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  1. A-Rod's new role with the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- Late in spring training, when there was speculation among scouts that Raul Ibanez would be released by the New York Yankees because his bat speed was gone for good, he stood at the railing while the Boston Red Sox took batting practice in...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  2. Alex Rodriguez has a new role now with the New York Yankees - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    When Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for the Alex Rodriguez in Game 3 of the ALDS, it signified the start of something new. As Buster Olney writes, the pressure is off A-Rod as he begins a new role with the Yankees.

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2012
  3. The Indians' Cabreras connection

    Buster Olney

    Orlando Cabrera started his lobbying early in spring training, Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta recalled, after Cabrera watched teammate Asdrubal Cabrera take batting practice for the first time. "Orlando was impressed with his power, and he star...

    Blog | April 16, 2011
  4. MLB: Spring training advice from Orlando Cabrera has the Clevelan...

    Buster Olney

    The Cleveland Indians are off to a fast start in 2011 in large part due to the emergence of Asdrubal Cabrera. They have Orlando Cabrera to thank for that, as some of his spring training advice has helped Asdrubal succeed at the plate.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2011
  5. Analyzing the Ryan Howard deal

    Buster Olney

    A few years ago, Ryan Howard took batting practice by himself in a cage at the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training complex, trying to make an adjustment in his swing. It wasn't working for him that day, and he shouted out in anger repeat...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  6. MLB -- Buster Olney: Ryan Howard is elite, but his deal was oddly...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney likes Ryan Howard a lot as a ballplayer, but this huge new deal seems curious: If they let him wait, and he hit the market with Pujols, Adrian G. and Fielder, the Phillies would have likely landed one of those guys.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2010
  7. Long balls could shrink Bucs' long odds

    Buster Olney

    The other day, the Pirates' sluggers were on practice field No. 3 at their spring training complex in Bradenton, Fla. But after left-handed hitters Garrett Jones and Pedro Alvarez launched balls far beyond the right-field fence and smashed a cou...

    Blog | February 22, 2010