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  1. Arizona's unrealistic expectations

    Buster Olney

    Titles mean far less than practical power, and the simple truth is that Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers lost his power when Arizona hired Tony La Russa. Towers was hired after Jerry Dipoto stepped in on an interim basis after Josh B...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  2. Tony La Russa's new spring objective

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- Some first impressions from spring training: 1. Tony La Russa looked incredibly relaxed as he chatted in Tigers manager Jim Leyland's office on Tuesday, leaning back in a chair and trading verbal jabs with his longtime friend....

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  3. Early impressions from spring training camps - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Tony La Russa has a different goal in mind this spring and is not missing managing, at least not yet. La Russa looks relaxed and is intent on learning more about front-office operation and other areas of the game.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  4. A diversion for Tony La Russa

    Buster Olney

    A veteran infielder joined the Cardinals years ago, after 10 years in the major leagues, and on the day of St. Louis' first exhibition game of the spring, he crossed paths with Tony La Russa in the dugout. "Tony, how you doing today?" the playe...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  5. Chris Carpenter, Game 7 pitching decision loom for Cardinals - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if the Cardinals win Game 6, Tony La Russa will have a very tough decision to make regarding whether he should start Chris Carpenter on short rest in Game 7.

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2011
  6. A window into La Russa's thinking

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The tale of the Cardinals' phone fiasco in Game 5 is now so fraught with seeming inconsistencies and illogical threads of thought that nothing Tony La Russa says, going forward, will ever satisfy 100 percent of the fans and media. T...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  7. A window into Tony La Russa's thinking - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as Tony La Russa answered questions Tuesday about Game 5's bullpen phone fiasco, we also got a window into how he views several aspects of the game.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  8. St. Louis' unique bullpen philosophy

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals have a strong bullpen, but they do not have a closer. Not in the traditional sense, anyway, with someone anointed as The Closer. Tony La Russa has managed great closers in the past, from Dennis Eckersley to Jason Isringhau...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  9. St. Louis Cardinals' unique bullpen approach - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that St. Louis' relievers have embraced Tony La Russa's 2011 bullpen philosophy, which features no set roles and each pitcher being ready at all times. Plus, Theo Epstein and CC Sabathia updates, and Buster's World Series pick.

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  10. The banged-up NL Central

    Buster Olney

    Right after starter Adam Wainwright was lost for the season, manager Tony La Russa said nobody would feel sorry for the St. Louis Cardinals, and that despite the crushing nature of that injury, the team would just have to plow ahead, because there wi...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  11. MLB: Following injury to St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright, re...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that following the injury to St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright, the rest of the NL Central's contenders have begun to deal with injuries of their own. As a result, Cards manager Tony La Russa is feeling good about his team's chances.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2011
  12. MLB - Examining Kansas City Royals trade partners for starter Zac...

    Buster Olney

    As the ALCS and NLCS unfold, Buster Olney evaluates every possible landing spot for Zack Greinke.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2010
  13. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- After loss, Tony La Russa's future un...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody will know how the St. Louis Cardinals' season might have ended if the third out hadn't escaped them in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 2, if that little looping line drive had hit Matt Holliday in the pocket of his mitt instead of in th...

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2009
  14. Perez, Motte vying to become Cardinals' closer

    Buster Olney

    Jason Isringhausen earned 217 saves over seven seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, but now he is gone and manager Tony La Russa is left to identify a closer -- a problem which ultimately devastated the team in 2008. But because of decisions by the ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2009
  15. 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