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  1. Top 10 infields in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    In part four of our six-part series this week, we rank the top 10 infields in history. 1. 1976 Cincinnati Reds 1B Tony Perez, 2B Joe Morgan, SS Davey Concepcion, 3B Pete Rose Start with this: Joe Morgan posted an OPS+ of 186 that year, which is ...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  2. Big Red Machine among top 10 infields in baseball history - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 infields in baseball history.

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  3. Why Pete Rose can't crack Cooperstown

    Buster Olney

    Over the past two decades, the question I've probably heard more than any other is this: Did you vote for Pete Rose for the Hall of Fame? The answer is simple -- and Rose's case is also instructive for voters who seek some clarity on how t...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  4. The difference between Pete Rose and the alleged steroid users - ...

    Buster Olney

    The difference between Pete Rose and the alleged steroid users when it comes to the Hall of Fame is simple: Rose has been formally expelled by MLB and thus has never been on the ballot, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  5. MLB: Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb and the Hall of Fame's blurr...

    Buster Olney

    "Character" and "sportsmanship" matter in Hall of Fame voting -- except when they don't. Cheating, betting and doping did not disqualify past players from the Hall, so why are Pete Rose and players from the steroids era held to a different standard?

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2010
  6. MLB: Manny Ramirez, when healthy, can still be a good bat; an ass...

    Buster Olney

    Manny Ramirez is facing one more small hurdle with his health, and Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti might face other hurdles if he wants to move the slugger to a team during the August waiver period. Plus, execs pipe in on plate-blocking.

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2010
  7. ESPN The Magazine - Ben Sheets, Andy Pettitte have struggled with...

    Buster Olney

    Ben Sheets was getting rocked earlier this season, until the A's discovered that he was tipping his pitches. Turns out, guys in major league dugouts can know what's coming from the slightest flinch. Buster Olney explains the art involved in pitch-tipping.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  8. A variety of reactions to Mark McGwire's admission -- Buster Olne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney speaks with several people from around baseball to try to get a handle on how Mark McGwire's recent confession is being received throughout the sport. Plus, answers to readers' questions on McGwire, and news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  9. Combining motivation and an ideal landing place, John Smoltz craf...

    Buster Olney

    The best competitors often try to manufacture an edge or a reason to compete harder than the rest. In John Smoltz's return, also manufactured has been perhaps the perfect environment to contribute, writes Buster Olney. Plus Fay Vincent on Pete Rose.

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2009
  10. It's time somebody considers that the Hall of Fame isn't a place ...

    Buster Olney

    The Hall of Fame isn't a place where we should be forced to pretend a player wasn't the man he truly was. It's a place for the greatest of ballplayers, but once there, let's tell the truth about them, says Buster Olney. Plus piles of trade notes.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2009
  11. Pete Rose may be granted a pardon, but Hall of Famer or not, he's...

    Buster Olney

    Few will quibble with what Pete Rose accomplished as a player, but Buster Olney says Rose has fomented a significant and disgraceful legacy even while being banned. Plus, a pile of trade rumors and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2009