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  1. Could be a quiet offseason in New York

    Buster Olney

    As one small-market general manager said recently, Major League Baseball is at its strongest when the big-money teams are thriving and driving interest in the largest pools of potential customers. Parity is nice, and it's a good thing when fans in Ba...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
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  3. 10 other things on Rob Manfred's to-do list

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball owners made the right call by electing Rob Manfred as the 10th commissioner in baseball history. His experience, track record and leadership skills made him the obvious choice. Most importantly, he was the candidate most like...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  4. Seven moves to make Rockies contenders

    Jim Bowden

    Future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter has announced that he will retire at season's end and when he does, he'll pass the torch to the next most important shortstop who wears No. 2 in major league baseball: Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies, who migh...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  5. Small change makes big impact for Wood

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Dee Gordon is the model of improvement in major league baseball this year, evolving from a part-timer into an All-Star with a position change and a change in regimen. He explained in spring training that by eliminating hours of pickup bas...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  6. To-do list for new MLB commish

    Buster Olney

    Editor's Note: This column originally ran last week. It has been updated based on news that Rob Manfred has been named to be the next MLB Commissioner. Major League Baseball's owners might have had more unanimous votes under commissioner Bud Selig...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  7. Parity killing off the seller's market

    Buster Olney

    The volume of calls and text messages between general managers is growing as teams look to improve through trades, through adding help from outside of the organization. But as has been noted many times since Major League Baseball expanded its play...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  8. Reds looking to add Cuban RP?

    AJ Mass

    On Friday, Ben Badler of Baseball America reported that major league baseball had granted Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias "an exception to sign during the league's 'closed period' before the rules for Cuban players change on July 2," which meant that ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  9. Monte Harrison agrees to contract

    Mitch Sherman

    Nebraska football signee Monte Harrison has agreed to terms with the Milwaukee Brewers, who selected the outfielder with the 50th pick on Thursday in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft. Harrison agreed to a contract that includes ...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  10. Finally time for Morales to sign?

    AJ Mass

    Now that the major league baseball draft is underway, there's no longer any compensation required from teams that wish to sign free agent Kendrys Morales. Presumably, as a result, news of a deal for the veteran slugger will be coming down the pike in...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  11. Red Sox taking needless risk with Lester

    Buster Olney

    There are 119 days remaining in the Major League Baseball season, and depending on whether the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, perhaps 119 days until Jon Lester throws his last pitch of the year. But the Red Sox may have much less time than tha...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  12. Why did the Cubs hire Manny Ramirez?

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Manny Ramirez offended a whole lot of folks who work under the Major League Baseball umbrella during his career. OK, more than a lot. Maybe hundreds. Maybe thousands. Start with Jack McCormick, the Boston Red Sox's traveling secr...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  13. Minnesota Twins an example of how not to build a team - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why the Minnesota Twins are a perfect example of how not to build a team.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2014
  14. Marlins not at fault for Fernandez injury

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The Miami Marlins' handling of Jose Fernandez was perfect, within the context of the conventional wisdom that had developed within Major League Baseball. They limited his innings in 2013 to 172 2/3, and when he reached that limit, the...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  15. Links from around the rink: May 12

    Doug Mittler

    Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA have experienced a statistical renaissance in recent years, but the NHL has the reputation, and a well-deserved one at that, of being less willing to embrace the advanced metrics. "Statistics are like a l...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  16. Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics embracing a smarter ki...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello surveys the MLB landscape in 2014 and sees more teams adopting a smarter kind of "small ball."

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  17. Jose Abreu, Yordano Ventura among names mentioned in April review...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola compares the league-wide numbers in four categories -- home runs, stolen bases, ERA and pitcher strikeouts -- from this season to previous seasons, and calls attention to players who look better as a result of these trends.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014