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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. 'Contract year' has a whole new meaning

    Buster Olney

    Draft-pick compensation was never an issue for Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo or Brian McCann. The loss of a draft pick didn't discourage the Mets from signing Curtis Granderson, but probably only because their first-round pick is prot...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Factors that will create a wild winter

    Buster Olney

    The contract talks for free agents can start tonight, and the way some evaluators speak about the market, it feels like there are teams and players all revved up and waiting for the green flag to drop. For baseball, this could be like shoppers bursti...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  5. Top free agents poised for big paydays

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS - As the Cardinals and Red Sox play on, MLB's other 28 teams are preparing for the offseason market that will begin next week. There has been some early trade talk, officials say, some feeling out for what could be available, and teams are ...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  6. Braves face tough call on Brian McCann

    Buster Olney

    Many executives planned to tune into Game 7 last night, but a lot are already deep into their winter's work, preparing to restructure their rosters. Some clubs face some really interesting negotiations in the weeks ahead, and among the most comp...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  7. Atlanta faces a tough decision on Brian McCann - MLB

    Buster Olney

    One of the toughest decisions of baseball's offseason will be made in Atlanta, where the Braves could let Brian McCann walk, they could keep him around, or they could try to flip him for young talent. None of those will be an easy call, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  8. Alex Rodriguez is surrounded by conspiracy, but reality is pretty...

    Buster Olney

    The conspiracy theories have been drifting around Alex Rodriguez, but the real reason for his absence in the lineup, and his future career with the Yankees, isn't that hard to figure out.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  9. Yankees must cling to slivers of hope against Tigers - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees have hit so poorly that they now find themselves in a 3-0 hole. But they can fall back on some slivers of hope. For one, they couldn't possibly hit any worse. And two, they've seen the impossible happen when it happened to them.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  10. Atlanta Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Yadier Molina signed with the Cardinals for five years and $75 million, he set the table for other elite catchers, like Brian McCann. Soon, the Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to pay McCann.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  11. Toronto's coveted catching luxury

    Buster Olney

    Last year, J.P. Arencibia hit 23 homers in his rookie season for the Toronto Blue Jays, in 443 at-bats. The only catchers who hit more homers than him were Mike Napoli, Carlos Santana and Brian McCann. The highest-ranked catcher in the prospect ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  12. J.P. Arencibia and Travis d'Arnaud give the Blue Jays two premier...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while most teams struggle to find one great catcher, the Toronto Blue Jays have two in the making, giving them a luxury that has drawn trade inquiries from other clubs.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2012
  13. Atlanta's costly payroll problem

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Cardinals' signing of Yadier Molina to a $75 million deal changes the landscape for the Atlanta Braves, as the possible free agency of Brian McCann looms at the end of 2013. The cost of high-priced catching just went up dra...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  14. The Atlanta Braves must resign Brian McCann soon, but their payro...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Atlanta Braves have a big decision on the horizon with catcher Brian McCann, who will be a free agent after the 2013 season. Problem is, salaries in baseball are increasing, while the Braves' budget fails to grow.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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