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.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-25 17:43
last episode published
2019-03-25 07:48
publication frequency
1.15 days
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Number of Episodes
522
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
25.03.2019

An Unprecedented Position

Buster chats with Tim Kurkjian about how the Mets are in an unprecedented position with Jacob deGrom and the surprising contract the Red Sox gave Chris Sale (7:38). Plus, he talks to Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta (35:42) before "Cap Talk" and the first...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
22.03.2019

Irreplaceable?

Buster & Karl Ravech discuss the activity in the NL Central, new-wave philosophies in front offices and much more (4:13). Plus, Marly Rivera talks Ichiro (28:32) and Jessica Mendoza discusses her recent interactions with Mike Trout and more (36:54)...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
21.03.2019

Sayonara

Before Buster's extensive conversation with Phillies OF Andrew McCutchen (38:04), Josh Macri talks to David Schoenfield about Ichiro's goodbye, Mookie Betts' future, injuries to young stars & more (8:58). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (31:50).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
20.03.2019

Count It

Buster discusses the first game of 2019 with Eduardo Perez (5:35), dishes on the Mike Trout & Alex Bregman deals with Keith Law (9:50), dives into the numbers with Hembo (24:19) and catches up with Mets OF Michael Conforto to talk about his perspec...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
19.03.2019

BONUS: Mike Trout Signs Extension

Buster & Josh share their initial thoughts to Mike Trout's new deal with the Angels and discuss the several domino effects that the contract will have throughout MLB.
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
19.03.2019

Games & Gamers

Before hearing from Carlos Correa (36:42) & Marcus Semien (43:17), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the video game epidemic, Scott Boras' rough winter, Clayton Kershaw & more (4:38). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:16).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
18.03.2019

Speaking Frankly

Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinal...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
15.03.2019

Break The Mold

Before a conversation with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30:43), Buster talks to Karl Ravech about adjusting to changes in the game and much more (5:06). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on her breakout candidates for 2019 (37:35).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
14.03.2019

Better Late Than Never

Buster welcomes David Schoenfield to discuss the latest agreement between MLB & the players, Ronald Acuna Jr.'s hot spring and more (4:51). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (28:43) and Eduardo Perez on his biggest takeaways from the spring thus fa...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
13.03.2019

Top-100

Buster discusses ESPN's rankings of the top 100 players in baseball and much more with Jayson Stark (5:15) and Boog Sciambi (29:28). Plus, Yankees manager Aaron Boone (24:36) and Paul Hembekides dives into the numbers for "Hembo Knows" (49:23).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
12.03.2019

Strategery

Before hearing from new Angels P Matt Harvey (26:32), Buster & Keith Law discuss front office strategy when it comes to valuable players and much more (3:09). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (34:29) and Tim Keown on his recent ESPN the Magazine c...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
11.03.2019

It's About Trust

Before hearing from Justin Verlander (30:16), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Manny Machado's honesty, a level of distrust in the league and much more (6:51). Plus, Mandy Bell delivers some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (37:50).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
8.03.2019

The Human Element

Before hearing from Max Scherzer (41:59) & Bob Melvin (47:26), Buster & Karl Ravech discuss All-Access day, critical times for free agents, Tom Seaver and much more (6:01). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on her new role with the Mets (35:30).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
7.03.2019

All Access

On All-Access day with the Red Sox, Buster chats with Chris Sale (43:16), goes around the Majors with Tim Kurkjian (4:41) and Keith Law (17:38) and welcomes Sarah Langs for another "Numbers Game" (38:40).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
6.03.2019

Always Be 'Cruitin

Before hearing from Xander Bogaerts (25:58) & Max Muncy (37:44), Buster & David Schoenfield discuss Luis Severino's status, Bryce Harper recruiting Mike Trout & more (6:17). Plus, Paul Hembekides with "Hembo Knows" (42:21).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
5.03.2019

Time Is Money

Before conversations with Mike Trout (27:33) & Adam Wainwright (33:18), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss service time manipulation, Clayton Kershaw and more (3:54). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (43:06) and an All-Access ride with Boston's Mat...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
4.03.2019

Reset

Before hearing from Giancarlo Stanton (31:15), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the opportunity ahead for Bryce Harper, free agents still on the market, the most competitive division in baseball and much more (6:45). Plus, Jesse Rogers' "Inside Heat" ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
1.03.2019

