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  1. Previewing the qualifying-offer market

    Buster Olney

    As the saying goes, those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Not one of the 22 players who were extended qualifying offers the past two winters accepted them, and in a lot of cases, that made sense. But it's a strategy that failed...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. The Jackie Bradley Jr. decision

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- We've got the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees on ESPN today in a 1 p.m. ET game. Jackie Bradley Jr. is expected to play for Boston, in the midst of a spring in which he's 18-for-41 and, just as impressively, he has drawn ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. Boston Red Sox have a tough decision to make with Jackie Bradley ...

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox have a tough decision to make with Jackie Bradley Jr., writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  4. Multi-year pitching trade targets

    Buster Olney

    Alex Gordon's early-season slump is over, Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain are back from injuries, Wil Myers is preparing for his debut, and it's easy to imagine a time, within the next two or three years, when the Kansas City Royals might h...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  5. Top marketable pitchers who are more than half-season rentals - M...

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster, Zack Greinke and Cole Hamels have dominated the discussions of starting pitching options on the trade market, but they are all headed for free agency this winter. Buster Olney lists some of the best multi-year pitching trade targets.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  6. Cubs face big trade decisions

    Buster Olney

    The hiring of Theo Epstein as club president marked a new era for the Chicago Cubs, but there was no chance that the change would manifest itself in the standings this year, and there is little chance that it will change anything next year. The Cu...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  7. Three aggressive summer buyers

    Buster Olney

    Sometime on Thursday, baseball owners are expected to formally ratify the new playoff format, locking in the system of six division winners and four wild-card teams for this season and beyond. A general manager noted on Tuesday that nobody really kn...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  8. A new playoff format could bring more buyers around the trade dea...

    Buster Olney

    It's unclear how the new playoff format will affect teams' decision-making, but Buster Olney writes that there will be teams looking to buy in pursuit of the additional playoff spots. Here are three teams executives expect to be aggressive this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  9. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  10. Ryan Raburn has led scorching Detroit Tigers offense this spring ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while spring training stats aren't an indicator of regular-season performance, the Detroit Tigers are so far doing what everyone thought they would do -- mash.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  11. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  12. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  13. A souvenir from 'Prime Time'

    Buster Olney

    As spring training begins, we offer a story that has become an annual tradition for this blog, involving a superstar cornerback (and baseball player) and myself. I don't collect autographs, and the one souvenir baseball I have on my desk contai...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  14. Buster Olney revisits annual spring training tradition - MLB

    Buster Olney

    In an annual blog tradition, Buster Olney retells the story of a young reporter who drew the ire of Deion Sanders and still keeps a souvenir from Prime Time 'til this day.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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