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  1. Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals prove being an impatien...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN College Football Preview issue, Doug Mittler writes about how MLB teams like the Cardinals and Orioles are no longer drawing walks but instead clubbing strikes.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  2. Baseball talks about parity, but winter moves make MLB more inequ...

    Howard Bryant

    Bud Selig talks about parity, but winter moves shift the power in baseball even more firmly to the east. A salary cap or other equalizing measure would limit the ability of its biggest, most watched teams to dominate.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2010
  3. MLB -- Buster Olney: It didn't take long for Jorge Posada's defen...

    Buster Olney

    It was a question mark last season -- one the Yankees managed to deal with to the tune of a World Series title -- but Jorge Posada's glove hasn't been gilded since November, and Joe Girardi will have to consider what to do once more in 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  4. MLB - Hot Stove U: Why pinch-hitting is often a bad idea

    Matthew Carruth

    Matthew Carruth of FanGraphs examines the pros and cons of pinch-hitting. Did you know pinch-hitting results in a 10 percent drop in production? So a .300 hitter bats .270 off the bench? That turns Evan Longoria into Skip Schumaker. (Ouch.)

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  5. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Roy Halladay, Matt Holliday, Jason Bay ...

    Buster Olney

    Where will Roy Halladay end up? What if the Cards decide they can't afford Matt Holliday? Who are the Red Sox targeting? These are among the most prominent unresolved questions coming out of the winter meetings.

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2009
  6. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Breaking down recent developments in the ...

    Buster Olney

    Whether it's the signing of Placido Polanco by the Phillies, or the Red Sox's move to ink Marco Scutaro, here's analysis of all the recent developments in the offseason marketplace, with an eye toward more moves that could happen soon.

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  7. Buster Olney: A "Major League" move by the San Diego Padres

    Buster Olney

    Kevin Towers slashed the Padres' payroll, as he was asked to do, and then the team started to win games. Now San Diego is going to let him go? It doesn't make any sense.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2009
  8. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- He cost the Detroit Tigers a fortune ...

    Buster Olney

    Mike Ilitch wouldn't have taken a lot of heat if, in August, he and the Tigers would have simply decided to not play Magglio Ordonez, and gain relief from an $18 million vesting option. But the Tigers didn't, and for at least one night, it paid.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2009
  9. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Velocity and speed are distinct, and ...

    Buster Olney

    For physicists, speed, by definition, is the magnitude component of velocity. Which will have a greater magnitude in the Boston-LAA series -- the Angels' ability to run, or Boston's power-pitching -- is a matter of debate. Buster presents both sides.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2009
  10. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- Greinke deserves the Cy Young, surrou...

    Buster Olney

    Zack Greinke pitches in surroundings that few would call regal -- they could call them Royal -- but his talent on the mound has shone, and a Cy Young would be his if the voting commenced today, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2009
  11. David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and A-Rod weren't alone, but to be bus...

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and others weren't alone, but to be nailed for steroids use in 2003 -- knowing what the players knew regarding the consequences -- took a special kind of selfishness, Buster Olney says. With lots of reaction.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2009
  12. Pete Rose may be granted a pardon, but Hall of Famer or not, he's...

    Buster Olney

    Few will quibble with what Pete Rose accomplished as a player, but Buster Olney says Rose has fomented a significant and disgraceful legacy even while being banned. Plus, a pile of trade rumors and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2009
  13. Buster Olney: Deals that might work for the Mets

    No team has been hit harder by injuries than the Mets, but they're still in the race and may be just one move from solidifying their place as a contender. Plus moves, injuries and how Jorge Posada needs to get on the same page with his pitching staff.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2009
  14. Buster Olney: The Manny Ramirez candidacy gains steam

    The All-Star candidacy of Manny Ramirez puts MLB in a weird situation, the Cubs add an intriguing bat, and the Yankees swirl around a possible target. Plus notes, movement, analysis, injuries and Buster's "Guts Ripped Out Award" is considered.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2009
  15. Buster Olney: Early trade winds for Boston and Milwaukee

    It's never too early to speculate which teams will be in the market for a bat or pitcher, and the Brewers, Red Sox and Mets might have some holes to fill. Plus notes, movements, analysis, injuries, and is Buster vindicated for his Yankee Stadium claims?

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  16. Buster Olney: Joe Mauer quickly makes his presence felt for Minne...

    Joe Mauer returned to the Twins with a bang, hitting a home run in his first at-bat of the season. And with their catcher back in the lineup, the Twins are a much more formidable threat.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2009