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  1. Scanning the options market

    Buster Olney

    ESPN Research monster Mark Simon and Doug Kern of ESPN Stats & Information put together a list of some players who have contractual options for next season, using information from the excellent Cot's Baseball Contracts. Take a look: First b...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  2. Some options, like David Ortiz and Jon Garland, appear to be no-b...

    Buster Olney

    A close look at the options market shows some no-brainers out there, such as the Padres being able to lock up Jon Garland's inning-eating ways for another year at a good rate; in other cases -- we're looking at you, Berkman -- it's a no-brainer to pass.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  3. Research: Parker a notable HOF snub

    Buster Olney

    The holiday weekend was busy on the home front, so I cede today's lead to Mark Simon of ESPN Research, on the Hall of Fame voting: One candidate for whom ESPN.com didn't break down strengths of candidacy was Dave Parker, who will be in ...

    Blog | January 04, 2010
  4. Research: Dave Parker a notable Hall of Fame snub - Buster Olney

    Buster Olney

    Mark Simon of ESPN Research provides a compelling case for Dave Parker to be enshrined in Cooperstown. Plus, Buster Olney's news and notes from around the league and answers to a reader question about potential top draft pick Bryce Harper.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2010
  5. The Yankees' case for Halladay

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees, Mets and Red Sox have spent more money in free agency over the past decade than any other teams, as ESPN's esteemed Mark Simon notes: Biggest free-agent outlays 1999 to 2008 (approximate in millions) Yankees: $1.45 billion Mets: ...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  6. MLB -- Buster Olney -- How the Yankees can build a case for Hall...

    Buster Olney

    If the Yankees believe that Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes will be either dominant relief arms or front-of-the-rotation-level starters, they should forget about Roy Halladay. But if not, then a deal for Doc, with other prospects, makes some sense.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2009
  7. Buster Olney: Dodgers second to Yankees in offseason spending

    Buster Olney

    Now that Manny Ramirez has signed, we're close to putting a bow on the free agent spending of the offseason. Mark Simon of ESPN Research compiled these numbers. (I added in Ramirez, who still needs to pass his physical.) From Simon: "I would note th...

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2009
  8. Long-term contracts down significantly

    Buster Olney

    There are only a handful of primary free agents remaining, from Manny Ramirez to Orlando Hudson to Garret Anderson to Tom Glavine. Here's another update on the offseason spending, courtesy of Mark Simon of ESPN Research. The Yankees have spent $441 ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2009