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  1. When small sample sizes matter

    Buster Olney

    Miguel Cabrera is the planet's best hitter, and he explained the other day why he doesn't really draw much information from the written scouting reports available to all players: All of that is based on what has happened in the past and isn't necessa...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  2. The reward waiting for Cole Hamels

    Buster Olney

    The answer, in the end, was that the Washington Nationals did not try to hit Cole Hamels with a baseball in response to the left-hander's admission that he had drilled Bryce Harper on purpose. The Nationals didn't hit him with their bats...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  3. Cole Hamels is setting himself up for a mega deal in free agency ...

    Buster Olney

    By passing up the chance to sign an extension with the Phillies, Cole Hamels essentially doubled down on himself. As Buster Olney writes, that bet is about to pay off in a big, big way.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  4. Texas Rangers signed Yu Darvish to a historic six-year deal - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that before Yu Darvish throws his first MLB pitch, he's already become the most expensive right-handed pitcher in MLB history. And as some speculate, with Darvish's deal now done, are the Texas Rangers free to go after Prince Fielder?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  5. MLB: Albert Pujols and Michael Young could both be elsewhere next...

    Buster Olney

    Based on the time parameters Albert Pujols has laid down, less than two weeks remain for him and the Cardinals to come to some kind of agreement. Similarly, Michael Young is set for his own showdown with the Rangers.

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2011
  6. MLB: The Jayson Werth deal was perhaps the most ridiculous Scott ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney blogs from the first day of the winter meetings by looking at the Jayson Werth deal -- which may have said more about Scott Boras than about Werth -- and then looking at the markets for Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre off that deal.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  7. Mets 'deep into talks' with Chris Young

    Adam Rubin

    Jody Gomez/US Presswire Chris Young is "deep into talks" with the Mets, ESPN's Buster Olney reports. Chris Young #32 SP San Diego Padres 2010 STATS GM4 W2 L0 BB11 K15 ERA0.90 The Mets are "closing in on a deal" with right-han...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  8. What the San Diego Padres will do with 1B Adrian Gonzalez

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines what the Padres will do with slugger Adrian Gonzalez and notes other free-agent bargains.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2010
  9. Scott Boras is still in a league of his own - Buster Olney

    Buster Olney

    Scott Boras still exists on a higher plane of talent representation, which covers for his more prominent blunders in recent years. Plus, an argument for 2004 as baseball's greatest year of the decade and news, notes and analysis from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  10. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Milton Bradley will get a fresh start with...

    Buster Olney

    Difficult teammates come with all forms of behavior. Albert Belle was known as Mr. Freeze to the others in the Indians' clubhouse because he liked to keep the temperature in the room at something close to what sled dogs could appreciate, and he once ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2009
  11. Sources: San Diego Padres decide to fire general manage Kevin Tow...

    A person familiar with the decision says Kevin Towers, the longest-tenured general manager in the major leagues, is being fired by the San Diego Padres.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2009
  12. The final piece of the puzzles

    Buster Olney

    The top 10 biggest holes to fill among contending teams include getting some insurance for Houston's Brad Lidge.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2004
  13. AL dominating interleague play

    Buster Olney

    Not surprisingly, AL teams dominated their counterparts from the NL during the first week of interleague play.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2004
  14. Beltran for sale ... temporarily

    Buster Olney

    Royals GM Allard Baird is ready to listen to offers for Carlos Beltran, but probably won't get what he wants.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2004