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  1. Free-agent system needs fixing

    Buster Olney

    The five most prominent unsigned free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Kendrys Morales, and Stephen Drew -- are being weighed down by more than the draft-pick compensation to which they are tied. Drew and Morales have each suf...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  2. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  3. Sources -- Next round of bids due this weekend on OF Jorge Soler

    Buster Olney

    The representatives for Jorge Soler have said that the next round of bids for the Cuban free-agent outfielder is due this weekend, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers begin new era with next ownership group comin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with the Dodgers' new ownership group, significant change for the franchise could come immediately. No longer will the Dodgers have a sagging payroll and fail to be impact players in the free-agent market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  5. The Atlanta Braves must resign Brian McCann soon, but their payro...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Atlanta Braves have a big decision on the horizon with catcher Brian McCann, who will be a free agent after the 2013 season. Problem is, salaries in baseball are increasing, while the Braves' budget fails to grow.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  6. Comparing the Pujols and Fielder deals

    Buster Olney

    No other free-agent position player came within $50 million of the deals that Albert Pujols ($246 million, according to the union's calculation) and Prince Fielder ($214 million) signed this winter. No, check that: No other free-agent positi...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  7. MLB execs weigh in on the Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder contra...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney polls 10 baseball executives to learn whether they prefer Albert Pujols' deal with the Angels or Prince Fielder's deal with the Tigers. Both have inherent risk, but the true value of the deals won't be determined until the mid-to-late years.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  8. Prince Fielder's deal with Detroit is the latest example of a sma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Prince Fielder's deal with the Tigers, it's becoming clear that the new labor agreement didn't address a major issue -- with rich teams getting richer, small-market clubs have little chance of securing elite talent.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  9. The future of David Wright

    Buster Olney

    A longtime agent who has had clients in the free-agent market this winter was asked recently about how much he had heard from the New York Mets. "Not a lot," he said. "It's like they're in a holding pattern." They have virtually no money...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  10. New York Mets and David Wright have reached a crossroads - MLB

    Buster Olney

    In the debut of "Buster's Crossroads," Buster Olney writes that the New York Mets have to make a decision on the future of third baseman David Wright. Can the Mets afford to pay him, or should they trade their franchise player?

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  11. Washington Nationals reportedly in aggressive talks with Prince F...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney catches up on the links for the biggest offseason stories. Are the Washington Nationals downplaying their pursuit of Prince Fielder? Has yet another bidder entered the fray for the Dodgers? Those topics and more.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  12. While billionaires line up to bid for Dodgers, Frank McCourt shou...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that despite everything Frank McCourt has put the Dodgers through, the brand is still impeccable and billionaires are lining up to bid on the franchise. McCourt's next business move should be to sign Prince Fielder.

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  13. The Los Angeles Angels could be suitors for both C.J. Wilson and ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that officials around the league have been waiting for the time when the sleeping Angels would wake up and be players in the free-agent market. It looks like that time is now, as the Angels are after both C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  14. No longer AL East competitors, Theo Epstein and Brian Cashman can...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that now that Theo Epstein has taken over the Chicago Cubs and is no longer competing against Brian Cashman in the AL East, the two GMs can finally talk trades. Plus, notes on the latest free-agent signings and other hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  15. Mark Buehrle could draw significant free-agent interest - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Mark Buehrle is being considered a very strong free-agent alternative to C.J. Wilson, and to some talent evaluators, he is the preferred option as the No. 1 starter on the open market.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2011
  16. Chicago's Northsiders could face a lot of pressure to make a run ...

    Buster Olney

    Chicago not only has a lot of money coming off the books at the end of the season, the Cubs could have more motivation than any team in the league to take Albert Pujols out of St. Louis. And Buster thinks owner Tom Ricketts will feel the pressure.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2011