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  1. Houston's hope for George Springer

    Buster Olney

    The best part of Leon Roberts' job happened again Tuesday night, when George Springer was summoned into the manager's office in Colorado Springs. Springer probably had some idea of what was to come, said Roberts, the hitting coach of the Oklahoma Cit...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. SVP & Russillo on ESPN Radio: Show in review April 16

    Wednesday, Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo discuss underappreciated athletes, the NCAA's rule changes on meals and snacks and much more. Listen to the best highlights of the show below! ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney dishes on the Nationals' pitchi...

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  3. Eye-catching early-season numbers

    Buster Olney

    Early-season numbers that catch your eye: 51.1 That is the ground ball percentage of Prince Fielder this season, a significant increase over past seasons. Fielder hit his first home run of the season Tuesday night, but it goes without...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio: Working Out the Kinks

    • Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa comments on the use of MLB replay, issues with replay so far, the strike zone, the number of African-American MLB players and more. La Russa -Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney » -Behind the Dish ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  5. SVP and Russillo on ESPN Radio: Show Preview April 16, 2014

    Wednesday, Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo host from the Bristol, CT studios. They'll welcome ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney (1:30 p.m. ET), ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen (2:15) and NFL draft prospect Carlos Hyde (3:30). Today's main topics: &#8...

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  6. Why Haven't Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales Signed Yet? And...

    Michael Baumann

    MLBPA executive director Tony Clark is really cheesed off. Why is he so cheesed off? Oh, hello, useful question-asking personality device. It's good to see you again. Well, last week, Buster Olney talked to a bunch of executives about...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  7. Infield shifts help Yanks beat Red Sox

    Buster Olney

    "Sunday Night Baseball" felt like a screenplay that would've been rejected because of implausibility, with all its elements and characters and plot twists crammed into one evening, in one of the most interesting regular-season games you will ever see...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  8. Managers frustrated with replay system

    Buster Olney

    As managers discussed instant replay prior to the season, they were generally circumspect, understated in their public comments. You got some eye rolls, and privately, some expressed concern, particularly with the challenge system. But...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  9. Brewers early success no fluke

    Buster Olney

    Last September, Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin stood and watched the remnants of the 2013 Brewers take batting practice on a Saturday. No Ryan Braun. No Aramis Ramirez. No Jean Segura. But what Melvin conveyed, amid the tatters of a lost seaso...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  10. Red Sox had reasons to say nothing

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have been there and done that with the accusations of pitchers using foreign substances, from Clay Buchholz's shiny forearm and game-day wet look to the green stuff seemingly wedged into the leather of Jon Lester's glove last October. The...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  11. Why team-friendly deals make sense

    Buster Olney

    The Rays aren't sure whether starter Matt Moore will need surgery, as Marc Topkin writes. But given what we saw the other night, with Moore recoiling from a pitch the way that Braves starter Kris Medlen did in March, it would surprise no one if it tu...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  12. Execs put a price on Drew, Morales

    Buster Olney

    Vin Mazzaro could be a useful reliever for a lot of teams, but he cleared waivers Tuesday and a couple of executives speculated that part of the reason for that is Mazzaro makes more than minimum wage -- $950,000. "Once you go to spring training, ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  13. Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio: Lasting Legacy

    • Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron comments on his legacy, breaking Babe Ruth's home run record, high and low moments in his career, perceptions of steroid-era players and more. Aaron -Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney » -Behind the ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Exec: 'Games should be 7 innings'

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- A high-ranking executive melded all of the lingering issues of the era into one conversation, as if listing a recipe for change. The games are often played too slowly, he noted. The audience of Major League Baseball is aging, with ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  16. Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio: Last Goodbyes

    • ESPN New York 98.7 FM's Michael Kay weighs in on how frequently Derek Jeter will play this season, pace of play in baseball, the best team in the AL East and more. Kay -Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney » -Behind the Dish with Keith...

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2014