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  1. Sizing up offseason salary-dump market

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- August may be over but these are the dog days of player evaluations, the time of year when teams are ready to turn the page, ready to say something hasn't worked and isn't going to work. They're looking for something different. ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. Remaking the Atlanta lineup

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman is now 24 years old and like Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates, he is learning that opposing pitchers have decided they simply have no reason to give him anything to hit. Going into Sunday's game, Freeman had seen the thir...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  3. Lack of patience hurting Braves offense

    Buster Olney

    From the time the Braves added brothers Justin and B.J. Upton to a lineup that already included Dan Uggla, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman, they seemed like a science experiment built for this question: How many strikeouts can one lineup generate w...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. Players, teams in need of strong springs

    Buster Olney

    Eduardo Perez spoke on the podcast Thursday about how his perspective on spring training changed after Tino Martinez joined the Cardinals in 2002. The numbers don't count, the wins and losses evaporate once the regular-season starts, but what Perez t...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  5. Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves discussing Justin Upton trad...

    Buster Olney

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are seriously discussing a trade of Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday evening, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  6. Braves take gamble with Upton

    Buster Olney

    On Aug. 10 of the 2012 season, B.J. Upton had 10 homers, to go along with a .298 on-base percentage. At that trajectory, he was on pace for a season of 15 homers, 155 strikeouts, a .378 slugging percentage and 30 stolen bases. It wasn't long aft...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  7. Atlanta Braves took a big gamble signing B.J. Upton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Atlanta Braves took a big gamble signing B.J. Upton, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  8. Phillies, Yankees and Red Sox could all make trades

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes possible moves coming up at the MLB trade deadline, including where Carlos Beltran and B.J. Upton may land.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  9. Where Carlos Beltran, B.J. Upton may be dealt at MLB trade deadli...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes possible moves upcoming at the MLB trade deadline, including where Carlos Beltran and B.J. Upton may land.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2011
  10. MLB - Tampa Bay Rays remain open to any deadline trade

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains the Tampa Bay Rays' trade deadline philosophy and why they remain open to dealing any of their top players, including B.J. Upton and James Shields.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  11. MLB -- It may be that a leader is emerging for the Tampa Bay Rays...

    Buster Olney

    The way Evan Longoria handled a recent case in the kangaroo court that is the everyday MLB clubhouse brings to mind the way Derek Jeter once did the same for the Yankees. It could also be a good sign for a Rays team with a leadership void.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2010
  12. Powell a perfect complement

    Buster Olney

    Dallas Braden struck out B.J. Upton to end the top of the eighth inning Sunday, and catcher Landon Powell jogged back to the dugout, ball in hand. On most days, he would have idly flipped it into the stands. But not on this day. Not with a perfect ga...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  13. Buster Olney: Landon Powell proved to be the perfect battery mate...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody knows more intimately what it took for Dallas Braden to throw a perfect game than the guy putting down the signs. Landon Powell relays to Buster what he was thinking, before, during and after Dallas Braden's perfect game.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  14. MLB -- Buster Olney: Tampa Bay Rays bring a pace that most teams,...

    Buster Olney

    Tampa Bay is already a phenomenally talented team -- a glance at the roster could tell anybody as much. But the style the Rays play, with players flying around the basepaths, is causing problems for the opposition. Talent is great, but speed kills.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2010
  15. MLB -- Buster Olney -- With a new grip and a new workout program,...

    Buster Olney

    With a new workout program and a new grip on an old pitch, Scott Kazmir is looking to reinvigorate his career while still young. Plus, what B.J. Upton is doing to bounce back, how good Miguel Cabrera looks (and feels), why Blanton's deal still puzzles.

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2010