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  1. Changing conditions for free-agent pitchers

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS - A growing trend, over the last decade, has been for teams to lock down their best young talent into long-term deals, whether it be the Giants signing Madison Bumgarner to a contract through 2017 with club options for 2018 and 2019, or the...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  2. Better for Yanks if Sabathia calls it quits

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz recently recalled a time when CC Sabathia drilled him intentionally. There was nothing to do but drop the bat and jog to first base, Ortiz said, because Sabathia has so much credibility and accountability that if he hit you on purpose, we...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. Yankees ready to make some trades?

    AJ Mass

    According to Mark Herrmann of Newsday, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is "ready to rock and roll" and is not content to stand pat with his current roster in an effort to win the American League East. "I've been vocal. There are som...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  4. Sabathia's return date getting closer?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, Ian Begley of ESPN New York wrote that while injured starting pitchers CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda "are still 'a ways away' from returning to the mound, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman doesn't see any options on the trade market to re...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  5. When will these aces return?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, we saw Yu Darvish throw the first complete game and shutout of his career. On Thursday, Max Scherzer duplicated that feat, blanking the Chicago White Sox in his first time making it through a full nine innings. It just goes to ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  6. Timetable for Yankees missing SP?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees are already down three-fifths of their starting rotation, but they thought they'd be getting at least one of those arms back soon. However, now it appears that might not be the case at all and that they'll continue to have to mak...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  7. Yankees forced to wait on CC

    AJ Mass

    Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York writes that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would be "kinda shocked" to see CC Sabathia back on the mound immediately after his 15-day disabled list ends. Sabathia is dealing with what is being termed a "...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  8. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  9. Should you let CC Sabathia go?

    Eric Karabell

    It's likely that fantasy owners are going to be seeing more of New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia on their free agent wires after Sunday's superficially terrible outing. After all, Sabathia was hammered for 10 hits and five runs in 3 2/3 innings agai...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  10. Early grades for the free-agent class

    Buster Olney

    In the April leading up to CC Sabathia's free agency in 2008, his ERA after four starts was 13.50. Months later, he got the biggest contract ever for a pitcher -- $161 million -- after he had bounced back, and then been traded to Milwaukee and led th...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  11. Miguel Cabrera and Robinson Cano among next wave to get to 500 ho...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski projects which current players will reach baseball's major milestones, such as 500 homers, 3,000 hits and 300 wins.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  12. CC Sabathia, Francisco Liriano among pitchers losing velocity - M...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross looks at CC Sabathia and other pitchers losing velocity and explains how we should adjust our ERA projections accordingly.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  13. Jason Heyward capable of greatness

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has yet to reach his 25th birthday. That's right, the team's leadoff hitter is in his fifth season but is still just 24, still full of promise and upside. And the two-run homer he smacked off Milwaukee Brewers ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  14. Confident Tanaka could stabilize Yankees

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka fell behind in the count to Justin Upton in the first inning Sunday, two balls and no strikes, and a lot of pitchers in this situation would see their options limited. But in the moments that followed, Tanaka demonst...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  15. Reasons for optimism on every MLB team

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA BAY -- CC Sabathia laughed about the reaction to his weight loss -- 40 pounds over the last two offseasons, he said Friday -- and mentioned that he felt like the winner of the show "The Biggest Loser." He said he feels better, with his body ada...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  16. Yankees still looking up in AL East

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees invested a $20 million posting fee and $155 million in salary in Masahiro Tanaka, and that total of $175 million represents the highest amount of dollars spent on any free-agent pitcher ever -- more than $161 million spent on CC Sabathia,...

    Blog | January 23, 2014