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  1. A shifting market for pitchers

    Buster Olney

    It's as if somebody is sticking pins into the class of would-be free-agent pitchers: Roy Halladay: Out indefinitely with a shoulder problem; he'll be examined today. His contract with the Phillies is set to expire this fall. Gavin Floyd: ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  2. MLB - Injuries to future free agent starters will shift the marke...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the would-be free-agent market for starting pitchers and realizes he's essentially sifting through the infirmary. Everyone who could be a free agent is hurt. So who takes their place?

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  3. Josh Johnson could cash in with bounce-back season

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes how Josh Johnson could capitalize on his status as the top free-agent pitcher in an otherwise barren market.

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2012
  4. Phillies could choose one of five options in center field - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines where the Phillies could turn to fill a void in center field. Josh Hamilton? Angel Pagan? Michael Bourn? The Phillies could turn to one of them.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2012
  5. How the Texas Rangers will approach Josh Hamilton's free agency -...

    Buster Olney

    The Texas Rangers appear set on letting Josh Hamilton test the free agent market, and they will then decide if making a long-term offer to the outfielder is the right move for the club. As Buster Olney writes, Texas could very well just let Hamilton go.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Josh Hamilton will lead a deep outfield free agent market - MLB

    Buster Olney

    While the pitching market in free agency will likely be Cole Hamels and little else, the free-agent market could be a bit deeper, which isn't good news for those seeking massive deals.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Yoenis Cespedes deal has the Oakland A's looking ahead to 2015 - ...

    Buster Olney

    Given the Oakland Athletics' prior moves this offseason, many fans and talent evaluators were puzzled when the club dished out $36 million for Yoesnis Cespedes. But Buster Olney writes the A's have a clear motive behind the signing of the Cuban slugger.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Detroit Tigers sign Prince Fielder to a nine-year deal after rumo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers' surprising deal with Prince Fielder feels a lot like Pujols' deal with the Angels, which is to say an impulse buy. But regardless, it will transform Detroit's lineup and have ripple effects throughout the AL.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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