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  1. Brewers early success no fluke

    Buster Olney

    Last September, Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin stood and watched the remnants of the 2013 Brewers take batting practice on a Saturday. No Ryan Braun. No Aramis Ramirez. No Jean Segura. But what Melvin conveyed, amid the tatters of a lost seaso...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  2. Red Sox had reasons to say nothing

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have been there and done that with the accusations of pitchers using foreign substances, from Clay Buchholz's shiny forearm and game-day wet look to the green stuff seemingly wedged into the leather of Jon Lester's glove last October. The...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  3. Dates to circle for 2014

    Buster Olney

    The tentative schedule for 2014 was released Tuesday, and you can already look forward to some interesting dates for next year, beyond those first two games played in Australia between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers on March 22-23. 1. April 4: The D...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  4. More questions for Braun

    Buster Olney

    About 10 minutes before the start of a "Sunday Night Baseball" game in Baltimore on June 30, Chris Davis finished his pregame routine and stopped alongside the photo well, where I was sitting. Davis had something on his mind. Earlier in the day, h...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. Ryan Braun lobbied veteran players for support during appeal, sou...

    Buster Olney

    When Ryan Braun accepted his 65-game suspension in an agreement under the drug-testing agreement, there was a strong, angry reaction from other players.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2013
  6. Contracts now a target in PED fight

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Long before Ryan Braun accepted his suspension or Alex Rodriguez asked his lawyer to join a conference call in which the topic was a quadriceps strain, club officials throughout Major League Baseball had started to look into the topic of w...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  7. Ryan Braun faces a closed circle

    Buster Olney

    There was a moment recently when the shift in the attitude of Major League Baseball players toward performance-enhancing drug cheaters blossomed fully, when the last stages of evolution came into view. The players have changed on this issue from t...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  8. Braun is the Lance Armstrong of MLB

    Buster Olney

    Before Lance Armstrong finally admitted to Oprah that he used performance-enhancing drugs, he called some of the people he had attacked directly or hurt through many years of lying to offer some form of apology. Ryan Braun needs to do ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  9. MLB could tie suspensions to Hall of Fame

    Buster Olney

    Whenever the Biogenesis suspensions go down, Major League Baseball will enter a new stage of a public-relations battle -- and if commissioner Bud Selig is looking for the biggest splash, with the best chance for reinforcement, then he would make the ...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  10. MLB and the price of information

    Buster Olney

    If you've kept up with the NSA surveillance stories of late, then you're familiar with the logic behind the explanation for the decisions: Yes, it's not an ideal situation, but this is the reality of our times and we have to deal with it. It's a l...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  11. Crime still pays in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Melky Cabrera was suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 2012 and lost about a third of his salary, or about $1.8 million of the $6 million that he made. Then, when he went into free agency, he signed a two-year, $16 million deal wit...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  12. Execs pick their top 10 players for 2013

    Buster Olney

    The American League Most Valuable Player debate last summer illuminated the significant difference between the way folks in front offices evaluate players and how uniformed personnel view them. For managers, coaches and players, Miguel Cabrera was a ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  13. MLB execs pick the top 10 players for 2013 - BBTN 500

    Buster Olney

    With ESPN unveiling the top 10 of the BBTN 500, Buster Olney polled 21 MLB execs to pick their top 10 players for 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  14. Empty responses from those tied to PEDs - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players who say they can't discuss PED accusations, or would like to help but can't or any other variation of that standard response are simply spinning at best, and lying at worst.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  15. What we know about Ryan Braun

    Buster Olney

    After Ryan Braun's news conference last February, after he'd won the appeal of his suspension, there were many words written about how truthful he sounded, about how assertive he was, about his righteous anger. Some columnists even went so ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  16. The media must not fall into the trap of certainty on Ryan Braun ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how as the investigation surrounding Ryan Braun continues, the urge to state with certainty whether he's guilty or innocent is a trap the media must not fall for.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2013