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  1. Mike Zunino is forcing Seattle's hand

    Buster Olney

    The Seattle Mariners' season is still taking shape, and in the days ahead, they will have to play without Michael Saunders, who was hurt Wednesday in an ugly collision with the wall; he immediately reached up to the area of his right collarbone....

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  2. Mike Zunino's performance at Triple-A Tacoma is forcing the Seatt...

    Buster Olney

    Mike Zunino's performance at Triple-A Tacoma is forcing the Seattle Mariners' hand, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  3. Key questions remain for New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at four burning questions facing four contenders as we approach the end of the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  4. A potential free-agency loophole

    Buster Olney

    Nick Swisher tweeted that he's going home, after finishing his four-year, $56 million deal with the Cleveland Indians. But the fact that Swisher attended Ohio State was only part of the reason the Indians pursued him so aggressively. He is a goo...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  5. Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse could be helped by a possible free a...

    Buster Olney

    Draft-pick compensation is hurting guys like Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse in free agency, but Buster Olney outlines a possible loophole.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2012
  6. Giants top first offseason power rankings

    Buster Olney

    Michael Bourn is still looking for a job, and so are Kyle Lohse, Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher, Adam LaRoche, A.J. Pierzynski and Edwin Jackson. Rick Porcello is going to be traded, and as much as the Detroit Tigers keep telling everybody they're...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  7. San Francisco Giants top Buster Olney's first offseason power ran...

    Buster Olney

    San Francisco Giants top Buster Olney's early winter power ranking.

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  8. Some facts behind Pineda's injury

    Buster Olney

    The explosion of social media has fueled the desire to identify incompetence, to illuminate failure, to expose the cheaters. Within seconds that news broke that Michael Pineda will miss the rest of the year with a labrum tear, Twitter was flooded wit...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  9. The Seattle Mariners didn't lie about Michael Pineda before tradi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there is nothing conspiratorial about Michael Pineda's injury. The Mariners were honest about his health, and the Yankees did a complete evaluation before the trade. Injuries sometimes happen.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  10. Michael Pineda opened eyes on his first day in New York Yankees c...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that on his first day of spring training with the New York Yankees, Michael Pineda drew attention for his size and physical ability. Pineda has the chance to become a front-of-the-rotation starter alongside CC Sabathia.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  11. Billy Beane's murky future in Oakland

    Buster Olney

    The Oakland Athletics are close to tying up general manager Billy Beane and team president Michael Crowley through 2019, as Susan Slusser writes. But these contracts are probably somewhat like those $100 million deals that NFL quarterbacks get: Nobod...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  12. Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane could have other job options if ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the Oakland A's are close to signing GM Billy Beane through the 2019 season, Beane's future in Oakland isn't crystal clear. If the club's future remains in doubt, Beane likely would have other job offers to choose from.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  13. Source -- New York Yankees look at Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, R...

    Buster Olney

    The New York Yankees are considering adding a left-handed bat, and one of the three most prominent remaining free agents -- Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon or Hideki Matsui -- could be on the team within a week, according to a major league source.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  14. Questions remain after Yankees trade Jesus Montero to Mariners fo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that several questions remain following the trade that sent Michael Pineda to the Yankees and Jesus Montero to the Mariners, including whether Montero will be able to become a full-time catcher.

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2012
  15. Fallout from Ryan Braun's PED test

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Braun, who tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and faces a 50-day suspension if the finding is upheld, sent a text to Tom Haudricourt, asserting his innocence. A positive test would be a severe blow, writes Michael Hunt. His positiv...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  16. Ryan Braun will have trouble clearing his name even if his report...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney has three thoughts after Ryan Braun's reported positive PED test: what should the BBWAA do with his MVP, can Braun clear his name at all, and a change of attitude among players.

    Blog | Conversation | December 11, 2011