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  1. Who will get Josh Hamilton?

    Buster Olney

    A general manager preparing for the offseason recently asked others in his organization what they thought of Josh Hamilton, and of course, the response was nothing but raves for Hamilton as a player. They talked about the damage he can do at the plat...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  2. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  3. A new playoff format could bring more buyers around the trade dea...

    Buster Olney

    It's unclear how the new playoff format will affect teams' decision-making, but Buster Olney writes that there will be teams looking to buy in pursuit of the additional playoff spots. Here are three teams executives expect to be aggressive this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  4. Texas Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton has to earn back the trus...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton's latest relapse, he's making it impossibly hard for the Texas Rangers to invest tens of millions of dollars in him in free agency. How can the Rangers trust Hamilton?

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2012
  5. MLB: Even with testing in place, evaluators see performance spike...

    Buster Olney

    Decision-makers around the game of baseball have suspicions of performance-enhancing drug use too engrained in their thought process to simply assume a performance spike -- particularly by an older player -- is the genuine article.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  6. MLB: Miguel Cabrera can get better, but the Tigers can't be enabl...

    Buster Olney

    Darryl Strawberry required the structure of baseball, the bare fact it existed and surrounded him, to keep him from his demons. Miguel Cabrera may require the same, but that doesn't mean his chance to beat his demons should be wasted.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  7. MLB: Andy Pettitte will be remembered for a lot of things, but fi...

    Buster Olney

    Andy Pettitte had a lot of successes, but his real legacy is that of a teammate, and of an honest guy who had a hard time hiding from his failures.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  8. There's always been an arms race in the AL East, but that mentali...

    Buster Olney

    Boston and New York have been working amid an arms race that goes back decades. But this offseason, so many moves across the league seemed to be in response to others within a division. The trend has certainly moved to the AL West.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  9. Lineup questions are apparent in Philadelphia, and among some oth...

    Buster Olney

    Charlie Manuel has one of the easier jobs in the game when it comes to picking his starters. But Philadelphia's batting order is a different story. Buster looks at this and other top lineup questions facing some good teams.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  10. MLB: By signing Adam Dunn early, the White Sox beat some potentia...

    Buster Olney

    Adam Dunn wasn't signed for peanuts -- he likely would have stayed in Washington for around $40 million back in May -- but by getting him inked early, the White Sox beat out some possible suitors who are waiting for other deals to drop.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  11. MLB: As Bruce Bochy again arrives at the big stage, Derek Jeter m...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes of the managerial mastery of Bruce Bochy in the 2010 NLCS, right down to the end of Game 6. Plus: The Derek Jeter contract issues loom, and Yankees history indicates he could get dumped.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2010
  12. The MLB draft offers more evidence that teams are targeting quick...

    Buster Olney

    The draft is always a youth movement of sorts, as teams add young talent to their systems. But Buster Olney writes that some teams also clearly view the draft as a chance to make their big league roster better, and soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  13. MLB - Buster Olney: On Kurt Suzuki, Trevor Cahill and the 2010 ho...

    Buster Olney

    In addition to providing more than 60 links from the world of spring training, Buster Olney's Sunday blog focuses on the Oakland Athletics' potential rise behind a big year from Kurt Suzuki and Trevor Cahill.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2010
  14. MLB - Buster Olney: Harry Kalas, Ernie Harwell, Jon Miller among ...

    Buster Olney

    Possibly one of the best sitting-around-with-your-friends baseball topics of all-time: the best radio announcer for the sport. Old and young have viewpoints, which they share here. Harry Kalas? Jon Miller? Ernie Harwell? Dive in and see what you think.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2010
  15. MLB -- Buster Olney -- The Joe Blanton arbitration hearing shows ...

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies were so desperate to get something -- anything -- to help replenish a farm system battered by the trade for Roy Halladay, that they shipped Cliff Lee to Seattle, assuming they couldn't keep him anyway. But now that doesn't appear quite right.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Talent evaluators split on Cuban left-hand...

    Buster Olney

    The scouting community is divided on Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman, who reportedly has received a large offer from the Blue Jays. Somebody is either going to look very smart or very foolish.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2010