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  1. Free-agent system needs fixing

    Buster Olney

    The five most prominent unsigned free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Kendrys Morales, and Stephen Drew -- are being weighed down by more than the draft-pick compensation to which they are tied. Drew and Morales have each suf...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  2. Five outfield trade alternatives

    Buster Olney

    An official with one of the teams chasing the top outfielders mused Monday about his own team's interest in one of the free agents. "We really like him," the official said. "But at those numbers he's talking about? That's crazy to me...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  3. Curtis Granderson, Dexter Fowler could be trade targets for teams...

    Buster Olney

    Curtis Granderson, Dexter Fowler could be trade targets for teams that don't want to pay for free-agent outfielders, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 20, 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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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