In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.
Buster Olney writes that players who say they can't discuss PED accusations, or would like to help but can't or any other variation of that standard response are simply spinning at best, and lying at worst.
Buster Olney writes about the bidding process for Yu Darvish, and how for weeks we speculated -- we knew! -- that the Blue Jays were the team he'd land with. But they weren't, and they probably weren't even close.
Buster Olney writes that as the discussion over the Red Sox's clubhouse issues continues, it's worth remembering that if Boston had won one more game, and Tampa Bay had lost one, none of this would have been brought up.
Buster Olney writes that following the postseason collapses of the Braves and Red Sox, several members of both organizations are facing uncertain futures, from Terry Francona to Theo Epstein to Jason Heyward.
Buster Olney writes that the decision the Milwaukee Brewers made prior to the season to commit to winning now -- a plan that involved hanging on to Prince Fielder -- paid off on Friday as the team clinched the NL Central.