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  1. Offseason dominoes begin to fall

    Buster Olney

    In one day, Major League Baseball served as the backdrop to a major trade, the second-biggest contract ever doled out by a team from Canada and the finalization of the largest contract in the history of North American professional sports. Offseaso...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. The top 10 first basemen in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In the second installment of our rankings of the best players at each position -- we ranked the catchers Sunday -- we rank the top 10 first basemen Monday, with the selections following input and observations of MLB evaluators. 1. Paul Goldschmidt...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  3. The top 10 catchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In those handful of moments when the New York Yankees talked about an austerity drive a couple of years ago, when Hal Steinbrenner spoke of getting under the salary cap, they decided to let Russell Martin walk away as a free agent -- and he was snapp...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  4. More than money could sway Stanton

    Buster Olney

    There hadn't been enough time to wipe the blood from Giancarlo Stanton's face before he was lifted onto a golf cart after a Mike Fiers fastball crumpled his cheek on Sept. 11. But before he was taken away for treatment, Stanton reached out a hand to ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  5. Kluber rewarded for hard work, big finish

    Buster Olney

    Accolades for a teammate are always a good thing, but after Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, the joy that others within the Indians organization experienced ran deep. Because of the person that Kluber is, and because of his wor...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  6. Game of DH musical chairs has begun

    Buster Olney

    If you want to take a sample of how saturated the market is with designated hitters, consider a slice of Adam Lind's recent experience for examination. Last season, the left-handed-hitting Lind was limited to 96 games because of injury, but in tha...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  7. Sandoval contract could come soon

    Buster Olney

    Optimism that a deal is going to get worked out hovers over the talks between Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants, to the degree that some potential bidders for the third baseman have started doing more background work on market alternatives....

    Blog | November 09, 2014
  8. PED suspicions still cloud free agency

    Buster Olney

    More than a decade ago, general managers elaborated on the murky business of investing in players who may or may not be using performance-enhancing drugs. Within that 2002 New York Times article, a couple of GMs from that time gave voice to the impor...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  9. Here's how Yankees handle A-Rod fiasco

    Buster Olney

    The Miami Herald story on Alex Rodriguez confirmed what many probably already assumed: that his ardent and angry defense of 2013, his words and his legal strategy, was spectacular deceit. And by spectacular, I mean sheer enormity, not quality. He ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  10. Nine free-agent bargains to consider

    Buster Olney

    Plenty of free agents available now, but here are nine free-agent bargains worth exploring: 1. Edinson Volquez, starting pitcher He is way down the pecking order of available starting pitchers in the market, far behind the likes of Max Scherzer...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  11. Is Ryan Howard tradable?

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Howard has had his last at-bat as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. That's what the Phillies hope, anyway. That's their goal, according to rival executives. The Chicago Cubs want to add high-end pitching and contend. The Los Angeles...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  12. '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
  13. Tampa's choice on tampering charges

    Buster Olney

    Imagine that you are in a position of power with the Tampa Bay Rays and you are convinced the Cubs violated Major League Baseball rules by tampering with Joe Maddon. What would you do next? The Rays have a choice between two distinct routes, no...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  14. What lies ahead for key Series people

    Buster Olney

    Here's a look at what comes next for many of the primary figures from the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals ... For Pablo Sandoval, there's free agency. Six months ago, it seemed like there was no chance Sandoval would work out a deal...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  15. Bumgarner set to do whatever team needs

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- A small group of reporters waited near Madison Bumgarner's locker Tuesday night as he finished dressing following the Giants' Game 6 loss. He buckled his belt, his back to the room, and as he turned, his hair still damp from the shower...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  16. Russell Martin set up for big payday

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- The final innings of the 2014 Major League Baseball season will play out here in the next 36 hours; meanwhile, executives from 28 other teams and dozens of agents are lining up for the start of the offseason, like runners lining up for...

    Blog | October 28, 2014