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  1. Jim Thome's stake in the playoff chase

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- In a city of row houses, it makes sense that the Orioles' success this year has been built game by game, at-bat by at-bat, pitch by pitch, brick by brick. They have one pitcher with more than 20 starts, a staff with one complete gam...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  2. Jim Thome is helping the Baltimore Orioles adjust during the race...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Orioles badly needed a jump-start, and it was Jim Thome that gave it to them Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  3. Trade possibilities for Jim Thome

    Buster Olney

    Jayson Stark reported that the Philadelphia Phillies have let it be known to AL teams that they're willing to trade Jim Thome, but that Thome's preferred destinations -- the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox -- probably are not in pla...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  4. No perfect options for Jim Thome if he wants to play on a contend...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through the list of teams that may be interested in trading for Jim Thome. Unfortunately for him, there are no perfect fits right now.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  5. Jim Thome's first challenge

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Hunter Pence was among the first Phillies to hit on Sunday morning, swinging at the very first batting practice pitches with all the ferocity of someone fending off an intruder, grunting with every swing. Jim Thome watched fr...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  6. Philadelphia Phillies will play Jim Thome at first base in additi...

    Buster Olney

    Jim Thome has done everything in his career besides win a championship, and he's come back to the Phillies to do that. Buster Olney writes that Thome is preparing for the challenge of playing some first base along with pinch hitting.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  7. It's time for the Mets to consider deals while David Wright still...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the New York Mets have come to a critical decision -- whether to trade David Wright. Wright will be 30 next year and is owed a lot of money, and the Mets aren't close to winning their division.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2011
  8. Cuddyer a perfect fit for Phillies

    Buster Olney

    Michael Cuddyer won't get the most money among the free agents this winter, but he may well have the most suitors. And now in the aftermath of the Phillies' signing of Jim Thome, they are making a hard push for Cuddyer, Jim Salisbury writes...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  9. Michael Cuddyer is a good free-agent fit for Philadelphia Phillie...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while Michael Cuddyer won't land a huge free-agent contract, he may end up having the most suitors of any player on the open market. The Philadelphia Phillies would be a perfect fit for him.

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2011
  10. High demand for Jim Thome

    Buster Olney

    It was only about 20 months ago that Jim Thome was struggling to find a job, to find more at-bats in his pursuit of his 600th homer, and when he did eventually sign with the Minnesota Twins, he wasn't promised playing time. But over the next eig...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  11. MLB - Jim Thome waiver situation is complex

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that several contenders will be looking to claim Jim Thome off waivers, but that a situation in which Thome could end up joining the Phillies has league and team officials paying close attention.

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  12. MLB - San Francisco Giants facing difficult stretch run

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Giants will have to draw on last year's experience to turn things around and win the NL West. It won't be easy, however, with the Diamondbacks playing as well as they are.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  13. Praise for Jim Thome

    Buster Olney

    Jim Thome signed with the Minnesota Twins before the 2010 season, and shortly after his deal was announced, the phone of Twins general manager Bill Smith rang. "I got a call from someone with Philadelphia, telling me what a great guy we were gettin...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  14. MLB - Praise for Jim Thome

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while Jim Thome's baseball accomplishments speak for themselves, the way he has handled himself off the field is even more impressive. He shares opinions on Thome's character from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  15. MLB - Jesus Montero may finally get the call for the New York Yan...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Jorge Posada's struggles this season, star prospect Jesus Montero may finally be called up for the New York Yankees.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2011
  16. Carlos Quentin, other names could dot waiver wire

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at how the waiver situation could play out in August. A lot of big names could be involved. Plus, his winners and losers from the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2011