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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Source -- New York Yankees look at Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, R...

    Buster Olney

    The New York Yankees are considering adding a left-handed bat, and one of the three most prominent remaining free agents -- Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon or Hideki Matsui -- could be on the team within a week, according to a major league source.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. New York Yankees driving Derek Jeter talks by not offering arbitr...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees have put out what most in the market would consider a fair and even generous offer for Derek Jeter, a player who regressed last year. And by not offering arbitration, they are driving the talks, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Rumors dominate the free-agency period in baseball, to the chagri...

    Buster Olney

    With Major League Baseball looking to to curtail the degree to which executives and agents use the media as a method of negotiation, it'll be interesting to see how the rumor mill is handled during this free-agency period.

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  13. Vladimir Guerrero of Texas Rangers is more than a pale imitation ...

    Buster Olney

    A pale imitation of the old Vladimir Geurrero? No, the once great star isn't just a lesser version of his old self; he truly looks like the Impaler we've always known. Buster relays the story of how Texas came into the good fortune of the renewed Impaler.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2010
  14. MLB -- Buster Olney -- An old pitcher looks back on a bumpy caree...

    Buster Olney

    Buster checks in with Doug Brocail, who recently decided to walk away from baseball. What he gathers are a mix of funny stories and odd occurrences from nearly two decades in the majors. Also some notes on Johnny Damon and other free agents.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  15. Teams with money to spend on free agents

    Buster Olney

    There is a certain amount of eye-rolling that goes on in the ballparks of rival teams -- and in the offices of agents, for that matter -- any time the Yankees or Red Sox indicate that they can't afford a particular player or general advancement ...

    Blog | December 26, 2009
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney: New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Seatt...

    Buster Olney

    The free-agent market is beginning to dry up, but more than a handful of teams are still willing to shell out some good-sized contracts.

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2009