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  1. A Yankees demise? Not so fast ...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' final salary offer to Joe Girardi was presented last Thursday, and now that we know how it turned out -- like a televised poker game in which we see the cards -- it's evident that the past week has been about negotiating, about trying to...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  2. Yankees, Cano appear far apart on dollars

    Buster Olney

    When Mariano Rivera was asked on the day he announced his retirement about what the perfect ending to his career would be, he talked about being on the mound for the World Series -- and even at the time he said it, that seemed unreachable, given all ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  3. The first unanimous Hall of Famer

    Buster Olney

    MILWAUKEE -- Rachel Robinson said last year that she is so glad Mariano Rivera is the last player to wear No. 42, and the affection she has for him was apparent during Sunday's ceremony, in the way that she held his face and looked into his eyes. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  4. Oritz, Rivera share unique bond

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The phone call was unprompted, but not entirely unexpected, because the relationship David Ortiz has developed with Mariano Rivera is built on honesty, Ortiz has learned. Rivera tells him exactly what he thinks, the way Ortiz's father will,...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  5. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  6. Rivera won't reconsider retiring

    Buster Olney

    Mariano Rivera is almost perfect as a reliever this season, with 19 saves and a 1.77 ERA, the sort of numbers that don't square with the fact that he is 43 years old and announced his retirement back in March. This isn't quite Gale Sayers walking...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  7. Mariano Rivera and the tale of Stumpy

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- Brady Anderson played against Mariano Rivera for years and said Saturday he has never actually spoken with the closer, which is not unusual. Rivera has always kept his distance from opposing players. But Anderson greatly appreciates River...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  8. Mariano Rivera, Brady Anderson and the story of Stumpy - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney recounts a funny tale involving Mariano Rivera and Brady Anderson and provides news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2013
  9. A glimmer of hope for the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A spring training inning came to an end Saturday, one exhibition inning among thousands that won't count. But this inning had been a little different. This was the first inning thrown by Mariano Rivera in about 10 months, and it ...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  10. Mariano Rivera provides hope for the New York Yankees - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Mariano Rivera's first outing provided a glimmer of hope in a spring training filled with injuries for the New York Yankees.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2013
  11. A farewell gift for Mariano Rivera

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Cal Ripken was someone who other players came to know, because as they circled the bases, they chatted with him at second base when he was shortstop, and or at third base when he played there. Young players like Gordon Beckh...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  12. Finding an appropriate farewell gift for New York Yankees closer ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney discusses Mariano Rivera's legacy, and asks players and managers about what an appropriate farewell gift would be for the greatest closer ever.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  13. The 1998 New York Yankees top the best bullpens in MLB history - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 bullpens in baseball history, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  14. Key questions remain for New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at four burning questions facing four contenders as we approach the end of the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  15. What Mariano Rivera must decide

    Buster Olney

    The visitors bullpen in Fenway Park is built into the front of the stands in right-center field, and Mariano Rivera has been booed there each time he has arrived for work, he said recently. But through the years, there has been a shift in the relatio...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  16. Mariano Rivera's legacy is clear; his decision is not - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Mariano Rivera's legacy is secure, and he has hinted that this would be his last season. But after tearing his ACL, he now must decide whether he prefers to leave the game standing upright or being carted off the field, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2012