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Senior baseball writer for ESPN The Magazine. https://www.facebook.com/BusterOlneyESPN?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

MLB roundup: Another Indians exec pilfered; Nats' Ramos suffers knee injury

espn.com — 11:47 AM ET Buster OlneyESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" In the end, the Minnesota Twins decided to draw from the Cleveland Indians in picking Derek Falvey to head their baseball operations department, as Keith Law first reported.

An award should be created to honor Jose Fernandez's passion for baseball

espn.com — 10:06 AM ET Buster OlneyESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" The stories about Jose Fernandez continue to be told, about his personality and his passion and presence, and you almost have to remind yourself that he was 24 years old because he somehow managed to touch so many others in such a short time.

What division leaders need to do to get ready for the playoffs

espn.com — 12:08 PM ET Buster OlneyESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" The Cubs won't announce their playoff rotation for another week or so, but with an enormous lead, they have the luxury of aligning their starters the way they want, leisurely, and you can read their intent from the schedule.

MLB roundup: Orioles' woes and more from the pennant races

espn.com — 11:05 AM ET Buster OlneyESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" From the pennant races: The Red Sox destruction of the Orioles this week has significantly altered the American League wild-card race, because it has created opportunity for Detroit, Houston and Seattle to close on Baltimore.

Yankees' offseason focus will be on starting pitching

espn.com — 11:48 AM ET Buster OlneyESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" Almost all of the Yankees' positions in the field are accounted for in 2017, with depth, from catchers Gary Sanchez and Brian McCann, to first baseman Greg Bird to their many outfield options.

MLB roundup: More on Puig-Bumgarner and latest on pennant races

MLB roundup: Even after suspension, Preller will be treated differently by exec peers

espn.com — 1:50 PM ET Buster OlneyESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" A.J. Preller's 30-day suspension starts today, which means the San Diego Padres' general manager needs to be off the baseball grid entirely: no phone calls doing baseball business, no text messages, no scouting trips.

Previewing key weekday series: Will Blue Jays', Giants' woes continue?

espn.com — 9:55 AM ET Buster OlneyESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" The New York Yankees arrived in Boston on Thursday in the thick of the American League pennant race, close enough that it was possible that by the end of the four-game series, they could have propelled themselves into a shot at the AL East division title.

Sabathia, Big Papi set to renew rivalry tonight, perhaps for final time

espn.com — 11:14 AM ET Buster OlneyESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" BOSTON -- Wednesday will mark the 15th anniversary of the first time CC Sabathia pitched to David Ortiz, when both of them were with other teams. In 2001, Sabathia was in his rookie season, a talented former first-round pick who represented hope for the Cleveland Indians if he could control the emotion that sometimes bulldozed him on the mound, and Ortiz was close to losing his last opportunity to prove himself with the Minnesota Twins.

MLB roundup: Carrasco injury devastating for once-dominant Indians rotation

espn.com — 9:54 AM ET Buster OlneyESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" The Cleveland Indians looked as if they were following the script of the 2015 Mets, riding strong starting pitching to a division title and setting themselves up to take a deep run into October on the strength of that rotation.
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Sep 29, 2016

Over the last 151 days, Orioles closer Zach Britton has allowed one earned run, over 55 1/3 innings.

Sep 29, 2016

@Lumr Noted. Worked off that story, which said he had refused requests, and then after I saw your tweet, I did some editing. Thanks, sir.

Sep 29, 2016

Worst run differentials: 1. Phillies -180 2. Twins -173 3. Diamondbacks -143 4. Reds -133 5. Braves -132.


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