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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. Milwaukee Brewers have a lot to offer Josh Hamilton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    If Josh Hamilton is looking for a change of scenery and a place he can be comfortable in, he should look to Milwaukee. As Buster Olney writes, the Brewers have a lot to offer Hamilton in free agency.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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