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  1. Reds won't play by normal relief rules

    Buster Olney

    This is very, very interesting: New Reds manager Bryan Price -- a longtime pitching coach -- is not going to adhere closely to lefty-righty matchups with his bullpen. From John Fay's piece: "Perhaps the biggest difference between [Dusty] Baker a...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  2. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2014

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  3. Top 10 storylines to watch in 2014

    Buster Olney

    Tim Kurkjian had it right last spring when he said the hardest thing to predict in 2013 was who was going to finish fifth in the AL East. Many folks thought it would be the Boston Red Sox, and instead, they won the World Series with a group of invest...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  4. Free agents whose leverage could sink

    Buster Olney

    The most notable sign of the market shift in priority change occurred before the July 31 trade deadline, in the eyes of one highly ranked executive. "There was more conversation about draft picks and signing dollars than there was about actual pla...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Offseason decisions for all 30 teams

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- As Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News writes, free agency begins today for Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton and others, given the changes in the system. Marco Scutaro will still have images of his World Series-winning single dancing i...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  7. Early looks at big offseason decisions facing all 30 teams - MLB

    Buster Olney

    With the World Series complete and the 2012 season in the rearview mirror, Buster Olney takes an early look at decisions facing all 30 teams this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. L.A.'s vision behind the Red Sox trade

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Within the sport, the criticism of the Dodgers' trade with the Boston Red Sox is very strong. It's as if this is Major League Baseball's version of the infamous Herschel Walker deal, which transformed the Dallas Cowboy...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  11. The Dodgers-Red Sox trade fits a short- and long-term plan for Lo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the general opinion around baseball regarding the Dodgers-Red Sox trade is that it was great for Boston and quite risky for L.A. Still, the Dodgers believe the deal fits their short- and long-term goals.

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2012
  12. Baseball's most dangerous team

    Buster Olney

    Every week, we post power rankings that reflect the won-loss records and the overall numbers during the long season. The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees have consistently been stacked near the top of the rankings all year, because they've won...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  13. The Tampa Bay Rays are set up to do damage if they can get to Oct...

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have gone unnoticed for much of this season, but as the postseason nears, Buster Olney writes that Tampa Bay could be baseball's most dangerous team.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  14. An L.A. bidding war for Zack Greinke

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Some quick thoughts as we enter the 20th week of the season: 1. The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to be an even bigger factor in the free-agent market than anybody anticipated. You figured they would be aggressive before the trade deadl...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  15. Los Angeles Angels and Dodgers could battle over Zack Greinke - M...

    Buster Olney

    With Cole Hamels off the free-agent market, Zack Greinke will be the most coveted pitcher this winter, and a bidding war could ensue between the Angels and Dodgers, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  16. Ten August trade candidates

    Buster Olney

    The rules have changed, on this first day in August, and the waiver process greatly impacts the volume of deals that will occur this month. For example: Woe to the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, who are at the mercy of Arizona Diam...

    Blog | August 01, 2012