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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. MLB - Buster Olney: Setting the table as the 2009 winter meetings...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney discusses where MLB stands as the 2009 winter meetings arrive. Who needs to buy, who needs to sell and honestly, will anything happen with Roy Halladay?

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2009
  7. Oakland's unique problems, advantages

    Buster Olney

    The occasional sewage overflow is the worst part of the Oakland Athletics' existence, probably. Every time there's an extended period of rain or the Oakland Raiders play a home game, or some combination of those factors, the pipes in the O.co Coliseu...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  8. Wainwright decision looms for Matheny

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The topic was about managing in October with urgency, and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy stood at the back rail of the batting cage before Game 1 on Saturday night and recalled, with great detail, a bullpen decision he regrets ...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  9. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    In following Tuesday's column ranking the American League's early-season schedules, Wednesday we have the National League. The teams are ranked toughest to easiest in caliber of early-season schedule. 1. Chicago Cubs Games vs. teams with reco...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  10. Cano's 3 likeliest non-Yankee suitors

    Buster Olney

    As the Robinson Cano stalemate continues, it's a good time to play the same game that folks in the Yankees' organization are playing. It's called: If Not Us, Then Who? Meaning: Who could possibly afford to sign Cano in the same sor...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  11. Maddon, Tito can't make Dusty's mistake

    Buster Olney

    CLEVELAND -- Indians GM Chris Antonetti was asked about how many relievers the Indians intend to carry on their roster in Wednesday night's AL wild-card game, and he laughed and said that Terry Francona's preference is to carry about two dozen, so th...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  12. Buster Posey's incredible arbitration case

    Buster Olney

    Buster Posey hasn't played in two full seasons' worth of regular-season games yet -- 308, to be exact. But he's made the most of his time in the big leagues, winning a rookie of the year award, a batting title, a most valuable player a...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  13. MLB - Buster Posey's incredible arbitration case for the San Fran...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Buster Posey has the most unique arbitration case for any player with less than three years of service time, and maybe the best case, which is why his contract situation will be a front-burner issue for the Giants.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2013
  14. The Los Angeles Dodgers' new problem

    Buster Olney

    We had the Los Angeles Dodgers on "Sunday Night Baseball" on May 20, at a time when the team was fighting to stay in first place without Matt Kemp. They were 27-13, and before the game, manager Don Mattingly had spoken with admiration about his playe...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  15. The Los Angeles Dodgers' new problem, breaking down the Wil Myers...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about the Los Angeles Dodgers' signing of Zack Greinke and the deal sending Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  16. Atlanta faces a tough decision on Brian McCann - MLB

    Buster Olney

    One of the toughest decisions of baseball's offseason will be made in Atlanta, where the Braves could let Brian McCann walk, they could keep him around, or they could try to flip him for young talent. None of those will be an easy call, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2012