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  1. Managers frustrated with replay system

    Buster Olney

    As managers discussed instant replay prior to the season, they were generally circumspect, understated in their public comments. You got some eye rolls, and privately, some expressed concern, particularly with the challenge system. But...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  2. Jimenez signing keeps O's in contention

    Buster Olney

    The concern within the Baltimore Orioles' organization, as the negotiations with Ubaldo Jimenez began percolating over the last 48 hours, was that the Boston Red Sox or Toronto Blue Jays would snag the right-hander. The Red Sox, after all, had kno...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  3. MLB's financial divide creating concern

    Buster Olney

    The Los Angeles Dodgers played by the rules in signing Clayton Kershaw to a record-setting contract last week, for an average salary for $30.7 million. Their new ownership saw the potential for financial might in the franchise, bought the team for mo...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  4. Boston has bigger concerns than umpire

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Red Sox spent their Saturday aiming eye-rolls and pejoratives at plate umpire Joe West, in a game they would finish with one hit and 17 strikeouts. Most hitters in the lineup, in fact, had something to say at one time or another. David O...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  5. Big concerns for playoff-bound clubs

    Buster Olney

    Even for teams that know they are going to play October games, questions hover. Such as ... Boston Red Sox: What's the status of Jacoby Ellsbury? He met with reporters Wednesday, Alex Speier among them, and Ellsbury said he can't wait...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  6. A's owner must take a stand for new park

    Buster Olney

    San Jose councilman Sam Liccardo wants the city to sue the San Francisco Giants, as Mark Purdy writes. From his story: "The concern that seems to be broadly discussed is about litigation on behalf of the San Francisco Giants," Liccar...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  7. Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff must take a stand to get new st...

    Buster Olney

    Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff must take a stand to get a new stadium, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  8. A-Rod mired in another PED mess

    Buster Olney

    I wrote in early November about the concern in MLB regarding an alleged cell of PED use in Miami that may have become something like BALCO East, and there was more from ESPN.com and the Daily News over the weekend about the links. This morning, Tim ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  9. Alex Rodriguez could be finished in New York in wake of latest PE...

    Buster Olney

    With A-Rod mired in another PED mess, his days in New York could be numbered, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  10. 10 concerns for 10 contenders

    Buster Olney

    The Toronto Blue Jays were the first team to jump into winter with an early hammer, but some general managers and agents say that their sense of the market is that others are waiting. Waiting for the prices to drop, or waiting for more opportunities ...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  11. Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves among contenders with major conc...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at 10 concerns for 10 contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2012
  12. Yankees' concerns begin with Sabathia

    Buster Olney

    There is a significant difference between being a front-line pitcher and being the ace of a staff, as longtime Oriole Mike Flanagan once explained. There is an extra accountability factor because an ace embraces the responsibility of leading a rotati...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  13. The Yankees need CC Sabathia to pitch like an ace as their AL Eas...

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia has been an ace for more than a decade, and he still fills that role for the Yankees. But, as Buster Olney writes, there is still some concern about Sabathia's elbow and whether he's healthy enough to beat other aces down the stretch.

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  14. Filling Lance Berkman's void

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Lance Berkman limped into the lobby of the hotel where the St. Louis Cardinals stayed here early Sunday afternoon, ready to check out. He was cheerful, as always, but he was direct in expressing concern about the condition of his right...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  15. St. Louis Cardinals may lose Lance Berkman for the season, creati...

    Buster Olney

    Lance Berkman could have a torn ACL, and if that's the case, Buster Olney writes, the St. Louis Cardinals must replace a big bat in the middle of their lineup and a leader in their clubhouse.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  16. Concerns arising over Hanley Ramirez's size, hitting and attitude...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Marlins are hoping Jack McKeon's paternal approach will have a positive impact on Hanley Ramirez. He adds, however, that many around the league already view Ramirez as being more trouble than he's worth.

    Blog | Conversation | June 23, 2011