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  1. As Joey Votto returns to Reds, Dusty Baker has tough choices to m...

    Buster Olney

    The Cincinnati Reds are getting Joey Votto back, and this certainly is a good thing. But, as Buster Olney writes, it also puts manager Dusty Baker in a tough position.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  2. MLB - Milwaukee Brewers' plan pays off

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the decision the Milwaukee Brewers made prior to the season to commit to winning now -- a plan that involved hanging on to Prince Fielder -- paid off on Friday as the team clinched the NL Central.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2011
  3. The banged-up NL Central

    Buster Olney

    Right after starter Adam Wainwright was lost for the season, manager Tony La Russa said nobody would feel sorry for the St. Louis Cardinals, and that despite the crushing nature of that injury, the team would just have to plow ahead, because there wi...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  4. MLB: Following injury to St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright, re...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that following the injury to St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright, the rest of the NL Central's contenders have begun to deal with injuries of their own. As a result, Cards manager Tony La Russa is feeling good about his team's chances.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2011
  5. MLB: The St. Louis Cardinals aren't giving up on the season yet

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the state of the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite Albert Pujols' impending free agency and Adam Wainwright's injury, don't count them out of the NL Central race.

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2011
  6. The Milwaukee Brewers lost talent, but Doug Melvin was determined...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, Brewers GM Doug Melvin could admit that the team's starting pitchers weren't up to par in the NL Central. He won't have to make such admissions this year.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  7. MLB: Joey Votto and Albert Pujols are chasing the Triple Crown, a...

    Buster Olney

    It's one thing to be chasing a Triple Crown. But consider where Albert Pujols and Joey Votto are standing. Both are in contention for the crown, and the NL Central -- and an MVP award -- could hang in the balance, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  8. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Pittsburgh Pirates aren't yet contenders i...

    Buster Olney

    Pirates fans are used to the brief spell of hope that late February and early March seem to provide. But even with optimism tempered, players like Garrett Jones, Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and others may provide a good base to hang in the race.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2010
  9. Astros remaining aggressive in market

    Buster Olney

    No one can accuse the Houston Astros of being quitters. Despite the fact that Houston is 12 1/2 games out of first place in the NL Central, the Astros continue to look to be buyers before the trade deadline, rather than sellers. Rival teams report th...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2008
  10. Barry, Beckett ... and so much more

    Buster Olney

    Will the Big Unit get traded? Can the Cubs come back and win the NL Central? Stay tuned.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2004
  11. The Big Series

    Buster Olney

    The series to watch this week is the matchup between the A's and the Cardinals.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2004
  12. Reds become contact pitchers

    Buster Olney

    Cincinnati sits atop the NL Central thanks in part to an edict to its pitching staff -- throw strikes or else!

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2004
  13. Cubs clicking; Astros clocked

    Buster Olney

    Exactly when did the balance of power in the NL Central shift to the Cubs? Right around 8:35 p.m.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2003