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  1. Buck Showalter's bullpen management is a big reason for Orioles' ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if Buck Showalter wins AL Manager of the Year, it'll be because of his (and pitching coach Rick Adair's) ability to manage the Baltimore bullpen, a group that has had to consume far more innings than other AL contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2012
  2. Gold Glove winners, by the numbers

    Buster Olney

    This is about the time of year when Gold Glove ballots are dispensed to coaches and managers, and based on my own experience in collecting the votes in past years, I'd say there are two different types of voting styles. 1. Some voters are devote...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  3. A sync-ing feeling for Detroit

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Somewhere, somebody probably keeps a stat of the number of mound visits made by a pitching coach or manager without a pitching change being made. It'd be a safe guess that over the last two years, Tigers pitching Jeff Jones hasn...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  4. What happened with Justin Verlander was something rare - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a look at Game 1 and sees a Tigers team that was impatient both at the plate and on the mound. They were out of sync, and it all started with Justin Verlander.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  5. Ozzie Guillen will be scrutinized by the Marlins' brass - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen was supposed to be a draw, but there's a possibility that he's had the opposite effect in Miami, and that's aside from the losing. Buster assesses with the Marlins are committed to their bombastic manager.

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2012
  6. Andrew Friedman faces a tough decision

    Buster Olney

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman once aptly compared his work to that of Sisyphus, the king doomed to constantly push a boulder up a hill, only to see it roll back down. Year after year, Cashman and Boston general manager Theo Epstein are now ex...

    Blog | August 21, 2011
  7. Where Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman could go

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why Tampa Bay Rays GM has a difficult decision to make, as to whether he leaves to run another team. The Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are both possible destinations.

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2011
  8. A Giant turnaround will be difficult

    Buster Olney

    Bruce Bochy is in his 17th season as a manager and has a sense of history, which he will need to draw on today. A year ago to the day, the Giants were in serious trouble. They had lost eight of their previous 10 games, Tim Lincecum couldn't get ...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  9. MLB - San Francisco Giants facing difficult stretch run

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Giants will have to draw on last year's experience to turn things around and win the NL West. It won't be easy, however, with the Diamondbacks playing as well as they are.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  10. Powers lurking in trade market

    Buster Olney

    A rival executive spoke with admiration the other day about Boston general manager Theo Epstein, about how creative he tends to be this time of year, about how he seems to be able to juggle a bunch of trade ideas and trade talks. That's how he m...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  11. Phillies, Yankees and Red Sox could all make trades

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes possible moves coming up at the MLB trade deadline, including where Carlos Beltran and B.J. Upton may land.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  12. The changing landscape for managers

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Why hire Jack McKeon, at 80 years old? Why hire Davey Johnson, at 68 years old and more than a decade removed from his last managerial position in the majors? Part of the reason, some general managers say, is that there are not a ...

    Blog | June 26, 2011
  13. MLB: The several traits a manager in 2011 must possess to be succ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the hires of Davey Johnson and Jack McKeon show just how deficient the talent pool is for good MLB managers. He also runs down what a good manager had to do in 2011 to keep his job.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2011
  14. New York Yanks: No plan to discuss CC Sabathia's opt-out clause

    Buster Olney

    The Yanks have no plans to talk with CC Sabathia before the end of the season about the opt-out clause in his contract.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  15. Dodgers reversing last year's failures

    Buster Olney

    There is a new manager in town in Don Mattingly, and maybe the change is the reason the Los Angeles Dodgers' camp feels different this year. Or maybe it's because the core group of young Dodgers -- Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier and Chad Billin...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  16. MLB: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Los Angeles Dodgers look to rebo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Don Mattingly's arrival has breathed new life into Dodgers' camp this spring, but that last year's failures have also led to a renewed dedication from the team's young stars -- Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Chad Billingsley.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2011