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  1. Mets' struggles creating value

    Buster Olney

    The New York Mets' loss Friday was the 87th of their season. And it was a really important loss. With that defeat, the Mets moved back into position to have the No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft -- and if this holds over the last two days of the regul...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  2. About Last Weekend: The Freak's No-No

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy learning about all of the horrific things that can happen to the human body after a sunburn, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum threw the season's second no-hitter, throwing...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  3. About Last Night: That's a Clown Return, Bro

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy picking the wrong Leonardo DiCaprio movie to model your life after and can't get that damn iron mask off your face, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Bryce Harper marked his return from an extended layoff with a h...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  4. Debbie Clemens paints beautiful picture of life with Roger, but a...

    Lester Munson

    Testimony from Roger Clemens' wife may distract the jury even as it contradicts his accuser.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  5. Defense expert lambasts Roger Clemens prosecutors for relying on ...

    The expert called to help exonerate Roger Clemens barely made it to the stand. Once he did, he lambasted prosecutors for relying on the so-called "beer can evidence" to support their case against the former All-Star pitcher accused of perjury.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  6. A breaking point for Josh Beckett

    Buster Olney

    What Red Sox fans wanted to see after the last day of last season, after the September collapse, were broken-hearted Red Sox players. They wanted to see Josh Beckett laid out in despair, like Ralph Branca was after allowing Bobby Thomson's legen...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  7. Josh Beckett can't be traded easily, but he may not change, eithe...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  8. For Phillies, Utley is no guarantee

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies have been terrible so far, winning just 14 of 32 games despite facing what appeared to be the National League's easiest schedule in the first quarter of the season. The expectation, however, is that help is on the way ...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  9. The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and Chase Utley's healt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and the return of Chase Utley won't necessarily be the boost that they desperately need. Given the status of Utley's knees, what he can actually contribute remains unclear.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  10. Roger Clemens eager to get his say in federal court

    Roger Clemens said Wednesday that he's eager to defend himself in federal court this summer and that his future Hall of Fame chances aren't a "big deal" for him.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  11. Meet the Unimpressed

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Roy Halladay was the first of the Phillies' starting pitchers to step into the open room where some 75 or so reporters waited Monday, and he looked taken aback by what he saw. So did those who followed him -- Joe Blanton and ...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  12. MLB: Philly's group of aces was introduced, but talk won't be par...

    Buster Olney

    Philly unveiled a Fab Four this week, and the collective quiet signaled what this group will really be all about -- work, not talk. The bottom line is that when it comes to Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, only the results will speak.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  13. Trevor Hoffman's dive into history

    Buster Olney

    A few years ago, I worked on a long piece on Trevor Hoffman for ESPN The Magazine, and we sat in the visitors' dugout at Shea Stadium and talked about his father's influence, the games he played as a child with his older brothers, about his...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  14. 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
  15. Roger Clemens pleads not guilty to lying to Congress

    Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to Congress about using steroids, HGH, in a Washington federal courtroom on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2010
  16. Curtis Granderson is a Big Tattletale

    Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images I betcha I need more eye black for the bright lights of Hollywood... The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Tigers centerfielder Curtis Granderson will soon be hosting a reality show titled "Stadium Secrets." ...

    Blog | November 23, 2009