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  1. Cubs are ready to start selling

    Buster Olney

    The worst possible place to be for a general manager right now is in win-loss purgatory. The Philadelphia Phillies are stuck there at the moment, not really having done anything to make anyone believe they are serious contenders -- they've got the fi...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  2. Houston Astros' Roy Oswalt wants to dealt to contender if trade h...

    Buster Olney

    Astros ace Roy Oswalt says he has not demanded a trade, but thinks a deal might be best for everyone.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2010
  3. Sources: At least two National League teams interested in Brad Pe...

    Buster Olney

    As Brad Penny is being moved through waivers, at least two NL contenders -- the Giants and Marlins -- have expressed interest in the veteran right-hander, sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2009
  4. Hernandez could receive looks from contenders if he becomes free ...

    Buster Olney

    Livan Hernandez, designated for assignment by the Minnesota Twins on Friday, should learn Tuesday whether he has cleared waivers and will become a free agent.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2008
  5. Garcia working on comeback from surgery, wants to throw for scout...

    Buster Olney

    Freddy Garcia is aiming to throw for scouts on Aug. 5, and strongly disagrees with the assessment of Ozzie Guillen that he won't be able to help a contender this year, according to Garcia's agent.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2008
  6. Who can you trust?

    Buster Olney

    It takes more than a great closer to win in October. Strong 'pens need matchup specialists and setup men, too.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2004
  7. Marlins blast Cubs, gain split

    Buster Olney

    A.J. Burnett pitched brilliantly, and the Marlins split their series with the Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2004
  8. Plenty at stake for also-rans

    Buster Olney

    Non-contending teams like the Brewers and Royals have a lot to play for over the season's final month.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2004
  9. Doggone tough days ahead

    Buster Olney

    The dog days of August are when we find out who rules the porch and who bites during the pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2004
  10. Path of least resistance for Yankees

    Buster Olney

    Which contenders have it easy (Yankees) and which ones don't (Giants) could decide who's playing this fall.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2004
  11. Danger zones ahead

    Buster Olney

    Texas might be toast in the standings, but the Rangers head the list of spoilers who can still wreak havoc.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2003