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  1. Already Dodgers' Friedman has hole to fix

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays' record of drafting in Andrew Friedman's time as their general manager was spotty, including the moment when they passed on Buster Posey and chose infielder Tim Beckham. There also were mistakes on free agents such as Pat Burrell. ...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  2. Dodgers matching Padres' moves, subtly

    Buster Olney

    The Padres' tidal wave of moves has advanced them from unwatchable to a team that we'll all be paying attention to in 2015, because of the stature of the players involved. Matt Kemp, MVP runner-up. Two-time All-Star Justin Upton. All-Star catcher Der...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  3. Dodgers could flex muscles with Moncada

    Buster Olney

    Over the past few years, the financial power of the Dodgers' current ownership group has mostly manifested itself in the good old-fashioned way, with big contracts for individual players such as Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Clayton Kershaw, or in play...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  4. Dodgers' makeover extreme -- and needed

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- The new inhabitants of the Dodgers' front office are well aware of the media portrayal of them as nerds wielding mechanical pencils stuffed into pocket protectors. "The sooner we get past us being the story," one Dodgers official said, "...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  5. Dodgers at a crossroads with Jon Lester

    Buster Olney

    If the Dodgers really want Jon Lester and he doesn't have any personal objections to playing in Los Angeles, a rival evaluator mused Thursday, then the Dodgers will get him. Plain and simple. Their pile of money is much larger than any team other tha...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  6. Andrew Friedman's to-do list with Dodgers

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Andrew Friedman takes over as president of baseball operations for a Los Angeles Dodgers franchise that has a payroll three times larger than what he's worked with in the past, with an all-time great pitcher in Clayton Kershaw and a ...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  7. Can Andrew Friedman thrive in L.A.?

    Buster Olney

    Editor's note: Buster originally wrote this Friday, Oct. 10. It has been updated to reflect the Dodgers' hiring of Friedman on Tuesday. L.A. has seen Andrew Friedman's story before. In the movies. Friedman, the longtime general manager of the T...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  8. Two small-market clubs going all-in

    Buster Olney

    When the New York Yankees really go for it, when they unleash their financial might in an effort to protect their brand and win a championship, that means firing almost a half-billion dollars at the best and most expensive players. Two...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  9. Clock is ticking on a David Price trade

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have been baseball's version of Seabiscuit over the past six seasons, the plucky team with the diminutive payroll racing and often winning against War Admirals such as the Yankees and Red Sox. Logic tells us that the Rays should...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  10. Wade Davis the key to trade for K.C.

    Buster Olney

    As soon as Wade Davis saw Andrew Friedman's phone number pop up on his caller ID on Sunday evening, he knew what it meant even before answering. Friedman explained that Davis had been traded, and the two spoke heartfelt words. Davis really likes...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  11. For Kansas City Royals Wade Davis is the key to trade with the Ta...

    Buster Olney

    When all is said and done, Wade Davis will be the key to the big trade the Royals just made with the Rays, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  12. Evan Longoria keeps it under control

    Buster Olney

    Truth be told, Rays general manager Andrew Friedman doesn't really remember much about Evan Longoria from the first time he watched him play. Friedman, in preparation for the 2005 draft, had gone to watch a college shortstop named Troy Tulowitz...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  13. The Evan Longoria extension maintains an approach that he and the...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Evan Longoria extension in Tampa Bay is consistent with an approach that the player has had all along, something the team appreciates.

    Blog | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  14. MLB - Andrew Friedman, Theo Epstein should be coveted this winter...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that heading into an offseason with big names like Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder hitting the free-agent market, teams could gain an advantage by investing in front office personnel instead. Plus, playoff notes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2011
  15. Andrew Friedman faces a tough decision

    Buster Olney

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman once aptly compared his work to that of Sisyphus, the king doomed to constantly push a boulder up a hill, only to see it roll back down. Year after year, Cashman and Boston general manager Theo Epstein are now ex...

    Blog | August 21, 2011
  16. Where Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman could go

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why Tampa Bay Rays GM has a difficult decision to make, as to whether he leaves to run another team. The Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are both possible destinations.

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2011