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  1. Ranking strength of early AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    The Cleveland Indians were 51-44 at the All-Star break, and when they lost four of their first five games in the second half, it was unclear whether they would remain in contention. But here's the thing: The Indians had what appeared to be on pape...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  2. 10 under-the-radar 'All-Stars'

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The argument this past weekend has been about whether Josh Donaldson should have been part of the American League All-Stars, and whether Jay Bruce -- who might finish the year with 50 doubles, 30 homers and more than 100 RBI -- sh...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  3. Kershaw is still NL's top arm

    Buster Olney

    I heard a great description of Matt Harvey's curveball the other day from a longtime evaluator, and it really would apply to Clayton Kershaw's curveball as well: Even when a hitter is looking for it, even when he plans to swing at it, even when he kn...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  4. Position change likely in Posey's future

    Buster Olney

    HOUSTON -- Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin will tell you that it was his son's idea, years ago, to move the team's star shortstop to catcher. The Seminoles had a developing surplus in the middle infield and something of a hole at c...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  5. San Francisco Giants likely to eventually move Buster Posey to an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it's likely the San Francisco Giants will move Buster Posey from catcher to another position at some point during his new contract.

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  6. Enough with the PED spin

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A longtime player chatted recently about watching Melky Cabrera in the All-Star Game last summer. "Remember when he hit that home run?" the veteran said, referring to the laser Cabrera mashed over the left-field wall, among the many hi...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  7. Empty responses from those tied to PEDs - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players who say they can't discuss PED accusations, or would like to help but can't or any other variation of that standard response are simply spinning at best, and lying at worst.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  8. Astros betting on patience

    Buster Olney

    All of the baseball moons and stars have aligned for a memorable 2013 season for the Houston Astros, in the way that the '62 Mets and the 2003 Detroit Tigers are remembered. To rival talent evaluators, there is no question that Houston will stru...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  9. Houston Astros betting on patience, while Oakland gets deep - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how the Houston Astros are in the midst of an almost historic teardown of the organization. They figure to be bad, but they also must hope fans will be patient enough to stick around.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  10. Two degrees of Roberto Clemente - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about a tale involving Roberto Clemente and a young player who is now a star in baseball. Plus, news and analysis from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2013
  11. Top 10 teams in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    At the All-Star break in 1998, the New York Yankees had an 11-game lead in the AL East, and by Aug. 18, they had nearly doubled that margin. Their record was 92-30, so there really wasn't any question about whether they would make the playoffs -...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  12. 1998 New York Yankees top the list of the top 10 teams of all tim...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 teams in MLB history, starting with the 1998 New York Yankees.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  13. The 1961 New York Yankees top the 10 best outfields in MLB histor...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 outfields in baseball history, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  14. How Phils, Brewers got back in the race

    Buster Olney

    The Crazy Stuff bar was set very high last year, when the Boston lineup of stars collapsed and the Braves' bullpen crumbled. As Evan Longoria prepared for his season-ending at-bat last year, he looked at a photographer near the Rays' on-dec...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  15. Phillies, Brewers have climbed back into the NL wild-card race - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, as we saw last year with the Red Sox and others, anything can happen at the end of the season. This year, the Phillies and Brewers are trying to do some "crazy stuff" of their own.

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  16. The effect of Operation Shutdown

    Buster Olney

    At the All-Star Game, a longtime star asked me, "Are the Nationals really going to do shut [Stephen] Strasburg down?" I told him yes, they're really going to do it, and he was amazed by the decision, and talked about how he would have even more...

    Blog | August 31, 2012