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  1. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    In following Tuesday's column ranking the American League's early-season schedules, Wednesday we have the National League. The teams are ranked toughest to easiest in caliber of early-season schedule. 1. Chicago Cubs Games vs. teams with reco...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  2. Why Baker is out as Reds manager

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was a moment in the midst of the Reds' playoff loss to the Pirates the other night when Dusty Baker walked over to Johnny Cueto and looked directly into his eyes. He tried to connect, cajole and encourage. It was classic Dusty, whose ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  3. NL trade deadline preview

    Buster Olney

    The perception in some corners around baseball is that the Chicago Cubs fared well in their trade of Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday. "They turned a one-year rental into pieces that can help [going forward]," said an AL evaluator. "The...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  4. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- This is Part II of our rankings of the early-season schedules, from toughest to easiest. On Saturday, the focus was on the American League. Sunday, we turn our attention to the National League: 1. Pittsburgh Pirates Games again...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  5. MLB - Ranking the strength of early-season National League schedu...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the early-season schedules of NL teams. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the toughest path.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2013
  6. Ranking strength of AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. - When the late, great Mike Flanagan served in the Baltimore Orioles' leadership in 2005, the team got off to a strong start, winning 30 of their first 46 games. I called "Flanny" in late May and asked him whether he thought they...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  7. MLB - Buster Olney ranks strength of American League schedules

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says the Kansas City Royals have the toughest schedule in the American League.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  8. MLB - Opinions vary on James Shields' worth and role

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney asks what James Shields' actual worth is and whether he is he really an ace or innings eater.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  9. Pirates lead potential 'all-in' buyers

    Buster Olney

    At the time the Milwaukee Brewers made the trade for CC Sabathia in summer 2008, they were 26 years removed from their last playoff appearance. Sabathia was headed for free agency, and with the New York Yankees and other big-market teams poised to ta...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  10. Pittsburgh Pirates and others that could benefit most from a big ...

    Buster Olney

    In 2008, the Brewers were in a position to change the future of their franchise, and they took a chance by trading for CC Sabathia. Now, as Buster Olney writes, the Pirates, Rangers and Braves find themselves in a similar position at the deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  11. A new playoff format could bring more buyers around the trade dea...

    Buster Olney

    It's unclear how the new playoff format will affect teams' decision-making, but Buster Olney writes that there will be teams looking to buy in pursuit of the additional playoff spots. Here are three teams executives expect to be aggressive this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  12. Jake Peavy and other marketable starters

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy won a Cy Young Award years ago and pitched in memorable playoff games, and when he tells stories, he speaks with the perspective of someone about to take the field in an old-timers game. It's easy to forget that Peavy is only 30 years...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  13. Jake Peavy and other starting pitchers with trade value - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy is healthy again, and he's proving just how good a pitcher he can be. He's also proving he has trade value. As Buster Olney writes, Peavy is among a handful of starting pitchers who could be marketable at the deadline this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  14. Plan B for facing Josh Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton has 18 homers in the Rangers' first 34 games, something nobody has ever done in the history of baseball. But here's another number that is a little stunning: Hamilton has just 13 walks, with five of those b...

    Blog | May 13, 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. Josh Beckett can't be traded easily, but he may not change, eithe...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012