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  1. Expect blockbuster trades this winter

    Buster Olney

    Almost every team held their chips back before the trade deadline, leery of the seller's market that had developed, dubious about the value of the short-term rentals. The teams working from a position of strength mostly held in place: The Cardina...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Jose Bautista's umpire battles

    Buster Olney

    In the first inning of the worst spring training game ever last month, Jose Bautista took a pitch that may have been a little high, maybe a little outside, for strike two. He walked away from home plate, disgusted. Never mind that the Blue Jays had ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  3. Jose Bautista's struggle with umpires headed in bad direction - M...

    Buster Olney

    Unless Jose Bautista can get his feelings about umpires under control, Buster Olney writes that his constant complaining could hurt the slugger.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  4. Lessons from AL MVP voting

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp was to the National League what Jose Bautista was to the American League -- a dominant offensive force who played exactly no games when his team was regarded as a legitimate playoff contender. Bautista became the most dangerous hitter in th...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  5. Like Jose Bautista, Matt Kemp could be affected by not playing fo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP vote proved voters consider playing for a winning team to be a big part of the "most valuable" argument. Matt Kemp may not be able to overcome this in the NL MVP voting. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  6. With many quality candidates, voters have a tough call for AL MVP...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP is a tough call, and it's possible Justin Verlander gets the most first-place votes and still loses the award to Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, or others. Plus notes on the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  7. MLB - Cases for the American League MVP

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines who has a case for the American League MVP, and who doesn't. The tricky thing is you could make a strong case for a number of guys. And a case against them.

    Blog | Conversation | August 29, 2011
  8. Jose Bautista's derby connection

    Buster Olney

    Alex Andreopoulos was in the Blue Jays' clubhouse waiting out a rain delay the other day, and Jose Bautista walked over to him with a request. "It'd be great," Bautista said, "if you came out to the All-Star Game to throw batting practice."...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  9. MLB: Jose Bautista is in the Home Run Derby, so is his personal p...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney tells the story of Jose Bautista's personal pitcher for the derby, and the flight connection he'll need to make to help Jose win.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2011
  10. MLB: David Price isn't like a lot of young pitchers, trying mix i...

    Buster Olney

    In a recent game, David Price didn't just hit the proverbial 100-pitch mark -- he did it with a single type of pitch. Price has decided that as long as opposing hitters continue to struggle against his fastball, he'll just keep throwing it.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  11. MLB: New evidence against Lance Armstrong brings up a baseball di...

    Buster Olney

    Given what baseball fans have endured and debated in recent years regarding the nature of performance-enhancing drugs in the game, what stance should they take with Lance Armstrong as he fights charges against him?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  12. In one game, three cases were made

    Buster Olney

    The most significant game in the majors Thursday had no bearing on the top of the standings: In Toronto's victory over the Mariners, Ichiro Suzuki collected his 200th hit, Jose Bautista mashed his 50th homer and Cy Young candidate Felix Hernande...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  13. For Ichiro, it was the HOF; for Jose Bautista, it was about break...

    Buster Olney

    Ichiro Suzuki clubbed his 200th hit, the 10th season in a row in which he's done that. Jose Bautista hit his 50th home run, making further claim to his status as a premier slugger. Felix Hernandez dominated and lost, making yet another case for the CYA.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  14. MLB: Delmon Young has been there and done that -- and struggled -...

    Buster Olney

    Delmon Young has had his ups and downs, been through a few teams, seen his stock rise and fall, and he's even been called a bust. But now, at the ripe old age of 24, he's breaking out. And yes, he still has a long career ahead of him.

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  15. Jose Bautista's home run tempo

    Buster Olney

    For years, Jose Bautista had joked about how he hit more foul balls than anybody else. Opposing pitchers would bust him inside with fastballs, and he would make contact, peeling the ball off to the first base side. There was something good about that...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  16. Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista sped things up, and the ball is ...

    Buster Olney

    Jose Bautista used to foul off more balls than anybody, the product of a slow bat that would always get started too late. Since the point when he simply turned his swing clock back, he's hit home runs at a faster pace than any player in baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2010