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  1. Samardzija deal sets stage for Price trade

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- David Price's focus is on doing the best he can for the Tampa Bay Rays, he said here Saturday. But every day, there are reminders that he could be in his last hours with Tampa Bay. Players on other teams text him daily to ask whether h...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  2. The big fix for the next Padres GM

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As folks in the baseball world waited for San Diego Padres GM Josh Byrnes to be fired last week, a rival executive ticked off the performances of San Diego's various position players and noted how Murphy's Law was embedded in the e...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  3. Parity killing off the seller's market

    Buster Olney

    The volume of calls and text messages between general managers is growing as teams look to improve through trades, through adding help from outside of the organization. But as has been noted many times since Major League Baseball expanded its play...

    Blog | June 19, 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. Biogenesis could hurt free agents

    Buster Olney

    Much has been made of the possibility that Major League Baseball could announce suspensions for players tied to the Biogenesis case, and how it could greatly affect pennant races. But as the calendar drags on, the chances that the whole issue will sp...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  6. Twins face decision on Glen Perkins

    Buster Olney

    It was a month ago that a longtime scout, in a position of great influence, scanned rosters around Major League Baseball and reached a conclusion. "The guy everybody will want is [Glen] Perkins," he said, referring to the Twins left-handed closer. ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  7. A new low for A's ballpark

    Buster Olney

    "There are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap ... and then there's us" -- Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in "Moneyball" ATLANTA -- Many miles from here, an embarrassment for baseball played out Sunday. If it was an isolate...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  8. Starting pitching market limited

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Since Major League Baseball and the players' association agreed to a new labor deal and MLB followed that up with record-setting television contracts, the clubs -- with money burning a hole in their front-office pockets -- have be...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  9. Examining baseball's most inflammatory situations - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at 10 of baseball's most inflammatory situations this season, including Charlie Manuel's future in Philadelphia and the battle for the L.A. market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  10. Time is gaining on New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that time is gaining on Derek Jeter. How long can he continue to hold up at shortstop for the New York Yankees? Plus, an assortment of news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2013
  11. Houston Astros betting on patience, while Oakland gets deep - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how the Houston Astros are in the midst of an almost historic teardown of the organization. They figure to be bad, but they also must hope fans will be patient enough to stick around.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  12. Top 10 bullpens in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    For most of the first five decades of Major League Baseball, managers preferred to rely on their starting pitchers through the late innings. It wasn't until the '40s and '50s that managers began to regularly use pitchers like Joe Page,...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  13. The 1998 New York Yankees top the best bullpens in MLB history - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 bullpens in baseball history, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Top 10 bullpens in the majors

    Buster Olney

    In rounding out our series of winter top 10 rankings, here are the top 10 bullpens in Major League Baseball (and I'm hedging a little in this category because of the uncertainty about what role one big-time pitcher will have). 1. Atlanta Brav...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  16. Ranking the top 10 bullpens in baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney reveals his ranking of the top 10 bullpens in baseball, with the Atlanta Braves taking the top spot.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2013