Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-06 01:47
last episode published
2019-11-05 08:06
publication frequency
1.22 days
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Number of Episodes
678
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5.11.2019

Offseason Preview

Buster, Tim Kurkjian and Keith Law look ahead to 2020 by tackling the biggest questions swirling around some of the sport's biggest names this offseason. In a roundtable discussion, the guys talk about the Mets' hiring of Carlos Beltran, JD Martinez's ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
31.10.2019

No Place Like...The Road

Following the completion of one of the most improbable runs in postseason history, Buster and Jessica Mendoza discuss another Nationals comeback, Max Scherzer's ability to get out of sticky situations, Gerrit Cole's eerie postgame comments and more (38...
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30.10.2019

What...Just...Happened?

A Game 7 will happen tonight thanks to the Nationals winning one of the most unforgettable, action-packed baseball games you'll ever see. Buster and Jessica Mendoza try to make sense of what happened by discussing Stephen Strasburg's amazing performanc...
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29.10.2019

Do or Die

Justin Verlander has never won a World Series start, and Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to give his thoughts on how Verlander will fare tonight, if he expects to see Max Scherzer in Game 6 or in a potential Game 7, the need for an electronic strike zone and...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
28.10.2019

Flat Nats

Because of what ESPN Radio's Dan Shulman labels the Astros' "unwavering" belief in themselves, Houston now holds a 3-2 lead in the World Series. Buster and Shulman discuss how the Astros are living up to their pedigree, how disappointing it was to see ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
25.10.2019

Friday Night Fight

With Zack Greinke on the hill fighting to save Houston's championship hopes tonight, ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton talks with Buster about the pitching matchup, why Houston's offense has struggled, how the Astros can steal Game 3 and more (12:57). Plus,...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
24.10.2019

Supernova

With the Astros collapsing both on and off the field, Buster and Keith Law discuss Houston's underwhelming performance so far and the organization's lack-luster response to the incident involving assistant GM Brandon Taubman (39:59). But before that, "...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
23.10.2019

Fountain of Youth

After the Nats steal Game 1 from the Astros and Gerrit Cole, Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss Juan Soto's big performance, Ryan Zimmerman's special moment and more (13:52). Plus, a pregame interview with Zimmerman (32:57), "Hembo Knows" (37:02) and the ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
22.10.2019

Team of Destiny?

How prepared will the Nationals be for tonight's Game 1 of the World Series? The Athletic's Brittany Ghiroli tells Buster whether the seven days off have helped or harmed this "team of destiny" (31:10). ESPN Radio's Dan Shulman also discusses the overw...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
21.10.2019

The Little Engine That Could

Calling it "one of the craziest ninth innings" he's ever seen, USA Today's Bob Nightengale talks with Buster about ALCS Game 6, Jose Altuve's ability to stay calm in big moments, if Aaron Judge is right to label the Yankees season a "failure" and more ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
18.10.2019

Never Say Never

With the Yankees now facing elimination, ESPN Radio's Dan Shulman talks about New York's string of missed opportunities at the plate and what must happen for the Yankees to get back in this series (14:09). Karl Ravech also discusses Aaron Boone's bullp...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
17.10.2019

Silent Assassin

The Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to be a "silent assassin" in tonight's Game 4 against Houston, says ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton, who also discusses New York's inability to drive in runs, how poor weather conditions will impact tonight's game, Joe Mad...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
16.10.2019

National Treasure

The Nationals advance to the franchise's first World Series and Jon Sciambi joins Buster to discuss how Washington overcame a sub-bar bullpen to "obliterate" the Cardinals and if they'll match up better with the Yankees or Astros (10:12). Plus, "Hembo ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
15.10.2019

Storm's A-Brewin'

With the Nationals one win away from advancing to the franchise's first World Series, Buster and Dave Schoenfield discuss Stephen Strasburg's postseason dominance, how Bryce Harper looms over this team, if the media has underrated the Nationals and mor...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
14.10.2019

Arms Race

The Astros and Yankees split the weekend and the Cardinals already find themselves in must-win mode. Sarah Langs fills in for Buster, who joins Sarah from the road to discuss Carlos Correa's big moment, Aaron Boone's managing of New York's bullpen and ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
11.10.2019

Cole-d Blooded

Another dominant Gerrit Cole playoffs performance has Buster and Karl Ravech comparing the Houston ace to another all-time great (14:32). The guys also discuss Tyler Glasnow's pitch-tipping, X-factors in each championship series, the firing of Gabe Kap...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
10.10.2019

Down Goes LA!

