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  1. Brett Gardner an unlikely power play

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Brett Gardner's work was finished late Sunday night and as he waited for a postgame interview to start, he playfully fired a wad of gum at Jason Zillo, the Yankees' director of media relations, who was standing about 15 feet away. This i...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. MLB can fix a sticky situation

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Michael Pineda ambled into the visitors clubhouse here at about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon wearing a polo shirt and jeans, white earplugs stuffed into each side of his head, and a smile on a face that was closer to the ceiling than any face i...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. Infield shifts help Yanks beat Red Sox

    Buster Olney

    "Sunday Night Baseball" felt like a screenplay that would've been rejected because of implausibility, with all its elements and characters and plot twists crammed into one evening, in one of the most interesting regular-season games you will ever see...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. Red Sox had reasons to say nothing

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have been there and done that with the accusations of pitchers using foreign substances, from Clay Buchholz's shiny forearm and game-day wet look to the green stuff seemingly wedged into the leather of Jon Lester's glove last October. The...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. Confident Tanaka could stabilize Yankees

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka fell behind in the count to Justin Upton in the first inning Sunday, two balls and no strikes, and a lot of pitchers in this situation would see their options limited. But in the moments that followed, Tanaka demonst...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. A Yankees demise? Not so fast ...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' final salary offer to Joe Girardi was presented last Thursday, and now that we know how it turned out -- like a televised poker game in which we see the cards -- it's evident that the past week has been about negotiating, about trying to...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  7. Alex Rodriguez is surrounded by conspiracy, but reality is pretty...

    Buster Olney

    The conspiracy theories have been drifting around Alex Rodriguez, but the real reason for his absence in the lineup, and his future career with the Yankees, isn't that hard to figure out.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  8. Yankees must cling to slivers of hope against Tigers - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees have hit so poorly that they now find themselves in a 3-0 hole. But they can fall back on some slivers of hope. For one, they couldn't possibly hit any worse. And two, they've seen the impossible happen when it happened to them.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  9. Major League Baseball needs to fully embrace instant replay - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    After a crucial call was missed in Game 2 of the ALCS -- one that led to the ejection of Joe Girardi -- the Yankees manager called for more instant replay. As Buster Olney writes, it's time for MLB to take the necessary steps to embrace the technology.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  10. How Joe Girardi should handle A-Rod

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Matt Wieters has an excellent reputation as a catcher and a leader, but he and Jason Hammel combined on a pitch selection in Game 1 of the ALDS that had talent evaluators befuddled. The count was 3-2, the hitter was Alex Rodriguez, and H...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  11. Joe Girardi should change the Yankees' lineup for Game 3 of the A...

    Buster Olney

    Alex Rodriguez is struggling mightily so far in the ALDS, and Buster Olney writes that some lineup tweaks for the Yankees are in order, beginning with dropping A-Rod down and moving Robinson Cano up.

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  12. If Ichiro Suzuki doesn't hit, it could be a tough situation for J...

    Buster Olney

    There's some excitement around the Ichiro Suzuki trade because of who he is and what he's done, but there's also plenty of evidence that suggests he may not play well with the Yankees. If that happens, Buster Olney writes, it could become embarrassing.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  13. Joe Girardi knows Cliff Lee is in New York Yankees' heads, so he ...

    Buster Olney

    So dominant has Cliff Lee been that Yankees skipper Joe Girardi is setting his rotation for the harrowing thought of facing Lee in a Game 7. Buster examines how the manager is doing just that.

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2010
  14. MLB -- Buster Olney: It didn't take long for Jorge Posada's defen...

    Buster Olney

    It was a question mark last season -- one the Yankees managed to deal with to the tune of a World Series title -- but Jorge Posada's glove hasn't been gilded since November, and Joe Girardi will have to consider what to do once more in 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  15. MLB -- Buster Olney: As Billy Beane and other GMs admit, it's tim...

    Buster Olney

    For folks like Billy Beane, considering the struggles of Ben Sheets, or Joe Girardi, considering who will be his fifth starter, or in Colorado (who will close) or Washington (is Strasburg ready) decision time is suddenly staring everyone in the face.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2010
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney: Trying to make Jorge Posada and A.J. Burnett...

    Buster Olney

    Joe Girardi seems intent on trying to allow Jorge Posada and A.J. Burnett to work out their problems, but it might be time for the Yankees' skipper to realize the two don't work well together, and to just make Burnett's starts Posada's off-day.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2010