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  1. My first season in the major leagues

    Jose Abreu, Special to Insider

    Guest bloggers are stepping in for Buster Olney this week to write the lead item, while Buster still has his news and notes below that. Today's guest blogger is Chicago White Sox rookie outfielder Jose Abreu. First of all, I need to thank God for ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  2. MLB Future Power Rankings 2013 update

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law & Buster Olney

    Keith Law, Jim Bowden and Buster Olney rank each team based on how well they are set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  3. Trade fits for Kubel, Diamondbacks

    Buster Olney

    The Arizona Diamondbacks now have a glut of outfielders with the signing of Cody Ross, writes Nick Piecoro. The Diamondbacks' intent is to trade another outfielder, and privately, some in the organization have indicated that the most likely guy ...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  4. Trade options for the Arizona Diamondbacks if they deal Jason Kub...

    Buster Olney

    By signing Cody Ross, the Diamondbacks now have a surplus of outfielders from which to trade, and Jason Kubel appears to be the most likely to go. Buster Olney runs through eight teams that could make a good fit for Arizona.

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2012
  5. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2012 (Nos. 16-30)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider returns with the MLB Future Power Rankings, as Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney break down how well each team is set up for sustained success. Here are teams ranked No. 16-30.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. How contracts shift the trade market

    Buster Olney

    Oh, sure, you can call the Minnesota Twins and ask about Denard Span, a good player who would help any good team. Span is hitting .288 with a .352 on-base percentage, solid numbers for a leadoff hitter. But an underlying factor that makes it more di...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  9. At the trade deadline, value can be found friendly contracts - ML...

    Buster Olney

    At the trade deadline, value isn't found only in trade packages. As Buster Olney writes, players with team-friendly contracts, like Minnesota's Denard Span, can be valuable simply due to the language of their deals.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  10. The Cubs should deal Dempster now

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster's six scoreless innings for the Chicago Cubs on Saturday were probably his last with the team, because now is the best time to trade him. Dempster is healthy now, after being on the disabled list earlier this year, and if the Cubs ...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  11. Possible trade partners for Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster - ...

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster is pitching better than he has at any point this season, piling up scoreless innings, and Buster Olney writes that now is the time for the Cubs to trade him. That would also open up the market for Matt Garza later this month.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Trade possibilities for Jim Thome

    Buster Olney

    Jayson Stark reported that the Philadelphia Phillies have let it be known to AL teams that they're willing to trade Jim Thome, but that Thome's preferred destinations -- the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox -- probably are not in pla...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  15. No perfect options for Jim Thome if he wants to play on a contend...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through the list of teams that may be interested in trading for Jim Thome. Unfortunately for him, there are no perfect fits right now.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  16. Josh Beckett can't be traded easily, but he may not change, eithe...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012