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  1. Final-day decisions for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    This final day of the scheduled regular season should be something that Major League Baseball dreamed about, because even after seven weeks of spring training and 182 days of play, six teams -- 20 percent of the clubs -- don't know where they will be...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  2. Ausmus' impact on Tigers' basepaths

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- From the first day of spring training, the Detroit Tigers players say, Brad Ausmus talked about the running game. But not only the running game of the Detroit baserunners, who were told to look for opportunities to take a bas...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  3. Collision rules coming any day now

    Buster Olney

    The new rules banning home plate collisions will likely be dispersed to teams sometime in the next couple of days, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The delay in getting the rules to teams so they can begin training catchers a...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  4. Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays ar two teams that could be in mark...

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will begin the regular season with their closers on the disabled list, and Buster Olney writes that it won't be long before teams give the reliever market a look. On paper, there are some trade options.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  5. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  6. Reality closing in on Utley, Phillies

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- When spring training begins, there is always time for the injured to heal. In February, Opening Day participation is never ruled out by wounded players or their managers. For everybody involved, the glass is always half full in Fe...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  7. Chase Utley is in doubt for Opening Day as he battles chronic kne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that for Chase Utley and the Phillies, reality is quickly closing in, as it's the middle of March and Utley is heading to see a knee specialist instead of taking the field to prepare for Opening Day.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  8. Michael Pineda opened eyes on his first day in New York Yankees c...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that on his first day of spring training with the New York Yankees, Michael Pineda drew attention for his size and physical ability. Pineda has the chance to become a front-of-the-rotation starter alongside CC Sabathia.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  9. Miguel Cabrera's hot corner debate

    Buster Olney

    During the past couple of days, some rival executives have debated whether the Detroit Tigers are serious about playing Miguel Cabrera at third base, or if this is just early lip service until they get to spring training and Jim Leyland gets a chance...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  10. Detroit Tigers are adamant about Miguel Cabrera playing third bas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers seem adamant about trying Miguel Cabrera at third base, although there is widespread skepticism about the decision throughout the industry.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  11. ESPN The Mag: The MLB season offers countless choices, but player...

    Buster Olney

    The Major League season is a six-month grind comprised of countless choices. Except for the players, who prefer to be kept in the dark.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Adrian Gonzalez working furiously to be ready to contribute for B...

    Buster Olney

    Adrian Gonzalez is delaying a trip to Boston to look for a place to live. But don't worry, Red Sox fans. He's put off calling Mayflower because of a furious, can't-miss-a-day approach to preparing for what the Green Monster has to offer.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  14. Hamels adds perspective to arsenal

    Buster Olney

    On the first day of spring training in February, Cole Hamels seemed armed with something that he had lacked throughout 2009, something that he badly needed. It wasn't a refined curveball or a new cutter, or velocity. He had perspective. This i...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  15. Cole Hamels added a cutter this offseason, but what he really wan...

    Buster Olney

    Cole Hamels wanted desperately for some time away from baseball, and that time has made him a far better pitcher now that he's back. Plus, a look at what the Twins could do, the potential closer market, and a look at the other series.

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2010
  16. Analyzing the Ryan Howard deal

    Buster Olney

    A few years ago, Ryan Howard took batting practice by himself in a cage at the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training complex, trying to make an adjustment in his swing. It wasn't working for him that day, and he shouted out in anger repeat...

    Blog | April 27, 2010