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  1. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  2. Focus, hard work continue to define Sox

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- For the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday was just another day in 2013, with the players and staff scattered all over Fenway Park. Before the workout began just after 5 p.m., Dustin Pedroia stood inside the batting cage, wearing a ski hat and chattin...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  3. Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton are free-agency dominoes - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how if Zack Greinke signs, it could set off a slew of other deals. But Josh Hamilton could also get the wheels in motion.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  4. Is James Shields an ace or innings eater?

    Buster Olney

    Of all the decisions that will be made by baseball executives over the next three days, none will be as excruciating as the Tampa Bay Rays' decision to trade or not trade James Shields. After the Rays' 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  5. MLB - Opinions vary on James Shields' worth and role

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney asks what James Shields' actual worth is and whether he is he really an ace or innings eater.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  6. Biggest trade deadline holes to fill

    Buster Olney

    With the trade deadline now five days away, some executives spent part of Wednesday digesting the deals that took place late Tuesday night and continuing their assessments of their own teams and the market. The number of shopping days is dwindling...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  7. Trade deadline holes for the Angels, Rangers and others - MLB

    Buster Olney

    With the trade deadline five days away, Buster Olney goes through the biggest holes to fill, beginning with the Los Angeles Angels and their starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  8. Multi-year pitching trade targets

    Buster Olney

    Alex Gordon's early-season slump is over, Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain are back from injuries, Wil Myers is preparing for his debut, and it's easy to imagine a time, within the next two or three years, when the Kansas City Royals might h...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  9. Top marketable pitchers who are more than half-season rentals - M...

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster, Zack Greinke and Cole Hamels have dominated the discussions of starting pitching options on the trade market, but they are all headed for free agency this winter. Buster Olney lists some of the best multi-year pitching trade targets.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  10. How Tigers must turn it around

    Buster Olney

    The Detroit Tigers are now six games below .500 after a muffed fly ball led to a loss to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Detroit is six games behind the Chicago White Sox and a half-game ahead of the Kansas City Royals. If anybody told y...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  11. Detroit Tigers have deep defensive issues and must improve at the...

    Buster Olney

    When the Tigers signed Prince Fielder, they were expected to have one of the best offenses in the American League. That hasn't been the case. As Buster Olney writes, Detroit's bats need to heat up in order to overcome its other issues.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  12. Nationals face dilemma in how to use Stephen Strasburg - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals may have finally built a team ready to win the NL East. But what happens when you have to shut down your best player for the stretch drive? Buster investigates.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  13. Yu Darvish's specialized skill

    Buster Olney

    There was a moment during Yu Darvish's start against the New York Yankees on Tuesday when Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli dropped into a squat to call a pitch and made an unusual sign -- sort of an upside-down L, aimed in the direction of the ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  14. Yu Darvish has a special ability that few pitchers share - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish's expansive arsenal of pitches is impressive, but as Buster Olney writes, it's his ability to maintain the feel and effectiveness of all of them that makes the Rangers pitcher special.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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