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  1. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  2. HOF voting changes I'd like to see

    Buster Olney

    In the aftermath of Wednesday's Hall of Fame announcements, everyone from Jayson Stark to Tim Kurkjian to Dan Le Batard (among others) agreed that the Hall of Fame voting system is in disrepair. I thought Jayson did an excellent job of laying out how...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  3. Collision ban seen as inevitable

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- In the aftermath of two home plate collisions in the American League Championship Series on Thursday, officials from other teams reiterated that they expect the topic of banning that play to be raised again in meetings this winter. Given...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  4. Ryan Dempster might regret Texas

    Buster Olney

    In the aftermath of the Ryan Dempster trade, a smart person in baseball said the other day he wondered whether there would be a moment on the pitcher's flight to Texas when Dempster might think: "My God, what have I gotten myself into?" Demps...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  5. Ryan Dempster might regret a decision to go to Texas - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster had a chance to join the Atlanta Braves, but gave the Cubs the cold shoulder. Instead, he was willing to mess with Texas. He mighyt very well regret it.

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  6. Cleveland's plea to Ubaldo Jimenez

    Buster Olney

    Ubaldo Jimenez is known for being an intelligent guy. In the aftermath of Sunday's incident -- in which he hit former teammate Troy Tulowitzki in the elbow with a fastball before rushing off the mound and seemingly inviting the opportunity for m...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  7. The Cleveland Indians need Ubaldo Jimenez to focus on the 2012 se...

    Buster Olney

    After the dustup Sunday between Ubaldo Jimenez and Troy Tulowitzki, Buster Olney writes that the Cleveland Indians desperately need Jimenez to focus on being his old self this season and not on his history in Colorado.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  8. Cuddyer a perfect fit for Phillies

    Buster Olney

    Michael Cuddyer won't get the most money among the free agents this winter, but he may well have the most suitors. And now in the aftermath of the Phillies' signing of Jim Thome, they are making a hard push for Cuddyer, Jim Salisbury writes...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  9. Michael Cuddyer is a good free-agent fit for Philadelphia Phillie...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while Michael Cuddyer won't land a huge free-agent contract, he may end up having the most suitors of any player on the open market. The Philadelphia Phillies would be a perfect fit for him.

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2011
  10. Bouncing around the league

    Buster Olney

    We're a week into the season, and a handful of winless and lossless teams remain. The Rangers are perfect at 6-0 after sweeping the Mariners. The Reds are perfect, too, having stomped the Astros, even in the aftermath of Edinson Volquez's e...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Giants have leverage to burn

    Buster Olney

    Barry Zito was reassured by Giants manager Bruce Bochy, writes Andrew Baggarly, in the aftermath of the San Francisco Chronicle report that the Giants could consider dropping him. From the story: General manager Brian Sabean rejected the supposition...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  13. MLB: The San Francisco Giants won't dump Barry Zito now, but they...

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  14. For Yanks, Plan B should be Plan CC

    Buster Olney

    As the Yankees look around for ways to make themselves better in the aftermath of Cliff Lee's decision to sign with Philadelphia, there is one major investment they should strongly consider right now. And it involves one of their best players. ...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  15. New York Yankees can't smart over loss of Cliff Lee, not when CC ...

    Buster Olney

    The loss of Cliff Lee in free agency -- a realm where the franchise has seemingly batted about .900 in recent years -- has the Yankees looking at Plan B options. But they better take care of CC Sabathia too, before they face further headaches.

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  16. MLB: With Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Alex Rodriguez, CC Saba...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at the state of the AL East for 2011. Even before we know Cliff Lee's situation, the East is stacked against the Rays, Orioles and Jays. Is it time we investigate a new playoff format such that divisions don't matter? It may be.

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2010