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  1. MLB's growing 'red flag' issue

    Buster Olney

    VIERA, Fla. -- The Mariners worship at the throne of Felix Hernandez, because for them, he is The King, the centerpiece of their franchise. There's nothing more they want than for Hernandez to thrive, and for this, they'll pay him, happily....

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  2. Medical opinions are making deals harder to consummate in MLB - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney discusses how modern medicine is allowing teams to more effectively project injuries, which can make contract talks a sore spot. Felix Hernandez is the latest example.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  3. Elbow condition eyed in Seattle Mariners-Felix Hernandez deal, so...

    Buster Olney

    As the Mariners have been in discussions with Felix Hernandez about a record-setting extension, concern has developed over the condition of his pitching elbow, a source says.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  4. The King Felix deal: winners and losers

    Buster Olney

    The deal Felix Hernandez will soon finalize with the Mariners is a lot like the contracts agreed to by Troy Tulowitzki and Ryan Howard. It amounts to lots of money tacked on to the back end of another deal. There will be a lot of ways that accountant...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  5. Winners and losers of the Felix Hernandez deal - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down the deal that will keep Felix Hernandez in Seattle for a long time to come. While it was a big win for a Seattle team that needs King Felix around to stay competitive and grow, questions emerged about the timing.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  6. Trade targets where cost is king

    Buster Olney

    NASHVILLE -- Knowing that the surge of television money has reached the major leagues, executives aren't surprised that a lot of big contracts are being doled out this winter. But for baseball officials, hearing the specifics of each of the sign...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  7. King Felix's transcendent gift

    Buster Olney

    There is a spectacular scene in the Oscar-winning movie "Amadeus" in which composer Antonio Salieri presents Mozart with a piece written in his honor. In playing the music, Mozart demonstrates his own extraordinary talent. At the same time, he makes ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  8. After his perfect game, Felix Hernandez is the Mozart of baseball...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after Felix Hernandez's perfect game, we should just refer to him as the Mozart of baseball: His ability transcends the sport.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  9. Andrew Friedman faces a tough decision

    Buster Olney

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman once aptly compared his work to that of Sisyphus, the king doomed to constantly push a boulder up a hill, only to see it roll back down. Year after year, Cashman and Boston general manager Theo Epstein are now ex...

    Blog | August 21, 2011
  10. Where Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman could go

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why Tampa Bay Rays GM has a difficult decision to make, as to whether he leaves to run another team. The Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are both possible destinations.

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2011
  11. MLB: Seattle loves King Felix, but Michael Pineda may get his own...

    Buster Olney

    Seattle hasn't seen a young pitcher dominate so early in his career in, well -- it really has been just a few years. It was Felix Hernandez, and now it's Michael Pineda, who is developing for the M's far faster than many realized.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  12. MLB: Instant replay; Albert Pujols' contract; the King Felix Watc...

    Buster Olney

    Whether it's expanded replay, Albert Pujols' deal, urgency in Milwaukee, the window the Rays have left or 33 other scenarios to watch and debate, Buster lays out the key storylines of 2011.

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2011
  13. For Ichiro, it was the HOF; for Jose Bautista, it was about break...

    Buster Olney

    Ichiro Suzuki clubbed his 200th hit, the 10th season in a row in which he's done that. Jose Bautista hit his 50th home run, making further claim to his status as a premier slugger. Felix Hernandez dominated and lost, making yet another case for the CYA.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  14. The ripple effects of King Felix

    Buster Olney

    January used to be a slow month in the baseball offseason, a time when a few fringe players would work out minor league deals with spring training invitations, a time when all the big names have signed. But because of baseball's shifting economi...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  15. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- With help from the Seattle Mariners, ...

    Buster Olney

    Felix Hernandez may have an ounce of stubbornness, that self-assured nature of the innately brilliant, but by allowing the Mariners to turn his talent into a craft, his dominance has bordered on overwhelming, writes Buster. And there's more to come.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2009
  16. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- King Felix Hernandez and Zack Greinke...

    Buster Olney

    It's that time of year -- the ceaseless lobbying for Cy Young Awards can now begin. But, as Buster points out, in the American League, you have two pitchers in the midst of brilliant seasons. Plus, that lovable rivalry between the O's and the Nats.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2009