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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

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  2. Ranking the contenders' schedule strength

    Buster Olney

    On July 23, 2013, the Cleveland Indians were 52-48 and slogging along. But what they had in front of them was opportunity, as noted then, in the form of one of the easiest second-half schedules in the big leagues. They proceeded to take full advantag...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Time for the Phillies to turn the page

    Buster Olney

    Philadelphia Phillies fans aren't happy, and they're expressing that through the ticket office: The team's attendance has plummeted, from an incredible (and unsustainable) 44,021 per game just two years ago to the current 30,438 per game. That's a 31...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  4. Samardzija deal sets stage for Price trade

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- David Price's focus is on doing the best he can for the Tampa Bay Rays, he said here Saturday. But every day, there are reminders that he could be in his last hours with Tampa Bay. Players on other teams text him daily to ask whether h...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  5. Tim Hudson sinking into HOF convo

    Buster Olney

    The time-worn expression for hitters when they are seeing the ball well is that it must "look like a grapefruit" to them. Or a beach ball. Something big and irresistible and impossible to miss. When you watch San Francisco Giants starter Tim Hudson p...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  6. Injuries could force Rangers to rebuild

    Buster Olney

    The storms of the obvious must first be weathered by the Texas Rangers. Yes, the Prince Fielder injury hurts their chances to compete (although he wasn't playing that well, and whoever replaces him could be better). Yes, Texas would be well-served to...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  7. Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinnin...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. Lack of patience hurting Braves offense

    Buster Olney

    From the time the Braves added brothers Justin and B.J. Upton to a lineup that already included Dan Uggla, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman, they seemed like a science experiment built for this question: How many strikeouts can one lineup generate w...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  9. Hanley Ramirez has pitchers figured out

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez attends the meetings that the Dodgers hold for the hitters at the outset of every series to go over scouting reports, but he does this to be respectful and polite of the process and not because he actually gleans informa...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  10. The incongruity of Bonds' HOF exclusion

    Buster Olney

    Barry Bonds will work as an instructor for the San Francisco Giants, writes Alex Pavlovic, and in a roundabout way, this hiring demonstrates the complete incongruity of the Hall of Fame voting. From Pavlovic's story: Barry Bonds i...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  11. Reasons for optimism on every MLB team

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA BAY -- CC Sabathia laughed about the reaction to his weight loss -- 40 pounds over the last two offseasons, he said Friday -- and mentioned that he felt like the winner of the show "The Biggest Loser." He said he feels better, with his body ada...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  12. Collision ban seen as inevitable

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- In the aftermath of two home plate collisions in the American League Championship Series on Thursday, officials from other teams reiterated that they expect the topic of banning that play to be raised again in meetings this winter. Given...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  13. Roy Halladay's World Series quest

    Buster Olney

    It's worth remembering how much Roy Halladay wanted to pitch for the Phillies, in successfully pushing for a trade to Philadelphia prior to the 2010 season. If he had waited to become a free agent at the end of that season, he might have been in line...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  14. A shifting market for pitchers

    Buster Olney

    It's as if somebody is sticking pins into the class of would-be free-agent pitchers: Roy Halladay: Out indefinitely with a shoulder problem; he'll be examined today. His contract with the Phillies is set to expire this fall. Gavin Floyd: ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  15. MLB - Injuries to future free agent starters will shift the marke...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the would-be free-agent market for starting pitchers and realizes he's essentially sifting through the infirmary. Everyone who could be a free agent is hurt. So who takes their place?

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  16. Jason Grilli at ease in closer role

    Buster Olney

    Most first-time closers seek advice from those who have stood at the edge of the plank day after day, to learn about the most effective routines, warm-up regimens, and coping with the adrenaline that is unique to that job. But Jason Grilli didn'...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  17. Jason Grilli thriving as closer for the Pittsburgh Pirates - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Jason Grilli has been through a lot in his MLB career, so becoming a closer at the age of 36 doesn't faze him, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2013