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  1. Toughest lineup quandaries in MLB

    Buster Olney

    When Joe Torre managed, he jotted down lineups in his time away from the park, mulling over various possibilities, internally debating certain combinations. In other words: He was like a lot of baseball fans and reporters, who like to think throug...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  2. Top 10 storylines to watch in 2014

    Buster Olney

    Tim Kurkjian had it right last spring when he said the hardest thing to predict in 2013 was who was going to finish fifth in the AL East. Many folks thought it would be the Boston Red Sox, and instead, they won the World Series with a group of invest...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  3. Top 10 teams in the majors

    Buster Olney

    As 2013 becomes 2014, here's a look at the top 10 teams in MLB. 1. Detroit Tigers Some of the teams that employ advanced metrics determined at the end of the last regular season that the Tigers were the best team in the American League -- by fa...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  4. Many teams capable of a big move

    Buster Olney

    The Mariners have spent about $250 million this offseason, and the Yankees more than $300 million. Most of the best free agents have come off the board, and as general managers rushed out of the building with the dolphin on the top to catch flights o...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  5. Big concerns for playoff-bound clubs

    Buster Olney

    Even for teams that know they are going to play October games, questions hover. Such as ... Boston Red Sox: What's the status of Jacoby Ellsbury? He met with reporters Wednesday, Alex Speier among them, and Ellsbury said he can't wait...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  6. 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
  7. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  8. The biggest storylines of 2013

    Buster Olney

    As we count down the last days of 2012 armed with eggnog, here's a look ahead to the biggest storylines of 2013: 1. The fate of the '13 Los Angeles Dodgers The new ownership group took over with a vengeance, investing $650 million in play...

    Blog | December 25, 2012
  9. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the steroid debate, the Blue Jays and ot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a shot at predicting the key storylines of the 2013 season. Will the Dodgers win big? Will the Jays remain favorites? What will the Hall of Fame vote look like?

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2012
  10. Ripple effects of Choo-Bauer deal

    Buster Olney

    Executives cling to highly talented young pitchers these days like family heirlooms, precious and almost irreplaceable. Big-market teams like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees sometimes struggle to gain access to those types of pitchers because...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  11. Three-way trade featuring Shin-Soo Choo, Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubb...

    Buster Olney

    The three-way trade featuring Shin-Soo Choo, Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius will have major impact beyond the teams involved, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  12. Handicapping the Josh Hamilton market

    Buster Olney

    This is what Josh Hamilton achieved in 2012: 43 homers, tied for the second-most in the majors. One hundred twenty-eight RBIs, which ranked second in the majors. One hundred three runs; only seven players scored more. He finished fifth in the America...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  13. Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox among potential landing spot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney polls MLB evaluators and agents to get a sense of where Josh Hamilton will sign.

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  14. A surplus of catching for the Red Sox

    Buster Olney

    Catching jobs are open all over the place, so much so that it feels like one giant game of musical chairs. The New York Yankees need a catcher, so do the Texas Rangers, and the Tampa Bay Rays are always looking. Boston's signing of David Ross t...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  15. Do the Boston Red Sox now have a surplus of catching? - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after signing David Ross, the Boston Red Sox may have a surplus of catching. Plus, news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2012
  16. L.A.'s vision behind the Red Sox trade

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Within the sport, the criticism of the Dodgers' trade with the Boston Red Sox is very strong. It's as if this is Major League Baseball's version of the infamous Herschel Walker deal, which transformed the Dallas Cowboy...

    Blog | August 26, 2012