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  1. How the Indians remain a contender

    Buster Olney

    When the Indians clinched a playoff spot on the final Sunday of the regular season, Terry Francona walked through the two sheets of plastic that separated a hallway of sanity from Cleveland's champagne celebration. A few minutes later, Francona st...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  2. Maddon, Tito can't make Dusty's mistake

    Buster Olney

    CLEVELAND -- Indians GM Chris Antonetti was asked about how many relievers the Indians intend to carry on their roster in Wednesday night's AL wild-card game, and he laughed and said that Terry Francona's preference is to carry about two dozen, so th...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. Francona's decision pays off

    Buster Olney

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The first pitch of Sunday's game here was still more than an hour away and Terry Francona was chewing gum at a record-setting rate, faster than any creature in history -- faster than any cud-chewing Holstein or Jersey cow, ever. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  4. Francona's first hurdle in Cleveland

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Two days before his interview to become the next manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona explained how the job seemed different to him. "It's like family to me," he said, talking about his relationship with Indians general ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  5. What Terry Francona faces as manager of the Cleveland Indians - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after accepting the managerial job with the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona's first challenge is clear: Make something out of a stumbling starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  6. Jim Leyland, Ron Washington faced with tough decisions in ALCS - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes the tricky pregame and in-game decisions Jim Leyland, Ron Washington and Ron Roenicke had to make on Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  7. MLB - Boston Red Sox viewing events through a prism of failure

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the discussion over the Red Sox's clubhouse issues continues, it's worth remembering that if Boston had won one more game, and Tampa Bay had lost one, none of this would have been brought up.

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2011
  8. MLB - Members of Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves organizations ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that following the postseason collapses of the Braves and Red Sox, several members of both organizations are facing uncertain futures, from Terry Francona to Theo Epstein to Jason Heyward.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  9. MLB: Boston Red Sox are winless, Texas Rangers haven't lost and e...

    Buster Olney

    Boston has yet to win a game, and Texas hasn't lost. Neither has Cincy. Buster takes a quick look at these situations plus everything in between.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  10. MLB: Which early season trends seem legit, and which will come ba...

    Buster Olney

    If you took a six-day period from any other point in the season, it wouldn't seem like a big deal, but the six days that kick off the baseball season can feel like a segment where a lifetime of information is processed. So what's real, and what's not?

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  11. MLB: Boston Red Sox camp full of expectations for Adrian Gonzalez...

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox enter spring training as the favorites in the AL East. How Boston manages those lofty expectations along with their new roster additions will ultimately tell the tale of their season. Plus, first impressions from camps league wide.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2011
  12. John Smoltz's performance may force decisions from both him and t...

    Buster Olney

    It's hard enough to admit when it might be time to walk away, but when a pennant race is a factor, the decision may no longer be your own. John Smoltz might be facing that reality, writes Buster Olney. Plus a tribute to a sportswriting legend.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2009