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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. Kansas City Royals send ex-No. 1 pick Luke Hochevar to bullpen

    The Kansas City Royals are sending former No. 1 overall draft pick Luke Hochevar to the bullpen after more than five seasons of shaky results in the starting rotation.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  3. Boston Red Sox relieve Bob McClure of pitching coach duty

    Joe McDonald

    The Boston Red Sox announced Monday that pitching coach Bob McClure has been relieved of his duties.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  4. Joakim Soria of Kansas City Royals to have elbow surgery, miss 20...

    Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the season.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  5. Notes: Alexi Ogando will pitch in B game

    Master Tesfatsion

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers manager Ron Washington has opted to start pitcher Alexi Ogando in Sunday's B game. Ogando will pitch three innings. Washington made the decision so Ogando could be comfortable and get in his innings of work. "We want ...

    Blog | March 10, 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. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Detroit Tigers plan to skip Rick Porcello's next start in rotatio...

    Tigers manager Jim Leyland says he's skipping Rick Porcello's next turn in the rotation and insists the rookie's last two starts did not factor in the decision.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2009
  15. Gibbons, Guillen suspensions put on hold for 10 days

    Major League Baseball has put the suspensions of Baltimore's Jay Gibbons and Kansas City's Jose Guillen on hold for 10 days. The decision gives players and owners more time to reach an agreement to toughen their drug rules.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2008
  16. Royals manager Bell to resign at end of season

    The Royals have shown signs of improvement this season, but manager Buddy Bell won't be around as manager if Kansas City contends in the AL Central again.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2007