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  1. No short-term fix for Philadelphia

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays are in free fall, and they could face the same question in the weeks ahead: Should they conduct a sell-off of marketable assets or hang on and hope for a turnaround? But the quandary faced by these two ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Jimmy Rollins of Philadelphia Phillies must lead or face trade, s...

    Buster Olney

    Jimmy Rollins continued to be the topic of conversation within the Philadelphia Phillies organization Tuesday, as sources said there is strong sentiment within that the team would be better off trading him and establishing a new tone with a new shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  3. Sandberg sending a message with Rollins

    Buster Olney

    Ryne Sandberg had been outspoken about his desire to manage in the big leagues and willingly bounced through the lowest levels of the minor leagues to get the reps he thought he needed to be taken seriously. Until he was offered the Philadelphia Phil...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  4. Was Albert Pujols an impulse buy for the Los Angeles Angels? - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Now that the winter meetings have concluded, Buster Olney answers 10 questions. The first: Was Albert Pujols an impulse buy for the Los Angeles Angels?

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  5. Rollins, Phillies at an impasse

    Buster Olney

    ... Jimmy Rollins turns 33 years old today, and even if he doesn't play another game in his career, he'll have had a pretty good run. He's won three Gold Gloves and an MVP award and served as a centerpiece on a championship team. Somet...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  6. The Phillies may have to offer five years to bring back shortstop...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies have hit an impasse in free agency, with Rollins wanting a five-year deal. The Phillies would prefer four years, but they may have to make a concession for their legacy player.

    Blog | Conversation | November 27, 2011
  7. With many teams in need, shortstops have a lot of leverage this w...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it's a good winter to be a shortstop, as Clint Barmes proves, because there are so many teams in need yet so few adequate options available. Plus hot stove notes, and a question from the mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | November 20, 2011
  8. It's time for the Mets to consider deals while David Wright still...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the New York Mets have come to a critical decision -- whether to trade David Wright. Wright will be 30 next year and is owed a lot of money, and the Mets aren't close to winning their division.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2011
  9. Split decision in Philly

    Buster Olney

    Jimmy Rollins is on his way back, writes Bill Conlin. Ruben Amaro says he is not going to shake up the Phillies' roster, Bob Brookover writes. Even if Amaro wanted to do something, change wouldn't be easy -- he could call up Domonic Brown ...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  10. Ruben Amaro and the Phillies could go two ways -- Buster Olney --...

    Buster Olney

    Philadelphia has been extremely underwhelming given the talent all over the roster. And it forces Ruben Amaro to make a decision. Does he make a move to stir up some impatience or wait for talent to get healthy? Buster examines.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney: Ryan Howard is elite, but his deal was oddly...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney likes Ryan Howard a lot as a ballplayer, but this huge new deal seems curious: If they let him wait, and he hit the market with Pujols, Adrian G. and Fielder, the Phillies would have likely landed one of those guys.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2010
  12. MLB -- Buster Olney: How the Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Y...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney's Friday blog for March 5 looks at the Phillies vs. Yankees rivalry -- they battled yesterday in spring training -- and how it's akin to the NBA's Lakers vs. Celtics in the 1980s in some respects. Plus: tons of news from all over.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2010
  13. Walk-off wisdom

    Buster Olney

    This October has presented a treasure trove of comebacks and gut-wrenching moments and improbable finishes, and Monday was all about them. Some things to think about from the walk-off wins: Jonathan Broxton's final pitch to Jimmy Rollins was t...

    Blog | October 20, 2009
  14. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Joe Girardi is second-guessed while t...

    Buster Olney

    Joe Girardi is being second-guessed by many in the wake of an Angels walk-off win, but the statistics say his hunch wasn't so misguided; and the Phillies walked off in amazing fashion once more. Buster Olney breaks it down by the numbers.

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2009