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  1. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  2. A purposeful plan for the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    When Brian McCann arrived at Yankee Stadium earlier this week to prepare for his introductory news conference, club officials were struck by how excited he was, how invested he was. He sounded to them as if he couldn't wait for spring training to sta...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  3. 'Victims' of the qualifying offer

    Buster Olney

    There are always unexpected consequences with each labor agreement, and the most notable shift under the current deal is the draft-pick compensation drag: So many teams have become fully invested in drafting and developing that they shy away from som...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  4. Miguel Cabrera plots against pain

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- This is the 25th anniversary of Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series, when none of us -- Jack Buck, first and foremost -- could believe what we just saw. In the moments leading up to that at-bat, Gibson had taken some swings ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  5. Beltran will be in demand this winter

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Carlos Beltran was in a reflective mood in conversation earlier this year, and as he talked, it was apparent that he is very aware of where he stands in his career. He knows he won't be playing for much longer. He knows where he st...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  6. Carlos Beltran looking out for his legacy

    Buster Olney

    PHILADELPHIA -- Carlos Beltran waited for his turn in batting practice Sunday evening, and talked about his future. Beltran turns 36 on Wednesday, and as he acknowledged, you do start to think about legacy as you get older. Beltran has 2,081 car...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  7. Carlos Beltran has an uncertain future with the St. Louis Cardina...

    Buster Olney

    Carlos Beltran wants to secure his legacy, but it doesn't seem like that will happen in St. Louis. Buster Olney looks at what's next for Beltran after 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  8. The market for Carlos Beltran

    Buster Olney

    The Carlos Beltran trade didn't work out for the Giants, who surrendered their top pitching prospect for the veteran switch-hitter only to see him get hurt early in his tenure with the team. San Francisco was basically out of contention the last...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  9. The market for Carlos Beltran has been cut down to five teams - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the field of bidders to land Carlos Beltran has been cut down to five teams.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  10. Phillies, Yankees and Red Sox could all make trades

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes possible moves coming up at the MLB trade deadline, including where Carlos Beltran and B.J. Upton may land.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  11. McCann injury paves way for Beltran deal

    Buster Olney

    The Atlanta Braves survived 19 innings and won Tuesday night, aided at the end by a terrible call. But in the big picture, the night was not good for the Braves, because they lost All-Star catcher Brian McCann -- an MVP candidate in the National Leag...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  12. MLB - Carlos Beltran could be traded to Atlanta Braves

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the injury Tuesday night to Brian McCann has paved the way for Carlos Beltran to be traded to the Braves for one of their top pitching prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  13. Surveying the MLB trade landscape

    Buster Olney

    At a time when the Mets want a star prospect for Carlos Beltran and the Astros are looking for an enormous package of young players for Hunter Pence, someone like Reed Johnson is the Chevy amid the luxury lot. He's pounded left-handed pitchers t...

    Blog | July 24, 2011
  14. Where Carlos Beltran, B.J. Upton may be dealt at MLB trade deadli...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes possible moves upcoming at the MLB trade deadline, including where Carlos Beltran and B.J. Upton may land.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2011
  15. Carlos Beltran trade comes with a catch

    Buster Olney

    The Mets are right to feel that Carlos Beltran is the best available hitter on the trade market, considering his experience, and so it's understandable why they're telling other teams that they'd like a top prospect in return for him; ...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  16. MLB - Carlos Beltran trade talks become complicated

    Buster Olney

    Carlos Beltran is clearly the top outfielder available on the trade market, but rival GMs believe Beltran's value is significantly less than what the Mets are indicating, because there is no consolation prize attached to him after he becomes a free agent.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2011