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  1. '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
  2. A purposeful plan for the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    When Brian McCann arrived at Yankee Stadium earlier this week to prepare for his introductory news conference, club officials were struck by how excited he was, how invested he was. He sounded to them as if he couldn't wait for spring training to sta...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  3. A Yankees demise? Not so fast ...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' final salary offer to Joe Girardi was presented last Thursday, and now that we know how it turned out -- like a televised poker game in which we see the cards -- it's evident that the past week has been about negotiating, about trying to...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  4. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  5. If Jacoby Ellsbury is dealt from Boston, these teams could be fit...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how trade chatter surrounding Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has picked up. He speculates on teams where Ellsbury could be a fit.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  6. Curtis Granderson, Dexter Fowler could be trade targets for teams...

    Buster Olney

    Curtis Granderson, Dexter Fowler could be trade targets for teams that don't want to pay for free-agent outfielders, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  7. MLB - Opinions vary on James Shields' worth and role

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney asks what James Shields' actual worth is and whether he is he really an ace or innings eater.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  8. With many quality candidates, voters have a tough call for AL MVP...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP is a tough call, and it's possible Justin Verlander gets the most first-place votes and still loses the award to Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, or others. Plus notes on the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  9. MLB - Cases for the American League MVP

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines who has a case for the American League MVP, and who doesn't. The tricky thing is you could make a strong case for a number of guys. And a case against them.

    Blog | Conversation | August 29, 2011
  10. A Cy of relief for Roy Halladay

    Buster Olney

    The first time Roy Halladay took the mound for the Phillies this spring, Derek Jeter didn't make the 20-minute drive over from Tampa, Fla., to play in the exhibition. Nor did Alex Rodriguez or Mark Teixeira or Curtis Granderson. And given that t...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney: People expect Roy Halladay to simply destroy...

    Buster Olney

    Roy Halladay was already putting up filthy numbers. Thing is, he was doing it against consistently tougher competition than almost any other pitcher in baseball had to regularly face. Well, that's not the case anymore, and big things are expected.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2010
  12. Johnny Damon isn't going to the prom

    Buster Olney

    The merits of the New York Yankees' three-team trade for Curtis Granderson are debatable, and in time we'll know if the choice of trading some of their young assets in that deal was the right or wrong call. But it's laughable that the ...

    Blog | January 30, 2010
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney: It's laughable that the New York Yankees are...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney returns from a mini-vacation to blog about the Johnny Damon situation. It's "laughable" that the Yankees are taking flak for not making this work out presently; Damon, honestly, has become the girl who rejects all the prom offers.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2010
  14. A chip-cashing trade

    Buster Olney

    The trade will include big names and first-round picks when it is finally completed. Curtis Granderson is an All-Star with some major numbers and a superstar presence, and Edwin Jackson was picked for the Midsummer Classic last year. Max Scherzer is ...

    Blog | December 09, 2009