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  1. Managers frustrated with replay system

    Buster Olney

    As managers discussed instant replay prior to the season, they were generally circumspect, understated in their public comments. You got some eye rolls, and privately, some expressed concern, particularly with the challenge system. But...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  2. Matt Williams brings new order to Nats

    Buster Olney

    VIERA, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and some of the other Washington pitchers waited on bullpen mounds here Sunday morning, and somewhere else on the field, the hands of a clock reached the prescribed moment and an air horn sounded --...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  3. Why MLB fought dirty in PED war

    Buster Olney

    Far be it from me to suggest that Bud Selig is a historical companion of Abraham Lincoln, or that Rob Manfred is a modern day William Tecumseh Sherman, but bear with me a moment; there is a parallel to be drawn. After Sherman sacked A...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  4. White Sox place huge bet on Abreu

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- When the Dodgers signed Cuban defector Yasiel Puig to a seven-year, $42 million contract, there were lot of evaluators who thought the deal was reckless, at the very least, and maybe a little insane. And now every team would love to have h...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  5. Robin Ventura was made to manage

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Long before Robin Ventura even knew he wanted to manage, Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams had written down his name as a possible candidate, among other names, in a folder that Williams updates and maintains. Ventura is understated and...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  6. Robin Ventura was made to manage

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Long before Robin Ventura even knew he wanted to manage, Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams had written down his name as a possible candidate, among other names, in a folder that Williams updates and maintains. Ventura is understated and e...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  7. The Chicago White Sox found a manager who fits the modern prototy...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that in Robin Ventura's first season as manager of the Chicago White Sox, he has proved to have all of the necessary qualities a big league skipper needs in the modern game.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2012
  8. A day to remember No. 42

    Buster Olney

    Jerome Williams has played all over the world, and at almost every stop, he has angled to get the same number, not knowing for sure if he would get it. While playing in Puerto Rico, he was second in the pecking order for picking numbers, and the play...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  9. A day to remember Jackie Robinson - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that today is a day to remember the original No. 42, Jackie Robinson.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2012
  10. For Santo, the Hall may finally call

    Buster Olney

    Billy Williams likes to go to Cooperstown early, a few days before the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. On the Friday of the last week in July, he likes to walk through the town in the quiet of the early morning. He looks through the windows of the s...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  11. Billy Williams sees Ron Santo in Hall of Fame - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Billy Williams believes that his longtime friend and former teammate Ron Santo will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame next summer.

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  12. 2011 spring training: Washington Nationals sign Oliver Perez to m...

    Buster Olney

    Oliver Perez has signed a minor league contract with the Nationals, a pro-rated minimum deal.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  13. MLB: With 22 days until pitchers and catchers, Bernie Williams, R...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney provides a slew of notes from the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America dinner Saturday night, including Joey Votto cracking wise at Albert Pujols' expense, Bernie Williams jamming, and jokes about Brian Cashman.

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2011
  14. White Sox beat the domino effect

    Buster Olney

    Adam Dunn has been the fox and the Chicago White Sox have been the hound dogs, pursuing the slugger throughout the summer and into the fall, before Kenny Williams finally got his man with a four-year, $56 million deal yesterday. But there was more t...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  15. MLB: By signing Adam Dunn early, the White Sox beat some potentia...

    Buster Olney

    Adam Dunn wasn't signed for peanuts -- he likely would have stayed in Washington for around $40 million back in May -- but by getting him inked early, the White Sox beat out some possible suitors who are waiting for other deals to drop.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  16. MLB - Deal-makers (GMs) dish on other deal-makers

    Buster Olney

    In many cases, midseason deals come down to the style of deal-makers (GMs) and how they get along. We polled a dozen GMs about the deal-making traits of their peers. Because who would know better? We let them yak anonymously. Because who wants PC answers?

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2010