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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. Miami Marlins pushed all in for 2012, and the return so far has b...

    Buster Olney

    With their new ballpark, players and franchise image, the Miami Marlins have gone all-in to establish new roots with what has been an apathetic south Florida fan base. As Buster Olney writes, the Marlins so far are losing their gamble.

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  4. A hot spring for Detroit hitters

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- Ryan Raburn is hitting near the bottom of the Detroit Tigers' lineup, competing for at-bats at second base with Ramon Santiago, and has been arguably the best player in Florida this spring. The home run Raburn mashed off Atlant...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  5. Ryan Raburn has led scorching Detroit Tigers offense this spring ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while spring training stats aren't an indicator of regular-season performance, the Detroit Tigers are so far doing what everyone thought they would do -- mash.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  6. MLB - Tampa Bay Rays are expecting a big year from David Price

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney checks in from Florida, where expectations are high for the Tampa Bay Rays' David Price.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2012
  7. Bryce Harper's expert witness

    Buster Olney

    If Bryce Harper was like a lot of 18-year-olds, this past March he might have been thinking about his last days of high school and his senior prom date. Instead, he was in big league camp with the Washington Nationals. His parents were in Florida to ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  8. Bryce Harper could rise quick given his key backer - MLB

    Buster Olney

    When Davey Johnson was having success in the 1980s, he did so after he pushed the promotion of a couple of talented youngsters in Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. He's in a position to push again.

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  9. Without a new ballpark, the Oakland A's won't be able to compete ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Oakland A's are, and will continue to be, held hostage until they can build a new ballpark. Until then, their moves will always be about the future. Plus, news on the Red Sox managerial job and other offseason buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2011
  10. A-Rod's effect still evident in Texas

    Buster Olney

    The Texas Rangers have bought the big-ticket item before, and his name was Alex Rodriguez. In three years with Texas, Rodriguez hit 156 homers, drove in 395 runs and posted an OPS around 1.000 each season. He finished sixth, second and first in the A...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Ranking free agents -- for next year

    Buster Olney

    The perception of many agents is that teams are working slowly and deliberately through the early days of the free-agency period -- the actions of the Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins notwithstanding -- because they want to see the final det...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  13. 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
  14. A new stage for The Ozzie Show

    Buster Olney

    The Marlins have wanted Ozzie Guillen as their manager for years, and now it's expected to happen, as Joe Cowley writes. There are rival baseball executives and scouts who have been rooting for this to happen, because everybody loves a good ...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  15. MLB - Ozzie Guillen brings his show to Florida

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while few are expecting the new partnership between Ozzie Guillen and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to work out, there's a chance that the two men could end up getting along fine -- at least for a little while.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  16. MLB - Miguel Cabrera has grown into one of baseball's best hitter...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney discusses how Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has come a long way since his days with the Florida Marlins. And he's only 28.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2011