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  1. V-Mart displaying the value of experience

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Victor Martinez's walk from the on-deck circle to home plate is deliberate, a steady and unhurried amble. His walk-up music finishes, the pitcher, catcher and umpire wait, but Martinez will not be rushed. Ever. He gets in the box when he i...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  2. King Felix's transcendent gift

    Buster Olney

    There is a spectacular scene in the Oscar-winning movie "Amadeus" in which composer Antonio Salieri presents Mozart with a piece written in his honor. In playing the music, Mozart demonstrates his own extraordinary talent. At the same time, he makes ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  3. After his perfect game, Felix Hernandez is the Mozart of baseball...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after Felix Hernandez's perfect game, we should just refer to him as the Mozart of baseball: His ability transcends the sport.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  4. For Braves and Red Sox, no easy answers

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- A Jimi Hendrix song played in Fenway Park after the Red Sox failed to score in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday night, after Boston had fallen behind again, and at the moment the music died -- that instant of transition when there ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  5. MLB - No easy answers for Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that for reeling wild-card leaders Boston and Atlanta, there is little time to find answers.

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  6. The mighty 'pen

    Buster Olney

    Jonny Venters doesn't yet have a song that is played when Braves manager Bobby Cox summons him into a game. "I don't know if rookies can pick their own music," Venters said the other day. But if Venters keeps pitching the way he has at the...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  7. Atlanta Braves' Jonny Venters leads this group of breakthrough or...

    Buster Olney

    Like so many others, Jonny Venters has found his stride as a pitcher in a new role. Now he's working out of the 'pen. But while so many get relegated to the bullpen, Venters made the decision himself, and it has paid off for the Braves.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2010
  8. Searching for Bobby Abreu

    Buster Olney

    It wasn't until Feb. 12 that Bobby Abreu signed last winter, after waiting and waiting and waiting. The music had stopped, the big dollars were gone and Abreu took his best available offer with the Angels, for $5 million -- a cut of about $11 mi...

    Blog | December 18, 2009
  9. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Sorting through the players who could be n...

    Buster Olney

    Last year Bobby Abreu became a star in terms of value when the big dollars of the free agent market passed him by, and the Angels nabbed him in February. Teams searching for similar values may find dozens of names to choose from. Here are some.

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2009
  10. In 2006, the A's are money

    Buster Olney

    No more talk. No more books about the formula for success. This time, the A's can do the little things to go the distance. This time, they're money.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2006