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  1. McCutchen admirably playing despite pain

    Buster Olney

    After Andrew McCutchen banged into the center-field wall making a catch Tuesday night, he paused for a moment, bent at the waist, and was probably doing one of three things: 1. Assessing whether his injured ribs had been knocked free from his body...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. Ryan Braun's power outage

    Buster Olney

    An experienced and smart evaluator who has seen Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun a couple of times this year noted all the twists in his career in a conversation on Monday. "Wins the Most Valuable Player Award [in 2011] hitting with all ki...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. The return of Matt Kemps swing

    Buster Olney

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Mark McGwire joined the Dodgers as hitting coach more than a year after Matt Kemp nearly won the Most Valuable Player Award in 2011, and the swing McGwire saw last year was very different from the powerful and unusually high finish ...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  4. My awards ballots and MVP precedent

    Buster Olney

    CLEVELAND -- The worst rationale is always, "That's the way we've always done it," a phrase that could be the mud bog for man's evolution. Which brings us to the MVP, because it's time for the Baseball Writers' Association of America to move forwa...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  5. Key under-the-radar guys

    Buster Olney

    MILWAUKEE -- Yadier Molina is probably the Cardinals' leading candidate for National League most valuable player, with Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig well-positioned to get some top-10 votes. Adam Wainwright will get some consideration for the NL Cy ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  6. Early leaders for MVP, Cy Young

    Buster Olney

    I recently bumped into a longtime evaluator who offered an interesting handicap on the National League Most Valuable Player race. "Right now," he said, "Yadier Molina is the league MVP, hands down." Over the next week to 10 days, every team will p...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  7. Execs pick their top 10 players for 2013

    Buster Olney

    The American League Most Valuable Player debate last summer illuminated the significant difference between the way folks in front offices evaluate players and how uniformed personnel view them. For managers, coaches and players, Miguel Cabrera was a ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  8. MLB execs pick the top 10 players for 2013 - BBTN 500

    Buster Olney

    With ESPN unveiling the top 10 of the BBTN 500, Buster Olney polled 21 MLB execs to pick their top 10 players for 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  9. Buster Posey's incredible arbitration case

    Buster Olney

    Buster Posey hasn't played in two full seasons' worth of regular-season games yet -- 308, to be exact. But he's made the most of his time in the big leagues, winning a rookie of the year award, a batting title, a most valuable player a...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  10. MLB - Buster Posey's incredible arbitration case for the San Fran...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Buster Posey has the most unique arbitration case for any player with less than three years of service time, and maybe the best case, which is why his contract situation will be a front-burner issue for the Giants.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2013
  11. Trade fits for Jacoby Ellsbury

    Buster Olney

    If the Red Sox had won one more game and made the playoffs in 2011, Jacoby Ellsbury may well have won the AL Most Valuable Player. He has proved he is capable of great work. But because of circumstances, there would appear to be an extremely limited...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  12. If Jacoby Ellsbury is dealt from Boston, these teams could be fit...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how trade chatter surrounding Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has picked up. He speculates on teams where Ellsbury could be a fit.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  13. The AL MVP debate, from the inside

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- I haven't kept notes each time I've talked with players, managers and front-office types in the past month about the American League Most Valuable Player vote, and I can't tell you exactly how many have addressed the questio...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  14. The split within baseball over the AL MVP debate - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there is a definitive split within baseball over who should win the AL MVP award: Players and managers believe Miguel Cabrera should win, but front-office types overwhelmingly favor Mike Trout.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2012
  15. Framing the American League MVP debate

    Buster Olney

    The best front-office minds in baseball have been the engines of change in the sport over the past two decades, and as a result, there are fewer bunts and more lineups stacked according to on-base percentage and a greater value placed on defense. ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  16. Does Miguel Cabrera have an American League MVP case over Mike Tr...

    Buster Olney

    If we used old ways of determining value -- primarily home runs and RBIs -- then Miguel Cabrera could be the choice for AL MVP. But as Buster Olney writes, the way we evaluate players has changed, and it's hard to put Cabrera ahead of Mike Trout.

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2012