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  1. Arizona's unrealistic expectations

    Buster Olney

    Titles mean far less than practical power, and the simple truth is that Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers lost his power when Arizona hired Tony La Russa. Towers was hired after Jerry Dipoto stepped in on an interim basis after Josh B...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  2. Cards, Indians lead latest buzz

    Buster Olney

    After Rafael Furcal's elbow fell apart in spring training and trade speculation began, St. Louis Cardinals players spoke highly of Pete Kozma. They could not have had the kind of run they did at the end of last season, the other Cardinals said, witho...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  3. Didi Gregorius could provide Diamondbacks with unexpected offensi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there are early signs that Didi Gregorius could be better than expected at the plate for Arizona.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2013
  4. D-backs are loving Adam Eaton

    Buster Olney

    Adam Eaton has a gift for angering other people, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has decided. The other day, the center fielder bunted on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals seemed put off by that, and when Eaton slid into thir...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  5. Adam Eaton brings a unique dimension to the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

    Buster Olney

    Adam Eaton brings a unique dimension to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and his teammates and coaches are loving it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  6. Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves discussing Justin Upton trad...

    Buster Olney

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are seriously discussing a trade of Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday evening, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Trade fits for Justin Upton

    Buster Olney

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are waiting for the right offer for Justin Upton, and GM Kevin Towers has expressed doubt about whether some team will forward the right proposal. But some of Towers' peers are convinced that he is going to move the 24-y...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  11. The Blue Jays, Pirates and other potential trade suitors for Just...

    Buster Olney

    Teams are still trying to figure out why exactly Arizona is considering trading Justin Upton, but if the Diamondbacks do intend to deal him, which teams are the best trade fits? Buster Olney runs through his list.

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  12. MLB: J.J. Putz could be the entire key to the Arizona Diamondback...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks, after a convo with GM Kevin Towers; Towers believes J.J. Putz might be the true key to that team. Plus -- with a lot of 'ifs,' granted, the Orioles' lineup could be pretty sweet.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2011
  13. Why the Houston Astros have hope for the future

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why the Houston Astros have hope for the future.

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2010
  14. Buster Olney: A "Major League" move by the San Diego Padres

    Buster Olney

    Kevin Towers slashed the Padres' payroll, as he was asked to do, and then the team started to win games. Now San Diego is going to let him go? It doesn't make any sense.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2009
  15. Towers on Caminiti: 'I feel somewhat guilty'

    Buster Olney

    Padres GM Kevin Towers knew Ken Caminiti was taking steroids – but he did nothing about it.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2005