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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Ruben Amaro and the Phillies could go two ways -- Buster Olney --...

    Buster Olney

    Philadelphia has been extremely underwhelming given the talent all over the roster. And it forces Ruben Amaro to make a decision. Does he make a move to stir up some impatience or wait for talent to get healthy? Buster examines.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  7. Strain between Chicago White Sox's Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams...

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams have always had an interesting relationship, but a World Series title in 2005 may have served as a Band-Aid over a festering situation. Now, in the midst of losing, things seem certain to get messy, or end poorly.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  8. Stephen Strasburg wasted no time in alerting observers about his ...

    Buster Olney

    Everybody who saw Stephen Strasburg last night felt like they were seeing something authentic, something hard to place. Even the plate umpire had to adjust to what he was dealing with. So, too, will the rest of the league.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  9. The MLB draft offers more evidence that teams are targeting quick...

    Buster Olney

    The draft is always a youth movement of sorts, as teams add young talent to their systems. But Buster Olney writes that some teams also clearly view the draft as a chance to make their big league roster better, and soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  10. Shortstop-turned-pitcher making progress

    Buster Olney

    The first time that Sergio Santos took the mound in front of White Sox general manager Kenny Williams and the Chicago staff last spring, he could sense their enthusiasm for what they were watching, for the heavy, boring fastball that he was throwing ...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney: Shortstop-turned-pitcher Sergio Santos is on...

    Buster Olney

    Shortstop-turned-pitcher Sergio Santos is on track to open the season with the Chicago White Sox.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2010
  12. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- Jim Thome gives Joe Torre his Straw m...

    Buster Olney

    It's Strawberry fields for Joe Torre -- at least that's what it means for L.A. to pick up Jim Thome, writes Buster Olney. Plus, what was the reasoning behind Kenny Williams' decision to wave the white flag? It wasn't good poker, at the very least.

    Blog | Conversation | September 01, 2009
  13. The effects of the MLB trade deadline already are on display

    Buster Olney

    You already can see how baseball has shifted ever so slightly after the trade deadline. In places such as San Diego, the reality is bleak, Buster Olney says.

    Blog | Conversation | August 02, 2009