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  1. Los Angeles Dodgers begin new era with next ownership group comin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with the Dodgers' new ownership group, significant change for the franchise could come immediately. No longer will the Dodgers have a sagging payroll and fail to be impact players in the free-agent market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  2. Pittsburgh is getting close because it has more than mere good pl...

    Buster Olney

    Pittsburgh has had some good players come through in recent years, but the Pirates haven't had the kind of impact players that a franchise can build around. That may be changing, and so too might the fortunes of this underperforming franchise.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  3. Prospects who may not have to wait

    Buster Olney

    Colleague Keith Law released his top 100 prospects list today, and this includes a bunch of youngsters who won't reach the big leagues until late in 2014 or 2015. But there will be some young players who will have an immediate impact this com...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  4. Matt Moore, Jesus Montero and other prospects who could make the ...

    Buster Olney

    With Keith Law's top 100 prospects debuting today, Buster Olney looks at 10 guys who may not have to wait to make the big leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  5. Suspicion of PED use lingers

    Buster Olney

    The player in question departed, and when he landed in his next spot, he thrived; he became a completely different player, in fact, in his production and in his impact. Quite suddenly, the player went from being a journeyman to a star. This was duly ...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  6. MLB: Even with testing in place, evaluators see performance spike...

    Buster Olney

    Decision-makers around the game of baseball have suspicions of performance-enhancing drug use too engrained in their thought process to simply assume a performance spike -- particularly by an older player -- is the genuine article.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  7. Buster Olney: MLB players react to news of earthquake in Japan

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players and organizations throughout baseball felt the impact of the earthquake in Japan on Friday. Also: lots of news and observations from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  8. Zack Greinke's uncertain future in KC

    Buster Olney

    A wave of high-end prospects will hit Kansas City in 2011 and 2012 -- guys like Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer and John Lamb -- and time will be needed for some maturation before the full impact of these players is felt. The Royals will probably be i...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  9. Zack Greinke's future with Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees-T...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines Zach Greinke's future with the Royals, as well as Game 1 of the ALCS.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2010
  10. Baseball Tonight Clubhouse

    Buster Olney

    These 10 players have struggled, and it's had a definitive impact on their teams, but Buster Olney says don't give up on these guys just yet.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  11. The use of banned substances by one player impacts many others. H...

    Buster Olney

    The use of banned substances by one player impacts many others. Would Manny even be in L.A. today minus steroids? Would the Cubs be world champs?

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  12. Crucial confrontations

    Buster Olney

    Johan Santana against the Yankees is just one of the more intriguing clashes ahead in the Division Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2004