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

MLB Roundup: Tim Tebow's tryout is just for show

espn.com — 12:13 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" Somebody needs to say it: The rollout of Tim Tebow, would-be baseball player, is just silly.

MLB roundup: Union should poll players about having tougher PED penalties

espn.com — 12:09 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" David Price has joined the large group of prominent players to speak of the idea of making tougher penalties for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, in this interview with Scott Lauber.

MLB roundup: Royals again a force to be reckoned with; Jays' Sanchez gets a break

espn.com — 10:35 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 final hours before the start of the Kansas City Royals' season, manager Ned Yost hosted our broadcast crew in his office and was asked about any postseason hangover, following Kansas City's long, successful ride to the championship in 2015.

MLB Roundup: Breaking down the leaders in NL MVP race

espn.com — 11:35 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" After going 5-for-5 with two homers on Thursday, Kris Bryant is on pace to finish the season with 130 runs, 105 RBIs, 39 doubles and 41 homers.

MLB roundup: Yanks should keep McCann around for '17; Giants' slide continues

espn.com — 10:58 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" A Brian McCann exit would be costly for the Yankees, writes David Lennon.

MLB roundup: Reasoning behind Swanson call-up; new leader out west

espn.com — As Buster Olney notes, the timing of Dansby Swanson's call-up is very odd, but the Braves have their reasons; plus a look at the NL West race and more.

MLB roundup: A's Crisp unhappy about lack of playing time

espn.com — 12:26 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" Coco Crisp believes the Oakland Athletics are trying to prevent him from reaching a vesting option.

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espn.com — 10:37 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" Chicago Cubs pitcher John Lackey, who will start against the Cardinals this evening on Sunday Night Baseball, is 37 years old, and his average fastball velocity, according to FanGraphs, is at 91.8 mph -- which is the highest of his career.

Buster Olney Blog

espn.com — 9:05 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" The conversations within the Yankees' organization throughout July were, at their core, about what the team's fans want to watch.

Tommy Lasorda, former Los Angeles Dodgers manager, requires 12 stitches after fall last Saturday

espn.com — 7:21 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" Tommy Lasorda, the former Los Angeles Dodgers manager who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, was hospitalized after a fall last Saturday in Atlantic City and required 12 stitches, according to sources.
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Aug 28, 2016

@muffindan If it's a non-story, then why does the staff and Perez constantly work with him on keeping his emotions in check on the mound?

Aug 28, 2016

@muffindan I'm guessing you didn't actually read the story.

Aug 28, 2016

@bworkmanwx It's all hand-in-hand, as I wrote: If he controls his emotions, staff/Salvy believe, he'll keep his delivery in check.

Aug 28, 2016

@royalsreview Didn't write these are bigger stakes; that's all you. I only wrote this will be a test of what they've been focused on w/ him.

Aug 28, 2016

@bworkmanwx If you think he's conquered it, then why are they continually working on it with him? (As Eiland, Perez, others discussed)

Aug 28, 2016

@tigerdan4 I didn't write that. Perez and Eiland talked about how they anticipate he'll have extra adrenaline tonight, and needs to adjust.

Aug 28, 2016

@Biggg_Den If he gets better, the context changes. See: Randy Johnson. See: Sandy Koufax.

Aug 28, 2016

@mharvey816 A narrative that his pitching coach and catcher happen to agree with... As discussed in the column.

Aug 28, 2016

Column: Yordano Ventura's mound (and mental) makeover will be tested tonight, in his start against Boston.  http://es.pn/2bRoPwh 

Aug 28, 2016

MLB Roundup: Mookie Betts continues to make adjustments, as eye-popping numbers show.  http://es.pn/2buyh46  +Notes/links on all 30 teams.


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