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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. J.P. Arencibia and Travis d'Arnaud give the Blue Jays two premier...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while most teams struggle to find one great catcher, the Toronto Blue Jays have two in the making, giving them a luxury that has drawn trade inquiries from other clubs.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2012
  4. Will Middlebrooks among 10 prospects who just missed top 100 - ML...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down 10 prospects who just missed his top 100, starting with third baseman Will Middlebrooks of the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  5. Picks for the MLB playoffs

    Keith Law

    Keith Law makes his picks for four division series that he says could each go either way.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  6. MLB: Andy Pettitte will be remembered for a lot of things, but fi...

    Buster Olney

    Andy Pettitte had a lot of successes, but his real legacy is that of a teammate, and of an honest guy who had a hard time hiding from his failures.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  7. MLB: Why defensive value is often overlooked in MLB free agency

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec examines how defense affects some free agents, such as Adam Dunn and Carlos Pena, and which FAs are overvalued or undervalued due to defense.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2010
  8. MLB: Pete Rose's hit record might be baseball's most unbreakable ...

    Dan Szymborski

    People talk all the time about MLB's most unbreakable record. A strong contender has to be Pete Rose's all-time hit mark. As BIS explains, say what you will about Rose the man, but the best odds to break his mark currently are at a whopping 2.4 percent.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2010
  9. MLB: Jose Bautista is simply channeling Gene Bearden, Joe Mays an...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory presents some all-time Fluke All-Stars in honor of Jose Bautista's performance this year; Gene Bearden, Joe Mays, Rick Wilkins and even Bautista's current manager all make this list.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2010
  10. MLB Confidential: Who are the worst umpires?

    Players

    In light of Armando Galarraga's perfect game that wasn't, ESPN The Magazine polled 100 MLB players about the league's umpires, to see what MLBers really think about the boys in blue. Question No. 2: Who are the worst umpires?

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  11. Until Bud Selig says otherwise, umpires like Joe West are part of...

    Buster Olney

    While other sports have worked hard to subdue any interaction between coaches, players and referees -- can you imagine Bill Belichick racing out to argue with Ed Hochuli? -- MLB continues to offer up its umpires and their battles as part of the show.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  12. MLB -- Buster Olney: Teams are all attacking David Wright in the ...

    Buster Olney

    Teams seem convinced that David Wright isn't quite the same after getting beaned in the head last summer, and they've all taken to pitching him inside. The results seem to be working, which means it's on Wright to adjust. Plus, Torre back in New York?

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2010
  13. 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
  14. MLB -- Buster Olney: Miguel Cabrera is a good cautionary and succ...

    Buster Olney

    We are right to be caught up in the pull of Jason Heyward, but six years ago, there was a 20-year-old with the same auspicious start. Miguel Cabrera is still just 26, but offers a good lesson for the young Heyward on success, and hopefully, redemption.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2010
  15. 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
  16. Baseball Prospectus -- Baseball Prospectus' new JUMP metric shows...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus brings out a new metric to predict MVP voting -- JUMP -- and finds that Joe Mauer doesn't have much of a chance at the AL award. The NL MVP, though, should be a runaway for Albert Pujols.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2009