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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. Baseball in need of more run production

    Buster Olney

    The topic of parity came up Thursday on "Baseball Tonight," and Rick Sutcliffe mentioned how the sport has changed over the last decade, in the wake of the steroid era. Many, many pitchers have used performance-enhancing drugs, for sure, but the s...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  3. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. Braun is the Lance Armstrong of MLB

    Buster Olney

    Before Lance Armstrong finally admitted to Oprah that he used performance-enhancing drugs, he called some of the people he had attacked directly or hurt through many years of lying to offer some form of apology. Ryan Braun needs to do ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Making sense of the HOF character clause

    Buster Olney

    The so-called character clause is at the heart of the debate over what to do with the Hall of Fame candidates who have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. The criterion sent to the voters annually (including this week): V...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Roger Clemens was found not guilty, further exposing Mitchell rep...

    Buster Olney

    Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury, which doesn't mean he did not take performance-enhancing drugs. But as Buster Olney writes, the Clemens verdict further questions the purpose, credibility and execution of the Mitchell report.

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  11. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  12. Ryan Braun should offer to give back MVP

    Buster Olney

    From the moment the news of Ryan Braun's positive test for performance-enhancing drugs broke in December, he has maintained his innocence, texting to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the PED charge was "B.S.," and he and his representatives f...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  13. Ryan Braun should offer to give back NL MVP award - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Ryan Braun should offer to give back his NL MVP award to the BBWAA on Saturday night, even while maintaining that he didn't use performance-enhancing drugs.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2012
  14. MLB: New evidence against Lance Armstrong brings up a baseball di...

    Buster Olney

    Given what baseball fans have endured and debated in recent years regarding the nature of performance-enhancing drugs in the game, what stance should they take with Lance Armstrong as he fights charges against him?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  15. McGwire has a road map, but also a guide

    Buster Olney

    We saw again Sunday night an example of how others have talked about their past use of performance-enhancing drugs and moved on. Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte apologized after his name appeared in the Mitchell report, and he was exceptional against t...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  16. MLB: Buster Olney blog -- Mark McGwire could talk, but it may not...

    Buster Olney

    A precedent has been set for those linked to performance-enhancing drug use: Come forward with your admission, repent and move on. But Mark McGwire is in a different category. His links are of a different kind, and so is his mentor.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2009