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  1. 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
  2. Suggested rule for repeat PED violators

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- An injury has ended the season for a 10-year veteran, and a strong season it was: .301 batting average, .351 on-base percentage, 54 extra-base hits, 81 runs. He is 30 years old and a switch hitter, and he will have suitors. But the exte...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Baseball in need of more run production

    Buster Olney

    The topic of parity came up Thursday on "Baseball Tonight," and Rick Sutcliffe mentioned how the sport has changed over the last decade, in the wake of the steroid era. Many, many pitchers have used performance-enhancing drugs, for sure, but the s...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  6. Ryan Braun lobbied veteran players for support during appeal, sou...

    Buster Olney

    When Ryan Braun accepted his 65-game suspension in an agreement under the drug-testing agreement, there was a strong, angry reaction from other players.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2013
  7. Ryan Braun faces a closed circle

    Buster Olney

    There was a moment recently when the shift in the attitude of Major League Baseball players toward performance-enhancing drug cheaters blossomed fully, when the last stages of evolution came into view. The players have changed on this issue from t...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  8. Braun is the Lance Armstrong of MLB

    Buster Olney

    Before Lance Armstrong finally admitted to Oprah that he used performance-enhancing drugs, he called some of the people he had attacked directly or hurt through many years of lying to offer some form of apology. Ryan Braun needs to do ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  9. Crime still pays in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Melky Cabrera was suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 2012 and lost about a third of his salary, or about $1.8 million of the $6 million that he made. Then, when he went into free agency, he signed a two-year, $16 million deal wit...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  10. Baseball's complicated PED situation - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why it's on the MLB Players Association to put teeth into the sport's drug policy and tells his annual Deion Sanders tale. Plus, news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Collateral damage of PED suspensions

    Buster Olney

    Even before a player is suspended because of performance-enhancing drugs, as Melky Cabrera was this week, there is collateral damage. Ask the Arizona Diamondbacks. On the day that the Dodgers acquired Manny Ramirez in 2008, the Diamondbacks led Los...

    Blog | August 18, 2012
  13. In cases of PED suspensions, there is always collateral damage - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that by the time PED suspensions are handed down, as was the case this week with Melky Cabrera, the collateral damage has already taken place.

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2012
  14. MLB players must act to stop cheaters like Melky Cabrera - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the biggest losers when a player uses performance-enhancing drugs are the other players. If the union doesn't take a stronger stand, other players will continue to lose out.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  15. Roger Clemens was found not guilty, further exposing Mitchell rep...

    Buster Olney

    Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury, which doesn't mean he did not take performance-enhancing drugs. But as Buster Olney writes, the Clemens verdict further questions the purpose, credibility and execution of the Mitchell report.

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  16. Ryan Braun's 'real story'

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Braun says the real story regarding his positive drug test and subsequent successful appeal hasn't been told. From Tom Haudricourt's blog: After socking his first spring homer Thursday against Cincinnati -- which was also his f...

    Blog | March 09, 2012