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  1. The writers' Hall of Fame conundrum

    Buster Olney

    The Hall of Fame ballots for the 2013 class are expected to be mailed to voters Monday, and within the same envelope, there also will be pages containing concise career biographies for each of the candidates. For Roger Clemens, there likely will be ...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  2. The conundrum for baseball writers regarding the Hall of Fame and...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why baseball writers should view the Hall of Fame as a museum meant to document history, with all that entails, and elect players suspected of PED use if they are worthy.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2012
  3. Baltimore Orioles contending, but also scrambling - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at Baltimore's remarkable ability to stay in contention throughout 2012, even as they scramble to put a team on the field day after day.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  4. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  5. Jeff Bagwell is haunted by the era in which he played, and it cou...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Jeff Bagwell is seemingly close to the Hall of Fame -- earning 56 percent of the votes this year -- but yet so far because of the ramifications of his era and PED suspicions that some writers can't seem to overlook.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  6. Jorge Posada will retire as a Yankee and make an interesting case...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that nothing came easily for Jorge Posada, but he will retire as one of the best catchers in Yankees history and can make a compelling case for the Hall of Fame.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2012
  7. MLB: Hall of Fame voting has taken place, and Buster has the insi...

    Buster Olney

    Each year there is voting, and every year feelings are hurt, explanations are made, heads are scratched, tears are shed and, at the end of the day, the custodians are there to clean up the mess, wipe away the trash and make things clean.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2011
  8. MLB: San Diego could bring back Trevor Hoffman as it looks to sav...

    Buster Olney

    Reality is closing in on San Diego, which almost surely will have to dump two of its most prized assets -- Adrian Gonzalez and Heath Bell -- before July 31. But perhaps a move to bring back an old face could help, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  9. MLB: Buster lays out the ground rules for tossing out the first p...

    Buster Olney

    Before Buster throws out the first pitch at an upcoming game, he lays out some ground rules. Plus, plenty of updates on some recent injuries, why some wonder if Pablo Sandoval's place in the league is in jeopardy, and a market for Zack Greinke.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2010
  10. MLB: Alex Rodriguez belongs in the Hall of Fame, but could wait f...

    Buster Olney

    Like Bonds and McGwire, Alex Rodriguez has benefited from steroids in his career at a time when it's fair to assume a high percentage of his playing peers did as well. He is among the best of that group, but Hall of Fame candidacy could be an issue.

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  11. Texas Rangers' Michael Young among MLB's best

    Buster Olney

    Michael Young's numbers may put him in the Hall of Fame when all is said and done, but his demeanor both on and off the field is what truly sets him apart. Plus, why the Mets may be interested in Fausto Carmona and news, notes and links from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2010
  12. MLB -- Buster Olney -- An old pitcher looks back on a bumpy caree...

    Buster Olney

    Buster checks in with Doug Brocail, who recently decided to walk away from baseball. What he gathers are a mix of funny stories and odd occurrences from nearly two decades in the majors. Also some notes on Johnny Damon and other free agents.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  13. 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
  14. It's time somebody considers that the Hall of Fame isn't a place ...

    Buster Olney

    The Hall of Fame isn't a place where we should be forced to pretend a player wasn't the man he truly was. It's a place for the greatest of ballplayers, but once there, let's tell the truth about them, says Buster Olney. Plus piles of trade notes.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2009
  15. Pete Rose may be granted a pardon, but Hall of Famer or not, he's...

    Buster Olney

    Few will quibble with what Pete Rose accomplished as a player, but Buster Olney says Rose has fomented a significant and disgraceful legacy even while being banned. Plus, a pile of trade rumors and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2009