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  1. Pace of play committee lacks right voices

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Another in the season-long burst of complaints erupted recently over one of the on-the-fly rule changes that were implemented in 2014. An official with Major League Baseball privately conceded that the criticism, in this particular cas...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. Eye-catching early-season numbers

    Buster Olney

    Early-season numbers that catch your eye: 51.1 That is the ground ball percentage of Prince Fielder this season, a significant increase over past seasons. Fielder hit his first home run of the season Tuesday night, but it goes without...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Yasiel Puig issues are no myth

    Buster Olney

    We aim to dispel a handful of myths today. Let's get to it. Myth No. 1: Controversy swirls around Yasiel Puig because a stodgy media picks on him. The reality: Controversy swirls around Puig because the media's coverage of him reflects the inte...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. Matt Williams brings new order to Nats

    Buster Olney

    VIERA, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and some of the other Washington pitchers waited on bullpen mounds here Sunday morning, and somewhere else on the field, the hands of a clock reached the prescribed moment and an air horn sounded --...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Strasburg's new plan for 2013

    Buster Olney

    VIERA, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg was very relaxed Monday after arriving at the Nationals' camp, after a low-key offseason. He didn't travel much, he said, because when you live in San Diego, there really isn't a whole lot of reason to ...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  6. Stephen Strasburg has a plan to work deeper into games for the Wa...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney talks to Stephen Strasburg about his workload plans for 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  7. Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals have two of the 10 best s...

    Buster Olney

    Kyle Lohse still doesn't have a home, and there could be a few more trades of starting pitchers. But there is enough information available to rank the 10 best rotations for 2013. 1. Detroit Tigers The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, D...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  8. Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo's controversial decisions are ...

    Buster Olney

    This season, Nats GM Mike Rizzo made arguably the gutsiest decision in baseball history. As Buster Olney writes in ESPN The Magazine's DC Issue, that's how Rizzo has built the team into a winner -- one provocative move at a time.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  9. 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
  10. The Nationals can survive the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals, particularly Davey Johnson, will not waiver from their plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg. And they can contend for a World Series in spite of it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  11. Strasburg's ceiling, second-half storylines

    Buster Olney

    The other day in the visitors dugout in Boston, Alex Rodriguez talked about how much he looked forward to a breather for a few days, to spend time with his daughters at a lake house. Somewhere out on an Oregon river, Billy Beane has been fly fishing,...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  12. How Washington Nationals will use Stephen Strasburg tops second-h...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks ahead to the biggest storylines in the second half of the baseball season. Will the Nationals really stick to their innings limit for Stephen Strasburg? Can the Pirates keep their momentum going? Those and more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  13. The Stephen Strasburg dilemma

    Buster Olney

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Nationals will have to play on without Jayson Werth, but they are a good team, with the best ERA in the majors and a dynamic talent in Bryce Harper and an All-Star third baseman in Ryan Zimmerman, who should be back in their l...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  14. Nationals face dilemma in how to use Stephen Strasburg - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals may have finally built a team ready to win the NL East. But what happens when you have to shut down your best player for the stretch drive? Buster investigates.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  15. The Nationals' Strasburg decision

    Buster Olney

    When Nationals GM Mike Rizzo speaks of possible innings limits for Stephen Strasburg, as he did over the phone Friday, you're reminded of your parents' use of the word "maybe." As in, maybe they'll let you have the keys to the car. Or...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  16. Washington Nationals will be closely watching Stephen Strasburg's...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Nationals are channeling their inner parent in being noncommittal over Stephen Strasburg's workload this season, because if Washington keeps winning, they know the pressure will be there to use their ace as much as possible.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2012