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  1. Reasons for optimism on every MLB team

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA BAY -- CC Sabathia laughed about the reaction to his weight loss -- 40 pounds over the last two offseasons, he said Friday -- and mentioned that he felt like the winner of the show "The Biggest Loser." He said he feels better, with his body ada...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  2. Early picks for every division

    Buster Olney

    There are still some front-line free agents who will sign before the start of the regular season, and the inevitable spring training injuries to come, so it's too early to lock in predictions for 2014. But right now, this is what I'm looking at: ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  3. Top 10 rotations in the majors

    Buster Olney

    Mashiro Tanaka will represent a significant upgrade to the winning bidder, and as some executives said last week, the expectation is that he'll get a contract well over $100 million. Matt Garza, Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez will also land somepla...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  4. Top 10 lineups in the majors

    Buster Olney

    Kendrys Morales is still looking for work, and so is Nelson Cruz. But with almost all of the best hitters in place, we present the first in a series of our annual top-10 team rankings: the best lineups. As one executive noted: "When y...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  5. Boston in tough spot with Ellsbury

    Buster Olney

    Jacoby Ellsbury is a free agent after this season, and in an ideal world for him and the Boston Red Sox, Ellsbury would begin to turn around his season today, delivering many hits and home runs, fueling the team and his market value at the same time....

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  6. Top 10 rotations in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kyle Lohse still doesn't have a home, and there could be a few more trades of starting pitchers. But there is enough information available to rank the 10 best rotations for 2013. 1. Detroit Tigers The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherze...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  7. Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals have two of the 10 best s...

    Buster Olney

    Kyle Lohse still doesn't have a home, and there could be a few more trades of starting pitchers. But there is enough information available to rank the 10 best rotations for 2013. 1. Detroit Tigers The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, D...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  8. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the steroid debate, the Blue Jays and ot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a shot at predicting the key storylines of the 2013 season. Will the Dodgers win big? Will the Jays remain favorites? What will the Hall of Fame vote look like?

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2012
  9. Blue Jays send message with Dickey deal

    Buster Olney

    Talent evaluators who have heard Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos say no to possible deals for catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud in the past are stunned -- completely shocked -- that Toronto has said yes to a to a trade for R.A. Dickey -- a...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  10. Toronto Blue Jays are sending a message to their fans with the R....

    Buster Olney

    The Blue Jays had already made a commitment for 2013, and the R.A. Dickey deal is the final piece.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  11. Ripple effects of Choo-Bauer deal

    Buster Olney

    Executives cling to highly talented young pitchers these days like family heirlooms, precious and almost irreplaceable. Big-market teams like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees sometimes struggle to gain access to those types of pitchers because...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  12. Three-way trade featuring Shin-Soo Choo, Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubb...

    Buster Olney

    The three-way trade featuring Shin-Soo Choo, Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius will have major impact beyond the teams involved, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  13. If Jacoby Ellsbury is dealt from Boston, these teams could be fit...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how trade chatter surrounding Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has picked up. He speculates on teams where Ellsbury could be a fit.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  14. Can Mets build winner around Wright?

    Buster Olney

    The winter meetings haven't started yet, but baseball's winter market is already buzzing, with news breaking all over the place: Folks in the industry expected David Wright to take the New York Mets' offer and he did, as Adam Rubin wri...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  15. David Wright's new contract means he's linked to the New York Met...

    Buster Olney

    David Wright re-signed with the Mets, but can the club figure out a way to put together a playoff team around him? That's what Buster Olney wants to know.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  16. Making sense of the HOF character clause

    Buster Olney

    The so-called character clause is at the heart of the debate over what to do with the Hall of Fame candidates who have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. The criterion sent to the voters annually (including this week): V...

    Blog | November 28, 2012