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  1. Red Sox lead top 10 ranks of MLB lineups

    Buster Olney

    Last year, the world of run production was turned upside down, with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, who almost always finish in the top 10 in runs scored, ranking among the worst rather than the best. In 2015, that usual world order will ...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  2. Red Sox taking needless risk with Lester

    Buster Olney

    There are 119 days remaining in the Major League Baseball season, and depending on whether the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, perhaps 119 days until Jon Lester throws his last pitch of the year. But the Red Sox may have much less time than tha...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. Red Sox must fix from within

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- In the midst of a year in which almost everything went right for the Boston Red Sox, there was a game last season when everything went wrong. Cliff Lee went into Fenway Park and stuck it to the Red Sox on May 28, needing just 95 pitches to ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  4. The Boston Red Sox are walking a new path this spring - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox, a year removed from a spring that never once felt invigorating, are in a different mood this year. Also, will Chipper Jones get the itch? Buster Olney takes a look.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  5. For Yankees, the slivers of hope

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Eight years ago today, the Red Sox began a climb that no other team has accomplished, digging out from a 3-0 deficit to shock the Yankees. Now the 2012 Yankees must try to find hope, anything to make themselves believe that they can become...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  6. Yankees must cling to slivers of hope against Tigers - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees have hit so poorly that they now find themselves in a 3-0 hole. But they can fall back on some slivers of hope. For one, they couldn't possibly hit any worse. And two, they've seen the impossible happen when it happened to them.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Behind great defense and dominant pitching, the Rays are the best...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney continues his top-10 series with a New Year's power rankings. The Red Sox, Yankees and Phillies all have higher payrolls, but dominant pitching and superb defense make the Tampa Bay Rays the best team in baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2012
  9. Type A free agents are seeing their markets shrink under the curr...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while MLB's labor negotiations continue to drag on, free agents are left in limbo because the current compensation rules associate an early-round pick with Type A free agents. Plus, news on Matt Kemp's big deal and other topics.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  10. Sources: Epstein, Cubs agree to 5-year deal

    Buster Olney

    Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a five-year, nearly $20 million deal for him to join the team, sources said Wednesday. The $20 million includes the Cubs picking up the conclusion bonus in Epstein's Red Sox deal. Read the entire s...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  11. MLB - Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett's injury could have postseason...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the injuries and hot streaks that could potentially have a big impact on this year's postseason, including the ankle injury to Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett.

    Blog | Conversation | September 06, 2011
  12. The prospect pendulum swings

    Buster Olney

    Heathcliff Slocumb will always be a centerpiece of a bit of baseball lore that is brought up this time of year. In the summer of 1997, he was serving as the closer for the Boston Red Sox -- and not doing so well, incidentally, with an ERA of close to...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  13. MLB - Teams less willing to trade prospects

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that teams this season are much less willing to part with prospects -- and not just top-tier prospects -- than they used to be, creating a new dynamic in trade deadline discussions.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  14. The Rangers make a countermove

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox and Yankees have waged their version of a baseball arms race for decades, with the moves and countermoves dating to the start of free agency. The Red Sox signed Mike Torrez away from the Yankees, and a year later, the Yankees took Luis T...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  15. There's always been an arms race in the AL East, but that mentali...

    Buster Olney

    Boston and New York have been working amid an arms race that goes back decades. But this offseason, so many moves across the league seemed to be in response to others within a division. The trend has certainly moved to the AL West.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  16. For Adrian Gonzalez, Fenway can wait

    Buster Olney

    It is in Hour 1 of Adrian Gonzalez's day-long training session Monday that a visitor asks him if he has picked out a place to live in Boston yet, now that he is playing for the Red Sox for this year and probably for many seasons to come. "No," ...

    Blog | January 20, 2011