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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Odd-man out for Nationals

    AJ Mass

    The Washington Nationals have a large enough lead in the National League East that thinking ahead to the playoffs -- at least a little bit -- and how their starting rotation might shape up has already begun. It's rare for teams to use more than f...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  9. Will Bradley get September call?

    AJ Mass

    The preliminary rosters for the 2014 Arizona Fall League were announced on Tuesday, and among the names of prospects headed for a little winter baseball was pitcher Archie Bradley of the Arizona Diamondbacks. As Adam Lichtenstein of MLB.com points...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  10. Should Brewers ditch Estrada?

    Very little has gone wrong for the Milwaukee Brewers this season, as the team sits atop the National League Central. However, of the team's five starting pitchers, Marco Estrada seems to be the one struggling the most to remain in the good graces of ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  11. Cuddyer's return key to Rockies deal?

    AJ Mass

    The Colorado Rockies lead the major leagues in hitting with a team batting average of .298, a good 20 points ahead of the next-best lineup. Of course, in terms of pitching, their ERA of 4.05 ranks only 20th in the league. A little extra help on the m...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  12. Blue Jays ready to shop?

    AJ Mass

    So far this offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have done little by way of improving a pitching staff that finished 12th in the American League last season with a 4.26 ERA. However, if some of the free agent options out there start to get nervous and lo...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  13. The Tanaka tour begins

    AJ Mass

    With a little over two weeks left before Masahiro Tanaka has to decide which major league uniform he's going to wear as he makes his debut, the Japanese pitcher has reportedly begun his American tour. According to David Waldstein of the New York T...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  14. Should Reds shop Chapman?

    AJ Mass

    There's little room for argument that the Cincinnati Reds had one of the league's best rotations in 2013. But as ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes in his Friday blog, for the team to match last season's pitching performance, they'd be better served with...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  15. Brian McCann shaping up to be a free-agent disaster - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    The word on the street is that Brian McCann could get $100 million as a free agent, and Dan Szymborski explains why he's not worth nearly that much.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  16. National League Central is the St. Louis Cardinals' to lose - MLB...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan examines why the St. Louis Cardinals are the favorites to run away with the NL Central.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013