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  1. Toughest lineup quandaries in MLB

    Buster Olney

    When Joe Torre managed, he jotted down lineups in his time away from the park, mulling over various possibilities, internally debating certain combinations. In other words: He was like a lot of baseball fans and reporters, who like to think throug...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  2. Joe Torre a deserving Hall of Famer

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The manager's office in old Yankee Stadium was attached to a short hallway that players passed through as they entered or departed the clubhouse, and Joe Torre's desk was positioned in such a way that he could see everybody ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. Boston being unfair to Torey Lovullo

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees haven't issued uniform No. 6 since Joe Torre left after the 2007 season, because the folks at the top of that organization recognize that there will be a day -- possibly next summer -- when Torre will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  4. Yankees still the best fit for Girardi

    Jim Bowden

    With his contract with the New York Yankees due to expire Oct. 31, Joe Girardi sits in the catbird seat, as the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners are all posting "help wanted" signs. Girardi fits well with se...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Make WBC participation mandatory

    Jim Bowden

    In the combined 15 years I served as general manager of both the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, I was always a huge proponent of the World Baseball Classic. Baseball is an international sport, and perhaps someday the World Series will incl...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  7. Albert Pujols' bat awakens in Game 3

    Jim Bowden

    In the not-to-distant future, Albert Pujols will become the highest-paid baseball player in the major leagues. Last night, in Game 3 of the World Series, Pujols reminded the entire baseball world that he is the most destructive offensive force in the...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  8. MLB: Dissecting the complicated situation between Jorge Posada an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes the situation that now exists between Jorge Posada and the New York Yankees. By removing himself from the lineup, Posada has likely accelerated his departure from the team.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2011
  9. MLB: Is the cutter another main culprit of the decline in offense...

    Buster Olney

    Steroids and greenies and pitchers throwing harder than ever. If you discuss offensive drops in MLB, all are mentioned. But what about the rise of the cutter? Buster Olney explores.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  10. MLB feels players fraternizing too much

    Buster Olney

    Before every game, position players on both teams will gather on the foul lines and do their last sprints before the first pitch, and often this leads to greetings in the outfield behind second base -- hearty handshakes and hugs. If Joe Torre, baseb...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  11. MLB: On Verlander's no-hitter, MLB players fraternizing, Chipper ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney touches on a variety of topics in his Sunday blog including how MLB is concerned that players are fraternizing too much, Justin Verlander's no-hitter, Chipper Jones' start and Eric Hosmer's debut.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2011
  12. MLB: In his new role, will Joe Torre offer latitude, or demand th...

    Buster Olney

    As a manager, Joe Torre was always in favor of allowing the players and managers more latitude to sort out the retaliations that happen in baseball on the field. But now he's the policeman. Will he show restraint now that he's in control?

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  13. Fixing any foul orders

    Buster Olney

    After the Yankees acquired Chuck Knoblauch in early February 1998, adding the guy considered to be the best leadoff hitter in baseball to an already potent group of hitters, manager Joe Torre pulled out a pen and a piece of paper and started tinkerin...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  14. Lineup questions are apparent in Philadelphia, and among some oth...

    Buster Olney

    Charlie Manuel has one of the easier jobs in the game when it comes to picking his starters. But Philadelphia's batting order is a different story. Buster looks at this and other top lineup questions facing some good teams.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  15. MLB: The Los Angeles Dodgers' 2010 recap and 2011 prospects

    Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Rumor Central have combined for the Kiss 'Em Goodbye series, a look at every team's 2010 fate -- once it's eliminated -- with a long look ahead to 2011 and beyond. This is the entry for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  16. The market for Manny Ramirez

    Buster Olney

    Players assigned to the disabled list can't be passed through waivers, and when Dodgers manager Joe Torre revealed Tuesday that Manny Ramirez had a setback in his rehabilitation for an injured calf, the underlying meaning is that Ramirez probabl...

    Blog | August 04, 2010