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  1. Better for Yanks if Sabathia calls it quits

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz recently recalled a time when CC Sabathia drilled him intentionally. There was nothing to do but drop the bat and jog to first base, Ortiz said, because Sabathia has so much credibility and accountability that if he hit you on purpose, we...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Red Sox taking needless risk with Lester

    Buster Olney

    There are 119 days remaining in the Major League Baseball season, and depending on whether the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, perhaps 119 days until Jon Lester throws his last pitch of the year. But the Red Sox may have much less time than tha...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. Is pitching now the cheaper commodity?

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs are loaded with position prospects but don't have much in the way of pitching prospects. The New York Mets are stacked with great young pitching, but they don't have much in the way of position prospects. "Which would you rathe...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  4. 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
  5. How Kershaw, Tanaka affect Price

    Buster Olney

    The climate has not been good for the Rays to trade David Price this winter because of too much murk in the market. There have been too many alternatives available for teams that might be queasy about giving up a big package of prospects for Price, a...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Beltran will be in demand this winter

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Carlos Beltran was in a reflective mood in conversation earlier this year, and as he talked, it was apparent that he is very aware of where he stands in his career. He knows he won't be playing for much longer. He knows where he st...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  8. Roy Halladay's World Series quest

    Buster Olney

    It's worth remembering how much Roy Halladay wanted to pitch for the Phillies, in successfully pushing for a trade to Philadelphia prior to the 2010 season. If he had waited to become a free agent at the end of that season, he might have been in line...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  9. Moreno must choose: Scioscia or Dipoto

    Buster Olney

    The first question asked by some of those interested in the job of Angels' general manager was this: How much power and influence does Mike Scioscia have? Because the answer to that question pretty much defines the parameters of the G...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  10. Winter ball worries; top 10 moves

    Buster Olney

    Every winter, teams encourage players to go to winter ball to learn, to play, and the vast majority of those who join a team in the Dominican Republic or Venezuela or Mexico or Puerto Rico talk about how much they glean from the experience. The Wh...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  11. Biogenesis could hurt free agents

    Buster Olney

    Much has been made of the possibility that Major League Baseball could announce suspensions for players tied to the Biogenesis case, and how it could greatly affect pennant races. But as the calendar drags on, the chances that the whole issue will sp...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  12. When small sample sizes matter

    Buster Olney

    Miguel Cabrera is the planet's best hitter, and he explained the other day why he doesn't really draw much information from the written scouting reports available to all players: All of that is based on what has happened in the past and isn't necessa...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  13. Why the Angels are struggling

    Buster Olney

    There's no way an owner would invest as much money in a team as Arte Moreno has in the Angels without reacting strongly to a terrible start. Moreno has spent more than half a billion in payroll since the last time the Angels made the playoffs, a...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  14. Why the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are struggling - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks in-depth at why the Angels have struggled this season. He also looks deeper at the Zack Greinke-Carlos Quentin feud from Thursday night.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2013
  15. Yasiel Puig is forcing Dodgers' hand

    Buster Olney

    An evaluator who has logged a lot of spring trainings in Arizona considered the buzz that has surrounded the Los Angeles Dodgers' 22-year-old Yasiel Puig, and decided that the last time he could remember this much interest was back in the mid-80...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  16. Los Angeles Dodgers have a tough decision to make with Yasiel Pui...

    Buster Olney

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tough decision to make with Yasiel Puig, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2013