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  1. Rules to open with

    Buster Olney

    I pitched in Little League and in high school, but not very well, because I could never throw very hard. An assistant coach once caught me on the side during a practice and he said, "You know, you've got a natural sink to your fastball." But he ...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  2. MLB: Buster lays out the ground rules for tossing out the first p...

    Buster Olney

    Before Buster throws out the first pitch at an upcoming game, he lays out some ground rules. Plus, plenty of updates on some recent injuries, why some wonder if Pablo Sandoval's place in the league is in jeopardy, and a market for Zack Greinke.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2010
  3. Buster Olney Blog - MLB - The Colorado Rockies are on another rol...

    Buster Olney

    The Colorado Rockies are on a run that was largely aided by the fact that ownership was willing to say yes to a GM who had a fix in mind for his team, writes Buster Olney. Plus the brilliant glove of Kevin Kouzmanoff and the dominance of Cliff Lee.

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  4. Buster Olney: Teahen a part of widespread optimism in K.C.

    Buster Olney

    Mark Teahen's smooth transition to second base is just one of the many good signs coming out of Kansas City this spring. Plus spring training position battles, injury news and updates on all 30 teams.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2009
  5. Devilishly effective pitch

    Buster Olney

    Chad Gaudin started throwing a slider in Little League, and the Devil Rays' reliever has been perfecting it ever since.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2004
  6. How the Chris Davis deal got done

    Buster Olney

    Chris Davis' major league salary was a little more than $400,000 when the Baltimore Orioles acquired him in their deal with the Texas Rangers in the summer of 2011, but really, it came down to money -- but not his money, which now looks crazy, consid...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  7. Top 10 bullpens in the majors

    Buster Olney

    In rounding out our series of winter top 10 rankings, here are the top 10 bullpens in Major League Baseball (and I'm hedging a little in this category because of the uncertainty about what role one big-time pitcher will have). 1. Atlanta Brav...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  8. Ranking the top 10 bullpens in baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney reveals his ranking of the top 10 bullpens in baseball, with the Atlanta Braves taking the top spot.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2013
  9. San Diego's quiet ascension

    Buster Olney

    The best National League team dating back to last July formed a double line for handshakes after a series sweep on Thursday, and most of the players gave a little bit of extra attention to the tall right-hander wearing No. 38. Good thing they know...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  10. San Diego Padres have been good for close to a year; it's time to...

    Buster Olney

    The San Diego Padres aren't merely off to a good start. No, since July 27 of last season, they've been arguably the best team in all of baseball. So the idea of the Padres as sellers -- well, it may have to be put on hold for a while.

    Blog | Conversation | May 14, 2010
  11. Rays and A's in need of rescue

    Buster Olney

    Less than a decade ago, Major League Baseball threatened to fold the Minnesota Twins, indicating there were doubts about whether the franchise was viable. Since then, the Twins have evolved from a small-market little engine that could into a growing,...

    Blog | March 22, 2010
  12. MLB -- Buster Olney: The Minnesota Twins have changed, but now ML...

    Buster Olney

    Although the Twins have broken into the realm of baseball's upper middle class through a mix of talent development, a new stadium and added financial stability, other franchises languish with a difficult future if they can't carve a walkable path.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2010
  13. Sources: Waiver claim made on Alex Rios of Toronto Blue Jays

    Buster Olney

    A waiver claim has been placed on Blue Jays right fielder Alex Rios, according to MLB sources.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2009
  14. With the trade deadline fast approaching, the Los Angeles Dodgers...

    Buster Olney

    Whether it's the Dodgers' bullpen or the Red Sox and their desperate need for a little mojo, these are the biggest holes in need of a trade fix, Buster Olney writes. Plus piles of advice, news and notes, and a dalliance with an umpire fantasy league.

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2009