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  1. AL trade deadline preview

    Buster Olney

    Rival executives strongly believe that at most, Matt Garza has four to five starts remaining with the Chicago Cubs -- but probably fewer than that, because he has quickly developed into the most marketable, most sought-after starting pitcher, with a ...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  2. Orioles' Buck Showalter and A's Bob Melvin favorites for AL Manag...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Baltimore and Oakland both came from out of nowhere to make the playoffs. Now, Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin are in a close race for AL Manager of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers officially have new owners, and changes are o...

    Buster Olney

    The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers will officially be announced today. As Buster Olney writes, there will be significant change coming to the franchise, possibly beginning by recommitting to scouting efforts in the international market.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  4. With Stephen Drew recovering from injury, the Diamondbacks may ha...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Stephen Drew unlikely to be ready by Opening Day, Arizona may be forced to come up with an immediate replacement. This isn't a pressing issue for the D-backs, but crucial long-term decisions hinge on Drew's health.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  5. Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says the full story of his drug tes...

    Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider Buster Olney writes that the world is all ears after Ryan Braun declared that the "real story" about his drug test and appeal is not out there.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  6. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  7. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  8. 30 teams, 30 questions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    Heading into spring training, every general manager has a list of questions that he wants answered. Whether that's seeing if a player has rebounded from surgery or if an aging veteran has any gas left in the tank. It might be a position battle that n...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  9. Early impressions from spring training camps - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Tony La Russa has a different goal in mind this spring and is not missing managing, at least not yet. La Russa looks relaxed and is intent on learning more about front-office operation and other areas of the game.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  10. The Yankees' 'big' addition

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- CC Sabathia, a redwood of a pitcher at 6-foot-7, has a pants inseam of 36 inches. Ivan Nova, who is about 6-5, has an inseam of 40 inches. "But I have it that long because I wear my pants long," Nova explained, saying his legs really a...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  11. Michael Pineda opened eyes on his first day in New York Yankees c...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that on his first day of spring training with the New York Yankees, Michael Pineda drew attention for his size and physical ability. Pineda has the chance to become a front-of-the-rotation starter alongside CC Sabathia.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  12. Seattle's hope for a new season

    Buster Olney

    In the midst of the Seattle Mariners' historically bad offensive showing last summer, a professional scout learned that he had been asked to track Seattle for a few days, and he was upset about it. Aesthetically, he found them to be excruciating...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  13. Seattle Mariners enter 2012 with offensive improvement on their m...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Seattle Mariners begin spring training with offensive improvement their main priority. Seattle will continue to have quality pitching, but it desperately needs to score more runs in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2012
  14. The winter's top 10 value moves

    Buster Olney

    Johnny Damon is still looking for a job, and so is Manny Ramirez, but almost all of the winter money has been spent -- and about half of it went to three players. There has been approximately $1.27 billion on free agents this offseason. Albert Puj...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  15. Ryan Madson to the Cincinnati Reds, and other good value moves of...

    Buster Olney

    Large sums of money were spent this winter, with the bulk of it thrown at Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes. But Buster Olney writes that good value was available in under-the-radar deals. Here are the top 10 from the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  16. 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