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  1. Evan Longoria keeps it under control

    Buster Olney

    Truth be told, Rays general manager Andrew Friedman doesn't really remember much about Evan Longoria from the first time he watched him play. Friedman, in preparation for the 2005 draft, had gone to watch a college shortstop named Troy Tulowitz...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  2. The Evan Longoria extension maintains an approach that he and the...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Evan Longoria extension in Tampa Bay is consistent with an approach that the player has had all along, something the team appreciates.

    Blog | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  3. The great AL MVP debate

    Buster Olney

    If you are looking for precedents for the AL Most Valuable Player Award voting, maybe the best could be drawn from the 1876 presidential election, when there was no consensus and the guy who won the popular vote wound up losing. Thankfully, federal t...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  4. With many quality candidates, voters have a tough call for AL MVP...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP is a tough call, and it's possible Justin Verlander gets the most first-place votes and still loses the award to Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, or others. Plus notes on the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  5. Carpenter decision looms for Cardinals

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals still have to get through Game 6 today to get to a Game 7, and that won't happen unless somebody batting behind Albert Pujols takes advantage of the opportunities generated by Rangers manager Ron Washington's deci...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  6. Chris Carpenter, Game 7 pitching decision loom for Cardinals - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if the Cardinals win Game 6, Tony La Russa will have a very tough decision to make regarding whether he should start Chris Carpenter on short rest in Game 7.

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2011
  7. Type A positive (and negative)

    Buster Olney

    For years, the Elias Sports Bureau rankings that determined what kind of draft-pick compensation would be attached to free agents meant nothing to some teams. For many executives, a gained or lost pick meant little, so the rankings had little impact ...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  8. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Some free agents got a gift Monday, others...

    Buster Olney

    For some MLB players, being named a Type A free agent creates a great payday situation; for others, flexibility becomes totally limited and the option to sign with their desired teams is all but erased. The winners and losers are becoming clear.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2009
  9. Cashman casts praise far and wide

    Buster Olney

    As the Yankees' players hopped happily in the middle of the infield late Wednesday, in the first moments after winning the World Series, plastic glasses were dispensed in the suite of general manager Brian Cashman. There were about 20 members of...

    Blog | November 07, 2009
  10. MLB -- After the New York Yankees won their 27th World Series tit...

    Buster Olney

    As his players celebrated the franchise's 27th World Series title, Yankees GM Brian Cashman was busy raising a glass to all of his behind-the-scenes personnel.

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2009
  11. Replay for the World Series could work

    Buster Olney

    Don Denkinger, an umpire who had one of the most famous blown calls in history, tells Bob Klapisch: It's time to go to replay. Here's the thing: Eventually, expanded use of replay is going to happen. It's as inevitable as a Democrat o...

    Blog | October 22, 2009
  12. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Don't wait; start using instant repla...

    Buster Olney

    The playoffs have been marred by bad calls from umpires -- some they could have called better, some they might have had little chance of getting right. So if we had the technology to get this right last week, why not start now, asks Buster?

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2009
  13. MLB - Buster Olney - Inside the New York Yankees' plan to contain...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney's blog for Oct. 16, 2009 -- the first day of the ALCS -- reveals just how long the Yankees have known this ALCS matchup might be coming (hint: a while) and how they can neutralize the Angels' chief asset, their disruptive baserunning.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2009