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  1. Maddon, Farrell in a chess match

    Buster Olney

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As Dustin Pedroia walked into Tropicana Field early Monday afternoon, a young Rays fan said to him, with all good humor, that he was hopeful that Tampa Bay might win a game, and that there would be a Game 4 Tuesday night. ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  2. Maddon, Tito can't make Dusty's mistake

    Buster Olney

    CLEVELAND -- Indians GM Chris Antonetti was asked about how many relievers the Indians intend to carry on their roster in Wednesday night's AL wild-card game, and he laughed and said that Terry Francona's preference is to carry about two dozen, so th...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. Rays in a bind with David Price

    Buster Olney

    It was an all-around tough day for the Tampa Bay Rays, who saw Fernando Rodney blow up in the ninth inning and blow a lead to the Red Sox, this just a little while after they placed Cy Young Award winner David Price on the disabled list. For an or...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  4. Tampa Bay Rays succeed by doing things their own way - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have found a way to win that is different from every other team, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  5. 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
  6. MLB: Jeremy Hellickson's auspicious first start adds to the Tampa...

    Buster Olney

    On most teams, a pitcher like Jeremy Hellickson would step into one of the top spots in the rotation and surely pay some immediate dividends. But this is Tampa, where a player with Hellickson's talent must fall in line, and maybe even join the 'pen.

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 2010
  7. MLB -- It may be that a leader is emerging for the Tampa Bay Rays...

    Buster Olney

    The way Evan Longoria handled a recent case in the kangaroo court that is the everyday MLB clubhouse brings to mind the way Derek Jeter once did the same for the Yankees. It could also be a good sign for a Rays team with a leadership void.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2010
  8. All part of the show

    Buster Olney

    The umpires have become a topic of conversation again, after Joe West's run-in with Mark Buehrle and Ozzie Guillen last week, after Bill Hohn's skirmish with Roy Oswalt, and after Joe Maddon had his issues with Angel Hernandez in the ninth ...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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