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  1. 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
  2. Who will get Josh Hamilton?

    Buster Olney

    A general manager preparing for the offseason recently asked others in his organization what they thought of Josh Hamilton, and of course, the response was nothing but raves for Hamilton as a player. They talked about the damage he can do at the plat...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  3. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Top 10 MLB storylines for 2012

    Buster Olney

    We have already ranked the top 10 teams, lineups, infields, outfields, bullpens and rotations heading into the 2012 season. As we wait for Prince Fielder to make his decision, here are the top 10 stories for 2012: 1. The attempted rebranding of the...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  6. The rebranding of the Miami Marlins and Albert Pujols' AL debut a...

    Buster Olney

    After ranking the top 10 teams, lineups, infields, outfields, bullpens and rotations heading into the 2012 season, Buster Olney looks at the biggest MLB storylines as we inch closer to spring training, beginning with the rebranding of the Miami Marlins.

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  7. With many great players suspected of cheating, Hall of Fame voter...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with players from the steroid era now becoming eligible for the Hall of Fame, voters will have to decide how to cast their ballots when suspicion and unanswered questions remain.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  8. MLB: Last year, a front office considered pursuing a trade for Al...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, one front office considered what it would take to trade for Albert Pujols. It seemed preposterous to many at the time, but we know now that the pursuit of Pujols is not at all a farfetched idea. Maybe it never was.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  9. MLB: Johnny Damon may not feel loved in Boston, but he should con...

    Buster Olney

    When Johnny Damon left Boston for the Yankees, it was seen by many Red Sox fans as the ultimate betrayal. But if the team wants him back, Damon should consider it an opportunity on multiple levels, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2010
  10. Tim Lincecum is called The Freak, but he's looked freakishly norm...

    Buster Olney

    You can be pardoned for wondering what is wrong with Tim Lincecum when he has a couple of starts where he doesn't look positively dominating. He's that good. But after a couple in which he gets torched -- well, that's just downright odd.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Ideas being discussed by management in MLB...

    Buster Olney

    General managers across MLB gathered together recently to look at how to fix the draft, an area they feel has great potential to help level the playing field. Buster highlights a number of the ideas that were discussed.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  12. A variety of reactions to Mark McGwire's admission -- Buster Olne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney speaks with several people from around baseball to try to get a handle on how Mark McGwire's recent confession is being received throughout the sport. Plus, answers to readers' questions on McGwire, and news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Mark McGwire's admission is a good step, b...

    Buster Olney

    Mark McGwire finally did the right thing in discussing his wide use of steroids over a number of years, but his belief that the use of performance enhancers didn't in fact enhance his performance is a staggering thought -- just ask Wally Joyner.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2010
  14. Buster Olney: My visit with a legend of the sports and coaching p...

    While visiting Los Angeles, Buster got to spend a good amount of time with a true living legend, something he considers completely irreplaceable. Plus notes on trades, the All-Star game, and Buster reveals a catcher in his keeper league.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2009
  15. Buster Olney's Blog: Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians among Bust...

    This spring, Buster couldn't have been more sure about anything: The Tigers had no chance in the AL Central. That surprise and nine others are among the biggest first-half shocks. Plus, lots of trade discussion involving Roy Halladay and more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2009
  16. Buster Olney: Romero's change and the Jays' chances

    J.C. Romero has fooled hitters all year with his peculiar changeup, and critics would be wise to not be fooled into believing the Jays have no chance to hang around. Plus injuries, rumors and how the Mauer market might favor the Twins.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2009