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  1. Ken Griffey Jr. is still an enigma

    Buster Olney

    Whenever I get a chance to talk with journalism students, eventually the conversation always seem to circle around to player participation with the media, stories from the trenches, and I wind up talking about Ken Griffey Jr. And, after his awkward, ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. Josh Hamilton is the kind of hitter who doesn't age well - MLB

    Ben Lindbergh

    Josh Hamilton is the kind of hitter who doesn't age well, writes Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  3. Arizona lands Trey Griffey

    Under Armour All-American athlete Trey Griffey (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips), the son of Major League Baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr., has committed to play for Arizona, multiple sources report. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect was in Tuscon, Ariz....

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  4. MLB: Rivalries are taking the big stage in the pennant race this ...

    Buster Olney

    Pennant races are unfolding all around, and -- even better for baseball -- some of them will be played out between rivals. Buster notes that the intensity is beginning to show on the faces of the competitors. It's stretch time.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  5. Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, Baltimore Orioles and rece...

    Jayson Stark

    I don't know about you, but I have an insatiable hunger for a sandwich. But no, not a corned beef special. I'm talking about another edition of the eagerly awaited Generic Sandwich Awards, which are still unsponsored by any sandwich shop near you. B...

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  6. Frustrated by the numbers

    Buster Olney

    The retirement of Ken Griffey Jr. and the "Perfect Game That Wasn't" -- two monumental events that occurred within hours of each other -- will float forever in parallel baseball universes. We want to say that Ken Griffey Jr. was the greatest of...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  7. Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the best ever, but other numbers persis...

    Buster Olney

    On one night, the greatest (clean) player of his generation hangs up his cleats, and a perfect game is spoiled by an umpire's error. Both Griffey's and Galarraga's situation leaves you frustrated by the numbers.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  8. Jason Heyward is a brilliant talent, but his ability to adjust is...

    Buster Olney

    You would think that a player with the preternatural brilliance of Jason Heyward might be a little more stubborn in his approach. But after a month in which he whiffed too often, Heyward has quickly adjusted his contact rate. The results are stunning.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  9. Hanley Ramirez saga with Florida Marlins should end today - Buste...

    Buster Olney

    Fredi Gonzalez has already proved he has the power to punish his players, and in the case of Hanley Ramirez, the manager has done enough to prove where he stands, Buster writes. But now it's time to put Ramirez back in and get on with things.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  10. The Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Young has found his stroke this y...

    Buster Olney

    The Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Young has found his stroke this year.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2010
  11. Griffey will always be a Mariner

    Buster Olney

    Somebody said Ken Griffey Jr. was taking a nap in the clubhouse; his teammates aren't happy about that; and day after day this week, the drama has absorbed the baseball world. But really, only two things matter: 1. Can he help the Mariners? Th...

    Blog | May 15, 2010
  12. Whenever he decides to call it quits, Ken Griffey Jr. will always...

    Buster Olney

    Whenever Ken Griffey Jr. does decide to retire, he is someone the Seattle Mariners will want to keep around for years to come.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2010
  13. The bigger question for Griffey

    Buster Olney

    The drama is thick around Ken Griffey Jr., and somebody is either lying or misinformed. In our gossip-filled world, we want to know whether somebody is carrying out a grudge or whether Junior will have a grudge going forward. We want to know what hap...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  14. MLB -- Buster Olney: Ken Griffey Jr. faces questions of greater i...

    Buster Olney

    While fans and media debate the question of whether Ken Griffey Jr. did in fact fall asleep during a game, the bigger debate should be about whether the aging star is helping his team. Evidence on the field says he's not, which creates a bigger question.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  15. MLB Player X: Ken Griffey Jr.'s clubhouse nap shouldn't have gone...

    Player X

    After Ken Griffey Jr. was busted for napping during a game, MLB Player X explains that what happens in the clubhouse is usually resolved privately.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2010
  16. Buster Olney: Tom Glavine deserved Griffey's fate

    Tom Glavine wasn't going to win a Cy Young for the Braves, but as a symbol of their former greatness, and even as a possible contributor, he deserved better than this. Plus notes, movement, analysis, injuries, and what might become of David Ortiz.

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2009