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  1. Inactivity at an all-time high in baseball

    Buster Olney

    Brady Anderson swung as hard as he possibly could throughout the 1996 season and blasted 50 homers. He swung hard on the first pitch, he swung aggressively when the count was 0-2, he swung aggressively always. He scored 117 runs and compiled 92 e...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. How Bailey changed the pitching market

    Buster Olney

    Homer Bailey's career ERA is 4.30, and he's had two seasons in which he has thrown over 200 innings. He has not pitched to the level of a Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, or even a Matt Cain. He's never had any kind of a vote for the Cy Young Award...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  3. Phillies will have to explain draft charges

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies reportedly turned in one of their unsigned draft picks to the NCAA. Here is Aaron Fitt's story. From Aaron's piece: Several sources have confirmed to Baseball America that the Phillies, who drafted Wetzler in the fifth round last Ju...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  4. How the Prince Fielder trade went down

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder was introduced as the Rangers' No. 84, less than a week after Texas and the Tigers aggressively worked through the details of their blockbuster trade of a 29-year-old slugger who will probably mash his 300th career homer sometime next ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  5. 10 under-the-radar 'All-Stars'

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The argument this past weekend has been about whether Josh Donaldson should have been part of the American League All-Stars, and whether Jay Bruce -- who might finish the year with 50 doubles, 30 homers and more than 100 RBI -- sh...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  6. The new face of the White Sox

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- The back of Paul Konerko's baseball card is impressive and Adam Dunn might finish with 500 homers. Addison Reed is an excellent young closer and Jake Peavy is a battler. All that said, the other White Sox know that Chris Sale has really be...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  7. Didi Gregorius could surprise for Arizona

    Buster Olney

    Didi Gregorius' early history of offensive production will never be confused with that of, say, Jurickson Profar, because he hasn't hit more than seven homers for any team, and his on-base percentage has been modest. This is part of the rea...

    Blog | April 20, 2013
  8. Didi Gregorius could provide Diamondbacks with unexpected offensi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there are early signs that Didi Gregorius could be better than expected at the plate for Arizona.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2013
  9. Early performances that mean something

    Buster Olney

    Justin Upton is not going to hit 135 homers, Matt Harvey is not going to win every game, and Clayton Kershaw is going to allow a run (probably). But there are small sample sizes from the first nine days of the 2013 season that are worth believing in....

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  10. Adam Jones, Justin Upton and others showing off new skills in wee...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at what we've learned through the first week of the season.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  11. Braves take gamble with Upton

    Buster Olney

    On Aug. 10 of the 2012 season, B.J. Upton had 10 homers, to go along with a .298 on-base percentage. At that trajectory, he was on pace for a season of 15 homers, 155 strikeouts, a .378 slugging percentage and 30 stolen bases. It wasn't long aft...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  12. Atlanta Braves took a big gamble signing B.J. Upton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Atlanta Braves took a big gamble signing B.J. Upton, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  13. Handicapping the Josh Hamilton market

    Buster Olney

    This is what Josh Hamilton achieved in 2012: 43 homers, tied for the second-most in the majors. One hundred twenty-eight RBIs, which ranked second in the majors. One hundred three runs; only seven players scored more. He finished fifth in the America...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  14. Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox among potential landing spot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney polls MLB evaluators and agents to get a sense of where Josh Hamilton will sign.

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  15. Where Posey fits in NL MVP race

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the San Francisco Giants leaned over the dugout railing right after Buster Posey blasted his 20th homer of the season on "Sunday Night Baseball," and posed a rhetorical question. "How does someone take funky swings like th...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  16. San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is putting together a s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the San Francisco Giants build on their lead in the NL West, catcher Buster Posey continues to rake and build a strong case for NL MVP.

    Blog | Conversation | September 10, 2012