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  1. Tough standards for midseason trades

    Buster Olney

    Some midseason trades are remembered as the finishing adornment for success -- at least after the final pitch was thrown. The Blue Jays swapped a couple of prospects for David Cone in a stunning late-season trade in 1992, and because Toronto went on ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. A shift in MLB's injury equation

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- In his last start before Masahiro Tanaka landed on the disabled list, his average fastball velocity was 92.1 mph. He pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed five runs. As the Yankees learned two days later, following an MRI and three doctor co...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  3. From Japan, with an updated plan

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox prepared diligently before investing $101 million in Daisuke Matsuzaka, scouting him thoroughly, evaluating aspects of the transition he would have in moving from pitching in Japan to pitching in Major League Baseball, from diet to langua...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  4. Yankees still looking up in AL East

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees invested a $20 million posting fee and $155 million in salary in Masahiro Tanaka, and that total of $175 million represents the highest amount of dollars spent on any free-agent pitcher ever -- more than $161 million spent on CC Sabathia,...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  5. What Ellsbury deal means for Cano

    Buster Olney

    When Gene Michael took over as the Yankees' general manager in 1990 and started rebuilding the team, he focused on two traits: left-handed hitting, because of Yankee Stadium's friendly right-field dimensions, and on-base percentage. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  6. A Yankees demise? Not so fast ...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' final salary offer to Joe Girardi was presented last Thursday, and now that we know how it turned out -- like a televised poker game in which we see the cards -- it's evident that the past week has been about negotiating, about trying to...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  7. Derek Jeter limping into leverage

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The last time Derek Jeter's contract expired, in the fall of 2010, the Yankees held the negotiating hammer. Jeter had turned 36 just months before and was coming off a middling type of season relative to his career performance, with his...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  8. Making sense of Soriano in New York

    Buster Olney

    Here are the reasons the Yankees' trade for Alfonso Soriano doesn't make sense: • He has a .287 on-base percentage. • He's limited in the positions he can play, either left field or DH, on a team that already has too many players whos...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  9. 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
  10. No escape for Yanks, A-Rod

    Buster Olney

    Derek Jeter turns 39 years old Wednesday, and it's somehow fitting that within the career-long dynamic that has bound Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, The Captain gets cake and presents on the same day that everybody is talking about whether Rodriguez shoul...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  11. 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
  12. CC Sabathia's clubhouse impact

    Buster Olney

    A few hours before the Yankees beat the Red Sox, New York general manager Brian Cashman sat down for the Sunday night conversation, and, among other topics, he talked about CC Sabathia and what he has meant to the franchise. Cashman recounted the con...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  13. Season of truth for Hal Steinbrenner

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman did what good teammates should always do when speaking with reporters about Derek Jeter's status for the start of the season, noting the best-case scenario and Jeter's past heali...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  14. We will learn a lot about New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner...

    Buster Olney

    We will learn a lot about New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner this year, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  15. Cashman will take hard line on Cano

    Buster Olney

    If New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman ran for president, he would have a draconian economic plan. Cut spending; reduce waste; balance the budget. He has long credited the late George Steinbrenner for giving him his opportunity in Major ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  16. Brian Cashman will take a hard line in Robinson Cano contract tal...

    Buster Olney

    Robinson Cano will hit the free-agent market after the 2013 season, and Yankees GM Brian Cashman is prepared to take a hard-line stance.

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2012