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  1. Oswalt, Lincecum show mound mojo

    Buster Olney

    There is something in the way that Roy Oswalt launches himself off the mound that hitters have always found to be a little unnerving. Like a terrier, teeth bared, going for your shins. Oswalt isn't very big, about 6 feet tall. But he taught him...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  2. Breaking down Friday's outings by Roy Oswalt and Tim Lincecum - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down the Friday night pitching performances of Roy Oswalt, who looked like his old self in an impressive Rangers debut, and Tim Lincecum, who appeared to regain some of his old form after a rough early start.

    Blog | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  3. The Philadelphia Phillies could be aggressive sellers at the trad...

    Buster Olney

    With question marks surrounding several of the Philadelphia Phillies' stars, Buster Olney wonders whether it may be time for the team to be sellers at the deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  4. Reeling in the Phillies

    Buster Olney

    The Florida Marlins have a lot of talent, a rival evaluator mused on Tuesday afternoon, and the Braves have a lot of talent. The Phillies are banged up, competing without Chase Utley or Roy Oswalt or Brad Lidge or Jose Contreras. "But remember," the...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  5. MLB: Talent discrepancy in NL East really isn't one -- it's a tos...

    Buster Olney

    In the eyes of most evaluators, there really isn't much of a discrepancy in the NL East -- not when it comes to talent. For Philly, the real edge is that they've been there and done that. Is it enough to hold off Florida and Atlanta?

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  6. MLB: Philly's group of aces was introduced, but talk won't be par...

    Buster Olney

    Philly unveiled a Fab Four this week, and the collective quiet signaled what this group will really be all about -- work, not talk. The bottom line is that when it comes to Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, only the results will speak.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  7. Philadelphia Phillies rotation unanimously best in poll

    Buster Olney

    After submitting his own ranking earlier in the week, Buster Olney looked to a group of MLB talent evaluators to find out who they think has the best rotation in the majors. The top spot was unanimous (Phillies). Nos. 2-10 were anything but.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2010
  8. Philly becomes a Roy band

    Buster Olney

    Ruben Amaro, the Phillies' general manager who traded for Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt, told some stories on Wednesday about each, stories that say something about each pitcher. "I'll go back to the perfect game" that Halladay threw, Amaro ...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  9. Dueling Roys (Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt) setting tone of professio...

    Buster Olney

    Ruben Amaro tells a pair of stories about how Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt have set a new tone in Philadelphia. While Amaro admits that Cole Hamels understood how to win, Halladay and Oswalt have raised the team's level.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2010
  10. Astros now have youthful hope

    Buster Olney

    Roy Oswalt is gone, and so is Lance Berkman, and there is no hope for the Houston Astros to become a contender in 2010. But there is hope in Houston in a way there hasn't been the past couple of seasons, when an aging team was dragged down by e...

    Blog | August 15, 2010
  11. MLB: Sans Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt, there is still hope in Ho...

    Buster Olney

    There's no Lance Berkman or Roy Oswalt, but the Astros have something better: hope.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2010
  12. MLB: For the Philadelphia Phillies to win the NL East, Cole Hamel...

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Howard's out. Shane Victorino's out. Chase Utley's out. Who's the key for the Fightins as they make their push on the Braves? None other than Cole Hamels, currently overshadowed in the rotation by Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2010
  13. MLB: The deadline was so odd that the team that seemingly couldn'...

    Buster Olney

    Talk about a peculiar trade deadline. Consider that a bankrupt team that seemingly had no flexibility at all was the one making the most deals. That's exactly what the Rangers did. Buster takes a look at a ton of trade-deadline storylines.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2010
  14. MLB: If anything, Buck Showalter should be able to purge the Balt...

    Buster Olney

    Even by the low standards the franchise is set in recent years, this might be as bad as it's been in Baltimore. But, writes Buster, with the hiring of Buck Showalter, at worst the organization has brought in a man who will purge the dysfunction.

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2010
  15. Moving on with Oswalt

    Buster Olney

    If Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro finishes the deal for Roy Oswalt today, one of the first questions he's going to be asked afterward is: "Why in the world would you trade Cliff Lee last December and then trade for a more expensive, less e...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  16. MLB: It's hard for Philly fans to forget the Cliff Lee deal, but ...

    Buster Olney

    The bottom line: Nobody in Philadelphia would tell you that the deal to send Cliff Lee to Seattle has worked out well. But in getting Roy Oswalt, the Phillies at least would have a chance to say they've put it behind them and are aiming for a title.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2010