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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. MLB: New York solved any worries about its 8th inning, but in odd...

    Buster Olney

    Strip aside the fact New York just added the best reliever on the market, and consider how it happened, and in what form. It all adds up to a really puzzling deal, and for a player, Rafael Soriano, without much certainty.

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2011
  15. Cliff Lee brings dominance, on paper

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies dumped Cliff Lee 12 months ago because they had become convinced he and his agent, Darek Braunecker, were all about chasing nickels, about maximizing their leverage and getting paid as much as possible. They loved Lee as a pitcher, but t...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  16. Philadelphia Phillies are dominant on paper with the addition of ...

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies' signing of Cliff Lee makes them paper lions, with the kind of rotation seemingly built to maul opponents over the course of a long season. But advancing age and less flexibility make them decidedly dominant -- on paper.

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2010