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  1. The lasting legacy of Kerry Wood - MLB

    Buster Olney

    While Kerry Wood will be remembered by some as a pitcher who never fulfilled his tremendous potential, and to others as a great teammate, his lasting legacy may be how he has changed the way teams scout and handle young pitchers, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  2. MLB - Jesus Montero may finally get the call for the New York Yan...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Jorge Posada's struggles this season, star prospect Jesus Montero may finally be called up for the New York Yankees.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2011
  3. Previewing trade season moves of every American League team -- ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney previews trade season in the American League, looking at which teams will be buying and which will be selling as the trade deadline approaches.

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  4. Joba Chamberlain injury illustrates volatility involved with top ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, as Joba Chamberlain's injury demonstrates, top relief pitchers can be a volatile bunch -- with steady long-term performers like Mariano Rivera being the exception, not the rule.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  5. MLB: Is the cutter another main culprit of the decline in offense...

    Buster Olney

    Steroids and greenies and pitchers throwing harder than ever. If you discuss offensive drops in MLB, all are mentioned. But what about the rise of the cutter? Buster Olney explores.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  6. MLB: Francisco Liriano may have needed this no-hitter as a remind...

    Buster Olney

    No coach, fan or fellow teammate gets upset at Francisco Liriano the way he does at himself, and it's usually quite evident in his body language. Which is why the no-hitter was a nice collection of evidence that he still has ace stuff.

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  7. Spring training matters for more to some than others; Buster dist...

    Buster Olney

    For many veterans, and veteran teams, spring training is little more than an exercise in preparation and building. For others, it's about competition and the need to prove a point or two. Buster distinguishes cases from the current spring.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  8. MLB: Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez won't merely bat behind Migu...

    Buster Olney

    Victor Martinez was picked up by Detroit because they needed somebody to provide balance in the lineup, a bat they could slot in behind Miguel Cabrera. But V-Mart's bigger role may be to stand behind Cabrera as he battles his demons.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2011
  9. MLB: How the Braves intend to bring along Freddie Freeman, and Ad...

    Buster Olney

    While massive, Freddie Freeman isn't likely to become a big-time power source for Atlanta. What he could be is a long-term, solid-hitting solution at first base, and the Braves have a plan. Plus, reaction to Adam Wainwright's injury.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  10. MLB: Philly's group of aces was introduced, but talk won't be par...

    Buster Olney

    Philly unveiled a Fab Four this week, and the collective quiet signaled what this group will really be all about -- work, not talk. The bottom line is that when it comes to Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, only the results will speak.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  11. MLB: Adrian Gonzalez and Shaun Marcum lead the list of 2011's bre...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney provides a list of eight players who are ready to break out, including two guys primed to thrive in their new homes: the Milwaukee Brewers' Shaun Marcum and the Boston Red Sox's Adrian Gonzalez.

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2011
  12. Lineup questions are apparent in Philadelphia, and among some oth...

    Buster Olney

    Charlie Manuel has one of the easier jobs in the game when it comes to picking his starters. But Philadelphia's batting order is a different story. Buster looks at this and other top lineup questions facing some good teams.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  13. MLB: It's the time of year when teams will look to turn over nugg...

    Buster Olney

    Last year this week, the San Francisco Giants dropped $3 million on Aubrey Huff, a flyer who became more important than anyone not named Buster Posey in the offense they won a title with. This year, more teams wade into the bargain bin.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  14. MLB: Instant replay; Albert Pujols' contract; the King Felix Watc...

    Buster Olney

    Whether it's expanded replay, Albert Pujols' deal, urgency in Milwaukee, the window the Rays have left or 33 other scenarios to watch and debate, Buster lays out the key storylines of 2011.

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2011
  15. MLB - Buster Olney: On Kurt Suzuki, Trevor Cahill and the 2010 ho...

    Buster Olney

    In addition to providing more than 60 links from the world of spring training, Buster Olney's Sunday blog focuses on the Oakland Athletics' potential rise behind a big year from Kurt Suzuki and Trevor Cahill.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2010
  16. Buster Olney: Adrian Gonzalez likely sticking with San Diego Padr...

    Adrian Gonzalez is hitting again, and likely to stay put in San Diego, just one of many reasons for the Padres to be optimistic. Plus, why so many teams are shutting down young pitchers, a likely home for Chone Figgins and tons of news and notes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2009