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  1. Framing the American League MVP debate

    Buster Olney

    The best front-office minds in baseball have been the engines of change in the sport over the past two decades, and as a result, there are fewer bunts and more lineups stacked according to on-base percentage and a greater value placed on defense. ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  2. Does Miguel Cabrera have an American League MVP case over Mike Tr...

    Buster Olney

    If we used old ways of determining value -- primarily home runs and RBIs -- then Miguel Cabrera could be the choice for AL MVP. But as Buster Olney writes, the way we evaluate players has changed, and it's hard to put Cabrera ahead of Mike Trout.

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2012
  3. L.A.'s vision behind the Red Sox trade

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Within the sport, the criticism of the Dodgers' trade with the Boston Red Sox is very strong. It's as if this is Major League Baseball's version of the infamous Herschel Walker deal, which transformed the Dallas Cowboy...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  4. The Dodgers-Red Sox trade fits a short- and long-term plan for Lo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the general opinion around baseball regarding the Dodgers-Red Sox trade is that it was great for Boston and quite risky for L.A. Still, the Dodgers believe the deal fits their short- and long-term goals.

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2012
  5. Red Sox should let GM decide

    Buster Olney

    Some of the Boston Red Sox players who met with ownership about Bobby Valentine on July 26 are extremely media savvy. They've played in big markets and speak off and on the record at length to various reporters, and they had to know, as they gat...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  6. Boston Red Sox owner John Henry needs to empower GM Ben Cheringto...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, given the ongoing tension in Boston's clubhouse this season between players and manager Bobby Valentine, owner John Henry should learn from his late friend George Steinbrenner and empower GM Ben Cherington.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  7. What the Phillies should do with Lee

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Imagine that you bought a new car with the odometer barely moved, and five-year financing made the payments heavier toward the back end of the deal. For almost two full years, you've gotten a chance to run it at full speed. In t...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  8. Philadelphia Phillies can get out of Cliff Lee's contract - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies have three options with Cliff Lee: work out a trade with, let another team simply take him (and his salary) from waivers or pull him off waivers and keep him. Buster Olney writes that Philadelphia shouldn't choose the latter.

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  9. Detroit Tigers and other teams looking to make trade deadline mov...

    Buster Olney

    A great number of teams are within reach of the postseason, but there are a handful of teams in particular that are in a position to win now. Buster Olney goes through three of those clubs that figure to be very aggressive at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  10. The wild card's negative trade effect

    Buster Olney

    As the second half of the season began, there were eight teams within 2.5 games of the lead in the AL wild-card race, an early sign that the expanded playoff field will do exactly what The Powers That Be want it to do. More opportunity for the posts...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  11. The value of the wild card may be depressing the trade market - M...

    Buster Olney

    When baseball adopted the second wild card, it was meant to give more teams hope of making the postseason, and it has. But as Buster Olney writes, it could also be depressing the trade market as teams decide whether a wild card berth is worth it.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  12. How Scott Rolen can still help the Reds

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI -- Scott Rolen returned to the dugout Sunday after taking batting practice to grab a cup of water on a muggy summer evening, and he talked about his struggles at the plate. His left shoulder has been a pin cushion for doctors, and so he&#0...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  13. Scott Rolen still has something to contribute to the Cincinnati R...

    Buster Olney

    It's been a battle for Scott Rolen, who has missed time due to injuries and watched a younger player perform in his absence. But as Buster Olney writes, Rolen can still contribute to the Cincinnati Reds' push for the playoffs.

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  14. Previewing the AL trade market

    Buster Olney

    No team illustrates the whole buying/selling quandary better than the Tampa Bay Rays. They reside in third place in baseball's toughest division, sitting behind the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles and in front of the Boston Red Sox and To...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  15. What every American League team could do at the trade deadline - ...

    Buster Olney

    Is the Rays' window for a World Series run slowly closing? Do the Rangers need to make a move now while they still have Josh Hamilton? Buster Olney previews what every American League team could do at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  16. Cain and the 'Perfect Game Crew'

    Buster Olney

    Late Friday afternoon, a Seattle Mariners executive knocked on the door of the umpires' dressing room. Inside, the four umpires from that night's crew -- Brian Runge, Ted Barrett, Marvin Hudson and Dale Scott -- were preparing for the game....

    Blog | June 14, 2012