The Bryce Is Right

Buster and Karl Ravech discuss the Phillies signing Bryce Harper (6:30), including scrutiny over the terms of the deal and how things look for his new team (Philadelphia) as well as his old team (D.C.) moving forward. Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia E...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
28.02.2019

A Baseball And Business Decision

Buster talks to Matt Vasgersian about the Giants' interest in Bryce Harper (6:01), goes rapid fire with J.D. Martinez (20:05), gets the Numbers Game from Sarah Langs (28:23), and chats with Keith Law about Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (33:24).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
27.02.2019

Emotional Leverage

Buster gets some Inside Heat from Jenny Cavnar on the Nolan Arenado deal (1:11), discusses free agency and MLB's latest proposal with Boog Sciambi (8:14), and talks with Bill Shaikin about Mike Trout's future and the Dodgers' perspective on the Bryce H...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
26.02.2019

No Time To Panic

Buster talks with Mark Teixeira about Bryce Harper's free agency, Clayton Kershaw's shoulder, as well as a new idea to implement a pitch clock (4:27). Plus, David Schoenfield weighs in on Noah Syndergaard and Byron Buxton (16:50) and Sarah Langs delive...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
25.02.2019

Under Pressure

Before hearing from Manny Machado (44:58) & Mike Trout (49:25), Buster talks to Bob Nightengale about the Bryce Harper waiting game and much more (4:00). Plus, Meghan Montemurro with some "Inside Heat" on the Phillies' perspective (14:36) and Tim K...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
22.02.2019

Over/Under

Before chatting with music legend Garth Brooks about his time with the Pirates (29:35), Buster and Boog Sciambi dish on projected win totals and much more (2:49). Plus, Coley Harvey with some "Inside Heat" on the Yankees (36:21) and we remember the lif...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
21.02.2019

Tell Me That You Like Me

Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the emotion surrounding a potential Bryce Harper deal, potential issues for an NL Central contender and much more (6:59). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on Manny Machado and the Mets (31:39), and Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (44...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
20.02.2019

Money Machado

Buster talks to Bleacher Report's Scott Miller about Manny Machado's deal with the Padres, the ripple effect it will have and much more (8:23). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (24:48), Laura Armstrong with some "Inside Heat" on the Blue Jays (31:55) and rememberin...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
19.02.2019

Living Legends

Buster talks to David Schoenfield about Mike Trout's future, the legendary career of Bruce Bochy, labor talks and more (6:01). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (26:52), Marc Topkin with some Inside Heat on the Rays (33:01) and Karl Ravech chats with Ale...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
18.02.2019

Hurry Up And Wait

Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the waiting game with Harper, Machado and other big stars, what it means for labor peace and much more (6:48). Plus, Mark Teixeira shares his Spring Training perspective (26:50), Scott Lauber brings some "Inside Heat" ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
7.02.2019

Hallelujah!

Buster goes rapid fire with Bob Nightengale on the latest free agency news (4:54), talks to Keith Law about labor negotiations and his rankings (15:35), plays a special "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (38:25), gets uniform updates from Todd Radom (44:2...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
24.01.2019

Hall Pass

Before catching up with Red Sox President Dave Dombrowski (30:16), Buster & Keith Law discuss the Hall of Fame election, what it means for the future and more (6:45). Plus, a Hall of Fame edition of "Hembo Knows" (42:54) and some Inside Heat on the...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
17.01.2019

Cold Stove

After some Inside Heat from Philadelphia (5:14) & St. Louis (11:06), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss next week's Hall of Fame vote, the latest with Machado & Harper & more (16:37). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:35), a conversation...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
20.12.2018

Holiday Spirit

Before catching up with Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos (38:19) & Giants President Farhan Zaidi (49:01), Buster spans the globe with stops in Oakland (9:34), Tampa (17:03), Chicago (21:49), Cleveland (27:30) and Colorado (30:44).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
12.12.2018

Winter Wonderland

Before catching up with new Spink Award winner Jayson Stark (36:59), Buster gets "Inside Heat" from N.Y. (5:00), Milwaukee (11:51) and Arizona (16:40). Plus, Keith Law shares his perspective on what's gone down at the Winter Meetings thus far (22:49).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
10.12.2018

