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  1. Major League Baseball has an opportunity to simply and effectivel...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there will always be a fringe audience who believes that some umpire is on the take, or the Major League Baseball has a bias that manifests itself on the field. There's a simply way to correct it: expand replay -- now.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  2. Teams talk about the edge of playing at home, but the numbers say...

    Buster Olney

    Players and coaches constantly reference the comforts of home, and the edge built in when the locals are pushing them on. But a look at the numbers says that, be it the divisional or wild-card era, the home-field advantage is more myth than reality.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2010
  3. Tampa Bay Rays players are tired of their listless fan base, but ...

    Buster Olney

    Evan Longoria, upset about the continued lack of fan support in Tampa, lashed out at the fan base. Problem is, he forgets that he's the product, and if the fans choose not to come, the "store" can move. Olney writes that Rays players should stay quiet.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2010
  4. Starting with the fact that each AL team has an ace but questions...

    Buster Olney

    As the playoff picture comes into focus, the American League offers an interesting situation. Essentially, each of the likely playoff contenders has an ace, and then a litany of question marks thereafter. And that's just one of the questions.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2010
  5. MLB: Early 2011 reports for every team

    Buster Olney and Baseball Prospectus

    Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Rumor Central look at the fate of every MLB team in 2010 -- and then look ahead to 2011 in terms of moves that need to be made, organizational structure, and just plain luck.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2010
  6. MLB -- Buster Olney: The Tampa Bay Rays are playing with a famili...

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays of 2010 are playing with a chip on their collective shoulder. This is a team that failed to live up to expectations last year, and Buster feels like he's seen this before. And the last time he did, a championship was the result.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  7. MLB -- Buster Olney: The Florida Marlins could soon call up a fut...

    Buster Olney

    It wasn't so long ago that Florida called up a then 20-year-old Miguel Cabrera, and saw him help catapult them to success in a tough division. They have the opportunity to do something similar this year. Buster looks into the next Florida star.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2010
  8. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twin...

    Buster Olney

    Carl Pavano is on one side, almost breathless as his Twins get one more chance to squeeze into the playoffs, and Tuesday it'll be a kid barely out of his teens working for the Tigers. It's a fitting finish in the AL Central.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  9. After quick ALCS exit, A's fire manager Macha

    Two days after getting swept out of the ALCS by Detroit, the Oakland A's fired manager Ken Macha, the team announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2006
  10. Chavez: 'We've run into a better team'

    Wayne Drehs

    As their offense continues to struggle, the down-and-nearly-out A's acknowledge that the Tigers are the better team.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2006
  11. A's confident in sending Harden to the hill

    John Shea

    Facing Kenny Rogers in Game 3 should be a tough assignment for Rich Harden. But the A's are confident in the young righty .

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2006
  12. A's Harden to start Game 3; Haren gets Game 4 nod

    Rich Harden will make his 2006 postseason debut one day earlier than expected.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2006
  13. Beane manages to sustain his 'genius' label

    Jim Caple

    A "genius" label is difficult to sustain in baseball, but A's GM Billy Beane manages to remain on top of the sport's Mensa list, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2006
  14. ALCS-bound A's put playoff failures in the past

    Jim Caple

    Eric Chavez calls it one of the least-talented teams Oakland has sent to the playoffs, but these A's are going to the ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2006
  15. A's Ellis to miss rest of postseason with broken finger

    Mark Ellis will miss the rest of the postseason after breaking his right index finger when he swung at a pitch and it hit his hand.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2006
  16. A's 2B Ellis breaks finger in Game 2 win over Twins

    Oakland Athletics second baseman Mark Ellis broke his right index finger during an at-bat in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the AL division series on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2006