ESPN Insider Buster Olney writes that the Houston Astros' rebuilding process is underway as new owner Jim Crane begins to make some changes in the front office. The Astros are far from competitive, but a new GM has a clean slate going forward.
Buster Olney's blog for Aug. 27, 2009, looks at seven GM candidates for the New York Mets. Buster thinks they need a "Bill Parcells type" to come in and re-energize the franchise, even if that person shares responsibility with GM Omar Minaya.
Buster Olney's Aug. 5 blog looks at Atlanta Brave minor leaguer Jason Heyward, who might be the next Darryl Strawberry when he gets to the bigs. Also: The Rays are ready for a late-season push, and another reason to like the Cubs.
Buster Olney writes that players who say they can't discuss PED accusations, or would like to help but can't or any other variation of that standard response are simply spinning at best, and lying at worst.