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  1. The 1997 Atlanta Braves top the best rotations in MLB history - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 rotations in baseball in today's blog, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2013
  2. Chase Headley is drawing interest across baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Padres may have to deal Chase Headley, because the market for his services, and his contract, may never be better than it is now.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  3. Previewing the AL trade market

    Buster Olney

    No team illustrates the whole buying/selling quandary better than the Tampa Bay Rays. They reside in third place in baseball's toughest division, sitting behind the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles and in front of the Boston Red Sox and To...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  4. What every American League team could do at the trade deadline - ...

    Buster Olney

    Is the Rays' window for a World Series run slowly closing? Do the Rangers need to make a move now while they still have Josh Hamilton? Buster Olney previews what every American League team could do at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  5. Should Braun receive NL MVP votes?

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- Baseball writers who have votes for each of the major awards are told to submit their ballot the day after the end of the regular season, so there are roughly 14 weeks left to decide. But surely these numbers for a particular player, if...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  6. Ryan Braun is putting up MVP numbers, creating a dilemma for vote...

    Buster Olney

    If you looked only at Ryan Braun's numbers, there's no question he should be in the NL MVP discussion. Of course, given his positive steroid test, it's not nearly that easy. Buster Olney writes that Braun is creating an interesting dilemma for voters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  7. Mysteries of MLB's new draft format

    Buster Olney

    Major League Baseball's draft begins Monday. After months of preparation, executives will finally get a chance to see the unveiling of mysteries -- which have nothing to do with players' skills. This is the first year of the negotiated dr...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  8. New MLB draft system will send teams looking for new loopholes - ...

    Buster Olney

    This year, MLB teams are faced with stricter rules -- and harsher penalties for breaking them -- in regards to spending in the draft. As Buster Olney writes, this will likely send teams looking for loopholes and new ways to allocate draft dollars.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  9. Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves are two clubs with opposi...

    Buster Olney

    It's a jovial atmosphere in the Nationals' clubhouse right now, and as Buster Olney writes, the same can't be said about the Braves -- they are simply trying to survive.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  10. The reward waiting for Cole Hamels

    Buster Olney

    The answer, in the end, was that the Washington Nationals did not try to hit Cole Hamels with a baseball in response to the left-hander's admission that he had drilled Bryce Harper on purpose. The Nationals didn't hit him with their bats...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  11. Cole Hamels is setting himself up for a mega deal in free agency ...

    Buster Olney

    By passing up the chance to sign an extension with the Phillies, Cole Hamels essentially doubled down on himself. As Buster Olney writes, that bet is about to pay off in a big, big way.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  12. The historic price of Yu

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish is the most expensive right-handed pitcher in baseball history. Not that he's receiving all of that money, of course. The Texas Rangers are paying a $51.7 million posting fee to the Nippon Ham Fighters, and on top of that, Darvish ...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  13. Texas Rangers signed Yu Darvish to a historic six-year deal - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that before Yu Darvish throws his first MLB pitch, he's already become the most expensive right-handed pitcher in MLB history. And as some speculate, with Darvish's deal now done, are the Texas Rangers free to go after Prince Fielder?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  14. MLB's invisible salary-floor line

    Buster Olney

    There is no hard salary floor established in the labor agreement, no specific minimum dollar amount that teams are required to spend. But there is an understanding between Major League Baseball and the players' association that the 30 teams will...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  15. By signing Coco Crisp, the Oakland A's inched closer to MLB's inv...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while there is no set salary floor in the labor agreement, Major League Baseball and the players' association have a figure in mind that they would like teams to spend. The A's are dangerously close to not meeting the number.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  16. Rays top New Year's Power Rankings

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder remains unsigned, and if he landed with the Washington Nationals or Texas Rangers, there would immediately be a shift in the baseball landscape. Ryan Madson would boost any team that lands him. The Detroit Tigers, among other teams, ar...

    Blog | January 01, 2012