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  1. 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
  2. O'Dowd staying in Colorado?

    Doug Mittler

    Major changes to the Colorado Rockies' front office are not expected, which would seem to rule out the possibility of CEO Dan O'Dowd heading to Atlanta, reports Thomas Harding of MLB.com. Sources tell Harding there could be "some internal shuffli...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  3. Pace of play committee lacks right voices

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Another in the season-long burst of complaints erupted recently over one of the on-the-fly rule changes that were implemented in 2014. An official with Major League Baseball privately conceded that the criticism, in this particular cas...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  4. 10 other things on Rob Manfred's to-do list

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball owners made the right call by electing Rob Manfred as the 10th commissioner in baseball history. His experience, track record and leadership skills made him the obvious choice. Most importantly, he was the candidate most like...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  5. Reds looking to add Cuban RP?

    AJ Mass

    On Friday, Ben Badler of Baseball America reported that major league baseball had granted Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias "an exception to sign during the league's 'closed period' before the rules for Cuban players change on July 2," which meant that ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. MLB clubs risking paralysis by analysis

    Buster Olney

    The best trend in baseball over the past decade is that a simple question is asked reflexively: Why? For a sport long entrenched in unwritten rules and a that's-the-way-things-have-always-been mentality, the changes are dramatic. Not only ar...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  7. How MLB can fix rule problems right now

    Jim Bowden

    The three major rule changes/adjustments that MLB made over the winter -- instant replay, banning collisions at home and the "transfer" rule -- have already caused a lot of controversy this season. On one hand, I think MLB should be commended for bei...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  8. Winter Meetings buzz

    AJ Mass

    Not all the news coming from baseball's Winter Meetings has to do with wheeling and dealing and the signing of free agents. On Thursday, the league spent several hours laying the basic groundwork for new rules changes for the upcoming season as it re...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  9. A bunt addiction burns the Reds

    Buster Olney

    There is not a one-size-fits-all rule about the sacrifice bunt, because not every situation is the same, not every hitter is the same, not every pitcher is the same, not every bunt attempt is the same. The factors in the equations change from pitch t...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  10. New draft rules could impact Houston Astros strategy with No. 1 o...

    Jason A. Churchill

    The new draft rules could once again change the way Houston uses the No. 1 overall pick, writes Jason A. Churchill. Plus a look ahead to the weekend for the top prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  11. Time to ban collisions at home

    Buster Olney

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- An important voice has joined a growing chorus of people in the game calling for rule changes that would effectively ban home plate collisions. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny -- who was a big league catcher for 13 seasons...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  12. Home plate collisions will eventually be banned and MLB should do...

    Buster Olney

    Home plate collisions will eventually be banned, and MLB should do it sooner rather than later, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  13. Hall of Fame voting rules must change

    Buster Olney

    The biggest loser in Wednesday's Hall of Fame shutout was not Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens, two all-time greats who got about one-third of the vote. The biggest loser wasn't Craig Biggio, whose very strong first-year showing makes it all bu...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. Jack Morris the biggest loser in the Hall of Fame results and the...

    Buster Olney

    Jack Morris is an example of why the Hall of Fame voting rules need to change, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  15. Teams best positioned for October run

    Buster Olney

    When Major League Baseball put its new set of playoff rules in place, nobody knew exactly how the changes would shape the decisions of managers and general managers and players. Nobody knew for sure if some unforeseen circumstance might emerge, alter...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  16. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012