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  1. Ervin Santana left out in the cold

    Buster Olney

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ervin Santana fired agent Bean Stringfellow, according to Dionisio Soldevila of ESPNDeportes, and he will represent himself. It's hard to know exactly what will come out of this at this stage in the winter, with so many teams essen...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  2. Top 10 lineups in the majors

    Buster Olney

    Kendrys Morales is still looking for work, and so is Nelson Cruz. But with almost all of the best hitters in place, we present the first in a series of our annual top-10 team rankings: the best lineups. As one executive noted: "When y...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  3. The great white-flag debate

    Buster Olney

    Before the trade deadline in 1996, then-Orioles general manager Pat Gillick assessed his team and decided to blow it up. He arranged trades of Bobby Bonilla and David Wells, believing that Baltimore's organization needed an injection of prospects for...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  4. What to do with Andre Ethier?

    Buster Olney

    If the Los Angeles Dodgers want alternatives to outfielder Andre Ethier from their minor league system, they've got them. Yasiel Puig has made an enormous impression with his energy and with how hard he plays. However, he also has demonstrated an ina...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  5. Braves take gamble with Upton

    Buster Olney

    On Aug. 10 of the 2012 season, B.J. Upton had 10 homers, to go along with a .298 on-base percentage. At that trajectory, he was on pace for a season of 15 homers, 155 strikeouts, a .378 slugging percentage and 30 stolen bases. It wasn't long aft...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  6. Atlanta Braves took a big gamble signing B.J. Upton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Atlanta Braves took a big gamble signing B.J. Upton, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  7. Yankees' concerns begin with Sabathia

    Buster Olney

    There is a significant difference between being a front-line pitcher and being the ace of a staff, as longtime Oriole Mike Flanagan once explained. There is an extra accountability factor because an ace embraces the responsibility of leading a rotati...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  8. The Yankees need CC Sabathia to pitch like an ace as their AL Eas...

    Buster Olney

    CC Sabathia has been an ace for more than a decade, and he still fills that role for the Yankees. But, as Buster Olney writes, there is still some concern about Sabathia's elbow and whether he's healthy enough to beat other aces down the stretch.

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  9. Robin Ventura was made to manage

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Long before Robin Ventura even knew he wanted to manage, Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams had written down his name as a possible candidate, among other names, in a folder that Williams updates and maintains. Ventura is understated and e...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  10. The Chicago White Sox found a manager who fits the modern prototy...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that in Robin Ventura's first season as manager of the Chicago White Sox, he has proved to have all of the necessary qualities a big league skipper needs in the modern game.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2012
  11. Searching for Mike Trout's flaw

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM -- With his headphones on and a towel at the ready in his waistband, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington did his daily 10 laps around the field early Sunday afternoon, walking briskly in his fight against Father Time. When the Rangers' ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. Mike Trout is making history as opponents struggle to find holes ...

    Buster Olney

    The run Mike Trout is currently on is unprecedented for any big league player, let alone a rookie. As Buster Olney writes, teams are having a hard time finding flaws in Trout's game.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  13. Previewing the AL trade market

    Buster Olney

    No team illustrates the whole buying/selling quandary better than the Tampa Bay Rays. They reside in third place in baseball's toughest division, sitting behind the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles and in front of the Boston Red Sox and To...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  14. What every American League team could do at the trade deadline - ...

    Buster Olney

    Is the Rays' window for a World Series run slowly closing? Do the Rangers need to make a move now while they still have Josh Hamilton? Buster Olney previews what every American League team could do at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  15. The Mets' new big-picture strategy

    Buster Olney

    In the summer of 2006, as construction began on Citi Field, the New York Mets ' payroll was a little more than $100 million. The beams and the walls went up quickly, and so did the club's payroll, as the Wilpons anticipated the windfall fro...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  16. New York Mets will build slowly as they dig out of financial hole...

    Buster Olney

    It wasn't long ago that the Mets were opening a new ballpark and expanding payroll. The days were bright. But the Bernie Madoff scandal crushed the team's finances, and now, Buster Olney writes, the club has a new strategy to work its way back.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2012