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  1. How the Oakland Athletics built a winner

    Ramona Shelburne

    The Oakland Athletics have won the AL West two years running despite having a paltry payroll in a division loaded with baseball's nouveau riche, a decrepit stadium and a dwindling fan base.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2013
  2. Top 5 Red Sox storylines of 2012

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- As far as the Boston Red Sox are concerned, 2012 came to an end back in August when it became clear that the club would miss the postseason for the third consecutive year. With the relationship between then-manager Bobby Valentine and p...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  3. Lovullo-Farrell bond bodes well for 2013

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The relationship between a manager and his bench coach is critical to a team's success, and if there are any issues it can have a negative effect. The Boston Red Sox learned that first-hand in 2012 as former manager Bobby Valentine seeme...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  4. The big hurdle in Cliff Lee trades

    Buster Olney

    As someone noted on Twitter on Monday, the Phillies' relationship with Cliff Lee has been like Ross and Rachel, or like something out of "90210." They get together; they break up; they get back together again; they break up. To review: The Phil...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  5. Cliff Lee could be traded, but the Phillies would have to eat a l...

    Buster Olney

    If the Phillies were determined to trade Cliff Lee, a lot of teams would be interested in him. But as Buster Olney writes, there's a huge hurdle to clear in any potential deal given Philadelphia's financial investment in the left-hander.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  6. Boston Red Sox's Bobby Valentine blames Kevin Youkilis for poor r...

    Gordon Edes

    Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine placed the onus for his strained relationship with Kevin Youkilis on the former Boston infielder Sunday morning.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2012
  7. Bobby V discusses Youk and more

    ESPNBoston.com

    Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Friday that his relationship with Boston fan favorite Kevin Youkilis was a "work in progress." Making his weekly appearance on ESPN New York's "The Michael Kay Show" on Friday, Valentine talked about the...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  8. Team executives say New York Yankees may end official relationshi...

    Andrew Marchand

    The official relationship between the Yankees and StubHub may come to an end at the conclusion of this season because the team feels StubHub's pricing system artificially deflates the value of tickets, according to high-ranking Yankees executives.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Angels' fate largely depends on how well Jerry Dipoto...

    Mark Saxon

    Angels' fate largely depends on how well Dipoto and Scioscia get along.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  10. Soccer: English Premier League is as American as apple pie

    Roger Bennett

    The U.S. might have had a lukewarm relationship with the sport in the past, but English soccer has stealthily become as American as apple pie, writes Roger Bennett.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2011
  11. Spring training 2011: Boston Red Sox, umpires open lines of commu...

    Joe McDonald

    The Red Sox are putting aside last season's differences with the umpires.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2011
  12. Boston Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell looks back on career as he n...

    Joe McDonald

    Mike Lowell has been a class act since the start of his MLB career.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  13. Strain between Chicago White Sox's Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams...

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams have always had an interesting relationship, but a World Series title in 2005 may have served as a Band-Aid over a festering situation. Now, in the midst of losing, things seem certain to get messy, or end poorly.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  14. Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona: Relationship with David Or...

    Joe McDonald

    Sox manager Terry Francona says his relationship with David Ortiz is fine.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  15. Martinez: Getting familiar with staff

    ESPNBoston.com

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez said being with the team from the get go this season is going to help him establish relationships and get more comfortable with the pitching staff. "Being here at spring training since Day...

    Blog | February 22, 2010
  16. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Bobby Cox's future with the Braves is...

    Buster Olney

    Bobby Cox hasn't lasted this long just because he's a winner; Cox has nurtured relationships with players over the years by maintaining consistency, and through a steady stream of encouragement, writes Buster. If he leaves, baseball will lose a giant.

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2009