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  1. Scanning the bullpen market

    Buster Olney

    Some general managers would prefer that the non-waiver trade deadline be moved back until the end of August, especially now, when the addition of two more wild-card teams to the playoff format provides lingering hope for more teams. To those GMs, the...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  2. MLB - Atlanta, Philly, Boston and Tampa sweating a final week

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about a final week to the MLB season that was supposed to be a sleepy one as we'd projected it weeks ago. Now it is shrouded in urgency.

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2011
  3. Atlanta's bullpen fatigue issue

    Buster Olney

    I'm running short on time this morning, but here are a few quick thoughts: 1. All year, rival scouts have watched the Braves' young relievers rack up appearances, and they've wondered if and when Jonny Venters, Craig Kimbrel and Eric ...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  4. MLB - Braves facing bullpen fatigue issue

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there will be many questions surrounding whether the Braves' bullpen has been overworked, but Atlanta doesn't have time to worry about that now, with the Cardinals closing fast in the NL wild-card race.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  5. The dominance of Craig Kimbrel

    Buster Olney

    Jonny Venters could be a closer but really doesn't care about it, partly because he's in awe of the guy who has the job for the Braves, Craig Kimbrel. See, Venters once played catch with Kimbrel and was overwhelmed by the pure stuff. "The g...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  6. MLB - Atlanta Braves pitcher Craig Kimbrel has been dominant

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney dives into the numbers to explain just how dominant Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2011
  7. The volatility of relief

    Buster Olney

    Mariano Rivera plays baseball but doesn't watch it much, and he hasn't seen Jonny Venters pitch yet. When Venters' name came up in conversation with Rivera the other day, Rivera had a lot of questions -- about Venters' style (unde...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  8. Joba Chamberlain injury illustrates volatility involved with top ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, as Joba Chamberlain's injury demonstrates, top relief pitchers can be a volatile bunch -- with steady long-term performers like Mariano Rivera being the exception, not the rule.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  9. Jonny Venters' incredible season

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- A clubhouse attendant who has been around ballplayers for a long, long time reports that he has never heard the kind of visceral, defeated responses from hitters that Jonny Venters generates. They can't stand facing him, and can&#039...

    Blog | June 05, 2011
  10. MLB: Jonny Venters has been practically unhittable this season

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about Jonny Venters' incredible dominance this season and how Albert Pujols might be back to his old form.

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2011
  11. The mighty 'pen

    Buster Olney

    Jonny Venters doesn't yet have a song that is played when Braves manager Bobby Cox summons him into a game. "I don't know if rookies can pick their own music," Venters said the other day. But if Venters keeps pitching the way he has at the...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  12. Atlanta Braves' Jonny Venters leads this group of breakthrough or...

    Buster Olney

    Like so many others, Jonny Venters has found his stride as a pitcher in a new role. Now he's working out of the 'pen. But while so many get relegated to the bullpen, Venters made the decision himself, and it has paid off for the Braves.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2010