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  1. Free agent Jon Lester's choice slowed by negotiations

    Buster Olney

    The Jon Lester talks have reached the homestretch with multiple offers of at least $150 million over six years, but his ultimate choice has been slowed by having to deal with negotiations with those teams, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  2. Jon Lester expected to choose team in free agency by Tuesday

    Buster Olney

    The Jon Lester talks have entered the final turn, with an expectation that a choice will be made no later than Tuesday, according to sources involved in the negotiations.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  3. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  4. Lester deal will set other wheels in motion

    Buster Olney

    Andrew Miller has a free-agent market all to himself, in a sense, as the only elite left-handed power reliever, and in the hours ahead he will choose his next team independent of anything else that happens with other players. There are a small handfu...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  5. Offseason dominoes begin to fall

    Buster Olney

    In one day, Major League Baseball served as the backdrop to a major trade, the second-biggest contract ever doled out by a team from Canada and the finalization of the largest contract in the history of North American professional sports. Offseaso...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  6. Santana, Jimenez may end up staying put

    Buster Olney

    The most frequently asked questions at last week's winter meetings: 1. Do you know where I can get some coffee? 2. Who were the agents who fought in the parking lot? 3. Are any moves going to happen here? 4. Have you heard anything about ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  7. Scott Boras hoping his gamble pays off

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The most admired trait that Scott Boras brings to his negotiations -- although to be clear, it's not always admired -- is his relentlessness. As you hear general managers describe Boras proposing a deal over and over, in dif...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  8. How the Prince Fielder trade went down

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder was introduced as the Rangers' No. 84, less than a week after Texas and the Tigers aggressively worked through the details of their blockbuster trade of a 29-year-old slugger who will probably mash his 300th career homer sometime next ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  9. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. Factors that will create a wild winter

    Buster Olney

    The contract talks for free agents can start tonight, and the way some evaluators speak about the market, it feels like there are teams and players all revved up and waiting for the green flag to drop. For baseball, this could be like shoppers bursti...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  11. Major changes ahead for Red Sox

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia spoke after Game 6, and before, about how much the Red Sox players cared about each other, and after Matt Carpenter's series-ending swing, the hugs were strong, heartfelt. Today, instead of working out, they wi...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  12. Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse could be helped by a possible free a...

    Buster Olney

    Draft-pick compensation is hurting guys like Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse in free agency, but Buster Olney outlines a possible loophole.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2012
  13. The Los Angeles Dodgers' new problem, breaking down the Wil Myers...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about the Los Angeles Dodgers' signing of Zack Greinke and the deal sending Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  14. A Hall of Fame case for Dale Murphy - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney shares a Hall of Fame case for Dale Murphy, written by Dale's son, Chad. Plus, the usual links and notes from around baseball, including some leftovers from the winter meetings.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2012
  15. Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton are free-agency dominoes - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how if Zack Greinke signs, it could set off a slew of other deals. But Josh Hamilton could also get the wheels in motion.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  16. If Jacoby Ellsbury is dealt from Boston, these teams could be fit...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how trade chatter surrounding Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has picked up. He speculates on teams where Ellsbury could be a fit.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2012