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  1. My awards voting, playoff notes and more

    Buster Olney

    Lockers are being cleaned out these days, first in Oakland, then Pittsburgh, Detroit and Anaheim. Goodbyes are being said, perhaps temporarily or maybe for longer than that. Victor Martinez's season is over, and maybe his time with the Tigers is f...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. David Wright's new contract means he's linked to the New York Met...

    Buster Olney

    David Wright re-signed with the Mets, but can the club figure out a way to put together a playoff team around him? That's what Buster Olney wants to know.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  3. Early looks at big offseason decisions facing all 30 teams - MLB

    Buster Olney

    With the World Series complete and the 2012 season in the rearview mirror, Buster Olney takes an early look at decisions facing all 30 teams this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  4. Will Arizona trade Justin Upton?

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- The Washington Nationals went crazy after clinching the NL East, the Detroit Tigers partied in Kansas City, and the Oakland Athletics sprayed champagne all over the place after wrapping up a playoff spot. But all was quiet where Arizon...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  5. The Diamondbacks could trade Justin Upton and others this winter ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Arizona GM Kevin Towers is planning his offseason moves, and the biggest question he will face is an old one: Should he trade outfielder Justin Upton?

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  6. Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera and others chasing statistical benchma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about Mike Trout -- who has a shot at a 30-50 season -- and others who are chasing statistical benchmarks as the 2012 regular season winds down.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2012
  7. Jim Thome's stake in the playoff chase

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- In a city of row houses, it makes sense that the Orioles' success this year has been built game by game, at-bat by at-bat, pitch by pitch, brick by brick. They have one pitcher with more than 20 starts, a staff with one complete gam...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  8. Jim Thome is helping the Baltimore Orioles adjust during the race...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Orioles badly needed a jump-start, and it was Jim Thome that gave it to them Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  9. Buck Showalter's bullpen management is a big reason for Orioles' ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if Buck Showalter wins AL Manager of the Year, it'll be because of his (and pitching coach Rick Adair's) ability to manage the Baltimore bullpen, a group that has had to consume far more innings than other AL contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2012
  10. Wild rules could alter playoff games

    Buster Olney

    Some of the San Francisco Giants spoke recently about how they view the Atlanta Braves as a really dangerous postseason team because of their dominant bullpen pieces and the power in their lineup. It's possible that the Braves will finish this s...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  11. Wild-card roster rules will allow managers to experiment - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with managers allowed to set 25-man rosters specifically for the winner-take-all wild-card games -- and then change them if their teams advance -- we could see some strange things as managers look for matchups.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  12. Phillies, Brewers have climbed back into the NL wild-card race - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, as we saw last year with the Red Sox and others, anything can happen at the end of the season. This year, the Phillies and Brewers are trying to do some "crazy stuff" of their own.

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  13. Los Angeles Dodgers are falling behind San Francisco Giants in NL...

    Buster Olney

    The Dodgers and Giants have a long and rich history, and as Buster Olney writes, it means a lot this weekend, as the Dodgers are barely hanging around in the NL West race.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2012
  14. Detroit Tigers and other teams looking to make trade deadline mov...

    Buster Olney

    A great number of teams are within reach of the postseason, but there are a handful of teams in particular that are in a position to win now. Buster Olney goes through three of those clubs that figure to be very aggressive at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  15. The wild card's negative trade effect

    Buster Olney

    As the second half of the season began, there were eight teams within 2.5 games of the lead in the AL wild-card race, an early sign that the expanded playoff field will do exactly what The Powers That Be want it to do. More opportunity for the posts...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  16. The value of the wild card may be depressing the trade market - M...

    Buster Olney

    When baseball adopted the second wild card, it was meant to give more teams hope of making the postseason, and it has. But as Buster Olney writes, it could also be depressing the trade market as teams decide whether a wild card berth is worth it.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012