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  1. Players with much at stake this spring

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have seen enough in Xander Bogaerts to believe that he's ready now, and the Indians are counting on Danny Salazar, who was so good at the end of last season, to plug a rotation hole. There are other young players who have more at stake...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  2. Giants top first offseason power rankings

    Buster Olney

    Michael Bourn is still looking for a job, and so are Kyle Lohse, Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher, Adam LaRoche, A.J. Pierzynski and Edwin Jackson. Rick Porcello is going to be traded, and as much as the Detroit Tigers keep telling everybody they're...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  3. San Francisco Giants top Buster Olney's first offseason power ran...

    Buster Olney

    San Francisco Giants top Buster Olney's early winter power ranking.

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  4. A surplus of catching for the Red Sox

    Buster Olney

    Catching jobs are open all over the place, so much so that it feels like one giant game of musical chairs. The New York Yankees need a catcher, so do the Texas Rangers, and the Tampa Bay Rays are always looking. Boston's signing of David Ross t...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  5. Do the Boston Red Sox now have a surplus of catching? - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after signing David Ross, the Boston Red Sox may have a surplus of catching. Plus, news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2012
  6. The Tampa Bay Rays are set up to do damage if they can get to Oct...

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have gone unnoticed for much of this season, but as the postseason nears, Buster Olney writes that Tampa Bay could be baseball's most dangerous team.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  7. Detroit Tigers are overcoming injuries to hang in AL Central race...

    Buster Olney

    Not much has gone as planned for the Detroit Tigers, but a good weekend against the Reds could end up being an important turning point in their season, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  8. The crossroads for Joey Votto

    Buster Olney

    The presumption among rival executives last fall was that the Cincinnati Reds would deal Joey Votto before his trade value declined too much. Cincinnati was at a crossroads in deciding what to do with a young star who is a worthy heir to the legacy o...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  9. The Cincinnati Reds had to make decision on Joey Votto - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that last fall, the Cincinnati Reds were at a crossroads with Joey Votto. The club had to decide whether to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in him or prepare for his departure. On Monday, Cincinnati finalized that decision.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  10. Thoughts on Albert Pujols, the Braves, Blue Jays and more from ar...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while it is still early in the spring and March results don't mean much, first impressions for the 2012 season are being formed by talent evaluators and executives around baseball. Here are five, beginning with Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  11. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  12. Washington Nationals take a risk on Ryan Zimmerman, signing him t...

    Buster Olney

    The initial perception is that the Washington Nationals spent too much when they extended third baseman Ryan Zimmerman for six years and $100 million. Buster Olney writes that, while it's a risk, Zimmerman is as good a bet as any to remain elite at third.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  13. With Prince Fielder gone, Milwaukee Brewers turn attention to def...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Prince Fielder in Detroit and Ryan Braun facing a possible 50-game suspension, the Brewers are going to be a much different offensive team in 2012 and have begun focusing on defensive improvements.

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  14. Orioles stalled by a perception problem

    Buster Olney

    The truth is that Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos is much more of a lawyer than a baseball owner, and he spends almost all of his days involved in lawsuits. And the truth is that in Buck Showalter's perfect world, he'd love to work wi...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  15. In a fast-paced business, the Baltimore Orioles always seem to be...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Baltimore Orioles are fighting a perception problem, seemingly always one step behind their competitors. Plus, notes on prospective buyers for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  16. 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