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  1. A record-setting day for pitchers

    Buster Olney

    There had never been a day in which at least eight different Major League Baseball starters each threw at least seven innings while allowing no more than three hits. Well, on Sunday, this happened a record 10 times. From ESPN Stats and Info, how h...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. D-backs are loving Adam Eaton

    Buster Olney

    Adam Eaton has a gift for angering other people, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has decided. The other day, the center fielder bunted on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals seemed put off by that, and when Eaton slid into thir...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  3. Adam Eaton brings a unique dimension to the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

    Buster Olney

    Adam Eaton brings a unique dimension to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and his teammates and coaches are loving it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  4. Texas Rangers are sticking with their offseason plan - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it would be a mistake for the Rangers to overreact this offseason after missing on Zack Greinke and James Shields, and losing Josh Hamilton to the Angels. Texas won't let those developments alter the franchise's long-term plan.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2012
  5. Wade Davis the key to trade for K.C.

    Buster Olney

    As soon as Wade Davis saw Andrew Friedman's phone number pop up on his caller ID on Sunday evening, he knew what it meant even before answering. Friedman explained that Davis had been traded, and the two spoke heartfelt words. Davis really likes...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  6. For Kansas City Royals Wade Davis is the key to trade with the Ta...

    Buster Olney

    When all is said and done, Wade Davis will be the key to the big trade the Royals just made with the Rays, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  7. The Tampa Bay Rays are set up to do damage if they can get to Oct...

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have gone unnoticed for much of this season, but as the postseason nears, Buster Olney writes that Tampa Bay could be baseball's most dangerous team.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  8. Is James Shields an ace or innings eater?

    Buster Olney

    Of all the decisions that will be made by baseball executives over the next three days, none will be as excruciating as the Tampa Bay Rays' decision to trade or not trade James Shields. After the Rays' 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  9. MLB - Opinions vary on James Shields' worth and role

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney asks what James Shields' actual worth is and whether he is he really an ace or innings eater.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  10. Without a new ballpark, the Oakland A's won't be able to compete ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Oakland A's are, and will continue to be, held hostage until they can build a new ballpark. Until then, their moves will always be about the future. Plus, news on the Red Sox managerial job and other offseason buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2011
  11. The Boston scramble

    Buster Olney

    The simple fact is that right now, the Rays are a better team than Boston, and it's really not even close. This is Tampa Bay's rotation: James Shields, tonight's starter, who is probably running a strong third in the race for the Cy Yo...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  12. MLB - Boston Red Sox need just one win over Tampa Bay Rays

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Rays are simply a better team than the Red Sox right now -- and it's not even close. But the reality for Boston is that even one win over Tampa in this series could be enough to build a comfortable lead in the wild-card race.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2011
  13. MLB - Tampa Bay Rays remain open to any deadline trade

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains the Tampa Bay Rays' trade deadline philosophy and why they remain open to dealing any of their top players, including B.J. Upton and James Shields.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  14. James Shields' quest for the weird

    Buster Olney

    A.J. Burnett is a pivotal figure for the Yankees, as he comes back from his second-half collapse in 2010, and Josh Beckett could upgrade the Red Sox rotation if he rediscovers greatness. The Tampa Bay Rays have a similar dynamic within their rotation...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  15. MLB: A.J. Burnett and Josh Beckett aren't the only AL East pitche...

    Buster Olney

    When Rays manager Joe Maddon describes what he needs James Shields to do, it starts with what he wants his pitcher to create in the heads of opposing hitters. "Weird thoughts," for one. And it starts with adding to the mix.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney: Tampa Bay Rays bring a pace that most teams,...

    Buster Olney

    Tampa Bay is already a phenomenally talented team -- a glance at the roster could tell anybody as much. But the style the Rays play, with players flying around the basepaths, is causing problems for the opposition. Talent is great, but speed kills.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2010