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  1. 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
  2. Managers frustrated with replay system

    Buster Olney

    As managers discussed instant replay prior to the season, they were generally circumspect, understated in their public comments. You got some eye rolls, and privately, some expressed concern, particularly with the challenge system. But...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Strategy changes and mysteries

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- It was just after midnight Monday morning, and the only folks left on the field at Busch Stadium were the camera crews and a other few stragglers, including colleague Tim Kurkjian, producer Shawn Fitzgerald and me. "Do you have any id...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  5. Lineup adjustment options for Farrell

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- John Farrell's sleep was probably interrupted repeatedly this morning with the kind of dreams that happen after life-changing moments, with his brain still working at Mach 5 even after his eyes closed. He may have seen images of Jim Joyc...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  6. Red Sox will see real Verlander

    Buster Olney

    The topic was Justin Verlander, and the two veteran hitters who had faced him this year spoke of the Cy Young winner in their dugout with great respect, but also with professional honesty. "He's not the same guy," said one of the players. The o...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  7. 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
  8. The Boston Red Sox are walking a new path this spring - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox, a year removed from a spring that never once felt invigorating, are in a different mood this year. Also, will Chipper Jones get the itch? Buster Olney takes a look.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  9. Alex Rodriguez could be finished in New York in wake of latest PE...

    Buster Olney

    With A-Rod mired in another PED mess, his days in New York could be numbered, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  10. Sergio Santos fits with the Blue Jays

    Buster Olney

    The Toronto Blue Jays are baseball's version of the Oakland Raiders, it was written here last summer, and there's something about that comparison that appealed to manager John Farrell, who chatted about it the other day. The Jays are the Is...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  11. The Toronto Blue Jays collected other teams' outcasts, and Sergio...

    Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider Buster Olney writes that the Toronto Blue Jays have a bunch of players that other teams gave up on, but Toronto is hoping will succeed. Closer Sergio Santos is the latest to fit the bill.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2012
  12. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Toronto Blue...

    Buster Olney

    Last season, the Baltimore Orioles played a terribly difficult early-season schedule. It may well have cost their manager a job. This year, it doesn't get much easier. But at least a rival takes their place with the toughest early slate.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  13. Sources: Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell out of Cleveland Ind...

    Buster Olney

    John Farrell, the pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox, has removed himself from consideration for Cleveland's managerial opening, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2009