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  1. O's defense key to contender status

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was no batting practice for the Boston Red Sox or Baltimore Orioles here Saturday morning, despite the warm sunshine that enveloped Fenway Park. The warning track around the entire field was filled with fans waiting to take photograph...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  2. Brewers early success no fluke

    Buster Olney

    Last September, Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin stood and watched the remnants of the 2013 Brewers take batting practice on a Saturday. No Ryan Braun. No Aramis Ramirez. No Jean Segura. But what Melvin conveyed, amid the tatters of a lost seaso...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  3. Carlos Beltran looking out for his legacy

    Buster Olney

    PHILADELPHIA -- Carlos Beltran waited for his turn in batting practice Sunday evening, and talked about his future. Beltran turns 36 on Wednesday, and as he acknowledged, you do start to think about legacy as you get older. Beltran has 2,081 car...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  4. Carlos Beltran has an uncertain future with the St. Louis Cardina...

    Buster Olney

    Carlos Beltran wants to secure his legacy, but it doesn't seem like that will happen in St. Louis. Buster Olney looks at what's next for Beltran after 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  5. Pirates face dilemma with Cole, Taillon

    Buster Olney

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- After Russell Martin finished his work in the batting cage, taking swings against Wandy Rodriguez and Jonathan Sanchez in live batting practice, he did what he's always liked to do as part of his regimen and jogged out to fiel...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  6. Pittsburgh Pirates must handle top prospects Jameson Taillon, Ger...

    Buster Olney

    The Pirates think they can win this year, and they have to figure out if top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon can be a part of that.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  7. A-Rod's new role with the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- Late in spring training, when there was speculation among scouts that Raul Ibanez would be released by the New York Yankees because his bat speed was gone for good, he stood at the railing while the Boston Red Sox took batting practice in...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  8. Alex Rodriguez has a new role now with the New York Yankees - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    When Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for the Alex Rodriguez in Game 3 of the ALDS, it signified the start of something new. As Buster Olney writes, the pressure is off A-Rod as he begins a new role with the Yankees.

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2012
  9. Bobby Valentine failed from the start

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- Before his final game as the Boston Red Sox manager Wednesday, Bobby Valentine walked around the field during batting practice to speak to each of his players, starting at third base and moving to shortstop and eventually making his way t...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. How Bobby Valentine lost the Boston Red Sox before he even began ...

    Buster Olney

    With Bobby Valentine's season as Red Sox manage complete, Buster Olney writes that, in hindsight, Valentine failed in Boston from the beginning. He didn't earn his players' respect in spring training, and that carried through the season.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  11. The fuel for Baltimore's success

    Buster Olney

    Buck Showalter will make his way around the field during batting practice before games, and while he'll talk to a lot of players along the way, his primary mission, he says, is to get a read on how his relievers are feeling, how their arms are f...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  12. 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
  13. How Scott Rolen can still help the Reds

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI -- Scott Rolen returned to the dugout Sunday after taking batting practice to grab a cup of water on a muggy summer evening, and he talked about his struggles at the plate. His left shoulder has been a pin cushion for doctors, and so he&#0...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  14. Scott Rolen still has something to contribute to the Cincinnati R...

    Buster Olney

    It's been a battle for Scott Rolen, who has missed time due to injuries and watched a younger player perform in his absence. But as Buster Olney writes, Rolen can still contribute to the Cincinnati Reds' push for the playoffs.

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  15. Picking Home Run Derby dream teams

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI -- Prince Fielder was on his way to the cage for batting practice Saturday afternoon, and he didn't pause when asked, hypothetically, whether he would participate in the Home Run Derby in Kansas City on July 9. "Yeah, I'd do t...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  16. Prince Fielder, Matt Kemp and Home Run Derby dream teams - MLB

    Buster Olney

    If you could pick any four players for the American League and National League Home Run Derby teams, who would they be? Beginning with team captains Robinson Cano and Matt Kemp, Buster Olney fills out the rest of his rosters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2012