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  1. Mike Trout's one 'weakness'

    Buster Olney

    Mike Trout had a season that nobody has ever had before, with a buffet of home runs and stolen bases and runs and home run-robbing catches. This is why a majority of talent evaluators already believe he is the best player in the game. If you wanted...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  2. Mike Trout is working on what he thinks is his one major weakness...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at Mike Trout's one "weakness," and also looks at Roy Halladay's struggles and some disagreement among two former Tampa teammates.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  3. Time to ban collisions at home

    Buster Olney

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- An important voice has joined a growing chorus of people in the game calling for rule changes that would effectively ban home plate collisions. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny -- who was a big league catcher for 13 seasons...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  4. Home plate collisions will eventually be banned and MLB should do...

    Buster Olney

    Home plate collisions will eventually be banned, and MLB should do it sooner rather than later, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  5. The key to Sergio Romo's success

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Sergio Romo will probably throw the last pitch of the 2012 World Series if the Giants win tonight, and it will probably be his slider, which is one of the best in the game, and a pitch that he learned out of desperation. Romo played at Co...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  6. Why Sergio Romo's slider has been so effective this World Series ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about why Sergio Romo's slider is so successful, plus other news and notes from the World Series and around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2012
  7. Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout has potential to be baseball's bes...

    Buster Olney

    Says one evaluator about Angels outfielder Mike Trout: "If he's not the best player in the game by the end of this season, he will be by the end of next season." Buster Olney examines Trout's potential, and the role he's playing in the Angels' turnaround.

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  8. The shifting landscape in baseball

    Buster Olney

    The other day, a smart baseball official noted the shifting landscape in the game. "It's becoming more and more difficult to find good everyday position players," he said. "It used to be that good young pitching was harder to come by, but now I ...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  9. How landscape is shifting away from everyday position players - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the landscape in modern baseball is shifting away from everyday position players and toward players like Ben Zobrist who can man multiple positions and help create favorable matchups on a given day.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  10. The 10 best infields in Major League Baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    After ranking the 10 best rotations and bullpens in Major League Baseball, Buster Olney continues his look ahead to 2012 and tackles the best infields in the game based on offensive and defensive production.

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  11. AL Cy Young race shaping up to be great

    Buster Olney

    I watched a lot of CC Sabathia's 3-2 victory over the White Sox, and it was evident early in the game that he didn't have his best stuff. But as he has done time and time again this year, he battled and worked his way through hitters, and h...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  12. MLB - CC Sabathia, Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander lead captiva...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL Cy Young race -- between CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander and Jered Weaver -- is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

    Blog | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  13. MLB: Buster Posey got hurt on Wednesday, another case of a mental...

    Buster Olney

    On Wednesday night, another young star catcher suffered what could be another terrible injury on a play that doesn't even belong in the game. In an age of precision valuation of talent, why is a star -- or even a backup -- put at grave risk for a run?

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2011
  14. Lineup questions are apparent in Philadelphia, and among some oth...

    Buster Olney

    Charlie Manuel has one of the easier jobs in the game when it comes to picking his starters. But Philadelphia's batting order is a different story. Buster looks at this and other top lineup questions facing some good teams.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  15. MLB: New evidence against Lance Armstrong brings up a baseball di...

    Buster Olney

    Given what baseball fans have endured and debated in recent years regarding the nature of performance-enhancing drugs in the game, what stance should they take with Lance Armstrong as he fights charges against him?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  16. MLB: The Dodgers are back in the game this offseason

    Buster Olney

    The inactivity of last offseason has not carried into the current one for the Dodgers.

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2010