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  1. Brewers in play for Josh Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    The Milwaukee Brewers are a small-market team with a big-market mentality, backed by a fan base that has turned out in big numbers and inspired owner Mark Attanasio to think big. The Brewers made the bold midseason play four years ago for CC Sabathia...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  2. Milwaukee Brewers have a lot to offer Josh Hamilton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    If Josh Hamilton is looking for a change of scenery and a place he can be comfortable in, he should look to Milwaukee. As Buster Olney writes, the Brewers have a lot to offer Hamilton in free agency.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  3. Baseball's most dangerous team

    Buster Olney

    Every week, we post power rankings that reflect the won-loss records and the overall numbers during the long season. The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees have consistently been stacked near the top of the rankings all year, because they've won...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  4. The Tampa Bay Rays are set up to do damage if they can get to Oct...

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have gone unnoticed for much of this season, but as the postseason nears, Buster Olney writes that Tampa Bay could be baseball's most dangerous team.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  5. Biggest trade deadline holes to fill

    Buster Olney

    With the trade deadline now five days away, some executives spent part of Wednesday digesting the deals that took place late Tuesday night and continuing their assessments of their own teams and the market. The number of shopping days is dwindling...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  6. Trade deadline holes for the Angels, Rangers and others - MLB

    Buster Olney

    With the trade deadline five days away, Buster Olney goes through the biggest holes to fill, beginning with the Los Angeles Angels and their starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  9. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  10. Vernon Wells, Adam Dunn and others whose jobs are on the line

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at Vernon Wells, Adam Dunn and a number of other players who will lose their job if they don't perform well early in the 2012 season.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  11. MLB: Zack Greinke, the Brewers, and the culture of misinformation...

    Buster Olney

    In the current issue of the Magazine Buster Olney examines the circumstances behind the trade that sent Zack Greinke to the Brewers. When it comes to the rumor mill, misinformation rules the day.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2011
  12. 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
  13. MLB: The Jayson Werth deal was perhaps the most ridiculous Scott ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney blogs from the first day of the winter meetings by looking at the Jayson Werth deal -- which may have said more about Scott Boras than about Werth -- and then looking at the markets for Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre off that deal.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  14. 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
  15. Teams talk about the edge of playing at home, but the numbers say...

    Buster Olney

    Players and coaches constantly reference the comforts of home, and the edge built in when the locals are pushing them on. But a look at the numbers says that, be it the divisional or wild-card era, the home-field advantage is more myth than reality.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2010
  16. MLB: Some numbers tell the tale of the early season, and others d...

    Buster Olney

    If you look at some early-season numbers, you'll find both the expected -- Albert Pujols is still crushing -- and the curious. For example: Is Miguel Cabrera's performance in day games a sign of his off-the-field progress? Buster Olney takes a look.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010