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  1. Dodgers divorce from Mattingly is coming

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The divorce with Don Mattingly is coming, whether it happens in the next couple of days or after a couple of losses next April. The leadership that bought the club from Frank McCourt didn't hire Mattingly and isn't committing to him, given ...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  2. Early signs of a new Dodgers era

    Buster Olney

    Dodgers players have exercised gallows humor in recent years, as former owner Frank McCourt's ugly financial situation manifested itself in organizational cutbacks. "I don't write any checks," one player said privately last summer, "until I...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers have begun transition into new era - MLB

    Buster Olney

    It hasn't been long since the new Dodgers' owners officially took over the franchise, but there's already been significant change. As Buster Olney writes, the franchise is making an effort to reconnect with its fan base.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  4. Next moves for the Dodgers

    Buster Olney

    The Frank McCourt era in Dodgers history is over, writes Bill Shaikin. There will be a news conference today, where the group led by Mark Walter, Stan Kasten and Magic Johnson will be introduced, as the new leaders of one of baseball's crown-jew...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers officially have new owners, and changes are o...

    Buster Olney

    The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers will officially be announced today. As Buster Olney writes, there will be significant change coming to the franchise, possibly beginning by recommitting to scouting efforts in the international market.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  6. Los Angeles Dodgers sale isn't entirely about turning profit - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while league executives say there is no way the new Dodgers ownership group can make money given the sticker price of the club, this isn't strictly a business investment for the purchasers.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Frank McCourt's lasting legacy

    Buster Olney

    Frank McCourt will be remembered as the Richard Nixon of baseball owners, as someone who inexplicably squandered enormous opportunity and went out the door in shame. But this cannot possibly be the complete picture, given the rather incredible path h...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt set to cash in on his blu...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Frank McCourt won't be remembered just for running the Los Angeles Dodgers into the ground, but for how he used his failings to end up selling the franchise for more than a billion dollars more than he paid for it.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  10. McCourt's last move should be Prince

    Buster Olney

    Somehow, after all of Frank McCourt's mistakes and missteps, it looks like he's going to make out OK. The property he bought in 2004 -- baseball's blue diamond -- is so durable that it can withstand any type of mishandling. There ...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  11. While billionaires line up to bid for Dodgers, Frank McCourt shou...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that despite everything Frank McCourt has put the Dodgers through, the brand is still impeccable and billionaires are lining up to bid on the franchise. McCourt's next business move should be to sign Prince Fielder.

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  12. Magic Johnson part of group that wants to purchase Los Angeles Do...

    Buster Olney

    At a time when MLB wants to restore the Dodgers' brand after years of damage under the ownership of Frank McCourt, Earvin "Magic" Johnson is a major player in a group that wants to buy the team.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  13. Batting For Vermont - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about Batting For Vermont. Plus notes from around MLB's offseason, including the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, compensation for Theo Epstein, Gold Gloves and more.

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  14. MLB - Lance Berkman will be huge for the St. Louis Cardinals in t...

    Buster Olney

    With the World Series now set, Buster Olney previews the 10 biggest matchups between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. Plus, Theo Epstein to the Cubs should be resolved soon, Frank McCourt may have settled his divorce, and other MLB notes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2011
  15. Previewing trade season moves of every National League team -- ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney previews trade season in the National League, looking at which teams will be buying and which will be selling as the trade deadline approaches.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  16. Cliff Lee ranks among the calmest players in baseball -- MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney names his John Olerud all-star team -- a collection of baseball's calmest players. At the top of the list is the Phillies' Cliff Lee.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2011