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  1. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The winter's top 10 value moves

    Buster Olney

    Johnny Damon is still looking for a job, and so is Manny Ramirez, but almost all of the winter money has been spent -- and about half of it went to three players. There has been approximately $1.27 billion on free agents this offseason. Albert Puj...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  8. Ryan Madson to the Cincinnati Reds, and other good value moves of...

    Buster Olney

    Large sums of money were spent this winter, with the bulk of it thrown at Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes. But Buster Olney writes that good value was available in under-the-radar deals. Here are the top 10 from the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  9. Kansas City Royals have a new energy and are building to win in t...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there are already 60 Royals working out in Arizona, weeks before camp is scheduled to open, and the feeling around the players is that their time to win in the AL Central is near.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  10. Jorge Posada will retire as a Yankee and make an interesting case...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that nothing came easily for Jorge Posada, but he will retire as one of the best catchers in Yankees history and can make a compelling case for the Hall of Fame.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2012
  11. 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
  12. MLB's 10 best starting rotations - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney recalibrates his rankings for the 10 best rotations in baseball since few free agents are still out there to shift things.

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. MLB - Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder headline this winter's fre...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder will earn a lot of money this winter, there are other free agents who will have more options. Plus, other notes from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2011