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  1. A Yankees demise? Not so fast ...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' final salary offer to Joe Girardi was presented last Thursday, and now that we know how it turned out -- like a televised poker game in which we see the cards -- it's evident that the past week has been about negotiating, about trying to...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  2. MLB officials frustrated by Alex Rodriguez gambling situation

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that although it's not yet certain to what extent MLB will discipline Alex Rodriguez for his alleged involvement in illegal poker games, it's clear that no one in baseball is happy about having to deal with another A-Rod situation.

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  3. Brewers go all in with K-Rod

    Buster Olney

    If the 2011 season was a poker game, the Milwaukee Brewers were the team that had already pushed its entire stack of prospect chips into the center of the table, knowing that Prince Fielder is probably going to depart as a free agent after this year,...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  4. MLB - Milwaukee Brewers gamble on Francisco Rodriguez

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Brewers are going all-in with their acquisition of Francisco Rodriguez. He adds that K-Rod's presence could create an interesting dynamic with incumbent closer John Axford.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  5. Arizona's owners bear the burden

    Buster Olney

    The decision to hire A.J. Hinch as manager was a risk for Arizona general manager Josh Byrnes because Hinch had no experience, and even if Hinch showed signs he might be the next Bobby Cox, the choice was like going all-in in poker. If the Diamondba...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  6. MLB - Arizona is winning the game of finger-pointing and needs a ...

    Buster Olney

    When Josh Byrnes hired A.J. Hinch to be the manager of the Diamondbacks, he knew that the performance of the team would more than ever be linked to his decisions. With Byrnes and Hinch gone, ownership now faces the same scrutiny.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2010
  7. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- The Tigers-Twins showdown could come ...

    Buster Olney

    The winner of the Tigers and Twins showdown tonight very well could be determined by the nerves of a 20-year-old kid taking the stage in a place that has made more experienced players melt in the past, writes Buster Olney. Plus lots on the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2009
  8. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- Jim Thome gives Joe Torre his Straw m...

    Buster Olney

    It's Strawberry fields for Joe Torre -- at least that's what it means for L.A. to pick up Jim Thome, writes Buster Olney. Plus, what was the reasoning behind Kenny Williams' decision to wave the white flag? It wasn't good poker, at the very least.

    Blog | Conversation | September 01, 2009