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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Cole Hamels is setting himself up for a mega deal in free agency ...

    Buster Olney

    By passing up the chance to sign an extension with the Phillies, Cole Hamels essentially doubled down on himself. As Buster Olney writes, that bet is about to pay off in a big, big way.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  4. MLB - Finding destinatations for Cole Hamels, Matt Cain and the r...

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden breaks down next winter's free agent class, including predicted salaries and teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  5. MLB's 10 best bullpens - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney recalibrates his rankings for the 10 best bullpens in baseball, with few free agents who will shift these before Spring Training.

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  6. The drawbacks of the new CBA

    Buster Olney

    There are three ways for teams to acquire high-end talent, an AL executive said Tuesday afternoon in the hours after the new labor agreement was announced: 1. Teams can invest in free agents, as the Philadelphia Phillies did with Cliff Lee, and as t...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  7. By controlling draft spending, the new CBA could further hamper s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  8. Jonathan Papelbon drawing interest from Philadelphia Phillies, so...

    Jayson Stark

    The Phillies continued to show "serious" interest in longtime Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon on Friday, even as momentum toward a deal to bring back their incumbent closer, Ryan Madson, was disintegrating.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  9. New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman didn't get his butt kicked by T...

    Ian O'Connor

    It looks like Red Sox GM Theo Epstein didn't kick Brian Cashman's butt after all.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  10. Carl Crawford, Cliff Lee among top offseason moves heading into 2...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets looks at the 10 biggest moves and the 10 most intriguing moves during the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  11. Poll: Phillies rotation unanimously best

    Buster Olney

    All but a handful of the primary free agents have signed, a lot of the baseball offices are shut down for the holidays and the major work of the offseason, by and large, is complete. Which is why this has been a good week to consider the overall land...

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  12. Philadelphia Phillies rotation unanimously best in poll

    Buster Olney

    After submitting his own ranking earlier in the week, Buster Olney looked to a group of MLB talent evaluators to find out who they think has the best rotation in the majors. The top spot was unanimous (Phillies). Nos. 2-10 were anything but.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2010
  13. Jayson Werth lands $126 million deal with the Washington National...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Nationals kept courting free agents, and kept finishing second. So this time they did everything they needed to get Jayson Werth, and that meant handing out a shocking $126 million over seven years.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  14. 2010 MLB free agency: Freddy Garcia, Felipe Lopez top MLB free-ag...

    Christina Kahrl

    Not all valuable free agents will be signed for top dollar. Baseball Prospectus takes a look at seven players who have plenty of production left in them and, more importantly, won't break the bank.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  15. 2010 MLB free agency: Cliff Lee, Carl Pavano and Jorge De La Rosa...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law, following his top 50 free agents on Sunday, now offers "buyer's guides" for each position. This entry: starting pitchers. A familiar name (Cliff Lee) is at the top, but value (Hisashi Iwakuma!) is scattered throughout.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2010
  16. MLB: For MLB's free agents, being classified as Type A can be a p...

    Buster Olney

    Just because you get tagged as a Type A free agent doesn't mean you're in for a big payday. In fact, for some players, the designation can be a limiting factor and curb their appeal in the marketplace. Buster Olney examines some cases.

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2010