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  1. 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
  2. Top 10 rotations in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    I grew up as a crazy Los Angeles Lakers fan right in the middle of Boston Celtics country in central Vermont, which meant that all of my friends rooted for Larry Bird and Robert Parish and Cedric Maxwell, and I rooted for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magi...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  3. The 1997 Atlanta Braves top the best rotations in MLB history - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 rotations in baseball in today's blog, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2013
  4. Top 10 bullpens in the majors

    Buster Olney

    In rounding out our series of winter top 10 rankings, here are the top 10 bullpens in Major League Baseball (and I'm hedging a little in this category because of the uncertainty about what role one big-time pitcher will have). 1. Atlanta Brav...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  5. Ranking the top 10 bullpens in baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney reveals his ranking of the top 10 bullpens in baseball, with the Atlanta Braves taking the top spot.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Nick Swisher's intangible value

    Buster Olney

    I live in the New York area, but my 12-year-old had never been to a game at Yankee Stadium until Monday night. She loved the massive scoreboard and hated the foul balls that zoomed past us repeatedly on the left field side. And while she decided ...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  15. Nick Swisher brings value to the Yankees through pure energy and ...

    Buster Olney

    There are obvious, tangible forms of value in baseball: Joey Votto's offense or Adam Jones' defense, for example. But as Buster Olney writes, Nick Swisher brings an intangible value to the Yankees through his energy and effort that should be appreciated.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  16. Josh Hamilton's free-agent company

    Buster Olney

    Cole Hamels is positioned perfectly for free agency, because it appears there will be nobody else like him on the market in the fall, assuming he doesn't sign with the Phillies. (And as of Thursday evening, his contract talks with the Phillies r...

    Blog | June 08, 2012