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  1. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  2. J.P. Arencibia and Travis d'Arnaud give the Blue Jays two premier...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while most teams struggle to find one great catcher, the Toronto Blue Jays have two in the making, giving them a luxury that has drawn trade inquiries from other clubs.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2012
  3. New York Yankees must deal A.J. Burnett before spring training be...

    Buster Olney

    With A.J. Burnett trade rumors swirling, Buster Olney writes that if the New York Yankees are going to trade the pitcher, they must do it before spring training opens to avoid what will inevitably be an immense distraction in camp.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  4. Ryan Braun will have trouble clearing his name even if his report...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney has three thoughts after Ryan Braun's reported positive PED test: what should the BBWAA do with his MVP, can Braun clear his name at all, and a change of attitude among players.

    Blog | Conversation | December 11, 2011
  5. The Los Angeles Angels could be suitors for both C.J. Wilson and ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that officials around the league have been waiting for the time when the sleeping Angels would wake up and be players in the free-agent market. It looks like that time is now, as the Angels are after both C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  6. With Jose Reyes now a Marlin, Hanley Ramirez should openly accept...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Hanley Ramirez is facing a reality check now that Jose Reyes is a Marlin. While Ramirez has the right to gripe a little about being asked to switch positions, he also must realize he's the reason Miami pursued Reyes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  7. Will Albert Pujols join Marlins to form Miami's next Big Three? -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if Albert Pujols joins the Marlins, Miami will have the town's next Big Three, with Pujols being LeBron James, Jose Reyes being Dwyane Wade and Heath Bell being Chris Bosh. Plus the latest on C.J. Wilson and Prince Fielder.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2011
  8. With Jose Reyes gone, the New York Mets must decide what to do wi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as Jose Reyes signs with the Miami Marlins, the New York Mets must decide what to do with their other assets, like third baseman David Wright. It would make sense for the Mets to now listen to trade offers on Wright.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  9. Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols top the list of issues entering ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the winter meetings kick off in Dallas this week, there are numerous issues to keep an eye on. No. 1 on the list: When will Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder sign?

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2011
  10. The Houston Astros must build from the ground up under new owner ...

    Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider Buster Olney writes that the Houston Astros' rebuilding process is underway as new owner Jim Crane begins to make some changes in the front office. The Astros are far from competitive, but a new GM has a clean slate going forward.

    Blog | Conversation | November 28, 2011
  11. The Phillies may have to offer five years to bring back shortstop...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies have hit an impasse in free agency, with Rollins wanting a five-year deal. The Phillies would prefer four years, but they may have to make a concession for their legacy player.

    Blog | Conversation | November 27, 2011
  12. MLB - Tampa Bay Rays remain open to any deadline trade

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains the Tampa Bay Rays' trade deadline philosophy and why they remain open to dealing any of their top players, including B.J. Upton and James Shields.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  13. James Shields' quest for the weird

    Buster Olney

    A.J. Burnett is a pivotal figure for the Yankees, as he comes back from his second-half collapse in 2010, and Josh Beckett could upgrade the Red Sox rotation if he rediscovers greatness. The Tampa Bay Rays have a similar dynamic within their rotation...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  14. MLB: A.J. Burnett and Josh Beckett aren't the only AL East pitche...

    Buster Olney

    When Rays manager Joe Maddon describes what he needs James Shields to do, it starts with what he wants his pitcher to create in the heads of opposing hitters. "Weird thoughts," for one. And it starts with adding to the mix.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  15. MLB: Hanley Ramirez has grown from 2010 outburst at Fredi Gonzale...

    Buster Olney

    After blowing up at then Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez last season, shortstop Hanley Ramirez, the face of the franchise, is showing signs of change this spring. Plus, A.J. Pierzynski gets a speeding ticket -- in full uniform.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2011
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney: Tampa Bay Rays bring a pace that most teams,...

    Buster Olney

    Tampa Bay is already a phenomenally talented team -- a glance at the roster could tell anybody as much. But the style the Rays play, with players flying around the basepaths, is causing problems for the opposition. Talent is great, but speed kills.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2010