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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Matt Adams' long-awaited reward

    Buster Olney

    For Matt Adams, baseball's amateur draft was going to be about confirmation of effort, about reward, for years of work that he had put in amid the hills of Philipsburg, Pa. Adams assumed that he would not get picked in the first three rounds...

    Blog | June 03, 2012
  5. St. Louis Cardinals hitter Matt Adams off to a strong start in th...

    Buster Olney

    Matt Adams knew he wouldn't be an elite pick, but he thought a team would call his name fairly early. But the rounds passed by, and Adams waited. The Cardinals finally called in the 23rd round and, as Buster Olney writes, Adams is now being rewarded.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The Detroit Tigers are the latest example of teams looking to fil...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the trade market has been unusually quiet this spring, and it could indicate a shift is happening throughout baseball. Teams are beginning to value low-cost alternatives more than well-traveled veteran talent.

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  11. Oakland's motive for the Cespedes deal

    Buster Olney

    It's not only casual baseball fans who view the Oakland Athletics' offseason as an unsolvable logic maze. Some rival talent evaluators puzzled and puzzled until their puzzlers were sore on Monday night, after word broke that the Athletics h...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  12. Yoenis Cespedes deal has the Oakland A's looking ahead to 2015 - ...

    Buster Olney

    Given the Oakland Athletics' prior moves this offseason, many fans and talent evaluators were puzzled when the club dished out $36 million for Yoesnis Cespedes. But Buster Olney writes the A's have a clear motive behind the signing of the Cuban slugger.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  13. MLB execs weigh in on the Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder contra...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney polls 10 baseball executives to learn whether they prefer Albert Pujols' deal with the Angels or Prince Fielder's deal with the Tigers. Both have inherent risk, but the true value of the deals won't be determined until the mid-to-late years.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  14. How landscape is shifting away from everyday position players - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the landscape in modern baseball is shifting away from everyday position players and toward players like Ben Zobrist who can man multiple positions and help create favorable matchups on a given day.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  15. Colorado Rockies hope the addition of veterans will help them win...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Colorado Rockies have undergone a substantial culture change this offseason by adding multiple veterans to the clubhouse, including Michael Cuddyer and Marco Scutaro. Will this return the Rockies to the top of the NL West?

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2012
  16. MLB's 10 best starting rotations - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney recalibrates his rankings for the 10 best rotations in baseball since few free agents are still out there to shift things.

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2011