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  1. Texas Rangers signed Yu Darvish to a historic six-year deal - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that before Yu Darvish throws his first MLB pitch, he's already become the most expensive right-handed pitcher in MLB history. And as some speculate, with Darvish's deal now done, are the Texas Rangers free to go after Prince Fielder?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  2. A headfirst mistake

    Buster Olney

    Roberto Alomar had the greatest half-season of any player I've ever seen in 1996, after signing with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent. He seemed to catch every grounder hit within two time zones, make every throw, collect big hits and steal...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  3. MLB: Josh Hamilton isn't the first, and won't be the last, to mak...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton on Tuesday did something that's been done for ages, and with similar consequences. It's not some kind of a fluke to suffer a bad injury on a headfirst slide, but the problem hasn't been cured, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  4. MLB: Buster Olney: Baseball's economic disparity will continue to...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney shines light on the fact that because the arbitration process has become outdated, close to 300 veteran players could be looking for jobs, a staggering number that depresses free-agency asking prices. Plus: Hamels vs. Pettitte analyzed.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2009
  5. Buster Olney: Dodgers second to Yankees in offseason spending

    Buster Olney

    Now that Manny Ramirez has signed, we're close to putting a bow on the free agent spending of the offseason. Mark Simon of ESPN Research compiled these numbers. (I added in Ramirez, who still needs to pass his physical.) From Simon: "I would note th...

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2009
  6. Ten things to keep a close eye on

    Buster Olney

    After the players' strike that began in August 1994 ended with a new Basic Agreement in early April 1995, an entire offseason of free-agent signings and trades and budget adjustments was crammed into the span of about three weeks as the whole process...

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  7. Keep a close eye on ...

    Buster Olney

    Will the Cardinals bunt against Curt Schilling? That will be one of the key things to watch in the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2004
  8. Marlins install motion distractor with Willis

    Buster Olney

    Marlins rookie Dontrelle Willis is off to a flying start using a windup that defies convention.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2003