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  1. McCutchen, Pirates need help

    Buster Olney

    Andrew McCutchen has never drawn more than 89 walks in a season, and right now, he's on track to increase that by a healthy margin. For the first time, opposing pitchers and catchers are making a point of pitching around McCutchen and putting the onu...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  2. San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is putting together a s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the San Francisco Giants build on their lead in the NL West, catcher Buster Posey continues to rake and build a strong case for NL MVP.

    Blog | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  3. Previewing the trade market for every National League team - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney previews the trade market for every National League team, leading off with the Phillies, who could be close to putting Cole Hamels on the trading block.

    Blog | Conversation | July 04, 2012
  4. Ryan Braun is putting up MVP numbers, creating a dilemma for vote...

    Buster Olney

    If you looked only at Ryan Braun's numbers, there's no question he should be in the NL MVP discussion. Of course, given his positive steroid test, it's not nearly that easy. Buster Olney writes that Braun is creating an interesting dilemma for voters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  5. Rangers are putting it all together

    Buster Olney

    There are loud baseball headlines these days. RED SOX FLIRTING WITH GREATEST SEPTEMBER COLLAPSE EVER. MARIANO RIVERA SETS SAVES RECORD. CLAYTON KERSHAW DOMINATES, AGAIN. Buried somewhere deep below all of that conversation, there is a team finding a...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  6. MLB - Texas Rangers are clicking at the right time

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Texas Rangers are quietly putting it all together and could be a major force in the AL this postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  7. MLB: Miguel Tejada is the current answer for the Giants at short,...

    Buster Olney

    When Juan Uribe left the Giants, he really surprised the organization. And many don't realize just how much he gave them last year. Miguel Tejada is a current fix, but it's hard to think San Fran won't be putting feelers out for help.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  8. MLB: Tampa Bay Rays reliever Rafael Soriano is being hurt by the ...

    Buster Olney

    Rafael Soriano was one of the most effective pitchers of 2010, yet he's unemployed. Why is this? If you look back at the market for relievers on three-year deals and remove Mariano Rivera from the discussion, it's an ugly place.

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2010
  9. Frank McCourt and the Los Angeles Dodgers could face a squeeze pl...

    Buster Olney

    With a bitter divorce putting the Dodgers in a bind, there could come a time when owners around baseball put the squeeze on Frank McCourt. Plus, a look at the great life of Bob Feller and other big topics.

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2010
  10. Putting a price on Jeter

    Buster Olney

    Derek Jeter is hitting .271, and he's not concerned. His history tells you he'll bounce back. But if Jeter doesn't -- if he finishes the year with an on-base percentage in the .340 range -- his negotiations with the Yankees will be int...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  11. Buster Olney: Landon Powell proved to be the perfect battery mate...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody knows more intimately what it took for Dallas Braden to throw a perfect game than the guy putting down the signs. Landon Powell relays to Buster what he was thinking, before, during and after Dallas Braden's perfect game.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  12. MLB -- Buster Olney: People expect Roy Halladay to simply destroy...

    Buster Olney

    Roy Halladay was already putting up filthy numbers. Thing is, he was doing it against consistently tougher competition than almost any other pitcher in baseball had to regularly face. Well, that's not the case anymore, and big things are expected.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2010
  13. Buster Olney: Matt Wieters ready now, but might wait

    Buster Olney

    Matt Wieters just keeps on hammering the ball this spring, and Saturday, he did it in the clutch, Peter Schmuck writes. He's hitting better than .400 in spring games and putting a whole lot of pressure -- a good kind of pressure -- on the Baltimore O...

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2009
  14. Yankees ready to make offer that includes Hughes

    Buster Olney

    Within the internal discussions in the Yankees front office, there is a sense that the team is leaning toward putting Phil Hughes in a deal for Minnesota's Johan Santana.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2007
  15. A-Rod putting himself above the game

    Buster Olney

    The timing of Alex Rodriguez's announcement that he's opting out of his contract just proves his motivation to be bigger than the game.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2007
  16. Shuffling lineup works wonders for Astros

    Buster Olney

    Putting Mike Lamb back into the starting lineup in Game 3 proved to be a genius move by the Astros, writes Buster Olney.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2005