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  1. MLB -- Buster Olney: Mike Leake had the chance to be a one or a f...

    Buster Olney

    Mike Leake hasn't really played any minor league baseball, and from all indications, he may never have to. That's because the young hurler out of Arizona State has been one of the big surprises of spring. Buster Olney goes through many storylines.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2010
  2. 'Inside' Evan Gattis' red-hot start

    Buster Olney

    Evan Gattis has been destroying baseballs for the last calendar year, and it hasn't mattered whether he was playing in the minor leagues, winter ball or against the Philadelphia Phillies. He is hitting everything, from a stance that seems very ...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  3. The rise of Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines red-hot-hitting Braves catcher Evan Gattis, highlighting his propensity for lighting up pitches on the inner half of the plate. Also, Curt Schilling provides a pitching plan for neutralizing Gattis.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  4. An extension of pitching metrics

    Buster Olney

    After we posted the column with the prohibitive pitch index the other day, I got an e-mail from Josh Orenstein, who is the manager of baseball operations and data for TrackMan. This is a company the serves a handful of major league and minor league t...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  5. MLB: Where a ball is released can play funny games with the eye, ...

    Buster Olney

    Inevitably, an injury will arise, or a race for the pennant will become so imperiled that it will be time to deal. And these are the pitching targets many will be calling about come spring (or even before).

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2011
  6. The ripple effects of King Felix

    Buster Olney

    January used to be a slow month in the baseball offseason, a time when a few fringe players would work out minor league deals with spring training invitations, a time when all the big names have signed. But because of baseball's shifting economi...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  7. MLB -- Buster Olney -- The month has provided big stories, signin...

    Buster Olney

    It's been a wild January, and Buster gets into some of the bigger stories of the week, such as how the deal for Felix Hernandez both assures the Mariners of some great pitching and could push some other great pitching out of town.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  8. Buster Olney on Atlanta Braves' minor leaguer Jason Heyward, who ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney's Aug. 5 blog looks at Atlanta Brave minor leaguer Jason Heyward, who might be the next Darryl Strawberry when he gets to the bigs. Also: The Rays are ready for a late-season push, and another reason to like the Cubs.

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2009