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  1. The plight of 'The Draft Pick Five'

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- An AL executive drew an analogy the other day between the situation facing "The Draft Pick Five" free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales -- and the sale of a house. "If the price o...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Alex Rodriguez's contract crushed Rangers, but Texas is a differe...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Texas Rangers have "been there, done that" with big-money free agents, and Alex Rodriguez's deal crushed the organization. But the Rangers now work with different financial parameters and could be in on a big name this winter.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 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