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  1. MLB: Barry Larkin, Alan Trammell deserve to be Hall of Famers

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers uses WAR, context and overturned faulty logic to argue that Barry Larkin and Alan Trammell both deserve enshrinement in Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2010
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Jay Bilas: When did the NCAA tournament turn into Little League?

    Jay Bilas

    I just read an Associated Press article on ESPN.com about the NCAA mulling specifics for a 68-team tournament. To me, it crystallized the downside of expansion. Forget for a second that the NCAA is mulling the specifics of a 68-team field after it...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  5. 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
  6. MLB All-Star Game: Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer finds a Derby power...

    Joe Mauer has been a line-drive hitter since he could swing a bat. So as a participant in the Home Run Derby, he's calling on a pitcher who recalls his Little League approach. Plus, lots of trade discussion involving Roy Halladay and many more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2009
  7. Buster Olney: Steroids talk isn't kept alive by media alone

    If you want to know who is most interested in steroids, look at the guy whose head reaches your waist. Also, could the Royals consider Bonds, and are the Cubs not amped enough? Plus notes, player movements, game analysis and injuries.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  8. 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
  9. Judging Jeter, overrated or under?

    Eric Karabell

    I've had Derek Jeter for so long in my oldest league that I think he might have still been in high school when I signed him as a free agent. Or Little League. Or in the womb. I'm not sure. Anyway, I know I've had Jeter in this league s...

    Blog | March 17, 2008
  10. Judging Jeter, overrated or under?

    Eric Karabell

    I've had Derek Jeter for so long in my oldest league that I think he might have still been in high school when I signed him as a free agent. Or Little League. Or in the womb. I'm not sure. Anyway, I know I've had Jeter in this league since he was a r...

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2008
  11. What's the right way? 'Watch Jeter'

    Jerry Crasnick

    Players such as Derek Jeter are the exception, but major-leaguers often violate the game's most basic fundamentals.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2005
  12. What are those little buttons doing on the top of baseball caps?

    Answer Guy

    Turning the black diamond of mystery into the bunny hill of certitude.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2003
  13. What can we expect from Wheaton?

    Tom Carpenter

    Second-year WR Markus Wheaton had a yawner of a preseason, as he caught only five passes for 67 yards and a score. It's an innocuous stat line that has garnered him very little buzz in Fantasyland. To wit, in ESPN leagues, Wheaton currently is averag...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  14. Separating tight ends into tiers

    Eric Karabell

    As we finish up "tier week" in the KaraBlog and realize there will be no more quiet NFL weekends until February -- and this is a good thing -- it's worth pointing out that the tight end position is just a little bit different. In ESPN standard league...

    Blog | August 29, 2014