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  1. Five blockbuster trade suggestions

    David Schoenfield

    The blockbuster salary-dump trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays was officially approved Monday and now we're back to the same old boring rumors about free agents, Justin Upton and Japanese infielders who won't hit in America. You...

    Blog | November 23, 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. 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
  4. C.J. Wilson has potential to remain top fantasy pitcher with Los ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at the fantasy implications of the C.J. Wilson deal with the Angels, and the potential he can keep up his recent good fortune.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Jonathan Papelbon drawing interest from Philadelphia Phillies, so...

    Jayson Stark

    The Phillies continued to show "serious" interest in longtime Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon on Friday, even as momentum toward a deal to bring back their incumbent closer, Ryan Madson, was disintegrating.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  8. Carl Crawford, Cliff Lee among top offseason moves heading into 2...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets looks at the 10 biggest moves and the 10 most intriguing moves during the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  9. Poll: Phillies rotation unanimously best

    Buster Olney

    All but a handful of the primary free agents have signed, a lot of the baseball offices are shut down for the holidays and the major work of the offseason, by and large, is complete. Which is why this has been a good week to consider the overall land...

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  10. Philadelphia Phillies rotation unanimously best in poll

    Buster Olney

    After submitting his own ranking earlier in the week, Buster Olney looked to a group of MLB talent evaluators to find out who they think has the best rotation in the majors. The top spot was unanimous (Phillies). Nos. 2-10 were anything but.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2010
  11. Jayson Werth lands $126 million deal with the Washington National...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Nationals kept courting free agents, and kept finishing second. So this time they did everything they needed to get Jayson Werth, and that meant handing out a shocking $126 million over seven years.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  12. 2010 MLB free agency: Freddy Garcia, Felipe Lopez top MLB free-ag...

    Christina Kahrl

    Not all valuable free agents will be signed for top dollar. Baseball Prospectus takes a look at seven players who have plenty of production left in them and, more importantly, won't break the bank.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  13. 2010 MLB free agency: Cliff Lee, Carl Pavano and Jorge De La Rosa...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law, following his top 50 free agents on Sunday, now offers "buyer's guides" for each position. This entry: starting pitchers. A familiar name (Cliff Lee) is at the top, but value (Hisashi Iwakuma!) is scattered throughout.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2010
  14. 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
  15. MLB: Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford, Adrian Beltre among Keith Law's to...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents for the class of 2010-11, leading off with Texas ace Cliff Lee as the top overall target.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2010
  16. 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