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  1. Why did the Cubs hire Manny Ramirez?

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Manny Ramirez offended a whole lot of folks who work under the Major League Baseball umbrella during his career. OK, more than a lot. Maybe hundreds. Maybe thousands. Start with Jack McCormick, the Boston Red Sox's traveling secr...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  2. Collateral damage of PED suspensions

    Buster Olney

    Even before a player is suspended because of performance-enhancing drugs, as Melky Cabrera was this week, there is collateral damage. Ask the Arizona Diamondbacks. On the day that the Dodgers acquired Manny Ramirez in 2008, the Diamondbacks led Los...

    Blog | August 18, 2012
  3. In cases of PED suspensions, there is always collateral damage - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that by the time PED suspensions are handed down, as was the case this week with Melky Cabrera, the collateral damage has already taken place.

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2012
  4. The winter's top 10 value moves

    Buster Olney

    Johnny Damon is still looking for a job, and so is Manny Ramirez, but almost all of the winter money has been spent -- and about half of it went to three players. There has been approximately $1.27 billion on free agents this offseason. Albert Puj...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  5. Ryan Madson to the Cincinnati Reds, and other good value moves of...

    Buster Olney

    Large sums of money were spent this winter, with the bulk of it thrown at Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes. But Buster Olney writes that good value was available in under-the-radar deals. Here are the top 10 from the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  6. Dave Duncan's lasting impact; the Manny Ramirez market - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Dave Duncan has been so good as a pitching coach, it makes you wonder if the Hall of Fame should take note. Plus, the market for Manny, and how Big Z fits in Miami.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  7. Manny Ramirez files for reinstatement from MLB's retirement list

    Buster Olney

    Manny Ramirez has hired new agents and filed for reinstatement from Major League Baseball's retired list, sources said Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2011
  8. 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
  9. MLB: Zach Britton looks like a promising young rookie for the Bal...

    Buster Olney

    Zach Britton is off to a great start for the Baltimore Orioles. If he continues to pitch like this, he could be the Rookie of the Year.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  10. Manny's last laugh

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Manny Ramirez looks like a different guy this spring, we heard over and over. Wow, his bat speed looks so much better, scouts raved. The guy is in phenomenal condition, they said. He looks a lot stronger, they said. The Red Sox players saw...

    Blog | April 09, 2011
  11. MLB: After walking away from Tampa Bay Rays, Manny Ramirez has la...

    Buster Olney

    After walking away from the Tampa Bay Rays in the season's first month, Manny Ramirez again diminished his legacy. Not that he cares.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  12. MLB: Boston Red Sox are winless, Texas Rangers haven't lost and e...

    Buster Olney

    Boston has yet to win a game, and Texas hasn't lost. Neither has Cincy. Buster takes a quick look at these situations plus everything in between.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  13. GMs, scouts evaluate Manny Ramirez

    Buster Olney

    Set aside, for a moment, the issue of whether or not Manny Ramirez will be motivated to play for less than $20 million a year, and his drug-related suspension, and his conduct in his last days with the Red Sox and the Dodgers, and his recent injury h...

    Blog | November 27, 2010
  14. MLB: Manny Ramirez has something left, but not a whole lot accord...

    Buster Olney

    Manny Ramirez was once one of the most feared hitters in baseball. But at age 38, what does he have left to offer teams? Buster Olney fields evaluations from GMs and scouts to see if Manny can still be Manny.

    Blog | Conversation | November 27, 2010
  15. A Manny in full

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox swallowed $10 million to get rid of Manny Ramirez just before the trade deadline in 2008, and two years later, the Dodgers gave Ramirez away after receiving 170 games, 27 homers and a drug-related suspension in return for the $33 m...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  16. Want a full season of Manny Ramirez? Better be smart in how you c...

    Buster Olney

    Because he's shown a willingness to quit on teams before -- and because his age and health have deepened the question about what, exactly, you can expect to get from Manny Ramirez -- if you want a full season, you'd better build a smart deal.

    Blog | Conversation | September 01, 2010