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  1. Roy Halladay determines so much for Philadelphia, maybe too much ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the Phillies, a team that has showed a lot of positive signs this spring. But one not-so-good sign has been the performance of Roy Halladay.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Philadelphia Phillies have decision to make on trading Cole Hamel...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney evaluates both the pros and the cons of the Phillies' potentially trading Cole Hamels by this year's deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2012
  5. The Philadelphia Phillies could be aggressive sellers at the trad...

    Buster Olney

    With question marks surrounding several of the Philadelphia Phillies' stars, Buster Olney wonders whether it may be time for the team to be sellers at the deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  6. MLB - Three choices for Philly with Cole Hamels

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies must make a decision on Cole Hamels. It could go one of three ways, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. MLB: For the Philadelphia Phillies to win the NL East, Cole Hamel...

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Howard's out. Shane Victorino's out. Chase Utley's out. Who's the key for the Fightins as they make their push on the Braves? None other than Cole Hamels, currently overshadowed in the rotation by Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2010
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Sources: Phillies discuss Ryan Howard for Albert Pujols deal

    Buster Olney

    According to sources, a idea has been kicked around within the Philadelphia Phillies' organization: Philadelphia has had internal discussions about proposing a swap of slugger Ryan Howard for St. Louis Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney: How the Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Y...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney's Friday blog for March 5 looks at the Phillies vs. Yankees rivalry -- they battled yesterday in spring training -- and how it's akin to the NBA's Lakers vs. Celtics in the 1980s in some respects. Plus: tons of news from all over.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2010