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  1. Crime still pays in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Melky Cabrera was suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 2012 and lost about a third of his salary, or about $1.8 million of the $6 million that he made. Then, when he went into free agency, he signed a two-year, $16 million deal wit...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  2. MLB - Injuries to future free agent starters will shift the marke...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the would-be free-agent market for starting pitchers and realizes he's essentially sifting through the infirmary. Everyone who could be a free agent is hurt. So who takes their place?

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  3. Enough with the PED spin

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A longtime player chatted recently about watching Melky Cabrera in the All-Star Game last summer. "Remember when he hit that home run?" the veteran said, referring to the laser Cabrera mashed over the left-field wall, among the many hi...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  4. Empty responses from those tied to PEDs - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players who say they can't discuss PED accusations, or would like to help but can't or any other variation of that standard response are simply spinning at best, and lying at worst.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  5. MLBPA must fight to protect members and weed out cheaters in wake...

    Buster Olney

    It's time for the MLBPA to treat PED users with the same disdain they once reserved for replacement players, writes Buster Olney. It's on the players to weed out the cheaters.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  6. The trouble with the Cabrera decision

    Buster Olney

    Within seconds of the news breaking from Andrew Baggarly that Melky Cabrera had voluntarily withdrawn himself from the NL batting title race, with administrative aid from the MLB Players Association and Major League Baseball, I received dozens of twe...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  7. Melky Cabrera's decision on NL batting title could open up Pandor...

    Buster Olney

    The decision by the players' association to pave the way for Melky Cabrera to vacate any claim to the NL batting title could open a Pandora's box for MLB that will never be closed, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Players must take stance against PEDs

    Buster Olney

    Melky Cabrera was like a bank robber who did everything right in his plan to steal tens of millions -- right up until the moment his getaway car ran out of gas. With a little luck, it would've all worked out as planned, and Cabrera could'v...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  11. MLB players must act to stop cheaters like Melky Cabrera - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the biggest losers when a player uses performance-enhancing drugs are the other players. If the union doesn't take a stronger stand, other players will continue to lose out.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  12. Josh Hamilton will lead a deep outfield free agent market - MLB

    Buster Olney

    While the pitching market in free agency will likely be Cole Hamels and little else, the free-agent market could be a bit deeper, which isn't good news for those seeking massive deals.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  13. After a season of blown saves, the blue Jays are looking to addre...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Toronto Blue Jays are looking at myriad ways to improve the back of their bullpen after a season with many blown saves. Oakland closer Andrew Bailey could make a lot of sense for Toronto. Plus, hot stove notes.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  14. Buster Olney: Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees observations, Arold...

    Buster Olney

    Observations on the Red Sox and Yankees, Aroldis Chapman's next step, and the Cy Young Wars, plus news and notes from around the majors.

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2009