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  1. Only Selig can rescue Padres from debacle

    Buster Olney

    Only five months remain in Bud Selig's tenure as commissioner, and with his successor chosen (Rob Manfred), most of his remaining duties are ceremonial. After stopping at a few more parks in his farewell tour, he'll crown the champion at the World Se...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  2. To-do list for new MLB commish

    Buster Olney

    Editor's Note: This column originally ran last week. It has been updated based on news that Rob Manfred has been named to be the next MLB Commissioner. Major League Baseball's owners might have had more unanimous votes under commissioner Bud Selig...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  3. MLB's illogical discipline system

    Buster Olney

    A lot of National Football League teams use point systems to help with decisions in certain on-the-fly situations, so they can keep everything straight. After touchdowns, head coaches and assistants often rely on a chart to determine when it's approp...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. McCutchen, Pirates need help

    Buster Olney

    Andrew McCutchen has never drawn more than 89 walks in a season, and right now, he's on track to increase that by a healthy margin. For the first time, opposing pitchers and catchers are making a point of pitching around McCutchen and putting the onu...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  5. New collision rule is protecting catchers

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- In the days ahead, Major League Baseball will likely announce some tweaks and adjustments with the way that rules are being interpreted, including an affirmation of the new regulations attached to home plate collisions. The catchers ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  6. A-Rod runs out of people to blame

    Buster Olney

    Until Alex Rodriguez was willing to testify under oath, there was no reason to take any of his costly legal maneuverings seriously. But along the way, before his abrupt capitulation Friday, we needed an abacus to keep track of the attempted divers...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  7. Why MLB fought dirty in PED war

    Buster Olney

    Far be it from me to suggest that Bud Selig is a historical companion of Abraham Lincoln, or that Rob Manfred is a modern day William Tecumseh Sherman, but bear with me a moment; there is a parallel to be drawn. After Sherman sacked A...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  8. Top 10 storylines to watch in 2014

    Buster Olney

    Tim Kurkjian had it right last spring when he said the hardest thing to predict in 2013 was who was going to finish fifth in the AL East. Many folks thought it would be the Boston Red Sox, and instead, they won the World Series with a group of invest...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Stories that don't involve A-Rod

    Buster Olney

    You feel like a parent as you try to follow the scrum involing Alex Rodriguez's lawyers. The back-and-forth is like something you hear between testy young siblings late in the day, and you reach a point where it's impossible to separate truth from rh...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  11. Derek Jeter limping into leverage

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The last time Derek Jeter's contract expired, in the fall of 2010, the Yankees held the negotiating hammer. Jeter had turned 36 just months before and was coming off a middling type of season relative to his career performance, with his...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  12. Dunn could fill Rangers' power void

    Buster Olney

    The A-Rod-palooza will go on for many more weeks, given the daily promise that Alex Rodriguez will say something that will make us shake our heads -- such as when he all but painted himself as a Founding Father fighting on behalf of the Constitution ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  13. What Bud Selig should do with A-Rod

    Buster Olney

    Bud Selig has hoisted a hammer and he's holding it over the rest of Alex Rodriguez's career, and it's shaped in the form of a clause: B. Conduct Detrimental or Prejudicial to Baseball Players may be disciplined for just cause for conduct tha...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  14. 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
  15. The great white-flag debate

    Buster Olney

    Before the trade deadline in 1996, then-Orioles general manager Pat Gillick assessed his team and decided to blow it up. He arranged trades of Bobby Bonilla and David Wells, believing that Baltimore's organization needed an injection of prospects for...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  16. 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