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  1. MLB's illogical discipline system

    Buster Olney

    A lot of National Football League teams use point systems to help with decisions in certain on-the-fly situations, so they can keep everything straight. After touchdowns, head coaches and assistants often rely on a chart to determine when it's approp...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Michael Sam from an MLB perspective

    Buster Olney

    Michael Sam, a product of Missouri and a 2014 NFL draft prospect, gave interviews that aired Sunday in which he said that he's gay. Some of the questions being asked in regards to Sam -- will he be accepted in the locker room; how will others fe...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. MLB trying to prevent NFL-type lawsuits

    Buster Olney

    When the topic of catcher collisions was raised in a meeting of general managers the other day, the sentiment in the room "was 100 percent," according to one official: The rules need to be changed. Nobody bothered arguing for the status quo, said sev...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  4. Billy Beane's murky future in Oakland

    Buster Olney

    The Oakland Athletics are close to tying up general manager Billy Beane and team president Michael Crowley through 2019, as Susan Slusser writes. But these contracts are probably somewhat like those $100 million deals that NFL quarterbacks get: Nobod...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  5. Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane could have other job options if ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the Oakland A's are close to signing GM Billy Beane through the 2019 season, Beane's future in Oakland isn't crystal clear. If the club's future remains in doubt, Beane likely would have other job offers to choose from.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  6. The Texas Rangers' magical season

    Buster Olney

    Some rival executives wanted the Texas Rangers placed in lockdown mode over the last year, with their payroll pinned in place, like some rookie NFL player who has been duct-taped to a goal post. The feeling among other teams was that through the Tom ...

    Blog | October 23, 2010
  7. Bud Selig kept the Texas Rangers financially afloat, and now they...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the magical season of the Texas Rangers, along with analyzing the NLCS and providing the usual links.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2010
  8. Doubts about phenom Bryce Harper

    Buster Olney

    Tim Tebow must haunt some NFL evaluators these days. He is the draft-eligible quarterback who promises to make you look either really smart or really dumb, because he is so well-known to casual fans, because his athleticism and his leadership skills ...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  9. MLB -- Buster Olney: Bryce Harper is the Tim Tebow of the basebal...

    Buster Olney

    Some scouts see him as a No. 1 draft pick. Others aren't so sure. Bryce Harper has become a figure of great debate in the scouting community.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2010