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  1. Oritz, Rivera share unique bond

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The phone call was unprompted, but not entirely unexpected, because the relationship David Ortiz has developed with Mariano Rivera is built on honesty, Ortiz has learned. Rivera tells him exactly what he thinks, the way Ortiz's father will,...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  2. Francona's first hurdle in Cleveland

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Two days before his interview to become the next manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona explained how the job seemed different to him. "It's like family to me," he said, talking about his relationship with Indians general ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  3. What Terry Francona faces as manager of the Cleveland Indians - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after accepting the managerial job with the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona's first challenge is clear: Make something out of a stumbling starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  4. The big hurdle in Cliff Lee trades

    Buster Olney

    As someone noted on Twitter on Monday, the Phillies' relationship with Cliff Lee has been like Ross and Rachel, or like something out of "90210." They get together; they break up; they get back together again; they break up. To review: The Phil...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  5. Cliff Lee could be traded, but the Phillies would have to eat a l...

    Buster Olney

    If the Phillies were determined to trade Cliff Lee, a lot of teams would be interested in him. But as Buster Olney writes, there's a huge hurdle to clear in any potential deal given Philadelphia's financial investment in the left-hander.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  6. 2011 spring training: Washington Nationals sign Oliver Perez to m...

    Buster Olney

    Oliver Perez has signed a minor league contract with the Nationals, a pro-rated minimum deal.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  7. Player-umpire-management meeting scheduled for Friday canceled, a...

    Buster Olney

    Friday's scheduled meeting between umpires and players to address the relationship between the two sides has been canceled, because of a death in the family for one of the participants.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  8. Los Angeles Dodgers' Joe Torre is facing New York, and much has h...

    Buster Olney

    There will surely be some awkwardness when Joe Torre faces the Yankees. That's because Torre has left a trail of tattered relationships within the Yankees organization. It's just not the same.

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2010
  9. The Off Couple

    Buster Olney

    The drama is building in the White Sox organization: Ozzie Guillen and Kenny Williams almost came to blows, reports Joe Cowley. Ken Williams, speaking on the White Sox website about the relationship between him and Ozzie: "We are both very comp...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  10. Strain between Chicago White Sox's Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams...

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams have always had an interesting relationship, but a World Series title in 2005 may have served as a Band-Aid over a festering situation. Now, in the midst of losing, things seem certain to get messy, or end poorly.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  11. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Bobby Cox's future with the Braves is...

    Buster Olney

    Bobby Cox hasn't lasted this long just because he's a winner; Cox has nurtured relationships with players over the years by maintaining consistency, and through a steady stream of encouragement, writes Buster. If he leaves, baseball will lose a giant.

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2009