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  1. Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinnin...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. MLB can fix a sticky situation

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Michael Pineda ambled into the visitors clubhouse here at about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon wearing a polo shirt and jeans, white earplugs stuffed into each side of his head, and a smile on a face that was closer to the ceiling than any face i...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. Red Sox had reasons to say nothing

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have been there and done that with the accusations of pitchers using foreign substances, from Clay Buchholz's shiny forearm and game-day wet look to the green stuff seemingly wedged into the leather of Jon Lester's glove last October. The...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. Hanley Ramirez has pitchers figured out

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez attends the meetings that the Dodgers hold for the hitters at the outset of every series to go over scouting reports, but he does this to be respectful and polite of the process and not because he actually gleans informa...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  5. Confident Tanaka could stabilize Yankees

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka fell behind in the count to Justin Upton in the first inning Sunday, two balls and no strikes, and a lot of pitchers in this situation would see their options limited. But in the moments that followed, Tanaka demonst...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. Matt Williams brings new order to Nats

    Buster Olney

    VIERA, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and some of the other Washington pitchers waited on bullpen mounds here Sunday morning, and somewhere else on the field, the hands of a clock reached the prescribed moment and an air horn sounded --...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  7. Michael Sam from an MLB perspective

    Buster Olney

    Michael Sam, a product of Missouri and a 2014 NFL draft prospect, gave interviews that aired Sunday in which he said that he's gay. Some of the questions being asked in regards to Sam -- will he be accepted in the locker room; how will others fe...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  8. What Ellsbury deal means for Cano

    Buster Olney

    When Gene Michael took over as the Yankees' general manager in 1990 and started rebuilding the team, he focused on two traits: left-handed hitting, because of Yankee Stadium's friendly right-field dimensions, and on-base percentage. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  9. Where Wacha went wrong

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Opposing hitters tell stories about Yadier Molina's creativity in his pitch calling, how he tends to think ahead of them from pitch to pitch. Joey Votto, for example, will occasionally exchange thoughts with Molina during at-bats about the ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  10. Francona's decision pays off

    Buster Olney

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The first pitch of Sunday's game here was still more than an hour away and Terry Francona was chewing gum at a record-setting rate, faster than any creature in history -- faster than any cud-chewing Holstein or Jersey cow, ever. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  11. Colletti has Dodgers on track

    Buster Olney

    WASHINGTON -- The postseason often comes down to bullpen and bench, as some managers will argue, so in that context, think about what Dodgers GM Ned Colletti has done in recent weeks: 1. Added Carlos Marmol, a plus arm with a wipeout s...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  12. August trade candidates across MLB

    Buster Olney

    The names have started passing through the waiver wires, and there will be a lot of deals this month, some general managers are predicting. More players will change hands as more teams wave the white flag on the 2013 season and try to save a little m...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  13. Mike Zunino is forcing Seattle's hand

    Buster Olney

    The Seattle Mariners' season is still taking shape, and in the days ahead, they will have to play without Michael Saunders, who was hurt Wednesday in an ugly collision with the wall; he immediately reached up to the area of his right collarbone....

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  14. Mike Zunino's performance at Triple-A Tacoma is forcing the Seatt...

    Buster Olney

    Mike Zunino's performance at Triple-A Tacoma is forcing the Seattle Mariners' hand, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  15. MLB's latest tactic on PEDs

    Buster Olney

    Michael Schmidt writes that Major League Baseball is planning to sue some involved in the Miami PEDs case for damages. From his story about the suit to be filed today: The suit will seek to recoup money from its targets -- including the clinic&...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  16. Major League Baseball is trying a new tack on PEDs - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at baseball's latest approach to information-gathering in its efforts against PEDs. He also looks at Aroldis Chapman's role, and many other stories.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013