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  1. It's time to let Pete Rose back in

    Buster Olney

    More than 25 years have passed since Bart Giamatti announced that Pete Rose had accepted lifetime banishment from baseball. That's long enough. No real purpose is served by keeping him locked away from the sport anymore. The time has come for M...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
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  3. Banning defensive shifts is an absurd idea

    Buster Olney

    At the start of every round of batting practice, hitters of all shapes and sizes and power potential are expected to drop two bunts, whether it's Billy Hamilton or Miguel Cabrera, Dee Gordon or Jose Abreu. Depending on the player, this is sometimes d...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. Notes from the MLB awards dinner

    Buster Olney

    Our colleague Willie Weinbaum filed this from Saturday night's annual baseball soiree. On a night of transitions and tributes, the 92nd annual awards dinner of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America began with a mome...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  5. PED suspicions still cloud free agency

    Buster Olney

    More than a decade ago, general managers elaborated on the murky business of investing in players who may or may not be using performance-enhancing drugs. Within that 2002 New York Times article, a couple of GMs from that time gave voice to the impor...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  6. A-Rod's fate in Yankees hands

    AJ Mass

    Although Bud Selig is retiring and won't be around next season to deal with any potential controversies that may arise in baseball, he did offer up a parting opinion regarding the status of Alex Rodriguez going forward. Selig said Tuesday "that is...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  7. MLB should act now on domestic violence

    Buster Olney

    It's as if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has fully mapped a minefield for MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred through trial and error, with pieces of Goodell's reputation scattered all over as a result. As Manfred prepares to take over four and a hal...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  8. Could the DH go away?

    AJ Mass

    With Bud Selig on his way out as the MLB commissioner and Rob Manfred having been elected to take over, one issue that is sure to be discussed at some point (once again) is the existence of the DH in just the American League. Whether or not Manfre...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 10 other things on Rob Manfred's to-do list

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball owners made the right call by electing Rob Manfred as the 10th commissioner in baseball history. His experience, track record and leadership skills made him the obvious choice. Most importantly, he was the candidate most like...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Who choses the next commissioner?

    Doug Mittler

    Bud Selig is enjoying a farewell tour as baseball commissioner this season, and one of his final tasks could involve the hiring of his successor. Michael J. Schmidt of the New York Times reported last week that Selig wants baseball's 30 owners t...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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