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  1. For Lee's trade value, it's all about now

    Buster Olney

    There are two windows in every baseball calendar year in which small sample size really matters. In October, of course; as Bucky Dent, Aaron Boone and Dave Roberts can attest, bits and pieces of success can live forever. The other time frame in wh...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. The Melky Cabrera debate

    Buster Olney

    The player who leads the American League in hits is batting .341, and if he continues on his current path, he'll finish the season with something in the range of 240 hits and 80 extra-base hits. These are numbers that will put him in the conversation...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  3. Red Sox have options besides Napoli

    Buster Olney

    Ben Cherington was honored as baseball's executive of the year the other day, an award that pleased his peers, as well as his friends in the front office. Even throughout the trying 2012 season, Cherington was never caught up in privately placing bla...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  4. What to do with Andre Ethier?

    Buster Olney

    If the Los Angeles Dodgers want alternatives to outfielder Andre Ethier from their minor league system, they've got them. Yasiel Puig has made an enormous impression with his energy and with how hard he plays. However, he also has demonstrated an ina...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  5. Grady Sizemore, Joe Saunders and the second tier of free agents -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the tier of free agents that could represent good value additions for teams.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  6. Robin Ventura was made to manage

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Long before Robin Ventura even knew he wanted to manage, Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams had written down his name as a possible candidate, among other names, in a folder that Williams updates and maintains. Ventura is understated and e...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  7. The Chicago White Sox found a manager who fits the modern prototy...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that in Robin Ventura's first season as manager of the Chicago White Sox, he has proved to have all of the necessary qualities a big league skipper needs in the modern game.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2012
  8. Early guesses on MVP, Cy Young and ROY voting - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the scramble for baseball's most coveted awards. Would Mike Trout hold off Miguel Cabrera? Would R.A. Dickey really win a Cy Young? It's all here.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Searching for Mike Trout's flaw

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM -- With his headphones on and a towel at the ready in his waistband, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington did his daily 10 laps around the field early Sunday afternoon, walking briskly in his fight against Father Time. When the Rangers' ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. Mike Trout is making history as opponents struggle to find holes ...

    Buster Olney

    The run Mike Trout is currently on is unprecedented for any big league player, let alone a rookie. As Buster Olney writes, teams are having a hard time finding flaws in Trout's game.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  13. The Mets' new big-picture strategy

    Buster Olney

    In the summer of 2006, as construction began on Citi Field, the New York Mets ' payroll was a little more than $100 million. The beams and the walls went up quickly, and so did the club's payroll, as the Wilpons anticipated the windfall fro...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  14. New York Mets will build slowly as they dig out of financial hole...

    Buster Olney

    It wasn't long ago that the Mets were opening a new ballpark and expanding payroll. The days were bright. But the Bernie Madoff scandal crushed the team's finances, and now, Buster Olney writes, the club has a new strategy to work its way back.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  15. The next step for Matt Kemp

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp has told Magic Johnson he could beat him in basketball. "He doesn't believe I can," Kemp said Saturday, sitting in front of his locker at Dodger Stadium. Kemp paused. "But I can," he said knowingly, confidently. ...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  16. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is making progress in his rehab - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp wants a shot at Magic Johnson in a game of H-O-R-S-E, but that will have to wait. As Buster Olney writes, Kemp is still rehabbing his strained hamstring, and his next step will be getting back to running.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2012