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  1. Phillies hurt long term by informing NCAA

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- For the third consecutive day, the Philadelphia Phillies did not comment on the decision to inform the NCAA that the college juniors they drafted in the fifth and sixth rounds last summer -- Oregon State pitcher Ben Wetzler and Wash...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  2. Konerko situation tricky for White Sox

    Buster Olney

    Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf talked about the terrible season his club had, and said flatly that Paul Konerko can make the decision on whether to return for 2014. From his interview with WSCR-AM, on Konerko: "It's truly Paul's option," Re...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  3. Melky Cabrera's decision on NL batting title could open up Pandor...

    Buster Olney

    The decision by the players' association to pave the way for Melky Cabrera to vacate any claim to the NL batting title could open a Pandora's box for MLB that will never be closed, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2012
  4. The effect of Operation Shutdown

    Buster Olney

    At the All-Star Game, a longtime star asked me, "Are the Nationals really going to do shut [Stephen] Strasburg down?" I told him yes, they're really going to do it, and he was amazed by the decision, and talked about how he would have even more...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  5. The Nationals can survive the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals, particularly Davey Johnson, will not waiver from their plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg. And they can contend for a World Series in spite of it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  6. Detroit Tigers are adamant about Miguel Cabrera playing third bas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers seem adamant about trying Miguel Cabrera at third base, although there is widespread skepticism about the decision throughout the industry.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  7. 'The Decision' of Albert Pujols

    Buster Olney

    Anyone who played Batman and Robin with a friend as a kid will know why it's so very important to get this question answered: If Albert Pujols takes his talents to South Beach, joining Heath Bell and Jose Reyes, is he the LeBron James of the tri...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  8. Will Albert Pujols join Marlins to form Miami's next Big Three? -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if Albert Pujols joins the Marlins, Miami will have the town's next Big Three, with Pujols being LeBron James, Jose Reyes being Dwyane Wade and Heath Bell being Chris Bosh. Plus the latest on C.J. Wilson and Prince Fielder.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2011
  9. MLB - Milwaukee Brewers' plan pays off

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the decision the Milwaukee Brewers made prior to the season to commit to winning now -- a plan that involved hanging on to Prince Fielder -- paid off on Friday as the team clinched the NL Central.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2011
  10. The Chicago pressure for Albert Pujols

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The decision that Albert Pujols makes in the fall, after he becomes a free agent, will not become "The Decision," he has said. There will be no hour-long special, with Pujols telling everybody he will be taking his talents to the North...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  11. Chicago's Northsiders could face a lot of pressure to make a run ...

    Buster Olney

    Chicago not only has a lot of money coming off the books at the end of the season, the Cubs could have more motivation than any team in the league to take Albert Pujols out of St. Louis. And Buster thinks owner Tom Ricketts will feel the pressure.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2011
  12. Arizona's owners bear the burden

    Buster Olney

    The decision to hire A.J. Hinch as manager was a risk for Arizona general manager Josh Byrnes because Hinch had no experience, and even if Hinch showed signs he might be the next Bobby Cox, the choice was like going all-in in poker. If the Diamondba...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  13. MLB - Arizona is winning the game of finger-pointing and needs a ...

    Buster Olney

    When Josh Byrnes hired A.J. Hinch to be the manager of the Diamondbacks, he knew that the performance of the team would more than ever be linked to his decisions. With Byrnes and Hinch gone, ownership now faces the same scrutiny.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2010
  14. Atlanta Braves' Jonny Venters leads this group of breakthrough or...

    Buster Olney

    Like so many others, Jonny Venters has found his stride as a pitcher in a new role. Now he's working out of the 'pen. But while so many get relegated to the bullpen, Venters made the decision himself, and it has paid off for the Braves.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2010
  15. John Smoltz's performance may force decisions from both him and t...

    Buster Olney

    It's hard enough to admit when it might be time to walk away, but when a pennant race is a factor, the decision may no longer be your own. John Smoltz might be facing that reality, writes Buster Olney. Plus a tribute to a sportswriting legend.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2009
  16. Rays win streak affecting Price trade talk

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The Tampa Bay Rays keep complicating an already wrenching decision -- by winning. Their sweep of the Minnesota Twins over the weekend cut their deficit in the American League East to 7.5 games and in the wild-card race to six game...

    Blog | July 21, 2014