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  1. 'Victims' of the qualifying offer

    Buster Olney

    There are always unexpected consequences with each labor agreement, and the most notable shift under the current deal is the draft-pick compensation drag: So many teams have become fully invested in drafting and developing that they shy away from som...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  2. Metropolitan Classic draws top prep players

    Keith Law

    Over Labor Day weekend, the Mets hosted the first Metropolitan Classic high school tournament at three sites in New York, including Citi Field, with eight travel teams accepting invitations to participate, featuring a number of top draft prospects fo...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Starting pitching market limited

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Since Major League Baseball and the players' association agreed to a new labor deal and MLB followed that up with record-setting television contracts, the clubs -- with money burning a hole in their front-office pockets -- have be...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  4. New CBA a problem for free agents

    Buster Olney

    When the terms of the new labor agreement were negotiated a year ago, the rules about draft-pick compensation were changed in an effort to help free agents. In the past, there had been instances of second- or third-tier players not getting offers b...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  5. New collective bargaining agreement causing problems for free age...

    Buster Olney

    The new collective bargaining agreement is causing problems for free agents such as Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher and Adam LaRoche. Buster Olney explains why.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  6. Miami Marlins trade a precursor to future labor unrest - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Marlins big trade demonstrates the growing gap between the Haves and the Have-Nots in MLB, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  7. NBA - Why an 82-game season might be unnecessary in the NBA

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine argues that an 82-game season isn't really necessary in today's NBA and should be shortened.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  8. MLB - Can Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals hold on and wi...

    Dan Szymborski

    When can division leaders in baseball feel safe that the division crown is in hand? Dan Szymborski examines if there is a tipping point at which the team leading becomes the clear favorite.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  9. The dire fate of B-list teams

    Buster Olney

    The rumblings were there even before the final details of the new labor agreement were finished, and now they are getting louder each time that a team signs a player to an enormous contract. Prince Fielder hasn't even been introduced by the Detr...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  10. Prince Fielder's deal with Detroit is the latest example of a sma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Prince Fielder's deal with the Tigers, it's becoming clear that the new labor agreement didn't address a major issue -- with rich teams getting richer, small-market clubs have little chance of securing elite talent.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  11. MLB's invisible salary-floor line

    Buster Olney

    There is no hard salary floor established in the labor agreement, no specific minimum dollar amount that teams are required to spend. But there is an understanding between Major League Baseball and the players' association that the 30 teams will...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  12. By signing Coco Crisp, the Oakland A's inched closer to MLB's inv...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while there is no set salary floor in the labor agreement, Major League Baseball and the players' association have a figure in mind that they would like teams to spend. The A's are dangerously close to not meeting the number.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  13. 10 biggest offseason needs to address

    Buster Olney

    With the new labor agreement freshly minted and all of the compensation and arbitration issues settled, a lot of executives and agents stated their intention to ignore their cell phones this holiday weekend. Or, at the very least, not check them ever...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  14. Biggest positional and lineup holes to fill, across baseball - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney lists the 10 biggest positional and lineup holes across baseball that need to be filled or addressed in the next few weeks.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2011
  15. The drawbacks of the new CBA

    Buster Olney

    There are three ways for teams to acquire high-end talent, an AL executive said Tuesday afternoon in the hours after the new labor agreement was announced: 1. Teams can invest in free agents, as the Philadelphia Phillies did with Cliff Lee, and as t...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  16. By controlling draft spending, the new CBA could further hamper s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011