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  1. Fister lesson: Good arms can come cheap

    Buster Olney

    Three years ago, the Detroit Tigers surprised folks with an under-the-radar trade at the deadline, when they plucked an unspectacular right-hander with average fastball velocity from the Seattle Mariners. That pitcher, Doug Fister, was attractive to ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Behind the Sizemore vs. Bradley decision

    Buster Olney

    Compared with the choices of desperation being made in the camps of the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves, the Red Sox's outfield quandary is like picking between Hawaii and the Bahamas for a vacation spot. Texas would love to have Boston's troubles. ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  3. 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
  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. The Diamondbacks must decide whether to trade Justin Upton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kevin Towers and the Arizona Diamondbacks are at a crossroads with Justin Upton. Trade now and they may get maximum return. Hold him and he may bounce back, or continue to struggle.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  7. Rising PED use in MLB suspected

    Buster Olney

    The Major League Baseball Players Association holds regular meetings with its executive board, and when next they meet, there will be great news to discuss -- Michael Weiner, the respected and cherished head of the union, has responded strongly in hi...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  8. Players and executives in MLB suspect rising PED use - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Players and executives within baseball quietly suspect that PED use is again on the rise, and it might be up to the players to take a stronger stand.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Eric Hosmer should be next young star to sign long-term deal - ML...

    Buster Olney

    With Andrew McCutchen's deal complete with the Pirates, Buster Olney writes that the Royals' Eric Hosmer could be the next young star ready for a long-term deal. For the Pirates and Royals, it's mandatory.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2012