

    Christopher Crawford

    If there is such a thing as a draft season for MLB, we are officially in it. College baseball has begun play, and the vast majority of high schools begin their seasons within the next couple of weeks. As valuable as the summer can be for both the pre...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  3. 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
  4. MLB: How Boston views the bounce-back potential of John Lackey an...

    Buster Olney

    Many see the Boston Red Sox as baseball's team to beat. But that assumes bounce-back years from two players many consider anchors. So what kind of anchors will Josh Beckett and John Lackey be? The good kind, or the ones that hold you back?

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2011
  5. MLB: Several people who worked or played with Trevor Hoffman chim...

    Buster Olney

    A likely first-ballot Hall of Famer, Trevor Hoffman is hanging up his spikes. But Buster has gone ahead and picked up some anecdotes that could be used when the great reliever is set to join Cooperstown.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  6. MLB: San Diego could bring back Trevor Hoffman as it looks to sav...

    Buster Olney

    Reality is closing in on San Diego, which almost surely will have to dump two of its most prized assets -- Adrian Gonzalez and Heath Bell -- before July 31. But perhaps a move to bring back an old face could help, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  7. Trevor Hoffman finally has his 600th save; you'll never guess how...

    Buster Olney

    Trevor Hoffman tried his hand at being a position player, but his bat never showed up. At least he had a mid-90s fastball to fall back on -- until he didn't even have that anymore. Here, he tells the story of the pitch that made him great.

    Blog | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  8. Billy Wagner, Mariano Rivera, Matt Capps among top relief pitcher...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at the top closers in the first half, some disappointments in the first half and some second-half relief stars.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2010
  9. Kevin Gregg's recent struggles with the Toronto Blue Jays could p...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at the latest bullpen news from around the majors, including another potential swap in the Blue Jays' closer situation.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  10. Jason Heyward is a brilliant talent, but his ability to adjust is...

    Buster Olney

    You would think that a player with the preternatural brilliance of Jason Heyward might be a little more stubborn in his approach. But after a month in which he whiffed too often, Heyward has quickly adjusted his contact rate. The results are stunning.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  11. Hanley Ramirez saga with Florida Marlins should end today - Buste...

    Buster Olney

    Fredi Gonzalez has already proved he has the power to punish his players, and in the case of Hanley Ramirez, the manager has done enough to prove where he stands, Buster writes. But now it's time to put Ramirez back in and get on with things.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  12. Box Score Bits: Lester, Fowler hot again

    Eric Karabell

    • Milwaukee Brewers closer -- for now -- Trevor Hoffman blew his fourth save of the season Wednesday, and second consecutive against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He's allowed six home runs and 13 runs in nine innings after allowing two home run...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  13. Jon Lester, Dexter Fowler back to helping fantasy owners

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the results of Wednesday's baseball games.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2010
  14. 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
  15. Hoffman earns 593rd career save as Brewers hold off Rockies

    Jim Edmonds' leadoff single set up a two-run rally in the sixth inning that put Milwaukee ahead and Trevor Hoffman earned his 593rd career save as the Brewers held off the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Wednesday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  16. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- Milwaukee Brewers' Trevor Hoffman and...

    Buster Olney

    For an idea of why Trevor Hoffman garners the kind of respect he does, a tale from the road might help, writes Buster Olney. Plus, some speculation from execs on what a deal for Prince Fielder might take, and the surprising team that could do it.

    Blog | Conversation | September 15, 2009