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  1. Rangers a contender despite injuries

    Buster Olney

    The 2014 Texas Rangers are illogical, from the inordinate number of injuries that have hit them, all the way through Friday's victory over the Indians. The Rangers have lost their first baseman (Prince Fielder), second baseman (Jurickson Profar), cat...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  2. Arizona's unrealistic expectations

    Buster Olney

    Titles mean far less than practical power, and the simple truth is that Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers lost his power when Arizona hired Tony La Russa. Towers was hired after Jerry Dipoto stepped in on an interim basis after Josh B...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. Brewers early success no fluke

    Buster Olney

    Last September, Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin stood and watched the remnants of the 2013 Brewers take batting practice on a Saturday. No Ryan Braun. No Aramis Ramirez. No Jean Segura. But what Melvin conveyed, amid the tatters of a lost seaso...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  4. Remove managers from replay process

    Buster Olney

    After the Giants lost Tuesday night by a run scored on a call that everybody now knows was wrong, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said all the right things, as Andrew Baggarly writes. From his story: Even with expanded replay, A.J. Pollock was all...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. Ranking strength of early AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    The Cleveland Indians were 51-44 at the All-Star break, and when they lost four of their first five games in the second half, it was unclear whether they would remain in contention. But here's the thing: The Indians had what appeared to be on pape...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  6. Crime still pays in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Melky Cabrera was suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 2012 and lost about a third of his salary, or about $1.8 million of the $6 million that he made. Then, when he went into free agency, he signed a two-year, $16 million deal wit...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  7. Vidal Nuno could step up for Yankees

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' victory Friday was costly, as Jorge Arangure writes, because they lost catcher Francisco Cervelli and starting pitcher Ivan Nova. Austin Romine will be called up from the minors to replace Cervelli, and it's possible that the Y...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  8. Vidal Nuno could step up for the New York Yankees - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the Yankees deal with a number of injuries, pitcher Vidal Nuno could be the player who comes out of nowhere to play a key role for the team.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  9. Bobby Valentine can thank social media for recent firing - ESPN T...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, Buster Olney writes that thanks to the 24-7 world of social media, baseball has lost a former mainstay: The quotable, hot-headed manager.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  10. How Bobby Valentine lost the Boston Red Sox before he even began ...

    Buster Olney

    With Bobby Valentine's season as Red Sox manage complete, Buster Olney writes that, in hindsight, Valentine failed in Boston from the beginning. He didn't earn his players' respect in spring training, and that carried through the season.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  11. Trade targets for the Dodgers

    Buster Olney

    The ambulance chasers will be on the phone, one evaluator noted after the New York Yankees lost CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte in the span of about four hours Wednesday. What the evaluator meant is that any team looking to dump a veteran player with a...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  12. Los Angeles Dodgers need offensive help but options are limited -...

    Buster Olney

    The Dodgers were swept by the Giants and didn't score a run in the three-game series. Worse yet, Andre Ethier joined Matt Kemp on the disabled list. It's clear L.A. needs to upgrade its offense, and Buster Olney lists some bats the club could target.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  13. Ten relievers off to great starts

    Buster Olney

    Bullpen holes have been popping up like spring dandelions all over the baseball landscape. The Kansas City Royals lost their two most important relievers, the Washington Nationals lost closer Drew Storen, the Baltimore Orioles' closer is in the ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  14. Aroldis Chapman and other relief pitchers off to great starts thi...

    Buster Olney

    There has been a wealth of bullpen injuries so far this season, but there has also been some superb work, too. Buster Olney highlights 10 relievers who have gotten off to great starts.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  15. MLB - Texas Rangers lost Game 3 because of many mistakes, not jus...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Texas Rangers lost Game 3 of the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals not because of a blown call, but because of a litany of mistakes. Albert Pujols also had something to do with it. Plus, offseason notes from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2011
  16. MLB - Boston Red Sox viewing events through a prism of failure

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the discussion over the Red Sox's clubhouse issues continues, it's worth remembering that if Boston had won one more game, and Tampa Bay had lost one, none of this would have been brought up.

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2011