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  1. The great AL MVP debate

    Buster Olney

    If you are looking for precedents for the AL Most Valuable Player Award voting, maybe the best could be drawn from the 1876 presidential election, when there was no consensus and the guy who won the popular vote wound up losing. Thankfully, federal t...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  2. With many quality candidates, voters have a tough call for AL MVP...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP is a tough call, and it's possible Justin Verlander gets the most first-place votes and still loses the award to Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, or others. Plus notes on the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  3. Type A positive (and negative)

    Buster Olney

    For years, the Elias Sports Bureau rankings that determined what kind of draft-pick compensation would be attached to free agents meant nothing to some teams. For many executives, a gained or lost pick meant little, so the rankings had little impact ...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  4. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Some free agents got a gift Monday, others...

    Buster Olney

    For some MLB players, being named a Type A free agent creates a great payday situation; for others, flexibility becomes totally limited and the option to sign with their desired teams is all but erased. The winners and losers are becoming clear.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2009
  5. Replay for the World Series could work

    Buster Olney

    Don Denkinger, an umpire who had one of the most famous blown calls in history, tells Bob Klapisch: It's time to go to replay. Here's the thing: Eventually, expanded use of replay is going to happen. It's as inevitable as a Democrat o...

    Blog | October 22, 2009
  6. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Don't wait; start using instant repla...

    Buster Olney

    The playoffs have been marred by bad calls from umpires -- some they could have called better, some they might have had little chance of getting right. So if we had the technology to get this right last week, why not start now, asks Buster?

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2009