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  1. The 30 Linchpin Players of 2014

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals would love for a strong season from Matt Adams, but you know what? If he requires more time to settle in as a regular, they've got enough other parts to win without a big contribution from the first baseman. The same could be said for R...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  2. Three contenders most in need of help

    Buster Olney

    With little more than a day before the trade deadline, these are the contenders most desperately in need of help: 1. Texas Rangers Really, it's not even a debate; they need help. Yes, they added Matt Garza last week, but their offense has bee...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  3. Ranking strength of AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. - When the late, great Mike Flanagan served in the Baltimore Orioles' leadership in 2005, the team got off to a strong start, winning 30 of their first 46 games. I called "Flanny" in late May and asked him whether he thought they...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  4. MLB - Buster Olney ranks strength of American League schedules

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says the Kansas City Royals have the toughest schedule in the American League.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  5. Offseason decisions for all 30 teams

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- As Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News writes, free agency begins today for Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton and others, given the changes in the system. Marco Scutaro will still have images of his World Series-winning single dancing i...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  6. Early looks at big offseason decisions facing all 30 teams - MLB

    Buster Olney

    With the World Series complete and the 2012 season in the rearview mirror, Buster Olney takes an early look at decisions facing all 30 teams this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  7. Why Rangers can't trade Profar, Olt

    Buster Olney

    Only the St. Louis Cardinals have a greater run differential than the Texas Rangers, and the Rangers rank fourth in the majors in runs. It's not as if Ron Washington's lineup is like the Houston Astros north. But cracks in that relentles...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  8. Texas Rangers need pitching, but they can't deal their top prospe...

    Buster Olney

    The Texas Rangers could use another pitcher before the trade deadline passes, but it can't come at the expense of top prospects Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt. As Buster Olney writes, the Rangers may need them to remake their lineup soon.

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  9. The Mets' new big-picture strategy

    Buster Olney

    In the summer of 2006, as construction began on Citi Field, the New York Mets ' payroll was a little more than $100 million. The beams and the walls went up quickly, and so did the club's payroll, as the Wilpons anticipated the windfall fro...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  10. New York Mets will build slowly as they dig out of financial hole...

    Buster Olney

    It wasn't long ago that the Mets were opening a new ballpark and expanding payroll. The days were bright. But the Bernie Madoff scandal crushed the team's finances, and now, Buster Olney writes, the club has a new strategy to work its way back.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  11. Jake Peavy and other marketable starters

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy won a Cy Young Award years ago and pitched in memorable playoff games, and when he tells stories, he speaks with the perspective of someone about to take the field in an old-timers game. It's easy to forget that Peavy is only 30 years...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  12. Jake Peavy and other starting pitchers with trade value - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy is healthy again, and he's proving just how good a pitcher he can be. He's also proving he has trade value. As Buster Olney writes, Peavy is among a handful of starting pitchers who could be marketable at the deadline this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  13. A positive change for David Price

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- We had such great plans on "Sunday Night Baseball" to demonstrate baseball's trendsetters at work. The Tampa Bay Rays have taken the use of defensive shifts to the next level this year -- employing the alignments six times mo...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  14. David Price has improved by developing and trusting his changeup ...

    Buster Olney

    David Price was already one of baseball's best young starters coming into the season, and as Buster Olney writes, we are seeing improvement in Price as he learns to develop and trust his changeup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  15. Comparing the Pujols and Fielder deals

    Buster Olney

    No other free-agent position player came within $50 million of the deals that Albert Pujols ($246 million, according to the union's calculation) and Prince Fielder ($214 million) signed this winter. No, check that: No other free-agent positi...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  16. MLB execs weigh in on the Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder contra...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney polls 10 baseball executives to learn whether they prefer Albert Pujols' deal with the Angels or Prince Fielder's deal with the Tigers. Both have inherent risk, but the true value of the deals won't be determined until the mid-to-late years.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2012