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  1. The Blue Jays' hot start, by the numbers

    Buster Olney

    As Kevin Pillar dove across home plate Wednesday night with the run that extended Toronto's winning streak to nine games, the other Jays came spilling out of the dugout. It's as if they have stolen the winning formula from the 2013 Red Sox and are us...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. Top 10 defenses in the majors

    Buster Olney

    There probably has been more focus on evaluating and maximizing defensive efficiency than any other part of baseball in the last five years. If we're looking for explanations about why offensive production has been declining, increased defensive prod...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  3. Union must fight to weed out cheaters

    Buster Olney

    Rick Reed became an important part of the New York Mets' rotation in 1997, posting a 2.89 ERA in his 33 appearances. But he was not wholly embraced by teammates that year, because in the spring of 1995, he had served as a replacement player duri...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  4. Union must fight to weed out cheaters

    Buster Olney

    Rick Reed became an important part of the New York Mets' rotation in 1997, posting a 2.89 ERA in his 33 appearances. But he was not wholly embraced by teammates that year, because in the spring of 1995, he had served as a replacement player duri...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  5. MLBPA must fight to protect members and weed out cheaters in wake...

    Buster Olney

    It's time for the MLBPA to treat PED users with the same disdain they once reserved for replacement players, writes Buster Olney. It's on the players to weed out the cheaters.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  6. Making sense of the HOF character clause

    Buster Olney

    The so-called character clause is at the heart of the debate over what to do with the Hall of Fame candidates who have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. The criterion sent to the voters annually (including this week): V...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  7. Peavy's uncertain future in Chicago

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- Jake Peavy was among a handful of players remaining in a quiet Chicago White Sox clubhouse Thursday night, when he was asked whether he had given any thought to the idea that he might have just pitched his last game in a home Chicago jerse...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  8. Jake Peavy's uncertain future with the Chicago White Sox - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy might have pitched his last game in Chicago as a member of the White Sox, and he could be a hot commodity this winter.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  9. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  10. Kendrys Morales is recovering nicely and would be a big boost for...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Kendrys Morales is recovering nicely from an injury he suffered in 2010, and he's on track to be the Angels' designated hitter, which would go a long way in balancing Los Angeles' lineup and making teams pitch to Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  11. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  12. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  13. Michael Pineda opened eyes on his first day in New York Yankees c...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that on his first day of spring training with the New York Yankees, Michael Pineda drew attention for his size and physical ability. Pineda has the chance to become a front-of-the-rotation starter alongside CC Sabathia.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  14. Kansas City Royals going back to the well

    Buster Olney

    It was Everett Teaford who delivered the news of the Indians' one-sided blowout of the Royals to teammates on Monday. Teaford, then a pitcher for the Royals' Triple-A affiliate in Omaha, went back into the clubhouse during the game, saw the...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  15. MLB: The Royals have called up another top prospect, which was a ...

    Buster Olney

    The Royals are calling up yet another young prospect, something we might have to get used to seeing. This time, Danny Duffy got the call, and in unusual fashion.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  16. MLB: New evidence against Lance Armstrong brings up a baseball di...

    Buster Olney

    Given what baseball fans have endured and debated in recent years regarding the nature of performance-enhancing drugs in the game, what stance should they take with Lance Armstrong as he fights charges against him?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011