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  1. Dodgers' makeover extreme -- and needed

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- The new inhabitants of the Dodgers' front office are well aware of the media portrayal of them as nerds wielding mechanical pencils stuffed into pocket protectors. "The sooner we get past us being the story," one Dodgers official said, "...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. Can Andrew Friedman thrive in L.A.?

    Buster Olney

    Editor's note: Buster originally wrote this Friday, Oct. 10. It has been updated to reflect the Dodgers' hiring of Friedman on Tuesday. L.A. has seen Andrew Friedman's story before. In the movies. Friedman, the longtime general manager of the T...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  3. Dodgers' rush to win has created issues

    Buster Olney

    As Bill Shaikin notes, the Dodgers now must decide what to do with general manager Ned Colletti and manager Don Mattingly. If the Dodgers' leadership is honest with itself, it will recognize the circumstances are a whole lot more complicated than whe...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  4. No perfect time to pull a starting pitcher

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- If there's a common denominator in the first extraordinary week of the playoffs, it is this: There is no perfect time for a manager to pull his starting pitcher. On one day, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was ...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  5. Time for Dodgers to shake things up

    Buster Olney

    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has seen this star-driven strategy play out before, back in the 1980s with the New York Yankees. His boss, George Steinbrenner, would collect a bunch of big names on a roster without thorough consideration on...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  6. Puig transforming into model of stability

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp's mood is measured here daily, like the smog index, and Hanley Ramirez's future is unclear, whether he'll be a shortstop, or even a Dodger. The team's defense is a roll of the dice day to day, and so is the bullpen. It sa...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  7. Clayton Kershaw's uncertain timeline

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Kershaw wants to maintain the five-day regimen that has defined his professional life, and Sunday was the day he was supposed to take the mound, stare toward home plate and cut up the strike zone with his slider and curveball and...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  8. What could derail the Dodgers?

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- The votes are in, and the Los Angeles Dodgers were picked by more folks at ESPN than any other team to win the World Series; 38 of the 44 ESPN experts who cast ballots chose the Dodgers to win the NL West. Las Vegas is picking them as we...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  9. Yasiel Puig issues are no myth

    Buster Olney

    We aim to dispel a handful of myths today. Let's get to it. Myth No. 1: Controversy swirls around Yasiel Puig because a stodgy media picks on him. The reality: Controversy swirls around Puig because the media's coverage of him reflects the inte...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  10. Days of superstar managers are over

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Bobby Valentine was hired to be the Red Sox manager in the fall of 2012 largely because he is a big name, a big personality -- and the theory of the club's ownership was that fans would be familiar with him and energized by him. The Marlins...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  11. Dodgers divorce from Mattingly is coming

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The divorce with Don Mattingly is coming, whether it happens in the next couple of days or after a couple of losses next April. The leadership that bought the club from Frank McCourt didn't hire Mattingly and isn't committing to him, given ...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  12. Harper, Trout ... or Machado?

    Buster Olney

    One of baseball's most popular debates in the past year has involved two players: Mike Trout or Bryce Harper? Harper is perceived to have more power, Trout more speed. Trout is thought to have more range, Harper the better arm. But it's time t...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  13. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the steroid debate, the Blue Jays and ot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a shot at predicting the key storylines of the 2013 season. Will the Dodgers win big? Will the Jays remain favorites? What will the Hall of Fame vote look like?

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2012
  14. The Los Angeles Dodgers' new problem

    Buster Olney

    We had the Los Angeles Dodgers on "Sunday Night Baseball" on May 20, at a time when the team was fighting to stay in first place without Matt Kemp. They were 27-13, and before the game, manager Don Mattingly had spoken with admiration about his playe...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  15. The Los Angeles Dodgers' new problem, breaking down the Wil Myers...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about the Los Angeles Dodgers' signing of Zack Greinke and the deal sending Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  16. The Los Angeles Dodgers' public meltdown - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the several ejections in the Dodgers-Pirates game highlight the need to just walk away sometimes.

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2012