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  1. Position change likely in Posey's future

    Buster Olney

    HOUSTON -- Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin will tell you that it was his son's idea, years ago, to move the team's star shortstop to catcher. The Seminoles had a developing surplus in the middle infield and something of a hole at c...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  2. San Francisco Giants likely to eventually move Buster Posey to an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it's likely the San Francisco Giants will move Buster Posey from catcher to another position at some point during his new contract.

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  3. Alex Rodriguez's contract crushed Rangers, but Texas is a differe...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Texas Rangers have "been there, done that" with big-money free agents, and Alex Rodriguez's deal crushed the organization. But the Rangers now work with different financial parameters and could be in on a big name this winter.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2011
  4. For teams hoping to turn around their franchise, they better be a...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the impending labor agreement is stunting the free-agency process, which could be a crucial issue for teams looking to turn around their franchises -- next year's free-agent crop won't be as rich as the current group.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  5. MLB: Washington Nationals still piling up bats while projecting w...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney extrapolates one situation that could arise from this draft. It involves what the Washington Nationals' lineup could look in a few years, and it's pretty good.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  6. It's now time to see who could be dealing with injuries well into...

    Buster Olney

    We've reached the point in spring when injuries that were mere ailments, the kind of spring training issues that fade as the more serious stuff draws near, are no longer small matters. If you're hurt now, you'll likely be feeling it in April. A report.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  7. In Atlanta, Martin Prado has moved so Dan Uggla can slide in; shi...

    Buster Olney

    It's never easy to tell a good player he needs to find another position, but Atlanta had to do that with Martin Prado when Dan Uggla arrived. Prado is now working in the outfield, and the Braves should be better for it -- once he gets used to the job.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  8. Spring training matters for more to some than others; Buster dist...

    Buster Olney

    For many veterans, and veteran teams, spring training is little more than an exercise in preparation and building. For others, it's about competition and the need to prove a point or two. Buster distinguishes cases from the current spring.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  9. A pair of big names are still trying to find themselves with the ...

    Buster Olney

    For what many consider baseball's best team on paper, there are still concerns. Start with Daisuke Matsuzaka and his changed regimen, or Josh Beckett and what appears to be a loss of command. Can the Red Sox get them right?

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  10. MLB: Brett Lawrie taking big strides with Toronto Blue Jays

    Buster Olney

    When the Milwaukee Brewers traded Brett Lawrie to the Toronto Blue Jays at the winter meetings, many believed Toronto was just getting another prima donna player. But the infielder is impressing his coaches this spring in adapting to a new position.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2011
  11. Buster Olney: MLB players react to news of earthquake in Japan

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players and organizations throughout baseball felt the impact of the earthquake in Japan on Friday. Also: lots of news and observations from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  12. Buster Olney: It's been all about development at Royals camp, and...

    Buster Olney

    It's all about development at Royals camp, but that's not just about the wave of talent set to arrive in the next couple of years. There are roster players who still have a shot to develop into something more, and a sense the system must be kept deep.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  13. Milwaukee Brewers took a risk in Zack Greinke; New York Yankees t...

    Buster Olney

    The Brewers are counting on Zack Greinke, but he now will be out for a bit. The Yankees are counting on A.J. Burnett, and he's off to a very good spring start as he works on new mechanics. Buster goes through other good-news, bad-news situations.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  14. MLB: Matt Thornton's deal is another indicator that relief costs ...

    Buster Olney

    Based on some of the recent deals in the relief market, Matt Thornton's deal for $14 million practically looks like a bargain. Perhaps this is a new way to go after the market -- extend guys for a couple of well-paid years before they become free agents.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2011
  15. MLB: Hanley Ramirez has grown from 2010 outburst at Fredi Gonzale...

    Buster Olney

    After blowing up at then Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez last season, shortstop Hanley Ramirez, the face of the franchise, is showing signs of change this spring. Plus, A.J. Pierzynski gets a speeding ticket -- in full uniform.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2011
  16. MLB: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Los Angeles Dodgers look to rebo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Don Mattingly's arrival has breathed new life into Dodgers' camp this spring, but that last year's failures have also led to a renewed dedication from the team's young stars -- Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Chad Billingsley.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2011