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  1. Key matchups for Orioles, Rangers, Braves and Cardinals - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the key matchups that will decide the new one-game-series approach for the MLB wild card.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  2. Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera and others chasing statistical benchma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about Mike Trout -- who has a shot at a 30-50 season -- and others who are chasing statistical benchmarks as the 2012 regular season winds down.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2012
  3. Jim Thome is helping the Baltimore Orioles adjust during the race...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Orioles badly needed a jump-start, and it was Jim Thome that gave it to them Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  4. Wild-card roster rules will allow managers to experiment - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with managers allowed to set 25-man rosters specifically for the winner-take-all wild-card games -- and then change them if their teams advance -- we could see some strange things as managers look for matchups.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  5. Atlanta Braves have learned from last season's September collapse...

    Buster Olney

    As the Atlanta Braves find themselves in another September race, Buster Olney writes that they aren't hiding from their 2011 collapse. The Braves owned it, learned from it and are now using the experience to be better prepared this time around.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Los Angeles Dodgers are falling behind San Francisco Giants in NL...

    Buster Olney

    The Dodgers and Giants have a long and rich history, and as Buster Olney writes, it means a lot this weekend, as the Dodgers are barely hanging around in the NL West race.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2012
  8. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  9. Yoenis Cespedes has led the Oakland Athletics into wild-card cont...

    Buster Olney

    Since the beginning of July, the Oakland A's have been on fire and are now in wild-card contention. Buster Olney writes that Yoenis Cespedes has led the charge and changed Oakland's plan at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2012
  10. Three aggressive summer buyers

    Buster Olney

    Sometime on Thursday, baseball owners are expected to formally ratify the new playoff format, locking in the system of six division winners and four wild-card teams for this season and beyond. A general manager noted on Tuesday that nobody really kn...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  11. A new playoff format could bring more buyers around the trade dea...

    Buster Olney

    It's unclear how the new playoff format will affect teams' decision-making, but Buster Olney writes that there will be teams looking to buy in pursuit of the additional playoff spots. Here are three teams executives expect to be aggressive this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  12. MLB, union close to finalizing expanded playoffs

    Buster Olney

    On the eve of Thursday's soft deadline for finalizing details of the implementation of a 10-team playoff field, MLB and its players association are close to announcing the change that would take effect in October, sources said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  13. The advantages of postseason expansion - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that adding a one-game playoff to the postseason could benefit the game in a number of ways, especially because it will give added weight to each of the divisional races.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2011
  14. 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
  15. MLB - History awaits Rays, Red Sox, Braves and Cardinals

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that baseball history awaits the Rays, Red Sox, Braves and Cardinals heading into Wednesday night -- both for better and for worse.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  16. MLB - No easy answers for Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that for reeling wild-card leaders Boston and Atlanta, there is little time to find answers.

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2011