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  1. Is Chase Utley a Hall of Famer?

    Buster Olney

    The evaluator hesitated for about 0.2 seconds when considering the question asked over the phone: Who's the best player you've seen lately? "Chase Utley," he said, and went on to describe how Utley is getting to low pitches in a way he hadn't for ...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 'Contract year' has a whole new meaning

    Buster Olney

    Draft-pick compensation was never an issue for Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo or Brian McCann. The loss of a draft pick didn't discourage the Mets from signing Curtis Granderson, but probably only because their first-round pick is prot...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. Two small-market clubs going all-in

    Buster Olney

    When the New York Yankees really go for it, when they unleash their financial might in an effort to protect their brand and win a championship, that means firing almost a half-billion dollars at the best and most expensive players. Two...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  5. Chase Headley will not negotiate deal with San Diego Padres durin...

    Buster Olney

    Chase Headley will not negotiate a long-term contract with the San Diego Padres during the season, the third baseman's agent confirmed Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  6. Trade candidates to watch out for

    Buster Olney

    The trade market is a long way from evolving, leaving many weeks for the Tampa Bay Rays to determine when they'll begin earnestly marketing David Price, whether it be before the July 31 deadline or in the fall. There's plenty of time for Gi...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  7. Chase Utley and Chris Perez among names coming up in early trade ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at a few players who could be trade candidates as the summer progresses.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Jim Thome's stake in the playoff chase

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- In a city of row houses, it makes sense that the Orioles' success this year has been built game by game, at-bat by at-bat, pitch by pitch, brick by brick. They have one pitcher with more than 20 starts, a staff with one complete gam...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  10. Jim Thome is helping the Baltimore Orioles adjust during the race...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Orioles badly needed a jump-start, and it was Jim Thome that gave it to them Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  11. Chase Headley a popular target

    Buster Olney

    Chase Headley has never hit more than 12 home runs in a season, never driven in more than 64 runs, and he's never hit .300. But timing is everything, and this is why the Padres' third baseman might be the most sought-after player on the tra...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  12. Chase Headley is drawing interest across baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Padres may have to deal Chase Headley, because the market for his services, and his contract, may never be better than it is now.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  13. Decision on Hamels looms for Phillies

    Buster Olney

    Now it's Carlos Ruiz who is hurt for the Phillies, joining Roy Halladay and Chase Utley and Ryan Howard and seemingly the rest of the ballplayers in the eastern half of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. After their loss Friday, the Phillies a...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  14. Philadelphia Phillies have decision to make on trading Cole Hamel...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney evaluates both the pros and the cons of the Phillies' potentially trading Cole Hamels by this year's deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2012
  15. The Philadelphia Phillies could be aggressive sellers at the trad...

    Buster Olney

    With question marks surrounding several of the Philadelphia Phillies' stars, Buster Olney wonders whether it may be time for the team to be sellers at the deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  16. The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and Chase Utley's healt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and the return of Chase Utley won't necessarily be the boost that they desperately need. Given the status of Utley's knees, what he can actually contribute remains unclear.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012