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  1. Top 10 bullpens in the majors

    Buster Olney

    The top 10 series continues with a look at the best bullpens in the majors. 1. Atlanta Braves If you want to know what the start of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career might look like, Craig Kimbrel is the reliever version of Mike Trout. The Atl...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  2. Contracts now a target in PED fight

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Long before Ryan Braun accepted his suspension or Alex Rodriguez asked his lawyer to join a conference call in which the topic was a quadriceps strain, club officials throughout Major League Baseball had started to look into the topic of w...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  3. George Brett repaying the Royals

    Buster Olney

    George Brett's Hall of Fame story was well-known to Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore before he talked to Brett last month, again, about joining the Kansas City coaching staff. Drafted by the Royals in the second round in 1971, B...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  4. Projecting Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and the next generation of H...

    Dan Szymborski

    Projecting Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and the next generation of Hall of Famers.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  5. If Jacoby Ellsbury is dealt from Boston, these teams could be fit...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how trade chatter surrounding Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has picked up. He speculates on teams where Ellsbury could be a fit.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  6. Michael Bourn could be chased by Washington and Philly - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains how Michael Bourn could become a target of both Washington and Philadelphia, as well as the Braves. Plus, Buster explains whether he'll vote for Barry Bonds for the HOF.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. With many great players suspected of cheating, Hall of Fame voter...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with players from the steroid era now becoming eligible for the Hall of Fame, voters will have to decide how to cast their ballots when suspicion and unanswered questions remain.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 2011 MLB Hall of Fame Selection: If you think Derek Jeter is Coop...

    Dave Cameron

    Check this: Andruw Jones' career WAR metric is basically the same as Derek Jeter's. Whoa! Jeter's a sure-fire first ballot Cooperstown guy, right? Jones might not get 5 percent. What does all this mean? It means we need to adjust to the times.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2010
  12. 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
  13. MLB: Using JAWS on expansion-era Hall of Fame ballot, only Davey ...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe uses the JAWS metric -- he invented it, as an average of career WARP and peak (best seven seasons) WARP -- to evaluate the eight players on the 2010 expansion-era HOF ballot. Only Davey Concepcion, Ted Simmons and Tommy John come close.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2010
  14. MLB: Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb and the Hall of Fame's blurr...

    Buster Olney

    "Character" and "sportsmanship" matter in Hall of Fame voting -- except when they don't. Cheating, betting and doping did not disqualify past players from the Hall, so why are Pete Rose and players from the steroids era held to a different standard?

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2010
  15. 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
  16. 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