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  1. Trade fits for Kubel, Diamondbacks

    Buster Olney

    The Arizona Diamondbacks now have a glut of outfielders with the signing of Cody Ross, writes Nick Piecoro. The Diamondbacks' intent is to trade another outfielder, and privately, some in the organization have indicated that the most likely guy ...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  2. Trade options for the Arizona Diamondbacks if they deal Jason Kub...

    Buster Olney

    By signing Cody Ross, the Diamondbacks now have a surplus of outfielders from which to trade, and Jason Kubel appears to be the most likely to go. Buster Olney runs through eight teams that could make a good fit for Arizona.

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2012
  3. Peavy's uncertain future in Chicago

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- Jake Peavy was among a handful of players remaining in a quiet Chicago White Sox clubhouse Thursday night, when he was asked whether he had given any thought to the idea that he might have just pitched his last game in a home Chicago jerse...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  4. Jake Peavy's uncertain future with the Chicago White Sox - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy might have pitched his last game in Chicago as a member of the White Sox, and he could be a hot commodity this winter.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  5. Matt Adams' long-awaited reward

    Buster Olney

    For Matt Adams, baseball's amateur draft was going to be about confirmation of effort, about reward, for years of work that he had put in amid the hills of Philipsburg, Pa. Adams assumed that he would not get picked in the first three rounds...

    Blog | June 03, 2012
  6. St. Louis Cardinals hitter Matt Adams off to a strong start in th...

    Buster Olney

    Matt Adams knew he wouldn't be an elite pick, but he thought a team would call his name fairly early. But the rounds passed by, and Adams waited. The Cardinals finally called in the 23rd round and, as Buster Olney writes, Adams is now being rewarded.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  7. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  8. Kendrys Morales is recovering nicely and would be a big boost for...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Kendrys Morales is recovering nicely from an injury he suffered in 2010, and he's on track to be the Angels' designated hitter, which would go a long way in balancing Los Angeles' lineup and making teams pitch to Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  9. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  10. Michael Pineda opened eyes on his first day in New York Yankees c...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that on his first day of spring training with the New York Yankees, Michael Pineda drew attention for his size and physical ability. Pineda has the chance to become a front-of-the-rotation starter alongside CC Sabathia.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  11. MLB: New evidence against Lance Armstrong brings up a baseball di...

    Buster Olney

    Given what baseball fans have endured and debated in recent years regarding the nature of performance-enhancing drugs in the game, what stance should they take with Lance Armstrong as he fights charges against him?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  12. MLB: Hall of Fame voting has taken place, and Buster has the insi...

    Buster Olney

    Each year there is voting, and every year feelings are hurt, explanations are made, heads are scratched, tears are shed and, at the end of the day, the custodians are there to clean up the mess, wipe away the trash and make things clean.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2011
  13. Poll: Phillies rotation unanimously best

    Buster Olney

    All but a handful of the primary free agents have signed, a lot of the baseball offices are shut down for the holidays and the major work of the offseason, by and large, is complete. Which is why this has been a good week to consider the overall land...

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  14. Philadelphia Phillies rotation unanimously best in poll

    Buster Olney

    After submitting his own ranking earlier in the week, Buster Olney looked to a group of MLB talent evaluators to find out who they think has the best rotation in the majors. The top spot was unanimous (Phillies). Nos. 2-10 were anything but.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2010
  15. MLB - In ranking baseball's Top 10 rotations, there is one very n...

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies already had what was arguably baseball's best rotation headed into the 2010 offseason. And that was before they added Cliff Lee. Buster ranks the rotations that follow the one clearly at the top.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2010
  16. MLB: Everyone would like Carl Crawford -- these are the teams who...

    Buster Olney

    Everyone would like to have Carl Crawford around. Who doesn't have a spot for a great defensive player who can steal bases, add pop to the lineup and be slotted just about anywhere? Buster lists eight teams who need the free agent.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2010