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  1. Hope springs eternal for all 30 teams

    Buster Olney

    A scout spoke with hope about his team the other day, because there's really no other way to talk before spring training. The scout's team has shored up an area of weakness, he mentioned, and a critical player looks as though he has bounced back w...

    Blog | February 02, 2015
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  4. Top 10 linchpin players of 2015

    Buster Olney

    Madison Bumgarner will go down in history as one of baseball's most transformative players, because we can say with Richard Sherman-level confidence that without Bumgarner, the Giants never would have won the World Series last year -- not even close....

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  5. Top 10 infields in MLB: Rockies No. 1

    Buster Olney

    Among all the team elements ranked in the ongoing series, getting a consensus on the top infields was the most difficult. At one point or another, more than half a dozen teams were mentioned for the top spot. This is the fifth installment of the s...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  6. Royals No. 1 in MLB team defense ranks

    Buster Olney

    More and more, the use of defensive shifts is impacting the play of individuals. Last summer, there might not have been a better example than Jhonny Peralta. If a coach stood at the plate and mashed ground balls at Peralta and some of his peers, Pera...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  7. Oakland's unique problems, advantages

    Buster Olney

    The occasional sewage overflow is the worst part of the Oakland Athletics' existence, probably. Every time there's an extended period of rain or the Oakland Raiders play a home game, or some combination of those factors, the pipes in the O.co Coliseu...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  8. Could Craig be dealt?

    AJ Mass

    In talking about Allen Craig's 2014 journey, ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes: "He went from being the heart of the Cardinals' attack, consistently generating some of the best production with runners on base in the history of baseball, to unloaded in a...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  9. Houston Astros add Luke Gregerson as closer

    The Houston Astros have agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million contract with Luke Gregerson and also have agreed to sign reliever Pat Neshek, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney, confirming multiple reports.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  10. Free agent Jon Lester's choice slowed by negotiations

    Buster Olney

    The Jon Lester talks have reached the homestretch with multiple offers of at least $150 million over six years, but his ultimate choice has been slowed by having to deal with negotiations with those teams, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  11. Jon Lester expected to choose team in free agency by Tuesday

    Buster Olney

    The Jon Lester talks have entered the final turn, with an expectation that a choice will be made no later than Tuesday, according to sources involved in the negotiations.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  12. Top 10 relief pitchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    On to part 10 of our series ranking the best players at each position in baseball. Here are the top 10 relievers: 1. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves There is no sign of diminishment in Kimbrel's power stuff; in fact, Kimbrel's average fastball ve...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  13. Free-agent left-hander Jon Lester, San Francisco Giants to meet

    The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval's departure.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2014
  14. Top 10 third basemen in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In keeping with our recent theme of ranking the top 10 players at each position in baseball, today we tackle third basemen. Unlike second base and shortstop, two other positions we've recently rated, third base is stacked. (We've also gone through...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  15. Top 10 second basemen in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In keeping with the theme of the week, here's a ranking of the top 10 second basemen in the majors. Average OPS by position Pos. 2013 2014 1B .774 .757 2B .710 .686 SS .681 .678 3B .714 .715 ...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  16. Reports: Jon Lester to meet with Atlanta Braves on Thursday

    The Atlanta Braves will meet with free-agent left-hander Jon Lester this week, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney, and multiple reports say the meeting will take place Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2014
  17. 'Great' free-agent pitcher market is illusory

    Buster Olney

    These are just some of the pitchers who could be available through free agency or trade in the next 13 months: Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, James Shields, Francisco Liriano, Cole Hamels, Ervin Santana, Edinson Volquez, Brett Anderson, Jason Hammel, Davi...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  18. MLB - Future Power Rankings heading into 2014 free agency

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014