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  1. Jed Lowrie, Cliff Lee and others who could be traded this month -...

    Buster Olney

    Just because the non-waiver trade deadline has passed doesn't mean the deals are done. Buster Olney lists 10 players who could factor into trade packages in August.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  2. Recapping Tuesday's MLB trades

    It was a busy day as the trade deadline brought a lot of change for a few teams looking to make a playoff push. Here is a look at the major-league impact of Tuesday's trades. All stats are entering Tuesday. RYAN DEMPSTER The Texas Rangers acquir...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  3. Bold predictions for pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg will pitch in September and October. Let's get that out of the way up front. Entering the weekend the right-hander is the No. 10 pitcher on ESPN's Player Rater and one of the most coveted individua...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  4. Bold fantasy predictions for Stephen Strasburg, Fernando Rodney, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks ahead to the final two months of the season and lays out a handful of bold predictions for pitchers, including thoughts on Stephen Strasburg, Tim Lincecum and R.A. Dickey.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  5. The drawbacks of the new CBA

    Buster Olney

    There are three ways for teams to acquire high-end talent, an AL executive said Tuesday afternoon in the hours after the new labor agreement was announced: 1. Teams can invest in free agents, as the Philadelphia Phillies did with Cliff Lee, and as t...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  6. By controlling draft spending, the new CBA could further hamper s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  7. V for victory (and Vance)

    With all the firepower of the Philadelphia Phillies rotation entering the season, what are the chances the Phils would find the most success not in games started by Roy Halladay, he of the two Cy Youngs and two no-hitters? Not in starts by $120 milli...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  8. MLB: Philly's group of aces was introduced, but talk won't be par...

    Buster Olney

    Philly unveiled a Fab Four this week, and the collective quiet signaled what this group will really be all about -- work, not talk. The bottom line is that when it comes to Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, only the results will speak.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  9. Philadelphia Phillies rotation unanimously best in poll

    Buster Olney

    After submitting his own ranking earlier in the week, Buster Olney looked to a group of MLB talent evaluators to find out who they think has the best rotation in the majors. The top spot was unanimous (Phillies). Nos. 2-10 were anything but.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2010
  10. Baseball's Top 10 rotations

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies' signing of Cliff Lee has created the best barstool debate of the winter, the kind of question that has no right answer but is awful fun to talk about: Who has the best rotation in the majors? Here's one humble ranking of the...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  11. MLB - In ranking baseball's Top 10 rotations, there is one very n...

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies already had what was arguably baseball's best rotation headed into the 2010 offseason. And that was before they added Cliff Lee. Buster ranks the rotations that follow the one clearly at the top.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2010
  12. Cliff Lee brings dominance, on paper

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies dumped Cliff Lee 12 months ago because they had become convinced he and his agent, Darek Braunecker, were all about chasing nickels, about maximizing their leverage and getting paid as much as possible. They loved Lee as a pitcher, but t...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  13. 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
  14. Clay Buchholz, Andy Pettitte to finish strong, setbacks could bef...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass brings his "Momentum Rankings" to the pitcher's mound to identify the starters whose stats trend indicate a strong or a poor finish to the season.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2010
  15. MLB: It's hard for Philly fans to forget the Cliff Lee deal, but ...

    Buster Olney

    The bottom line: Nobody in Philadelphia would tell you that the deal to send Cliff Lee to Seattle has worked out well. But in getting Roy Oswalt, the Phillies at least would have a chance to say they've put it behind them and are aiming for a title.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2010
  16. MLB: The Seattle Mariners can say they turned a profit when they ...

    Buster Olney

    When the Phillies shipped Cliff Lee to Seattle, the teams were considered to be essentially trading a rental. Neither was likely to keep him long-term. But what Seattle could end up with far outweighs the prospects they gave up to get the great lefty.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2010