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  1. Early grades for the free-agent class

    Buster Olney

    In the April leading up to CC Sabathia's free agency in 2008, his ERA after four starts was 13.50. Months later, he got the biggest contract ever for a pitcher -- $161 million -- after he had bounced back, and then been traded to Milwaukee and led th...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  2. 'Contract year' has a whole new meaning

    Buster Olney

    Draft-pick compensation was never an issue for Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo or Brian McCann. The loss of a draft pick didn't discourage the Mets from signing Curtis Granderson, but probably only because their first-round pick is prot...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  3. How the Indians remain a contender

    Buster Olney

    When the Indians clinched a playoff spot on the final Sunday of the regular season, Terry Francona walked through the two sheets of plastic that separated a hallway of sanity from Cleveland's champagne celebration. A few minutes later, Francona st...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  4. Clock is ticking on a David Price trade

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have been baseball's version of Seabiscuit over the past six seasons, the plucky team with the diminutive payroll racing and often winning against War Admirals such as the Yankees and Red Sox. Logic tells us that the Rays should...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  5. Injuries that could change October

    Buster Olney

    We've reached the stage of the season when a lot of injuries are probably not going to be healed by the time the playoffs start, a time when the team athletic trainers and the doctors are running out of time to fully treat their patients. In a lot of...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  6. Players facing make-or-break seasons

    Buster Olney

    Chris Davis had 1,005 plate appearances in his first four seasons in the big leagues, and so he was at a crossroads in his career in 2012. He had just turned 26 years old and had 441 strikeouts and 253 hits, and if he had struggled again, he may have...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  7. Hanley Ramirez and Jon Lester must return to form in 2013 - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at nine players facing make-or-break seasons in 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  8. Masterson's special delivery

    Buster Olney

    When a pitcher dominates former teammates the way Justin Masterson did the other day, with an 11-0 shutout, baseball etiquette requires that pitcher to remain diplomatic afterward, to not call attention to the performance. A pitcher in that situation...

    Blog | June 12, 2010
  9. Cleveland Indians right-hander Justin Masterson benefits from cha...

    Buster Olney

    Thanks to some simple changes to his delivery, Indians right-hander Justin Masterson is a different pitcher. Just ask his former Red Sox teammates.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2010