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  1. Early observations from spring training

    Buster Olney

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- This is the time of spring training when a player can redefine himself with a first impression, good or bad. You could be Jesus Montero walking into the Seattle Mariners' camp 40 pounds overweight, or maybe Masahiro Tanaka, cutting...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  2. Rivera won't reconsider retiring

    Buster Olney

    Mariano Rivera is almost perfect as a reliever this season, with 19 saves and a 1.77 ERA, the sort of numbers that don't square with the fact that he is 43 years old and announced his retirement back in March. This isn't quite Gale Sayers walking...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Josh Johnson could cash in big

    Buster Olney

    Two years ago, Zack Greinke was viewed as a talented but quirky pitcher, a Cy Young winner who had mused about walking away from the game again in 2010 after walking away earlier in his career. Now, because of a series of circumstances and events in...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  5. Josh Johnson could cash in with bounce-back season

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes how Josh Johnson could capitalize on his status as the top free-agent pitcher in an otherwise barren market.

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2012
  6. Searching for Mike Trout's flaw

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM -- With his headphones on and a towel at the ready in his waistband, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington did his daily 10 laps around the field early Sunday afternoon, walking briskly in his fight against Father Time. When the Rangers' ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  7. Mike Trout is making history as opponents struggle to find holes ...

    Buster Olney

    The run Mike Trout is currently on is unprecedented for any big league player, let alone a rookie. As Buster Olney writes, teams are having a hard time finding flaws in Trout's game.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  8. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  9. MLB: After walking away from Tampa Bay Rays, Manny Ramirez has la...

    Buster Olney

    After walking away from the Tampa Bay Rays in the season's first month, Manny Ramirez again diminished his legacy. Not that he cares.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  10. 'Opening' a can of worms

    Buster Olney

    This is the time of spring training, Astros general manager Ed Wade said Monday afternoon, that you want to turn around and walk in the other direction when you see the trainer walking toward you. That's because the news the trainer bears is pr...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney: For some reason, the push to get back by the...

    Buster Olney

    There's some magical stuff about Opening Day -- the crowds, the anticipation, the nerves, the pageantry, the first pitch -- but there's also something harrowing about it. So much emphasis is put on the one game, it can cause problems later. Just watch.

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2010
  12. Buster Olney -- During this winter's free agency and arbritratio...

    Buster Olney

    During this winter's free agency and arbritration, good things won't come to those who wait.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2009
  13. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Bobby Cox's future with the Braves is...

    Buster Olney

    Bobby Cox hasn't lasted this long just because he's a winner; Cox has nurtured relationships with players over the years by maintaining consistency, and through a steady stream of encouragement, writes Buster. If he leaves, baseball will lose a giant.

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2009
  14. Break from baseball sickening

    Buster Olney

    You'll have a great time with the kids at Disney World, my friends told me. It'll be so much fun, they said. A nice break from baseball, they told me. What I didn't know is that my son is the Antichrist, apparently, when he gets within walking dista...

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2009
  15. Oswalt implementing 10-year plan

    Buster Olney

    With a baseball in his hand, Roy Oswalt is in total command. So how come he's thinking about walking away from the game?

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2006