Winter Meetings Check-In

Before catching up with Tim Kurkjian (30:44), Buster gets a Winter Meetings edition of "The Numbers Game" (1:52) and checks in on the hot Winter markets, including Houston (9:41), Chicago (13:56), New York (18:43) and San Francisco (24:29).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
29.11.2018

Spanning The Globe

Before chatting with new Orioles Exec. VP Mike Elias (42:31), Buster Olney checks in on the biggest offseason stories in L.A. (1:37), D.C. (6:44), Seattle (10:42), St. Louis (18:13), New York (23:59), Philadelphia (31:35) and Boston (37:41). Plus, a fa...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
21.11.2018

Rob Manfred, Baseball Commissioner

Mike Greenberg talks to Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred about dealing with tough issues (2:00), his relationships with the other commissioners (10:15), balancing tradition with change (18:30), analytics (23:45), his passion for golf (33:06) and much ...
ESPN, Mike Greenberg author
15.11.2018

Heat Check

Buster & Bob Nightengale discuss MLB awards season, Bryce Harper's future, their expectations for the hot stove and much more (4:32). Plus, some Inside Heat on the Red Sox from Alex Spier (23:26), on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (33:16), and an inter...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
13.11.2018

Rickey Won't Quit

At age 46, Rickey Henderson refused to walk away from the game of baseball. This is the story of a baseball legend doing everything he can to keep playing the game he loves, whether or not it will ever love him back. Produced by Pineapple Street Media....
ESPN, ESPN Films author
6.11.2018

The Loophole

In 1995, star pitcher Hideo Nomo attempted to do what no Japanese player had done since 1965 - join Major League Baseball. Nomo and his agent hatched a plan to overcome the legal and cultural barriers that stood in his way, risking Nomo's career and re...
ESPN, ESPN Films author
1.11.2018

A Hall of Fame Conversation with Chipper Jones

What up y'all, I got a good one this week as I talk with Chipper Jones about hunting, flash bangs and how he broke his hand. Plus, I talk can beer with my boy Travis
ESPN, Marty Smith author
30.10.2018

That's A Wrap

Buster talks to Keith Law (2:59) & Bob Nightengale (36:02) about their expectations for the offseason and much more. Plus, Jessica Mendoza with one more World Series breakdown (24:48), a fascinating conversation with author Jane Leavy (45:47) and a...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
29.10.2018

The Best Around

Buster & Tim Kurkjian share their perspective on the events that led to another World Series title for the Red Sox, Boston's unlikely heroes and more (2:37). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:06), Clayton Kershaw's postgame remarks (35:06) and ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
29.10.2018

SCOREBOARD: We Have A Winner

Buster recaps an epic World Series weekend which ended with the Red Sox winning their fourth title of the 21st century.
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
26.10.2018

West Coast Stopper?

Buster breaks down every angle of the World Series as it shifts to L.A. with Jessica Mendoza (4:34) & Karl Ravech (28:54). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (24:56).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
25.10.2018

Two For The Road

Buster & Keith Law break down what's going so well for the Red Sox and what's going so poorly for the Dodgers through two games in the World Series (2:17). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (28:30) and much more.
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
25.10.2018

SCOREBOARD: California Ugh

Buster recaps Boston's Game 2 win over the Dodgers focusing on David Price's stellar outing and a clutch hit by J.D. Martinez.
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
24.10.2018

The Right Moves

Buster & Chris Singleton discuss Boston's flawless strategy in their Game 1 win over the Dodgers and much more (3:20). Plus, a dive into the numbers with Sarah Langs (29:26) and Paul Hembekides (46:17) and a chat with Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins ...
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
24.10.2018

SCOREBOARD: Taking Advantage

Buster recaps Boston's Game 1 win over L.A., focusing on how the Red Sox took advantage of opportunities all game long to get the victory.
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
23.10.2018

Ring Of Fire

Buster previews EVERY angle of the World Series with Dan Shulman (10:40) & Alex Speier (34:55). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (28:56), comments from Commissioner Rob Manfred (49:53) and more.
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
22.10.2018

Cold Reality

Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss their expectations for the World Series, how the elements could be a factor & more (8:24). Plus, an epic trivia session with Todd Radom (38:14).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author
19.10.2018

The Price Is Right

Buster talks to Karl Ravech about David Price's brilliant performance against the Astros & more (2:30). Plus, Pedro Gomez stops by to preview Game 6 of the NLCS (27:52).
ESPN, MLB, Buster Olney author