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  1. Valuing Phillies' options proving difficult

    Buster Olney

    The trade deadline of July 31 won't apply to Cliff Lee, some officials believe, because he's so expensive and there are enough questions about his elbow that nobody would claim him if he were to be placed on waivers in August. "He'll get through waiv...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Marlon Byrd's no-trade teams

    Doug Mittler

    Don't be fooled by the current five-game winning streak. It is time for the Philadelphia Phillies to begin the turnover of the current roster, wrote ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney in Friday's column. Amid rumors that the team may be willing to p...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  3. Time for the Phillies to turn the page

    Buster Olney

    Philadelphia Phillies fans aren't happy, and they're expressing that through the ticket office: The team's attendance has plummeted, from an incredible (and unsustainable) 44,021 per game just two years ago to the current 30,438 per game. That's a 31...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  4. Yankees face difficult decisions now

    Buster Olney

    Editor's Note: This blog has been updated to reflect official injury news regarding Masahiro Tanaka, released Thursday evening. Somebody wearing a uniform undoubtedly uttered the words "I told you so" on Wednesday night after news of Tanaka's elbo...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  5. Yankees could turn to Phillies for help

    AJ Mass

    Now that the New York Yankees have signed Masahiro Tanaka to a contract that catapulted their 2014 payroll above their self-imposed $189 million cap, ESPN.com's Buster Olney thinks the team might have a huge advantage once the season gets into full s...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  6. Top 10 storylines to watch in 2014

    Buster Olney

    Tim Kurkjian had it right last spring when he said the hardest thing to predict in 2013 was who was going to finish fifth in the AL East. Many folks thought it would be the Boston Red Sox, and instead, they won the World Series with a group of invest...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  7. Who might deal for Hamels, Lee?

    Doug Mittler

    The Philadelphia Phillies are still built to win now, but have told other teams that they are willing to consider trades of either of their two best starting pitchers, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, according to ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney. Like ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  8. Phillies will listen on Hamels and Lee

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to regain their footing after a disastrous 2013 season, trying to get younger while still contending against the Braves and Nationals in the National League East, and they seem ready to t...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  9. Is David Price done in Tampa Bay?

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- David Price had just had his worst game ever in Fenway Park Saturday, and, predictably, he was not in a good mood when he climbed on a pallet outside the visitors clubhouse here to speak to reporters. He mentioned that David Ortiz stood and...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  10. Mets' struggles creating value

    Buster Olney

    The New York Mets' loss Friday was the 87th of their season. And it was a really important loss. With that defeat, the Mets moved back into position to have the No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft -- and if this holds over the last two days of the regul...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  11. NL trade deadline preview

    Buster Olney

    The perception in some corners around baseball is that the Chicago Cubs fared well in their trade of Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday. "They turned a one-year rental into pieces that can help [going forward]," said an AL evaluator. "The...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  12. Top pitchers, hitters at specific pitches

    Buster Olney

    It took a while for Mike Minor to develop full confidence in his fastball, but now, throwing that pitch inside is the default decision for him. "If I'm not sure what I want to do," he said earlier this season, "I just throw the fastball." And it s...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  13. Starting pitching market limited

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Since Major League Baseball and the players' association agreed to a new labor deal and MLB followed that up with record-setting television contracts, the clubs -- with money burning a hole in their front-office pockets -- have be...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  14. Yadier Molina's defensive importance

    Buster Olney

    PHILADELPHIA -- The other St. Louis Cardinals players on the field keep their eyes on Yadier Molina constantly, pitch to pitch, in the way that interstate truck drivers might lock in on the leader of a convoy. Everything they do -- every decision, ev...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  15. Yadier Molina's defensive importance for the St. Louis Cardinals ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about the important role that St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina plays in setting the team's defense, plus the usual news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2013
  16. Roy Halladay determines so much for Philadelphia, maybe too much ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the Phillies, a team that has showed a lot of positive signs this spring. But one not-so-good sign has been the performance of Roy Halladay.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2013