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  1. Why middle relievers are as important as ever, and which ones cou...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler uses recent usage data to show why middle relievers are so important in today's playoffs, then lays out some difference-makers in recent years and which ones could make a difference this year, such as Kevin Gausman.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  2. Josh Beckett can't be traded easily, but he may not change, eithe...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  3. Jered Weaver did something his agent rarely does

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why the deal that will keep Jered Weaver in Anaheim for another five-plus years bucked a trend.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2011
  4. Where Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman could go

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why Tampa Bay Rays GM has a difficult decision to make, as to whether he leaves to run another team. The Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are both possible destinations.

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2011
  5. MLB - Jesus Montero may finally get the call for the New York Yan...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Jorge Posada's struggles this season, star prospect Jesus Montero may finally be called up for the New York Yankees.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2011
  6. MLB officials frustrated by Alex Rodriguez gambling situation

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that although it's not yet certain to what extent MLB will discipline Alex Rodriguez for his alleged involvement in illegal poker games, it's clear that no one in baseball is happy about having to deal with another A-Rod situation.

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  7. MLB - Rockies divided about trading Ubaldo Jimenez

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says the Rockies are weighing whether to deal their ace, Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2011
  8. Phillies, Yankees and Red Sox could all make trades

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes possible moves coming up at the MLB trade deadline, including where Carlos Beltran and B.J. Upton may land.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  9. MLB - CC Sabathia's free agency looms for New York Yankees

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the opt-out clause in CC Sabathia's contract will likely lead to him either hitting the free-agent market or securing an extension from the Yankees, who need to keep him both for his production and clubhouse presence.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2011
  10. MLB: Ranking the second-half schedules of MLB contenders

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the second-half schedules of all remaining MLB contenders. While the Phillies and Rays have difficult paths, the Yankees and Giants have easier roads.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2011
  11. Derek Jeter's pursuit of 3,000 hits has Yankees ticket prices sur...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Yankees ticket prices are surging as fans make their best guesses as to when Derek Jeter will get his 3,000th hit.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  12. Previewing trade season moves of every American League team -- ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney previews trade season in the American League, looking at which teams will be buying and which will be selling as the trade deadline approaches.

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  13. MLB: This could be the final year as the Yankees GM for Brian Cas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that during Brian Cashman's 14-year tenure as the Yankees' GM, he has seen plenty. And he may have seen enough: This could be his final year with the team.

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2011
  14. Joba Chamberlain injury illustrates volatility involved with top ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, as Joba Chamberlain's injury demonstrates, top relief pitchers can be a volatile bunch -- with steady long-term performers like Mariano Rivera being the exception, not the rule.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  15. MLB: Washington Nationals still piling up bats while projecting w...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney extrapolates one situation that could arise from this draft. It involves what the Washington Nationals' lineup could look in a few years, and it's pretty good.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  16. MLB: Fred Wilpon wants people to know he's a victim, but he's cre...

    Buster Olney

    Fred Wilpon would like people to see him as a victim, a man unwittingly caught up in a clever Ponzi scheme. But now the man he hired to save his Mets from a personnel standpoint is caught up in the Wilpon scheme.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2011