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  1. Baseball in need of more run production

    Buster Olney

    The topic of parity came up Thursday on "Baseball Tonight," and Rick Sutcliffe mentioned how the sport has changed over the last decade, in the wake of the steroid era. Many, many pitchers have used performance-enhancing drugs, for sure, but the s...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  2. When Tony Gwynn spoke up

    Buster Olney

    Memories of Tony Gwynn kept welling up Monday, as the reality of his death sunk in. He was one of the best hitters ever, yes -- he hit over .300 in his last 19 seasons, which is unfathomable -- and he was such a good person, as borne out by the overw...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  3. The incongruity of Bonds' HOF exclusion

    Buster Olney

    Barry Bonds will work as an instructor for the San Francisco Giants, writes Alex Pavlovic, and in a roundabout way, this hiring demonstrates the complete incongruity of the Hall of Fame voting. From Pavlovic's story: Barry Bonds i...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  4. Bob Costas, the HOF and 'authenticity'

    Buster Olney

    I've thought more about an argument that Bob Costas presented the other day about the steroid era Hall of Fame candidates. The key word of his thesis -- embraced by others employed by MLB Network and Major League Baseball -- was "authentic." What he ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  5. Why I vote for PED users for the HOF

    Buster Olney

    On Monday afternoon, ESPN.com revealed the Hall of Fame ballots for the 17 folks here who cast votes, and this seemed to set Twitter on fire in the baseball corner of the world. A brief review of the voting process: Voters are allowed ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  6. Breaking down baseball's biggest issues - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines some of baseball's biggest issues, including Mike Trout's contract dispute and Bud Selig calling for tougher steroid penalties.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2013
  7. Barry Bonds and others with a PED past should have that informati...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says that while he thinks players with a PED past should be in the Hall of Fame, that information should be included on their plaques. He even writes sample plaques for Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  8. Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza will eventually be the Hall of Fame'...

    Buster Olney

    Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza probably won't make the Hall of Fame this year, but they will. And when they do, it will be impossible to keep anyone suspected of PED use out, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  9. Curt Schilling has a much better Hall of Fame case than Jack Morr...

    Dan Szymborski

    Every Hall of Fame quality people ascribe to Jack Morris, Curt Schilling has in greater supply.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  10. The difference between Pete Rose and the alleged steroid users - ...

    Buster Olney

    The difference between Pete Rose and the alleged steroid users when it comes to the Hall of Fame is simple: Rose has been formally expelled by MLB and thus has never been on the ballot, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  11. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the steroid debate, the Blue Jays and ot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a shot at predicting the key storylines of the 2013 season. Will the Dodgers win big? Will the Jays remain favorites? What will the Hall of Fame vote look like?

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2012
  12. Buster Olney argues that steroid users should be allowed in Coope...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, Buster Olney argues that it's pointless, and rather silly, to ban all PED users from the baseball Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  13. The conundrum for baseball writers regarding the Hall of Fame and...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why baseball writers should view the Hall of Fame as a museum meant to document history, with all that entails, and elect players suspected of PED use if they are worthy.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2012
  14. Roger Clemens was found not guilty, further exposing Mitchell rep...

    Buster Olney

    Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury, which doesn't mean he did not take performance-enhancing drugs. But as Buster Olney writes, the Clemens verdict further questions the purpose, credibility and execution of the Mitchell report.

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  15. Ryan Braun is putting up MVP numbers, creating a dilemma for vote...

    Buster Olney

    If you looked only at Ryan Braun's numbers, there's no question he should be in the NL MVP discussion. Of course, given his positive steroid test, it's not nearly that easy. Buster Olney writes that Braun is creating an interesting dilemma for voters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  16. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012