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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Braves take gamble with Upton

    Buster Olney

    On Aug. 10 of the 2012 season, B.J. Upton had 10 homers, to go along with a .298 on-base percentage. At that trajectory, he was on pace for a season of 15 homers, 155 strikeouts, a .378 slugging percentage and 30 stolen bases. It wasn't long aft...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  4. Atlanta Braves took a big gamble signing B.J. Upton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Atlanta Braves took a big gamble signing B.J. Upton, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  5. Who will get Josh Hamilton?

    Buster Olney

    A general manager preparing for the offseason recently asked others in his organization what they thought of Josh Hamilton, and of course, the response was nothing but raves for Hamilton as a player. They talked about the damage he can do at the plat...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  6. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  7. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  8. Jeff Bagwell is haunted by the era in which he played, and it cou...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Jeff Bagwell is seemingly close to the Hall of Fame -- earning 56 percent of the votes this year -- but yet so far because of the ramifications of his era and PED suspicions that some writers can't seem to overlook.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  9. Top 10 MLB storylines for 2012

    Buster Olney

    We have already ranked the top 10 teams, lineups, infields, outfields, bullpens and rotations heading into the 2012 season. As we wait for Prince Fielder to make his decision, here are the top 10 stories for 2012: 1. The attempted rebranding of the...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  10. The rebranding of the Miami Marlins and Albert Pujols' AL debut a...

    Buster Olney

    After ranking the top 10 teams, lineups, infields, outfields, bullpens and rotations heading into the 2012 season, Buster Olney looks at the biggest MLB storylines as we inch closer to spring training, beginning with the rebranding of the Miami Marlins.

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  11. In pursuit of Pujols

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, before the Philadelphia Phillies signed Ryan Howard to a five-year, $125 million extension, they had an internal conversation about pursuing the idea of a swap of Howard for Albert Pujols. And the context is very important. Because it w...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  12. MLB: Last year, a front office considered pursuing a trade for Al...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, one front office considered what it would take to trade for Albert Pujols. It seemed preposterous to many at the time, but we know now that the pursuit of Pujols is not at all a farfetched idea. Maybe it never was.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  13. MLB: Johnny Damon may not feel loved in Boston, but he should con...

    Buster Olney

    When Johnny Damon left Boston for the Yankees, it was seen by many Red Sox fans as the ultimate betrayal. But if the team wants him back, Damon should consider it an opportunity on multiple levels, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2010
  14. Tim Lincecum is called The Freak, but he's looked freakishly norm...

    Buster Olney

    You can be pardoned for wondering what is wrong with Tim Lincecum when he has a couple of starts where he doesn't look positively dominating. He's that good. But after a couple in which he gets torched -- well, that's just downright odd.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  15. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Ideas being discussed by management in MLB...

    Buster Olney

    General managers across MLB gathered together recently to look at how to fix the draft, an area they feel has great potential to help level the playing field. Buster highlights a number of the ideas that were discussed.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  16. A variety of reactions to Mark McGwire's admission -- Buster Olne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney speaks with several people from around baseball to try to get a handle on how Mark McGwire's recent confession is being received throughout the sport. Plus, answers to readers' questions on McGwire, and news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010