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  1. A tale of two NL East clubhouses

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson was standing on the floor of the visitors dugout here telling Earl Weaver stories Saturday afternoon, complete with an Earl imitation -- including the requisite profanity -- and even if you wanted...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  2. Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves are two clubs with opposi...

    Buster Olney

    It's a jovial atmosphere in the Nationals' clubhouse right now, and as Buster Olney writes, the same can't be said about the Braves -- they are simply trying to survive.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  3. Cubs face big trade decisions

    Buster Olney

    The hiring of Theo Epstein as club president marked a new era for the Chicago Cubs, but there was no chance that the change would manifest itself in the standings this year, and there is little chance that it will change anything next year. The Cu...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  4. Baltimore Orioles changed their facilities, now it's time for cha...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Baltimore Orioles upgraded their spring training facilities, and now the club is looking to make improvements on the field and in the AL East standings.

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  5. Multiple teams may target Luis Castillo

    Buster Olney

    Luis Castillo may have lost his support among New York Mets fans by the time he was placed on waivers Friday, but he has long-standing connections around baseball, established through his past success. Which is why he will almost certainly have a new...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  6. MLB: Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies may be in on Luis Ca...

    Buster Olney

    He may never have clicked in New York, but there will be no shortage of suitors for 2B Luis Castillo when he clears waivers this afternoon. Plus, an update on the Rangers' tough decision with Neftali Feliz and the Giants' secret weapon at first base.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2011
  7. MLB: Everywhere you look in spring training, optimism reigns; the...

    Buster Olney

    The calm before reality is officially here in Florida, as optimism is everywhere. Not a pulled muscle in sight; everybody in the best shape of their lives. And in some cases -- like San Francisco -- evidence that optimism is just fine, thank you.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2011
  8. The Milwaukee Brewers lost talent, but Doug Melvin was determined...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, Brewers GM Doug Melvin could admit that the team's starting pitchers weren't up to par in the NL Central. He won't have to make such admissions this year.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  9. For Ichiro, it was the HOF; for Jose Bautista, it was about break...

    Buster Olney

    Ichiro Suzuki clubbed his 200th hit, the 10th season in a row in which he's done that. Jose Bautista hit his 50th home run, making further claim to his status as a premier slugger. Felix Hernandez dominated and lost, making yet another case for the CYA.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  10. Baseball Tonight Clubhouse

    Buster Olney

    Derrek Lee realized the Angels were done when he rejected a trade last month. A move to the Braves, now that was one he could live with, says Buster Olney.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  11. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- For A-Rod, the sideshow isn't the mai...

    Buster Olney

    With A-Rod, the only thing that could ever match his production was the perpetual sideshow. But while his approach to the game hasn't changed much, the way he deals with everything else has, and perhaps it's paying dividends.

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2009
  12. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- The best teams in the AL have cracks ...

    Buster Olney

    Look across the top of the divisions in the American League, or at the wildcard standings, and you see teams that appear to be comfortably set for the playoffs, but a closer look at their pitching staffs reveals some fissures, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2009
  13. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- These players have been dominant, not...

    Buster Olney

    They'll have little say in how the playoff race unfolds, but these guys have been the most overlooked stars of the 2009 season, writes Buster Olney. Plus, why the Braves could move Vazquez, and that Ichiro guy -- he can hit.

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2009
  14. Don't count out the Phillies

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the biggest series of the weekend -- Philadelphia at Florida.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2005