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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout has potential to be baseball's bes...

    Buster Olney

    Says one evaluator about Angels outfielder Mike Trout: "If he's not the best player in the game by the end of this season, he will be by the end of next season." Buster Olney examines Trout's potential, and the role he's playing in the Angels' turnaround.

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. MLB: The San Francisco Giants won't dump Barry Zito now, but they...

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  11. MLB: Boston Red Sox camp full of expectations for Adrian Gonzalez...

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox enter spring training as the favorites in the AL East. How Boston manages those lofty expectations along with their new roster additions will ultimately tell the tale of their season. Plus, first impressions from camps league wide.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 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: Adrian Gonzalez and Shaun Marcum lead the list of 2011's bre...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney provides a list of eight players who are ready to break out, including two guys primed to thrive in their new homes: the Milwaukee Brewers' Shaun Marcum and the Boston Red Sox's Adrian Gonzalez.

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2011
  14. MLB: How a mechanical adjustment may have saved a pitcher's caree...

    Buster Olney

    It seems so preposterous. Somewhere amidst the spiraling of a career, a coach tells a young pitcher "Throw like Roy Halladay." The weird thing: It worked. Buster details how John Axford, yes, got his groove back.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  15. MLB: Albert Pujols is serious about his contract deadline with th...

    Buster Olney

    Albert Pujols is dead serious about his contract deadline with St. Louis, and if the Cardinals fail to meet it, they risk losing the generation's top major leaguer to another team ... including the rival Chicago Cubs.

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2011
  16. MLB: In Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado saw a player who could be their...

    Buster Olney

    In Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado saw a player who could be their Derek Jeter or Cal Ripken, which is precisely what the shortstop wanted. Plus, Buster's advice to Jeter, and a walk around free agency.

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2010