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  1. No perfect time to pull a starting pitcher

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- If there's a common denominator in the first extraordinary week of the playoffs, it is this: There is no perfect time for a manager to pull his starting pitcher. On one day, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was ...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  2. Bochy staying positive amid Giants slump

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Hours before the Giants stepped in front of the pitching bulldozer otherwise known as Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday evening, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy had a quandary: What should be done if his team were to lose yet still...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Atlanta faces a tough decision on Brian McCann - MLB

    Buster Olney

    One of the toughest decisions of baseball's offseason will be made in Atlanta, where the Braves could let Brian McCann walk, they could keep him around, or they could try to flip him for young talent. None of those will be an easy call, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  6. The best Game 7s in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    The San Francisco Giants are convinced they can't be beaten after winning five straight elimination games in this postseason. The St. Louis Cardinals are convinced they can't be beaten after coming down to their final strike about a dozen t...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  7. Ranking the top 18 Game 7s of all time - MLB

    Buster Olney

    With the Giants and Cardinals set for Game 7 tonight in the NLCS, Buster Olney looks back and ranks his top 18 Game 7s in MLB history.

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  8. Alex Rodriguez is surrounded by conspiracy, but reality is pretty...

    Buster Olney

    The conspiracy theories have been drifting around Alex Rodriguez, but the real reason for his absence in the lineup, and his future career with the Yankees, isn't that hard to figure out.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  9. What Terry Francona faces as manager of the Cleveland Indians - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after accepting the managerial job with the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona's first challenge is clear: Make something out of a stumbling starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  10. Teams best positioned for October run

    Buster Olney

    When Major League Baseball put its new set of playoff rules in place, nobody knew exactly how the changes would shape the decisions of managers and general managers and players. Nobody knew for sure if some unforeseen circumstance might emerge, alter...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  11. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  12. Key players for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    Scouts are scattered all over ballparks these days, preparing for the postseason, looking for weaknesses, forming opinions on which hitters to avoid and which hitters to go after. Each of the playoff teams will have particular players who will be...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  13. The most important player on each current playoff team - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through every team currently projected to make the postseason and highlights the player most crucial to their playoff hopes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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