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  1. Boston has bigger concerns than umpire

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Red Sox spent their Saturday aiming eye-rolls and pejoratives at plate umpire Joe West, in a game they would finish with one hit and 17 strikeouts. Most hitters in the lineup, in fact, had something to say at one time or another. David O...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  2. Lack of patience hurting Braves offense

    Buster Olney

    From the time the Braves added brothers Justin and B.J. Upton to a lineup that already included Dan Uggla, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman, they seemed like a science experiment built for this question: How many strikeouts can one lineup generate w...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. Harper, Trout ... or Machado?

    Buster Olney

    One of baseball's most popular debates in the past year has involved two players: Mike Trout or Bryce Harper? Harper is perceived to have more power, Trout more speed. Trout is thought to have more range, Harper the better arm. But it's time t...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  4. Explaining the Gold Glove changes

    Buster Olney

    There were a handful of seasons, many years ago, when I took the Gold Glove ballots to coaches of the team I covered, handing out one sheet of paper for each. Most of the time, the conversation in the room about this prestigious award would go so...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  5. Explaining changes to Gold Glove selection process - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it's good to see that Rawlings is refining the way it chooses Gold Glove winners.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  6. Hall of Fame voting rules must change

    Buster Olney

    The biggest loser in Wednesday's Hall of Fame shutout was not Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens, two all-time greats who got about one-third of the vote. The biggest loser wasn't Craig Biggio, whose very strong first-year showing makes it all bu...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  7. Jack Morris the biggest loser in the Hall of Fame results and the...

    Buster Olney

    Jack Morris is an example of why the Hall of Fame voting rules need to change, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  8. Top 10 bullpens in the majors

    Buster Olney

    In rounding out our series of winter top 10 rankings, here are the top 10 bullpens in Major League Baseball (and I'm hedging a little in this category because of the uncertainty about what role one big-time pitcher will have). 1. Atlanta Brav...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  9. Ranking the top 10 bullpens in baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney reveals his ranking of the top 10 bullpens in baseball, with the Atlanta Braves taking the top spot.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2013
  10. Major League Baseball needs to fully embrace instant replay - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    After a crucial call was missed in Game 2 of the ALCS -- one that led to the ejection of Joe Girardi -- the Yankees manager called for more instant replay. As Buster Olney writes, it's time for MLB to take the necessary steps to embrace the technology.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  11. Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo's controversial decisions are ...

    Buster Olney

    This season, Nats GM Mike Rizzo made arguably the gutsiest decision in baseball history. As Buster Olney writes in ESPN The Magazine's DC Issue, that's how Rizzo has built the team into a winner -- one provocative move at a time.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  12. AL teams best positioned for October

    Buster Olney

    We have arrived at that time of year when six-month projections no longer matter, and when, in one week, a journeyman call-up like Nate McLouth can impact a pennant race more than MVP candidates. Baseball is a summer-long game, but the last bricks of...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  13. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  14. R.A. Dickey's knuckleball and the most dominant pitches of all ti...

    Buster Olney

    The way R.A. Dickey is throwing his knuckleball these days, it could be called one of the most dominant pitches of all time. Buster Olney asked a team of evaluators to look back and offer other nominations for the nastiest pitches they have seen.

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2012
  15. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  16. The battle over Jeff Bagwell

    Buster Olney

    Jeff Bagwell is one of 12 players in baseball history with 400 or more homers and a career on-base percentage of .400 or better. He slugged 449 homers, finished first in the MVP voting in one season, second in another, and in the top 10 six times. H...

    Blog | January 10, 2012