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  1. Jered Weaver did something his agent rarely does

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why the deal that will keep Jered Weaver in Anaheim for another five-plus years bucked a trend.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2011
  2. MLB officials frustrated by Alex Rodriguez gambling situation

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that although it's not yet certain to what extent MLB will discipline Alex Rodriguez for his alleged involvement in illegal poker games, it's clear that no one in baseball is happy about having to deal with another A-Rod situation.

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  3. 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
  4. MLB: Even with testing in place, evaluators see performance spike...

    Buster Olney

    Decision-makers around the game of baseball have suspicions of performance-enhancing drug use too engrained in their thought process to simply assume a performance spike -- particularly by an older player -- is the genuine article.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 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: With bullpen problems popping up everywhere, a look at who c...

    Buster Olney

    Bullpens around the league are already falling apart, so Buster assesses who could be targeted to fix the holes. Heath Bell tops the list.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2011
  7. In Atlanta, Martin Prado has moved so Dan Uggla can slide in; shi...

    Buster Olney

    It's never easy to tell a good player he needs to find another position, but Atlanta had to do that with Martin Prado when Dan Uggla arrived. Prado is now working in the outfield, and the Braves should be better for it -- once he gets used to the job.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  8. MLB: The San Francisco Giants won't dump Barry Zito now, but they...

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  9. MLB: Miguel Cabrera can get better, but the Tigers can't be enabl...

    Buster Olney

    Darryl Strawberry required the structure of baseball, the bare fact it existed and surrounded him, to keep him from his demons. Miguel Cabrera may require the same, but that doesn't mean his chance to beat his demons should be wasted.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 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: Everywhere you look in spring training, optimism reigns; the...

    Buster Olney

    The calm before reality is officially here in Florida, as optimism is everywhere. Not a pulled muscle in sight; everybody in the best shape of their lives. And in some cases -- like San Francisco -- evidence that optimism is just fine, thank you.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2011
  12. MLB: How a mechanical adjustment may have saved a pitcher's caree...

    Buster Olney

    It seems so preposterous. Somewhere amidst the spiraling of a career, a coach tells a young pitcher "Throw like Roy Halladay." The weird thing: It worked. Buster details how John Axford, yes, got his groove back.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  13. MLB: Albert Pujols is serious about his contract deadline with th...

    Buster Olney

    Albert Pujols is dead serious about his contract deadline with St. Louis, and if the Cardinals fail to meet it, they risk losing the generation's top major leaguer to another team ... including the rival Chicago Cubs.

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 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: Ryan Howard is elite, but his deal was oddly...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney likes Ryan Howard a lot as a ballplayer, but this huge new deal seems curious: If they let him wait, and he hit the market with Pujols, Adrian G. and Fielder, the Phillies would have likely landed one of those guys.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2010
  16. 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