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  1. Philly could regret keeping Cliff Lee

    Buster Olney

    Today in the Philadelphia Daily News, Ryan Lawrence takes stock of Ruben Amaro's offseason moves. The Philadelphia Phillies are kind of in an odd place on the baseball landscape right now. It would've been a mistake for Amaro to throw som...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  2. Philadelphia Phillies could regret not dumping Cliff Lee on the L...

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies could regret not dumping Cliff Lee on the Los Angeles Dodgers when they had a chance, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  3. Can the Reds afford to keep Joey Votto?

    Buster Olney

    The question for the Cincinnati Reds really comes down to this: Do they believe that they can pay Joey Votto a market-value contract after 2013? And the market value for an MVP-caliber first baseman like Votto just keeps rising: Ryan Howard will m...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  4. MLB - The Cincinnati Reds will soon be forced to decide on the fu...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that a tricky situation is brewing in Cincinnati with first baseman Joey Votto. He will soon earn a huge raise and could be too expensive for the Reds. Plus, notes on the ALCS, NLCS, Theo Epstein in Chicago and more.

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2011
  5. MLB: Florida Marlins confident after adding Randy Choate, others ...

    Buster Olney

    The Florida Marlins focused hard on diversifying their bullpen this offseason and finally have a way to deal with the increasingly dangerous left-handed bats of the NL East. Plus, how the Cardinals are coping without Adam Wainwright.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2011
  6. In pursuit of Pujols

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, before the Philadelphia Phillies signed Ryan Howard to a five-year, $125 million extension, they had an internal conversation about pursuing the idea of a swap of Howard for Albert Pujols. And the context is very important. Because it w...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  7. MLB: Last year, a front office considered pursuing a trade for Al...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, one front office considered what it would take to trade for Albert Pujols. It seemed preposterous to many at the time, but we know now that the pursuit of Pujols is not at all a farfetched idea. Maybe it never was.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  8. Lineup questions are apparent in Philadelphia, and among some oth...

    Buster Olney

    Charlie Manuel has one of the easier jobs in the game when it comes to picking his starters. But Philadelphia's batting order is a different story. Buster looks at this and other top lineup questions facing some good teams.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  9. A look at what the managers will be targeting in terms of pitchin...

    Buster Olney

    As the playoffs get underway, Buster Olney lays out matchups that managers will be targeting, particularly as they set up their lineups and bullpens.

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2010
  10. Analyzing the Ryan Howard deal

    Buster Olney

    A few years ago, Ryan Howard took batting practice by himself in a cage at the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training complex, trying to make an adjustment in his swing. It wasn't working for him that day, and he shouted out in anger repeat...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney: Ryan Howard is elite, but his deal was oddly...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney likes Ryan Howard a lot as a ballplayer, but this huge new deal seems curious: If they let him wait, and he hit the market with Pujols, Adrian G. and Fielder, the Phillies would have likely landed one of those guys.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2010
  12. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Detailing the key matchups that will ...

    Buster Olney

    Whether it's how the Yankees will change their strategy against Chase Utley or how Pedro will deal with the cold or even how Ryan Howard and Mark Teixeira will handle the soft stuff, these are the keys to Game 6, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2009
  13. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Philly is seeing its weaknesses explo...

    Buster Olney

    In the playoffs, any negative tendency can become an outright weakness because the smallest holes in any player's game will be targeted relentlessly. Ryan Howard, meet the recurring slider. Plus -- how a brawl is set for the spring, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2009
  14. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Detailing the battles that will deter...

    Buster Olney

    Whether it's Girardi versus Scioscia in a running game showdown, or CC Sabathia versus his troubled history against the Angels, there are numerous confrontations that will decide the two remaining league series. Buster details them here.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2009