After the Dodgers fall short in October once again, Buster and Keith Law talk about Dave Roberts' handling of the bullpen and how Clayton Kershaw's poor performance affects his career narrative (20:43). Plus, they discuss Stephen Strasburg's resilience...
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9.10.2019

...Get More Popcorn

With three winner-take-all Game 5's now set, Buster and Jon Sciambi break down Tampa's win last night, the Walker Buehler/Stephen Strasburg pitching matchup, Freddie Freeman's struggles and more (11:32). Plus, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispat...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
8.10.2019

Grab Your Popcorn

Max Scherzer wills himself and the Nationals to a Wednesday Game 5 showdown against the Dodgers, who Buster and Dave Schoenfield say face more pressure to win than any other playoff team (16:34). They also discuss Houston's decision to start Justin Ver...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
7.10.2019

Born for October

The Braves pull off a stunning comeback and the Dodgers shell Patrick Corbin. Buster and Tim Kurkjian recap a wild divisional series weekend by discussing Atlanta's clutch gene, the Yankees' plate discipline, if the Rays can salvage a game against the ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
4.10.2019

Just Not Enough

Buster and Karl Ravech discuss a series-altering blunder by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Walker Buehler's dominance (13:33). Plus, Joel Sherman of The New York Post talks about the Mets' future following the firing of Mickey Callaway and also names some potent...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
3.10.2019

Sting Like a Ray

Can the Rays go to Houston and take down the Astros? Buster and Keith Law discuss that after reacting to the triumphant return of Yandy Diaz, Charlie Morton's strong start and Oakland's stumble in another winner-take-all game (14:57). Plus, Sarah Langs...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
2.10.2019

AL Wild Card Preview

A top reliever melts down, a young star emerges and one team moves on. With that, Buster welcomes Dave Schoenfield to break down the wild NL Wild Card game that was (11:05). Then, ESPN's Matt Vasgersian talks about the crazy atmosphere expected for ton...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
1.10.2019

NL Wild Card Preview

With the Brewers and Nationals set to face off in tonight's winner-take-all NL Wild Card game, Buster speaks to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak about Milwauke's swath of injuries (27:43) and MASN's Mark Zuckerman about Washington's pitchin...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
30.09.2019

So Long, Farewell

Buster and Tim Kurkjian relive the top 10 moments from an emotional weekend in baseball (5:48). They also discuss Joe Maddon's firing, the future of Brad Ausmus in Anaheim and some other names linked to managerial vacancies. Plus, Todd Radom rejoins Bu...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
27.09.2019

Baseball Royalty

After a night in which two larger-than-life baseball figures said goodbye, Buster speaks to Karl Ravech (13:53) and Jon Sciambi (32:38) about an emotional night for Felix Hernandez and if his career resume is enough to get him in to the Hall of Fame. P...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
26.09.2019

Down to the Wire

Buster and Keith Law discuss the Brewers' hot streak and how the organization's recent success stems from the top-down (12:49). Plus, Keith defends Gabe Kapler's managing style and also speculates on the future of the Phillies and Indians. Nationals OF...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
25.09.2019

Marathon Tuesday

ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers talks about the Cubs' epic collapse (33:35) but before that, Buster speaks with Jessica Mendoza about Gabe Kapler's future, the return of Jose Ramirez, Washington's incredible second half and why the league must figure out a...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
24.09.2019

Old School

Before Giants manager Bruce Bochy tells some of his favorite stories from his legendary career (29:25), Buster speaks with Dave Schoenfield about Ned Yost's retirement, Tampa's resiliency, Yadier Molina's Hall of Fame case and more (10:48). Plus, Sarah...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
23.09.2019

Race to the Finish

Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the Cubs' cloudy future following a season-altering sweep suffered at the hands of the Cardinals (13:11). They also discuss the Cardinals turnaround, if the Astros are the team to beat and if the Braves could get past th...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
20.09.2019

Midwest Meet-Up

Buster and Karl Ravech discuss Anthony Rizzo's unexpected return to the Cubs lineup as Chicago faces St. Louis in a crucial NL Central matchup (11:39). Plus, Buster compares Jack Flaherty to a Hall of Famer and Karl talks about Joe Maddon's personality...
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19.09.2019

Giant Accomplishments

Before an open and honest interview with former MLB pitcher Barry Zito (33:14), Buster talks to Tyler Kepner of The New York Times about Bruce Bochy's 2000th win, an emotional night for the Yastrzemski family and Giancarlo Stanton's return to the Yanke...
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18.09.2019

'Fraid of Changin'

