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  1. It's now time to see who could be dealing with injuries well into...

    Buster Olney

    We've reached the point in spring when injuries that were mere ailments, the kind of spring training issues that fade as the more serious stuff draws near, are no longer small matters. If you're hurt now, you'll likely be feeling it in April. A report.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  2. In Atlanta, Martin Prado has moved so Dan Uggla can slide in; shi...

    Buster Olney

    It's never easy to tell a good player he needs to find another position, but Atlanta had to do that with Martin Prado when Dan Uggla arrived. Prado is now working in the outfield, and the Braves should be better for it -- once he gets used to the job.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  3. Spring training matters for more to some than others; Buster dist...

    Buster Olney

    For many veterans, and veteran teams, spring training is little more than an exercise in preparation and building. For others, it's about competition and the need to prove a point or two. Buster distinguishes cases from the current spring.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  4. A pair of big names are still trying to find themselves with the ...

    Buster Olney

    For what many consider baseball's best team on paper, there are still concerns. Start with Daisuke Matsuzaka and his changed regimen, or Josh Beckett and what appears to be a loss of command. Can the Red Sox get them right?

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  5. MLB players react to Japan earthquake

    Buster Olney

    A high-ranking baseball executive cut off a phone conversation on Friday morning, before calling back 15 minutes later. "I had to take that call," he said. "It was about our people in Japan." By our people, he meant an extraordinarily wide swath of ...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  6. Buster Olney: MLB players react to news of earthquake in Japan

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players and organizations throughout baseball felt the impact of the earthquake in Japan on Friday. Also: lots of news and observations from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  7. Royal developments

    Buster Olney

    The high-water mark for any traded ballplayer, through the eyes of the executives who acquire him, is probably the day that he is dealt, as Royals general manager Dayton Moore mused on Thursday. After that, hidden weaknesses in any player can become ...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  8. Buster Olney: It's been all about development at Royals camp, and...

    Buster Olney

    It's all about development at Royals camp, but that's not just about the wave of talent set to arrive in the next couple of years. There are roster players who still have a shot to develop into something more, and a sense the system must be kept deep.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  9. Good news, bad news

    Buster Olney

    For some teams, the start of this spring training has been about finding answers to problems, about finding solutions. For other teams, the early signs are ominous. Bad news: The Brewers. For Milwaukee to win, the team must function as designed, wit...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  10. Milwaukee Brewers took a risk in Zack Greinke; New York Yankees t...

    Buster Olney

    The Brewers are counting on Zack Greinke, but he now will be out for a bit. The Yankees are counting on A.J. Burnett, and he's off to a very good spring start as he works on new mechanics. Buster goes through other good-news, bad-news situations.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  11. Jumping the relief market

    Buster Olney

    The contract extension for Matt Thornton came in the middle of spring training, but it was everything that happened in the dead of winter that created this deal. The salary benchmarks haven't moved much for players at other positions in this off...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  12. MLB: Matt Thornton's deal is another indicator that relief costs ...

    Buster Olney

    Based on some of the recent deals in the relief market, Matt Thornton's deal for $14 million practically looks like a bargain. Perhaps this is a new way to go after the market -- extend guys for a couple of well-paid years before they become free agents.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2011
  13. Dodgers reversing last year's failures

    Buster Olney

    There is a new manager in town in Don Mattingly, and maybe the change is the reason the Los Angeles Dodgers' camp feels different this year. Or maybe it's because the core group of young Dodgers -- Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier and Chad Billin...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  14. MLB: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Los Angeles Dodgers look to rebo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Don Mattingly's arrival has breathed new life into Dodgers' camp this spring, but that last year's failures have also led to a renewed dedication from the team's young stars -- Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Chad Billingsley.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2011
  15. Detroit's order protection

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera sat happily on the visitors' bench Thursday, smiling broadly, chatting about how his timing at the plate is off, and how he likes to get about 70 at-bats in spring training to get ready for the season. J...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  16. MLB: Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez won't merely bat behind Migu...

    Buster Olney

    Victor Martinez was picked up by Detroit because they needed somebody to provide balance in the lineup, a bat they could slot in behind Miguel Cabrera. But V-Mart's bigger role may be to stand behind Cabrera as he battles his demons.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2011