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  1. Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinnin...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. The plight of 'The Draft Pick Five'

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- An AL executive drew an analogy the other day between the situation facing "The Draft Pick Five" free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales -- and the sale of a house. "If the price o...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  3. Early picks for every division

    Buster Olney

    There are still some front-line free agents who will sign before the start of the regular season, and the inevitable spring training injuries to come, so it's too early to lock in predictions for 2014. But right now, this is what I'm looking at: ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Many teams capable of a big move

    Buster Olney

    The Mariners have spent about $250 million this offseason, and the Yankees more than $300 million. Most of the best free agents have come off the board, and as general managers rushed out of the building with the dolphin on the top to catch flights o...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  6. Free-agent pitchers feeling the squeeze

    Buster Olney

    Some of the teams that targeted starting pitching thus far in free agency, like the Giants, Royals and the Twins, have done some or all of their winter work choosing from the free agents with mid-sized contracts. Ricky Nolasco, Jason Vargas, Josh Joh...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  7. Factors that will create a wild winter

    Buster Olney

    The contract talks for free agents can start tonight, and the way some evaluators speak about the market, it feels like there are teams and players all revved up and waiting for the green flag to drop. For baseball, this could be like shoppers bursti...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  8. Top free agents poised for big paydays

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS - As the Cardinals and Red Sox play on, MLB's other 28 teams are preparing for the offseason market that will begin next week. There has been some early trade talk, officials say, some feeling out for what could be available, and teams are ...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  9. Free agents whose leverage could sink

    Buster Olney

    The most notable sign of the market shift in priority change occurred before the July 31 trade deadline, in the eyes of one highly ranked executive. "There was more conversation about draft picks and signing dollars than there was about actual pla...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  10. Biogenesis could hurt free agents

    Buster Olney

    Much has been made of the possibility that Major League Baseball could announce suspensions for players tied to the Biogenesis case, and how it could greatly affect pennant races. But as the calendar drags on, the chances that the whole issue will sp...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  11. The next tier of free agents

    Buster Olney

    There are only a few big contracts remaining under baseball's offseason tree. Some teams are now waiting for the prices of the remaining free agents to drop so they can plug a hole or round out their rosters. Here are the best of the rest, beyo...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  12. Grady Sizemore, Joe Saunders and the second tier of free agents -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the tier of free agents that could represent good value additions for teams.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  13. New CBA a problem for free agents

    Buster Olney

    When the terms of the new labor agreement were negotiated a year ago, the rules about draft-pick compensation were changed in an effort to help free agents. In the past, there had been instances of second- or third-tier players not getting offers b...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  14. New collective bargaining agreement causing problems for free age...

    Buster Olney

    The new collective bargaining agreement is causing problems for free agents such as Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher and Adam LaRoche. Buster Olney explains why.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  15. The Baltimore Orioles are finally a draw in free agency, not just...

    Buster Olney

    After years when they were a puppet for leverage the Orioles have created a winning atmosphere, and believe free agents will take them seriously, writes Buster Olney. Confederate money is no longer.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2012
  16. The Royals are patching together what they feel can be a contende...

    Buster Olney

    It's pretty common to build hope for a Royal return to glory, only to have the idea effectively smashed by the end of April. But KC has been aggressive so far this offseason, and the team should be better in 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2012