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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. Halos' Richards proving to be the real deal

    Buster Olney

    Garrett Richards of the Los Angeles Angels, the 25-year-old who has transitioned from the bullpen to the rotation, has quickly developed a reputation for having some of the most dominant stuff in the sport. Richards shut down the Phillies on Wedne...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. MLB clubs risking paralysis by analysis

    Buster Olney

    The best trend in baseball over the past decade is that a simple question is asked reflexively: Why? For a sport long entrenched in unwritten rules and a that's-the-way-things-have-always-been mentality, the changes are dramatic. Not only ar...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  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. Bud Selig can and should overturn the botched replay review in th...

    Buster Olney

    Bud Selig has the power to overturn a blown call like the one in last night's A's-Indians game, and he should use it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  7. Carlos Gomez is succeeding because Milwaukee Brewers are allowing...

    Buster Olney

    Carlos Gomez is succeeding because Milwaukee Brewers are allowing him to be himself, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  8. MLB - Injuries to future free agent starters will shift the marke...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the would-be free-agent market for starting pitchers and realizes he's essentially sifting through the infirmary. Everyone who could be a free agent is hurt. So who takes their place?

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  9. MLB - Eight interesting early-season MLB trends

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about eight interesting early-season MLB trends, including Miguel Cabrera's RBI pace.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2013
  10. The Cardinals' closer is becoming famous for a pitch he does not ...

    Buster Olney

    The closer for the St. Louis Cardinals is becoming famous for a pitch he does not throw. Buster takes a look at Edward Mujica's curious distinction.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  11. Los Angeles Angels' problems were highlighted in marathon loss to...

    Buster Olney

    The Angels took another brutal loss last night in 19 innings against the A's, writes Buster Olney. Most alarming were the continued struggles of Josh Hamilton, who was 0-for-8 and is now hitting .202.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  12. Making sense of Sunday's incident between David Price and umpire ...

    Buster Olney

    David Price and umpire Tom Hallion had a war of words on Sunday, and it's likely that one of them will end up being disciplined by MLB. Buster Olney explains.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  13. Why Doug Fister has been so effective for the Detroit Tigers - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Doug Fister's athleticism has played a large role in his success with the Detroit Tigers. Olney also looks closer at Justin Upton's fast start.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  14. Vidal Nuno could step up for the New York Yankees - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the Yankees deal with a number of injuries, pitcher Vidal Nuno could be the player who comes out of nowhere to play a key role for the team.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  15. Chase Utley and Chris Perez among names coming up in early trade ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at a few players who could be trade candidates as the summer progresses.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  16. Jason Grilli thriving as closer for the Pittsburgh Pirates - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Jason Grilli has been through a lot in his MLB career, so becoming a closer at the age of 36 doesn't faze him, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2013