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  1. Jonathan Papelbon's $50 million deal with the Phillies set the ma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when the Phillies handed out $50 million for Jonathan Papelbon, it sent ripples through the industry as the deal set the market for other elite relievers. Teams now have to look for value among secondary options.

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2011
  2. MLB: Boston Red Sox camp full of expectations for Adrian Gonzalez...

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox enter spring training as the favorites in the AL East. How Boston manages those lofty expectations along with their new roster additions will ultimately tell the tale of their season. Plus, first impressions from camps league wide.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2011
  3. Adrian Gonzalez working furiously to be ready to contribute for B...

    Buster Olney

    Adrian Gonzalez is delaying a trip to Boston to look for a place to live. But don't worry, Red Sox fans. He's put off calling Mayflower because of a furious, can't-miss-a-day approach to preparing for what the Green Monster has to offer.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  4. New York Yankees can't smart over loss of Cliff Lee, not when CC ...

    Buster Olney

    The loss of Cliff Lee in free agency -- a realm where the franchise has seemingly batted about .900 in recent years -- has the Yankees looking at Plan B options. But they better take care of CC Sabathia too, before they face further headaches.

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  5. 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
  6. MLB: The Yanks and Rangers both desperately want Cliff Lee, and i...

    Buster Olney

    As the years and dollars pile up in the bidding war for Cliff Lee, the hope of signing him is tinged with something else -- the feeling that the market has taken the cost of Lee to a level nobody is all that comfortable with.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2010
  7. MLB: Carl Crawford's mentality fits beautifully in Boston and int...

    Buster Olney

    Carl Crawford can be surly when it comes to his performance, but he's a grinder, expects a lot out of himself and doesn't back down. In that sense, he couldn't be a better fit for Boston, a lineup now built of grinders and capable of grinding pitchers.

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2010
  8. MLB: The market on Zack Greinke is also tied to when he will be t...

    Buster Olney

    In looking at Zack Greinke, the issue isn't just one of his price -- it's also a matter of when he'll be dealt. That's because the Royals don't want to risk a down year, and thus a depressed market, for their greatest trade asset.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  9. MLB: The Jayson Werth deal was perhaps the most ridiculous Scott ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney blogs from the first day of the winter meetings by looking at the Jayson Werth deal -- which may have said more about Scott Boras than about Werth -- and then looking at the markets for Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre off that deal.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  10. MLB: For Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees, it's the end of th...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes of the Derek Jeter deal, which may be the end of the innocence for him and the Yankees. Plus: The state of the market pre-Orlando, including the Orioles and Blue Jays as potential buyers.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Tampa Bay Rays LF Carl Crawford fixes a hitch in his base-stealin...

    Buster Olney

    After starting the first two months of last season 30-31 in stolen-base attempts, Carl Crawford's production on the basepaths dropped. It wasn't until after the season that he was able to diagnose the problem, a mechanical flaw in his jump off first base.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2010
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Carl Crawford ...

    Buster Olney

    Carl Crawford wishes that the baseball culture would allow for some smack talk. Nothing mean. Nothing vicious, necessarily. Crawford is a genial and positive personality who doesn't wake up pining to say something bad about your mom. But what became...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2010