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  1. Remaking the Atlanta lineup

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman is now 24 years old and like Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates, he is learning that opposing pitchers have decided they simply have no reason to give him anything to hit. Going into Sunday's game, Freeman had seen the thir...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Confident Tanaka could stabilize Yankees

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka fell behind in the count to Justin Upton in the first inning Sunday, two balls and no strikes, and a lot of pitchers in this situation would see their options limited. But in the moments that followed, Tanaka demonst...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  3. Implications of the Freeman contract

    Buster Olney

    There is snow and ice piling up outside again, so here are some quick observations about Freddie Freeman's $135 million deal. 1. Among the group of talented Braves youngsters -- Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons, Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel, Mike ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  4. The 30 Linchpin Players of 2014

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals would love for a strong season from Matt Adams, but you know what? If he requires more time to settle in as a regular, they've got enough other parts to win without a big contribution from the first baseman. The same could be said for R...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  5. Why Doug Fister has been so effective for the Detroit Tigers - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Doug Fister's athleticism has played a large role in his success with the Detroit Tigers. Olney also looks closer at Justin Upton's fast start.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  6. Early performances that mean something

    Buster Olney

    Justin Upton is not going to hit 135 homers, Matt Harvey is not going to win every game, and Clayton Kershaw is going to allow a run (probably). But there are small sample sizes from the first nine days of the 2013 season that are worth believing in....

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  7. Adam Jones, Justin Upton and others showing off new skills in wee...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at what we've learned through the first week of the season.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  8. Stanton, Price affect Upton trade market

    Buster Olney

    The four-prospect offer that the Seattle Mariners made for Justin Upton, built around pitcher Taijuan Walker, was thought by rival executives to be an extraordinary overture. Now that Upton has exercised his no-trade clause and Arizona looks to find ...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  9. Giancarlo Stanton and David Price are affecting the trade market ...

    Buster Olney

    Giancarlo Stanton and David Price are affecting the trade market for Justin Upton, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  10. R.A. Dickey leads trade targets based around friendly contracts -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes from the 2012 MLB Winter Meetings about players with team-friendly contracts, and how they are popular targets of trades. R.A. Dickey, Josh Willingham and Justin Upton are among the bigger names.

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2012
  11. Curtis Granderson, Dexter Fowler could be trade targets for teams...

    Buster Olney

    Curtis Granderson, Dexter Fowler could be trade targets for teams that don't want to pay for free-agent outfielders, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  12. Do the Boston Red Sox now have a surplus of catching? - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after signing David Ross, the Boston Red Sox may have a surplus of catching. Plus, news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2012
  13. Arizona at a crossroads with Upton

    Buster Olney

    Some rival executives are convinced that the Diamondbacks want to trade Justin Upton, despite the assertions to the contrary from Arizona general manager Kevin Towers. They believe that when managing partner Ken Kendrick said recently that he exp...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  14. The Diamondbacks must decide whether to trade Justin Upton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kevin Towers and the Arizona Diamondbacks are at a crossroads with Justin Upton. Trade now and they may get maximum return. Hold him and he may bounce back, or continue to struggle.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  15. Will Arizona trade Justin Upton?

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- The Washington Nationals went crazy after clinching the NL East, the Detroit Tigers partied in Kansas City, and the Oakland Athletics sprayed champagne all over the place after wrapping up a playoff spot. But all was quiet where Arizon...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  16. The Diamondbacks could trade Justin Upton and others this winter ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Arizona GM Kevin Towers is planning his offseason moves, and the biggest question he will face is an old one: Should he trade outfielder Justin Upton?

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2012