After a record-breaking night in Boston, Buster and Keith Law criticize the state of the game and explain why so many people close to the sport can't stand the product (13:27). Then, the two discuss the season-ending injury to Dellin Betances and who c...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
17.09.2019

In the Zone

Buster and Dave Schoenfield discuss how the Brewers have responded since the Christian Yelich injury, as well as Cody Bellinger's drop-off and Anthony Rendon's surge in the race for NL MVP (9:48). They also talk about a few of the question marks surrou...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
16.09.2019

Injured Party

Before speaking with Dodgers P Walker Buehler about LA's culture, Justin Verlander comparisons and a valuable lesson from his grandfather (33:39), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss Mike Trout's season-ending injury and how it affects his MVP chances, if ...
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13.09.2019

In the Medical Tent

Buster speaks with Karl Ravech about the rash of injuries facing the Yankees and what it means for the return of Giancarlo Stanton (11:00). They also explain why no teams should want to face the A's or Rays in the postseason. Then, Jessica Mendoza prev...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
12.09.2019

A Ray of Hope

Buster talks to Keith Law about the debut of Oakland's top pitching prospect, Jesus Luzardo (10:36). Plus, Keith fills Buster in on the stellar seasons enjoyed by three of the game's top prospects. Then, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (34:10) bef...
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11.09.2019

Blue Crew

Buster talks to USA Today's Bob Nightengale about Christian Yelich's season-ending injury and its impact on the NL wild card race and his second consecutive NL MVP (10:55). Then, "Hembo Knows" (27:03) and Joel Sherman of The New York Post discusses his...
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10.09.2019

Thank You, Next...

Buster and Dave Schoenfield discuss the ugly ending for Dave Dombrowski in Boston, James Paxton's importance to the Yankees, a sticky situation involving Noah Syndergaard and more (10:02). Then, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (28:38) and The Athl...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
9.09.2019

End of an Era

Buster welcomes Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe to discuss where the relationship between Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox went wrong (11:22). Then, Tim Kurkjian comes up with some potential replacements for Dombrowski before talking about the futur...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
6.09.2019

Little vs. Big Town

Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the biggest threats to the Yankees, Dodgers and Astros and what makes the Rays and A's so special (11:27). Then, Boog Sciambi discusses the MLBPA's perception of the juiced ball and how Aaron Boone should manage his li...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
5.09.2019

The Future Is Now

Buster speaks with Keith Law and Bias Cat about how baseball's top prospects will impact the postseason (11:18). They also discuss the futures of the Padres, Giants and Angels (23:46). Plus, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli on his first season in Minnesota...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
4.09.2019

Who's Your Natty?

Before Bryce Harper shares some childhood stories with Boog Sciambi (30:24), Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about last night's Mets/Nationals game, Jack Flaherty's amazing second half and how history will remember the core of this Cubs team (15:14). ...
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3.09.2019

No-No Brainer?

Before hearing from Justin Verlander about his third career no-hitter (23:44), Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about the AL Cy Young race, Verlander's career revival, the debut of Gavin Lux and more (7:56). Plus, Sarah Langs risks her life for a special e...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
30.08.2019

A Crushing in Flushing

Buster talks to Karl Ravech about Jeff Luhnow's surprising comments, the disappearance of the save and the outlook for the rest of the Mets' season (9:37). Then, Jessica Mendoza offers insights into the Mets clubhouse and the mindset of New York's fron...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
29.08.2019

Arms and a Leg

Before talking to former MLB slugger Prince Fielder about his early retirement and the state of the game (30:02), Buster speaks with Keith Law about Gerrit Cole's earning potential in free agency and the Dodgers' bullpen struggles (10:04). Plus, Sarah ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
28.08.2019

August and Everything After

Buster talks to ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton about the diminished meaning of home run records, Pete Alonso's impact on the Mets and the most likely landing spots for Gerrit Cole (10:15). Then, Jesse Rogers delivers some "Inside Heat" on the Cubs' playo...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
27.08.2019

Hot 'Lanta

Before speaking with Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos about how he's built his roster for a postseason run (24:36), Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about Josh Donaldson's resurgence, the AL Cy Young race and an idea for a new MLB logo (8:11). Plus, Sarah La...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
26.08.2019

Not So Black-and-White

After discussing the outrage over the Players Weekend uniforms, the impact of the Jose Ramirez injury and the bewildering Cubs, Buster and Tim Kurkjian imagine how social media would have reacted to the unexpected retirement of Sandy Koufax in 1966 (11...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
23.08.2019

Shooting Stars

Before speaking with Astros OF George Springer about his rise to stardom (30:55), Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the LLWS and Gerrit Cole's earning potential when he hits the open market this offseason (9:57).
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