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  1. Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinnin...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. Melky Cabrera's strong start helps demonstrate why PEDs don't rea...

    Dan Szymborski

    If you look at the performance of players who have been suspended for use of performance-enhancing drugs, you'll see that PEDs don't seem to actually do anything. Dan Szymborski explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  3. The Melky Cabrera debate

    Buster Olney

    The player who leads the American League in hits is batting .341, and if he continues on his current path, he'll finish the season with something in the range of 240 hits and 80 extra-base hits. These are numbers that will put him in the conversation...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  4. Could Nelson Cruz end up in Detroit?

    AJ Mass

    There hasn't been a lot of buzz lately regarding the free agency of Nelson Cruz and, after some mild early interest from a few teams that never really came close to bearing fruit, the outfielder remains unsigned. As Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com wrot...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  5. Bits: Melky back on the DL; Darvish K's 14

    Eric Karabell

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis runs really fast, and he likes to show it pretty much every chance he gets. Davis isn't a terrific baseball player overall, but the guy can flat-out steal bases. Even with his intermittent playing time, nobody...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  6. Bits: CC rocked, but don't give up on him

    Eric Karabell

    After New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia's struggles against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night, it might seem obvious for me to suggest you (finally) run away and give up on any hopes that he'll be anything resembling the top-20 starting pitcher we ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  7. Potential fantasy impact of Biogenesis

    Eric Karabell

    It's a shame that the Biogenesis scandal will remain in the news this week, next week and probably for many weeks, overshadowing the games we've missed. The games mercifully return Friday night, but we'll still be hearing and reading about several of...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  8. Teams must prepare for PED fallout

    Jim Bowden

    It isn't hyperbole to suggest that the ripples from baseball's most recent performance-enhancing drug scandal could have an impact on the World Series. This week, ESPN's T.J. Quinn, Mike Fish and Pedro Gomez reported on "Outside the Lines" that Ma...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  9. Crime still pays in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Melky Cabrera was suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 2012 and lost about a third of his salary, or about $1.8 million of the $6 million that he made. Then, when he went into free agency, he signed a two-year, $16 million deal wit...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  10. MLB - Injuries to future free agent starters will shift the marke...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the would-be free-agent market for starting pitchers and realizes he's essentially sifting through the infirmary. Everyone who could be a free agent is hurt. So who takes their place?

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  11. What to do with slumping Jays options?

    Eric Karabell

    There is certainly no shortage of disappointing Toronto Blue Jays players, as the team enters the first full week of May in last place in the American League East and with a mere 11 victories in 32 games. The lone team with a worse run differential i...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  12. Melky Cabrera, R.A. Dickey playing well short of fantasy expectat...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Saturday's and Sunday's games, from a fantasy perspective, and offers his take on struggling Toronto Blue Jays options such as Melky Cabrera, R.A. Dickey and Emilio Bonifacio.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  13. Mike Trout and Gio Gonzalez among those projected to be much wors...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus looks at 10 players who project to be much worse in 2013, including Mike Trout and Gio Gonzalez.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  14. Enough with the PED spin

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A longtime player chatted recently about watching Melky Cabrera in the All-Star Game last summer. "Remember when he hit that home run?" the veteran said, referring to the laser Cabrera mashed over the left-field wall, among the many hi...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  15. Empty responses from those tied to PEDs - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players who say they can't discuss PED accusations, or would like to help but can't or any other variation of that standard response are simply spinning at best, and lying at worst.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  16. MLBPA must fight to protect members and weed out cheaters in wake...

    Buster Olney

    It's time for the MLBPA to treat PED users with the same disdain they once reserved for replacement players, writes Buster Olney. It's on the players to weed out the cheaters.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2013