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  1. Scherzer chances: A team-by-team look

    Buster Olney

    It's a holiday tradition, like counting down the final hours of the old year and watching bowl games on New Year's Day: trying to guess the landing spot of a prominent client of agent Scott Boras. A few years ago, it was Prince Fielder, and last ...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Free agents trending upward

    Buster Olney

    Free agency is all about timing, as Zack Greinke can attest. There were multiple teams that passed on him in trade talks just 23 months ago, concerned about whether he would be worth the expense and whether he would fit in their respective markets. N...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  5. J.P. Howell, Ryan Ludwick and Jeremy Guthrie among free agents hi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at a group of free agents who are hitting free agency at exactly the right time.

    Blog | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  6. A new title for David Price: trade target

    Buster Olney

    The field of contending teams narrows by the day, with more and more executives focusing on the offseason to come, on the free agents and trade targets they might pursue. Some talent evaluators believe that a very prominent player could be on the mo...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  7. David Price will be traded, and many teams will be ready to talk ...

    Buster Olney

    That David Price will be traded isn't a matter of why, it's a matter of when. Buster Olney considers the market.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Type A free agents are seeing their markets shrink under the curr...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while MLB's labor negotiations continue to drag on, free agents are left in limbo because the current compensation rules associate an early-round pick with Type A free agents. Plus, news on Matt Kemp's big deal and other topics.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 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: Matt Thornton's deal is another indicator that relief costs ...

    Buster Olney

    Based on some of the recent deals in the relief market, Matt Thornton's deal for $14 million practically looks like a bargain. Perhaps this is a new way to go after the market -- extend guys for a couple of well-paid years before they become free agents.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2011