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  1. 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
  2. Are Padres healthy enough to contend?

    AJ Mass

    As Buster Olney notes in his Sunday blog, the general consensus among the 44 ESPN.com experts who voted on who they thought would win each major league division were firmly in the camp of the Los Angeles Dodgers claiming the National League West titl...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  3. Reasons for optimism on every MLB team

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA BAY -- CC Sabathia laughed about the reaction to his weight loss -- 40 pounds over the last two offseasons, he said Friday -- and mentioned that he felt like the winner of the show "The Biggest Loser." He said he feels better, with his body ada...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  4. The Seattle Mariners didn't lie about Michael Pineda before tradi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there is nothing conspiratorial about Michael Pineda's injury. The Mariners were honest about his health, and the Yankees did a complete evaluation before the trade. Injuries sometimes happen.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  5. Arizona's numerous shortstop solutions

    Buster Olney

    Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew apparently isn't going to be ready to start the season, as Nick Piecoro writes, because of the devastating injury he suffered last season. From Nick's story: "I'd still say we're a w...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  6. With Stephen Drew recovering from injury, the Diamondbacks may ha...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Stephen Drew unlikely to be ready by Opening Day, Arizona may be forced to come up with an immediate replacement. This isn't a pressing issue for the D-backs, but crucial long-term decisions hinge on Drew's health.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The drawbacks of the new CBA

    Buster Olney

    There are three ways for teams to acquire high-end talent, an AL executive said Tuesday afternoon in the hours after the new labor agreement was announced: 1. Teams can invest in free agents, as the Philadelphia Phillies did with Cliff Lee, and as t...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  10. By controlling draft spending, the new CBA could further hamper s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  11. Going to bat for Vermont

    Buster Olney

    The severity of any problem on my family's Vermont dairy farm could be measured by the length of my stepfather's curse words. If a cow stepped on his foot, this usually merited four or five letters. If something broke on the hay baler, well...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  12. Batting For Vermont - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about Batting For Vermont. Plus notes from around MLB's offseason, including the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, compensation for Theo Epstein, Gold Gloves and more.

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  13. San Francisco Giants claim Heath Bell of San Diego Padres on waiv...

    The San Francisco Giants have claimed San Diego Padres closer Heath Bell on waivers, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2011
  14. Mike Adams readjusts to life in Texas

    Buster Olney

    On one of his first days with the Rangers, Mike Adams turned a corner and walked into the clubhouse manager's office, and there, sitting on the couch, was someone who filled a poster that was on Adams' wall as a kid -- Nolan Ryan. "I was a...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  15. MLB - Texas Rangers pitcher Mike Adams readjusts to life in home ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Mike Adams, a Texas native who grew up watching Nolan Ryan, is re-adjusting to life in his home state since his trade to the Rangers. Adams will be critical to the Rangers' success down the stretch.

    Blog | Conversation | August 11, 2011
  16. MLB: Albert Pujols is serious about his contract deadline with th...

    Buster Olney

    Albert Pujols is dead serious about his contract deadline with St. Louis, and if the Cardinals fail to meet it, they risk losing the generation's top major leaguer to another team ... including the rival Chicago Cubs.

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2011