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  1. PED suspicions still cloud free agency

    Buster Olney

    More than a decade ago, general managers elaborated on the murky business of investing in players who may or may not be using performance-enhancing drugs. Within that 2002 New York Times article, a couple of GMs from that time gave voice to the impor...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  2. Suggested rule for repeat PED violators

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- An injury has ended the season for a 10-year veteran, and a strong season it was: .301 batting average, .351 on-base percentage, 54 extra-base hits, 81 runs. He is 30 years old and a switch hitter, and he will have suitors. But the exte...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. New Hall of Fame voting rule is a mistake

    Buster Olney

    For Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, the chances for Hall of Fame induction through the vote of the writers appears to be all but eliminated, given the implications of the rule change announced Saturday. Maybe you agree with that, maybe y...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  4. The incongruity of Bonds' HOF exclusion

    Buster Olney

    Barry Bonds will work as an instructor for the San Francisco Giants, writes Alex Pavlovic, and in a roundabout way, this hiring demonstrates the complete incongruity of the Hall of Fame voting. From Pavlovic's story: Barry Bonds i...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  5. Why MLB fought dirty in PED war

    Buster Olney

    Far be it from me to suggest that Bud Selig is a historical companion of Abraham Lincoln, or that Rob Manfred is a modern day William Tecumseh Sherman, but bear with me a moment; there is a parallel to be drawn. After Sherman sacked A...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  6. HOF voting changes I'd like to see

    Buster Olney

    In the aftermath of Wednesday's Hall of Fame announcements, everyone from Jayson Stark to Tim Kurkjian to Dan Le Batard (among others) agreed that the Hall of Fame voting system is in disrepair. I thought Jayson did an excellent job of laying out how...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. Why I vote for PED users for the HOF

    Buster Olney

    On Monday afternoon, ESPN.com revealed the Hall of Fame ballots for the 17 folks here who cast votes, and this seemed to set Twitter on fire in the baseball corner of the world. A brief review of the voting process: Voters are allowed ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  8. Ryan Braun lobbied veteran players for support during appeal, sou...

    Buster Olney

    When Ryan Braun accepted his 65-game suspension in an agreement under the drug-testing agreement, there was a strong, angry reaction from other players.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2013
  9. What Bud Selig should do with A-Rod

    Buster Olney

    Bud Selig has hoisted a hammer and he's holding it over the rest of Alex Rodriguez's career, and it's shaped in the form of a clause: B. Conduct Detrimental or Prejudicial to Baseball Players may be disciplined for just cause for conduct tha...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  10. MLB and the price of information

    Buster Olney

    If you've kept up with the NSA surveillance stories of late, then you're familiar with the logic behind the explanation for the decisions: Yes, it's not an ideal situation, but this is the reality of our times and we have to deal with it. It's a l...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  11. Examining baseball's most inflammatory situations - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at 10 of baseball's most inflammatory situations this season, including Charlie Manuel's future in Philadelphia and the battle for the L.A. market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  12. MLB's latest tactic on PEDs

    Buster Olney

    Michael Schmidt writes that Major League Baseball is planning to sue some involved in the Miami PEDs case for damages. From his story about the suit to be filed today: The suit will seek to recoup money from its targets -- including the clinic&...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  13. Major League Baseball is trying a new tack on PEDs - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at baseball's latest approach to information-gathering in its efforts against PEDs. He also looks at Aroldis Chapman's role, and many other stories.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Baseball's complicated PED situation - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why it's on the MLB Players Association to put teeth into the sport's drug policy and tells his annual Deion Sanders tale. Plus, news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  16. 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