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  1. Behind the Sizemore vs. Bradley decision

    Buster Olney

    Compared with the choices of desperation being made in the camps of the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves, the Red Sox's outfield quandary is like picking between Hawaii and the Bahamas for a vacation spot. Texas would love to have Boston's troubles. ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  2. The 30 Linchpin Players of 2014

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals would love for a strong season from Matt Adams, but you know what? If he requires more time to settle in as a regular, they've got enough other parts to win without a big contribution from the first baseman. The same could be said for R...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  3. Braves could deal Craig Kimbrel

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have been collecting information this week in their trade conversations about starter David Price, because eventually they will have to trade him. They drafted Price, they developed Price, they love Price,...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  4. White Sox place huge bet on Abreu

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- When the Dodgers signed Cuban defector Yasiel Puig to a seven-year, $42 million contract, there were lot of evaluators who thought the deal was reckless, at the very least, and maybe a little insane. And now every team would love to have h...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  5. The most dominant pitches of all time

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia loves to hit and gets only a couple of chances to do so every season, and the baseball gods have been unfair to him today. Sabathia will be on "Sunday Night Baseball" (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), but does the left-hander get to swing against some m...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  6. R.A. Dickey's knuckleball and the most dominant pitches of all ti...

    Buster Olney

    The way R.A. Dickey is throwing his knuckleball these days, it could be called one of the most dominant pitches of all time. Buster Olney asked a team of evaluators to look back and offer other nominations for the nastiest pitches they have seen.

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2012
  7. Orioles stalled by a perception problem

    Buster Olney

    The truth is that Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos is much more of a lawyer than a baseball owner, and he spends almost all of his days involved in lawsuits. And the truth is that in Buck Showalter's perfect world, he'd love to work wi...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  8. In a fast-paced business, the Baltimore Orioles always seem to be...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Baltimore Orioles are fighting a perception problem, seemingly always one step behind their competitors. Plus, notes on prospective buyers for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  9. A new stage for The Ozzie Show

    Buster Olney

    The Marlins have wanted Ozzie Guillen as their manager for years, and now it's expected to happen, as Joe Cowley writes. There are rival baseball executives and scouts who have been rooting for this to happen, because everybody loves a good ...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  10. MLB - Ozzie Guillen brings his show to Florida

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while few are expecting the new partnership between Ozzie Guillen and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to work out, there's a chance that the two men could end up getting along fine -- at least for a little while.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  11. Ranking contenders' remaining schedules

    Buster Olney

    You'd love to have a lot of games against the Dodgers in the second half except on the days that Clayton Kershaw is pitching. The Mariners have a young and thin lineup, so you might be glad to see Seattle on your schedule -- but not if you happe...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  12. MLB: Ranking the second-half schedules of MLB contenders

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the second-half schedules of all remaining MLB contenders. While the Phillies and Rays have difficult paths, the Yankees and Giants have easier roads.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2011
  13. MLB: Seattle loves King Felix, but Michael Pineda may get his own...

    Buster Olney

    Seattle hasn't seen a young pitcher dominate so early in his career in, well -- it really has been just a few years. It was Felix Hernandez, and now it's Michael Pineda, who is developing for the M's far faster than many realized.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  14. Opening up on Trevor Hoffman

    Buster Olney

    After the news broke on Tuesday that Trevor Hoffman is retiring, I e-mailed some folks who know Hoffman well and asked for some anecdotes -- and folks love to tell stories about Hoffman, who is not only the all-time leader in saves but also has long ...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  15. MLB: Several people who worked or played with Trevor Hoffman chim...

    Buster Olney

    A likely first-ballot Hall of Famer, Trevor Hoffman is hanging up his spikes. But Buster has gone ahead and picked up some anecdotes that could be used when the great reliever is set to join Cooperstown.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  16. Zack Greinke's most likely destinations

    Buster Olney

    There will be teams that would love to add Zack Greinke but don't have the caliber of prospects necessary to get him. There will be teams that would love to have Greinke but, like the Kansas City Royals, are concerned about matching the timing o...

    Blog | October 17, 2010