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  1. Baseball in need of more run production

    Buster Olney

    The topic of parity came up Thursday on "Baseball Tonight," and Rick Sutcliffe mentioned how the sport has changed over the last decade, in the wake of the steroid era. Many, many pitchers have used performance-enhancing drugs, for sure, but the s...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  2. Cubs new manager will connect quickly

    Buster Olney

    Rick Renteria dreams in two languages: Spanish and English. This is not unusual for folks who know more than one language. But when he speaks in his sleep loud enough to wake up his wife, there's one common denominator. He's talking about baseball. ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  3. White Sox place huge bet on Abreu

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- When the Dodgers signed Cuban defector Yasiel Puig to a seven-year, $42 million contract, there were lot of evaluators who thought the deal was reckless, at the very least, and maybe a little insane. And now every team would love to have h...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  4. Union must fight to weed out cheaters

    Buster Olney

    Rick Reed became an important part of the New York Mets' rotation in 1997, posting a 2.89 ERA in his 33 appearances. But he was not wholly embraced by teammates that year, because in the spring of 1995, he had served as a replacement player duri...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  5. Union must fight to weed out cheaters

    Buster Olney

    Rick Reed became an important part of the New York Mets' rotation in 1997, posting a 2.89 ERA in his 33 appearances. But he was not wholly embraced by teammates that year, because in the spring of 1995, he had served as a replacement player duri...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  6. MLBPA must fight to protect members and weed out cheaters in wake...

    Buster Olney

    It's time for the MLBPA to treat PED users with the same disdain they once reserved for replacement players, writes Buster Olney. It's on the players to weed out the cheaters.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  7. Giants top first offseason power rankings

    Buster Olney

    Michael Bourn is still looking for a job, and so are Kyle Lohse, Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher, Adam LaRoche, A.J. Pierzynski and Edwin Jackson. Rick Porcello is going to be traded, and as much as the Detroit Tigers keep telling everybody they're...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  8. San Francisco Giants top Buster Olney's first offseason power ran...

    Buster Olney

    San Francisco Giants top Buster Olney's early winter power ranking.

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Dee Gordon, Rick Porcello and other thoughts from a day of games ...

    Buster Olney

    As Opening Week of the MLB season concludes, Buster Olney provides some notes on the Dodgers' Dee Gordon, the Tigers' Rick Porcello, and other things happening around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  11. Porcello starts early, eyes early results

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- It's easy to forget that Rick Porcello is so young, because we heard so much about him before he was drafted out of New Jersey's Seton Hall Prep, because there was a lot of anticipation before he made his major league debu...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  12. MLB - Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers has eyes on a fast star...

    Buster Olney

    A finger injury forced Rick Porcello to start throwing later in 2011, and his velocity suffered. The Tigers right-hander is doing everything he can to avoid the same fate in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2012
  13. The new face of plunk

    Buster Olney

    A major league source tells Rick Hummel that the Nationals and Cardinals will be warned by the umpires before the start of Friday's game, because of all the extracurricular activity that occurred in their last meeting. In the four years that I ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  14. MLB: In his new role, will Joe Torre offer latitude, or demand th...

    Buster Olney

    As a manager, Joe Torre was always in favor of allowing the players and managers more latitude to sort out the retaliations that happen in baseball on the field. But now he's the policeman. Will he show restraint now that he's in control?

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  15. Surrounded by optimism

    Buster Olney

    Rick Porcello has just a handful of innings remaining and his ERA may well end up over 5, but for Porcello, this has been a summer of growth -- and his evolution this year gives the Tigers another reason for hope for 2011. Porcello has thrown at lea...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  16. Rick Porcello has discovered what his game was missing; other tea...

    Buster Olney

    For Rick Porcello and the Tigers, the season won't be considered a success. But Porcello leads a group of teams and players that have shown things late that have them very optimistic about 2011. They may have found the edge too late, but it exists.

    Blog | Conversation | September 15, 2010