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  1. Hanigan deserves to play over Mesoraco

    David Schoenfield

    From Tom Groeschen: Through Friday, CIN was 8-3, 2.64 when Hanigan started, and 1-8, 4.87 when Mesoraco started at catcher.- Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 29, 2012 The updated stats: The Reds have a 2.66 ERA with Ryan Hanigan catching ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  2. Path to the playoffs: AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney just wrote that the American League Central may be the best division in baseball. Does the division still belong to Detroit? Or is this the year the Tigers finally get caught? Here's the path to the playoffs for the AL Central teams: ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Half-full, half-empty: Melky Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    Let's do one more half-full, half-empty look: left fielder Melky Cabrera, who hit .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs in 139 games with the Blue Jays. The switch-hitting Cabrera enters free agency for his age-30 season. Buster Olney reports that whil...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  4. MLB's problem position: Second base

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney listed his top 10 second basemen, with Robinson Cano, Dustin Pedroia and Jose Altuve ranked 1-2-3. One thing you hear a lot these days is that teams are having trouble finding shortstops who can hit. But the same can be said of second...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. Good luck trading Ryan Howard, B.J. Upton

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney takes a good look at the saturated market for DH types and writes this about Ryan Howard: He is being pushed hard in the market by the Phillies. Rival executives perceive the Phillies will do whatever it takes to dump him, up to and incl...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  6. Hanley Ramirez as a corner outfielder?

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting suggestion from Buster Olney in his blog yesterday regarding Hanley Ramirez: Some execs linger on the point that Ramirez has always been an infielder, always wanted to be an infielder, and to extricate him out of the infield may create a...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  7. Matchup: Bumgarner versus Shields

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jerry Crasnick previews Game 1 of the World Series here, Jonah Keri and Ben Lindbergh of Grantland have five keys for each team here and Buster Olney writes about the importance of Madison Bumgarner holding on Royals baserunners h...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  8. What's wrong with Ryan Braun?

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today:Some evaluators have been stunned in recent weeks by how much Ryan Braun has struggled against fastballs. "Even in situations when he knows it's coming -- everybody knows it's coming -- he can't get to it," one scout sa...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  9. Fifty random thoughts for Monday morning

    David Schoenfield

    Random thoughts for a Monday morning ... 1. As Buster Olney wrote the other day, the Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade just ramped up the cost for David Price. If the Cardinals want him, they better start with Oscar Taveras. If the Dodgers want ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  10. Who should make the All-Star teams

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Bowden, Jerry Crasnick, Buster Olney, Jayson Stark and myself presented our 34-man All-Star rosters today. Here are our National League selections and here are our American League selections. Of course, our choices aren't affected by fan ballotin...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  11. Tony Gwynn: What they're saying

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts from writers on Tony Gwynn ... Buster Olney, ESPN: He had a bat that he used only against pitchers who relied on soft stuff -- a special bat because it had so few grains. "Nine Grains of Pain," he called it, and he told me that if h...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  12. Thoughts on the seven-inning game

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today: At the same time, the exec said, teams are struggling to find enough good pitching -- and, at the same time, the number of injuries is skyrocketing. If oblique strains were the prevalent injury two years ago, ulnar co...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  13. Friday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Christina Kahrl, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden covered the Miguel Cabrera contract, so there isn't really much more to add. The timing is definitely odd with Cabrera two years from free agency, the money seems extreme and who knows how Cabrera will age...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  14. Over/under: Clayton Kershaw's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    It's Clayton Kershaw Day at ESPN.com as Buster Olney profiles the Dodgers' dominant left-hander and the BBTN 100 turns to the top 10 left-handed starters and ranks Kershaw No. 1. Kershaw is in the midst of one of the greatest stretches ever for an...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  15. Is Derek Jeter an all-time great?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney has an excellent column Monday on Derek Jeter, arguing that it's time to stop calling Jeter overrated. Buster tees off his discussion by writing: He has been the most publicized and exposed player in the sport during his career, as th...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  16. A look at non-roster invitees: AL

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Burnett, Kendrys Morales and Nelson Cruz to sign, Buster Olney reminds us that there are still a lot of other interesting names out there in free agency, including Jason Hammel, Chris...

    Blog | January 31, 2014