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  1. Expect blockbuster trades this winter

    Buster Olney

    Almost every team held their chips back before the trade deadline, leery of the seller's market that had developed, dubious about the value of the short-term rentals. The teams working from a position of strength mostly held in place: The Cardina...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Positive signs for Jered Weaver

    Buster Olney

    Carl Crawford was the first hitter who Jered Weaver faced in his start Wednesday night, Weaver's first since breaking his left (non-pitching) elbow in the first week of the season. When the count reached two strikes, Weaver fired a fastball high and ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers have a tough decision to make with Yasiel Pui...

    Buster Olney

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tough decision to make with Yasiel Puig, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  4. Winners, losers of Dodgers-Red Sox trade

    Buster Olney

    If you want some insight into how at least a couple of major Red Sox star players are feeling about the situation in Boston, think about this: Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett both have the power to blow up the biggest salary dump in baseball history b...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  5. Winners and losers of Dodgers-Red Sox blockbuster trade - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney evaluates the winners and losers of the potential blockbuster trade between the Red Sox and Dodgers.

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2012
  6. Looking at the reasons behind Albert Pujols' rough start - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Carl Crawford can relate to what Albert Pujols is going through this season, as Pujols appears to be pressing at the plate by swinging at bad pitches and failing to take advantage of the times he gets ahead in the count.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  7. Jonathan Papelbon's $50 million deal with the Phillies set the ma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when the Phillies handed out $50 million for Jonathan Papelbon, it sent ripples through the industry as the deal set the market for other elite relievers. Teams now have to look for value among secondary options.

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2011
  8. MLB: Oakland is battling with an injury to a star, but they may h...

    Buster Olney

    Oakland's starting staff has an ERA of 2.01, which means it has been far and away baseball's best. Will Dallas Braden's injury diminish that? Maybe. But maybe you haven't seen Tyson Ross.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  9. Boston Red Sox camp full of expectations

    Buster Olney

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Adrian Gonzalez settled in to play cards with minor leaguer Oscar Tejeda in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, the sort of thing that Gonzalez is known to do, and right behind him Carl Crawford hefted a bat, in the locker next to Mike ...

    Blog | February 20, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Adrian Gonzalez working furiously to be ready to contribute for B...

    Buster Olney

    Adrian Gonzalez is delaying a trip to Boston to look for a place to live. But don't worry, Red Sox fans. He's put off calling Mayflower because of a furious, can't-miss-a-day approach to preparing for what the Green Monster has to offer.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  12. MLB: Fenway Park, and specifically the Green Monster, may be perf...

    Buster Olney

    The history of Red Sox LFs is long and glorious, going all the way back to Duffy Lewis. In some ways, Carl Crawford -- the newest member -- might become the most perfect fit of them all, both offensively and defensively.

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  13. New York Yankees can't smart over loss of Cliff Lee, not when CC ...

    Buster Olney

    The loss of Cliff Lee in free agency -- a realm where the franchise has seemingly batted about .900 in recent years -- has the Yankees looking at Plan B options. But they better take care of CC Sabathia too, before they face further headaches.

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  14. Philadelphia Phillies are dominant on paper with the addition of ...

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies' signing of Cliff Lee makes them paper lions, with the kind of rotation seemingly built to maul opponents over the course of a long season. But advancing age and less flexibility make them decidedly dominant -- on paper.

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2010
  15. MLB: With Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Alex Rodriguez, CC Saba...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at the state of the AL East for 2011. Even before we know Cliff Lee's situation, the East is stacked against the Rays, Orioles and Jays. Is it time we investigate a new playoff format such that divisions don't matter? It may be.

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2010
  16. MLB: The Yanks and Rangers both desperately want Cliff Lee, and i...

    Buster Olney

    As the years and dollars pile up in the bidding war for Cliff Lee, the hope of signing him is tinged with something else -- the feeling that the market has taken the cost of Lee to a level nobody is all that comfortable with.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2010