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  1. Statistical impact of newest Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes, Mike Nap...

    Jeremy Lundblad

    What kind of statistical impact will Napoli, Gomes and Victorino bring?

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  2. Boston Red Sox introduce Jonny Gomes, who says 'I would love to b...

    Joe McDonald

    Say hello to Jonny Gomes, who wants 'to bring back the fire to the Nation.'

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  3. Should Braun receive NL MVP votes?

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- Baseball writers who have votes for each of the major awards are told to submit their ballot the day after the end of the regular season, so there are roughly 14 weeks left to decide. But surely these numbers for a particular player, if...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  4. Ryan Braun is putting up MVP numbers, creating a dilemma for vote...

    Buster Olney

    If you looked only at Ryan Braun's numbers, there's no question he should be in the NL MVP discussion. Of course, given his positive steroid test, it's not nearly that easy. Buster Olney writes that Braun is creating an interesting dilemma for voters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  5. Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick's numbers are for real; don't wor...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at Josh Reddick's rise in the middle of a paltry A's lineup and what to do with Manny Ramirez when he gets called up.

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  6. Some surprising numbers in the AL East

    Jeremy Lundblad

    A quick look at the numbers behind the surprising starts in the American League East: Boston Red Sox (0-4)• Much has been made about the Red Sox having a lefty heavy lineup, but consider this: Red Sox lefties are batting .300 against so...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  7. MLB: Looking at what pitches, from which pitchers, were the harde...

    Buster Olney

    A look at which pitches were the hardest for batters to deal with last year. In some cases, it's hard to put it in context, but in others, a pitch that looks like it would be terribly hard to hit came out that way.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2011
  8. MLB: The deal for Joaquin Benoit shifted the relief market, which...

    Buster Olney

    The deal that sent Joaquin Benoit to Detroit was called absurd by a good number of people across baseball. But that doesn't mean that if they want their own form of relief, they won't have to pay for it. Buster Olney assesses the market.

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2010
  9. Brian Matusz of Baltimore Orioles and J.A. Happ of Houston Astros...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Wednesday in the big leagues, highlighted by more encouraging efforts from young hurlers Brian Matusz and J.A. Happ.

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  10. Explaining Red Sox's ratings plummet

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, here's some mildly surprising news. According to SportsBusiness Journal, the Red Sox's TV ratings this season are way, way down: The Boston Red Sox's six-year reign atop MLB's local television ratings is about to end, as the team's local number...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  11. Stephen Strasburg wasted no time in alerting observers about his ...

    Buster Olney

    Everybody who saw Stephen Strasburg last night felt like they were seeing something authentic, something hard to place. Even the plate umpire had to adjust to what he was dealing with. So, too, will the rest of the league.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  12. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Do great hitters really draw a ton of fast...

    Buster Olney

    Long-held conventional wisdom across baseball says that to hit in front of a great hitter is beneficial because you'll get to see a lot of fastballs. But sifting through the numbers doesn't make that point totally obvious. In fact, it gets pretty muddled.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2010
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Verlander's extension is great for Detroit...

    Buster Olney

    It's hard to find an apt comparison for Justin Verlander, who has such fluidity from an ideal frame, and brings a sublime fastball-curve combination with utter ease -- but perhaps Doc Gooden would work. At least from a pitching standpoint.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2010
  14. MLB -- Buster Olney: There are still 266 free agents on the marke...

    Buster Olney

    There are still 266 free agents on the market. See whom your team will sign.

    Blog | Conversation | December 13, 2009
  15. Bronson Arroyo of Cincinnati Reds flouting MLB, union guidance on...

    Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who last month admitted to using a now-banned supplement earlier in his career, says he uses a number of over-the-counter supplements not on Major League Baseball's approved list, according to a published report.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  16. Jayson Stark: Rumblings and Grumblings -- Terry Francona and Char...

    Jayson Stark

    What do you do with a player whose presence not so long ago was larger than his numbers? Managers Terry Francona and Charlie Manuel are pondering that very question right now.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2009