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  1. Who is at fault for the Santana impasse?

    Buster Olney

    It's worth documenting, again, all that Ervin Santana did well last year: • Only 24 starting pitchers who qualified for the ERA title posted a lower number than his 3.24. • Only 19 pitchers had a lower WHIP. • Hi...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  2. Jimenez signing keeps O's in contention

    Buster Olney

    The concern within the Baltimore Orioles' organization, as the negotiations with Ubaldo Jimenez began percolating over the last 48 hours, was that the Boston Red Sox or Toronto Blue Jays would snag the right-hander. The Red Sox, after all, had kno...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  3. A predictable bidding war

    Buster Olney

    Bronson Arroyo has been like baseball's version of an old, dependable pickup truck. The odometer is well over 100,000 miles at this point, but year after year, he always starts, in all kinds of weather... 2004: 27 starts, 178.2 innings 2005: 32 s...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  4. Top 10 defenses in the majors

    Buster Olney

    There probably has been more focus on evaluating and maximizing defensive efficiency than any other part of baseball in the last five years. If we're looking for explanations about why offensive production has been declining, increased defensive prod...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  5. Orioles facing a run of tough choices

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have won the World Series three times in the past 10 seasons. The Yankees have made the playoffs all but two seasons since 1995, capitalizing on a record payroll. The Tampa Bay Rays are generally viewed within the industry as having the b...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  6. Mets' struggles creating value

    Buster Olney

    The New York Mets' loss Friday was the 87th of their season. And it was a really important loss. With that defeat, the Mets moved back into position to have the No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft -- and if this holds over the last two days of the regul...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  7. Roy Halladay's World Series quest

    Buster Olney

    It's worth remembering how much Roy Halladay wanted to pitch for the Phillies, in successfully pushing for a trade to Philadelphia prior to the 2010 season. If he had waited to become a free agent at the end of that season, he might have been in line...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  8. More questions for Braun

    Buster Olney

    About 10 minutes before the start of a "Sunday Night Baseball" game in Baltimore on June 30, Chris Davis finished his pregame routine and stopped alongside the photo well, where I was sitting. Davis had something on his mind. Earlier in the day, h...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  9. Winter ball worries; top 10 moves

    Buster Olney

    Every winter, teams encourage players to go to winter ball to learn, to play, and the vast majority of those who join a team in the Dominican Republic or Venezuela or Mexico or Puerto Rico talk about how much they glean from the experience. The Wh...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  10. August trade candidates across MLB

    Buster Olney

    The names have started passing through the waiver wires, and there will be a lot of deals this month, some general managers are predicting. More players will change hands as more teams wave the white flag on the 2013 season and try to save a little m...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  11. The great white-flag debate

    Buster Olney

    Before the trade deadline in 1996, then-Orioles general manager Pat Gillick assessed his team and decided to blow it up. He arranged trades of Bobby Bonilla and David Wells, believing that Baltimore's organization needed an injection of prospects for...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  12. Ranking schedule strength

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- General managers look at strength of schedule all the time; players and managers almost never look at it, because they're in the fight and focused on the micro, rather than the macro. But the GMs are always watching the upcoming slate o...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  13. 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
  14. NL trade deadline preview

    Buster Olney

    The perception in some corners around baseball is that the Chicago Cubs fared well in their trade of Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday. "They turned a one-year rental into pieces that can help [going forward]," said an AL evaluator. "The...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  15. Gausman learning as he goes

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman has a gift for speaking anecdotally, remembering details as if he was drawing from a mental picture. Which is really great for him, because he may be a witness to history, in his first year in the major leag...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  16. How the Chris Davis deal got done

    Buster Olney

    Chris Davis' major league salary was a little more than $400,000 when the Baltimore Orioles acquired him in their deal with the Texas Rangers in the summer of 2011, but really, it came down to money -- but not his money, which now looks crazy, consid...

    Blog | June 22, 2013