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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. The Royals are patching together what they feel can be a contende...

    Buster Olney

    It's pretty common to build hope for a Royal return to glory, only to have the idea effectively smashed by the end of April. But KC has been aggressive so far this offseason, and the team should be better in 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Carlos Quentin could be most valuable bat at trade deadline - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    As the games pass by, it's becoming clear there won't be much offensive help available at the trade deadline. Buster Olney writes that this could make Carlos Quentin very attractive for many contenders. Here are some trade scenarios for Quentin.

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The future of David Wright

    Buster Olney

    A longtime agent who has had clients in the free-agent market this winter was asked recently about how much he had heard from the New York Mets. "Not a lot," he said. "It's like they're in a holding pattern." They have virtually no money...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  11. New York Mets and David Wright have reached a crossroads - MLB

    Buster Olney

    In the debut of "Buster's Crossroads," Buster Olney writes that the New York Mets have to make a decision on the future of third baseman David Wright. Can the Mets afford to pay him, or should they trade their franchise player?

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  12. For Kansas City, the first trickle of the flood of talent has fou...

    Buster Olney

    Eric Hosmer, we assumed, would be held back. He'd get his requisite 250 at bats in Triple-A, and his arbitration clock wouldn't be wound up just yet. But his bat is too much for the minors, and he forced his way to Kansas City.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  13. 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
  14. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Toronto Blue...

    Buster Olney

    Last season, the Baltimore Orioles played a terribly difficult early-season schedule. It may well have cost their manager a job. This year, it doesn't get much easier. But at least a rival takes their place with the toughest early slate.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  15. MLB: Bernie Madoff scandal turning point for New York Mets

    Buster Olney

    Without knowing how much owner Fred Wilpon stands to lose, it's safe to assume the Bernie Madoff scandal will be considered a turning point in New York Mets history. Plus notes on Michael Young's future in Texas and Oakland's pursuit of Chone Figgins.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2011
  16. MLB: Grady Sizemore hopes to be ready soon, after losing nearly t...

    Buster Olney

    Coming off microfracture surgery, Grady Sizemore is itching to play ball. Good thing for the Indians, who must decide whether to pick up an option on him, or hope his value is high enough that a trade can happen.

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2011