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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. Manny happy returns?

    AJ Mass

    Could there be a spot on a roster for Manny Ramirez, whose last appearance in a major league uniform came during a brief five-game stint with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011? According to Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors, Ramirez "has interest" from sev...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. NFL - Secret behind Denver Broncos' second-half success

    Matt Williamson

    Matt Williamson explains why the Denver Broncos have had so much success in the second half this season.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  4. Bits: Ruf gets chance; Hefner pitching well

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard smacked a long home run off Atlanta Braves lefty Paul Maholm on Friday night, and it understandably sent some fantasy owners into a tizzy on Twitter. After all, Howard used to be one of baseball's preem...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  5. Does Manny Ramirez still have relevance?

    Eric Karabell

    On July 22, a few days after play resumes following the All-Star break, the Texas Rangers are scheduled to host the New York Yankees on ESPN. On Wednesday, I discussed Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez being on the mend from hip surgery, and how h...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Reddick for real, don't worry about Manny

    Eric Karabell

    While the baseball world anxiously awaits the return of Manny Ramirez -- I sense the fantasy baseball world is less bullish on this comeback -- there are bigger and more pertinent stories happening with the Oakland Athletics lineup. Sure, Cuban impor...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  9. Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick's numbers are for real; don't wor...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at Josh Reddick's rise in the middle of a paltry A's lineup and what to do with Manny Ramirez when he gets called up.

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  10. Five things I like from spring so far

    Jim Bowden

    PHOENIX -- In the Cactus League, the weather is basically sunny and 75 degrees every day, and the best part is the short commute to all of the ballparks, which differs greatly from the Grapefruit League in Florida, where the ballparks are spread out ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Bowden's Bullets: Want Andrew Bailey?

    Jim Bowden

    At the winter meetings, things can spin on dime. That's what makes it fun, as well as frustrating at times. One minute a general manager or team owner will boast -- off the record -- how "on" a particular player his team is, then one bad negotiati...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  15. Deadline deals rarely make the difference - MLB

    Colin Wyers

    Colin Wyers of Baseball Prospectus explains why most deadline trades don't make a difference when it comes to deciding who makes the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  16. 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