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  1. How Bailey changed the pitching market

    Buster Olney

    Homer Bailey's career ERA is 4.30, and he's had two seasons in which he has thrown over 200 innings. He has not pitched to the level of a Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, or even a Matt Cain. He's never had any kind of a vote for the Cy Young Award...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  2. Rays in a bind with David Price

    Buster Olney

    It was an all-around tough day for the Tampa Bay Rays, who saw Fernando Rodney blow up in the ninth inning and blow a lead to the Red Sox, this just a little while after they placed Cy Young Award winner David Price on the disabled list. For an or...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  3. Olney: Wilpons should sign R.A. or get out

    Buster Olney

    R.A. Dickey looked a little shaken after winning the Cy Young Award the other night, and you can't blame him, given the crazy journey that has taken him to this place -- the failures, the crushing disappointments, the renewal of a dream, and stardom,...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  4. Wilpons should re-sign Dickey or sell Mets

    Buster Olney

    R.A. Dickey looked a little shaken after winning the Cy Young Award the other night, and you can't blame him, given the crazy journey that has taken him to this place -- the failures, the crushing disappointments, the renewal of a dream, and sta...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  5. New York Mets ownership should re-sign R.A. Dickey or sell the te...

    Buster Olney

    New York Mets ownership should re-sign R.A. Dickey or sell the team, writes Buster Olney

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  6. Jake Peavy and other marketable starters

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy won a Cy Young Award years ago and pitched in memorable playoff games, and when he tells stories, he speaks with the perspective of someone about to take the field in an old-timers game. It's easy to forget that Peavy is only 30 years...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  7. Jake Peavy and other starting pitchers with trade value - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy is healthy again, and he's proving just how good a pitcher he can be. He's also proving he has trade value. As Buster Olney writes, Peavy is among a handful of starting pitchers who could be marketable at the deadline this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  8. Sabathia's agent on Yankees, free agency

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- CC Sabathia has another three weeks or so to decide whether to opt out of his contract with the Yankees, whether to test the market and perhaps go someplace where there is need for a perennial candidate for the Cy Young Award. Th...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  9. CC Sabathia's free-agency decision - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, according to CC Sabathia's agent, the pitcher's only focus right now is reaching an agreement with the Yankees. However, Buster adds that if CC does hit the open market, teams like Texas, the Cubs and Angels could enter the mix.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2011
  10. MLB - Boston Red Sox need just one win over Tampa Bay Rays

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Rays are simply a better team than the Red Sox right now -- and it's not even close. But the reality for Boston is that even one win over Tampa in this series could be enough to build a comfortable lead in the wild-card race.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2011
  11. Remembering the funniest man in baseball

    Buster Olney

    The lines of type on Mike Flanagan's baseball card say he won a Cy Young Award, pitched in 18 seasons, won 167 games. But no conversation about Flanny, who was found dead Wednesday at the age of 59, could begin with any of that, because he was a...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  12. MLB - Remembering Mike Flanagan, funniest man in baseball

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney reflects on the life and career of his friend Mike Flanagan, the funniest man in baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  13. Finding Zack Greinke's price point

    Buster Olney

    The asking price for Zack Greinke, rival executives say, is off the charts right now. Greinke won the Cy Young Award in 2009, he will be pitching for a reasonable salary for the next couple of years, and there is very little impact pitching available...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  14. MLB: The market on Zack Greinke is also tied to when he will be t...

    Buster Olney

    In looking at Zack Greinke, the issue isn't just one of his price -- it's also a matter of when he'll be dealt. That's because the Royals don't want to risk a down year, and thus a depressed market, for their greatest trade asset.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  15. MLB: Tim Lincecum is at a crossroads and, now, so too are the San...

    Buster Olney

    Tim Lincecum might be the NL's best pitcher -- but right now, he's struggling, akin to what Pedro Martinez went through around 2000. He needs to figure out how to work within what he has, even as his fastball might trail off. Plus: updates from all races.

    Blog | Conversation | August 19, 2010
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney: Fausto Carmona may have re-discovered his gr...

    Buster Olney

    Since a 2007 season when he finished within earshot of a Cy Young Award, Fausto Carmona's performance has fallen off the table in the way that his sinker used to. But still just 26, he seems like a new pitcher this spring. Cleveland better hope he is.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2010