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  1. Donaldson trade looming in A's overhaul

    Buster Olney

    PITTSBURGH -- When you hear Ralph Branca tell the story of Bobby Thomson's historic home run, he offers a full appreciation of that moment, but the hurt is still there. Dennis Eckersley bears the same tone when speaking of Kirk Gibson's home run, tha...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Rays win streak affecting Price trade talk

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The Tampa Bay Rays keep complicating an already wrenching decision -- by winning. Their sweep of the Minnesota Twins over the weekend cut their deficit in the American League East to 7.5 games and in the wild-card race to six game...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  3. Hanley Ramirez has pitchers figured out

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez attends the meetings that the Dodgers hold for the hitters at the outset of every series to go over scouting reports, but he does this to be respectful and polite of the process and not because he actually gleans informa...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  4. Ranking strength of early AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    The Cleveland Indians were 51-44 at the All-Star break, and when they lost four of their first five games in the second half, it was unclear whether they would remain in contention. But here's the thing: The Indians had what appeared to be on pape...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  5. Mets' struggles creating value

    Buster Olney

    The New York Mets' loss Friday was the 87th of their season. And it was a really important loss. With that defeat, the Mets moved back into position to have the No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft -- and if this holds over the last two days of the regul...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  6. August trade candidates across MLB

    Buster Olney

    The names have started passing through the waiver wires, and there will be a lot of deals this month, some general managers are predicting. More players will change hands as more teams wave the white flag on the 2013 season and try to save a little m...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  7. AL trade deadline preview

    Buster Olney

    Rival executives strongly believe that at most, Matt Garza has four to five starts remaining with the Chicago Cubs -- but probably fewer than that, because he has quickly developed into the most marketable, most sought-after starting pitcher, with a ...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  8. Twins face decision on Glen Perkins

    Buster Olney

    It was a month ago that a longtime scout, in a position of great influence, scanned rosters around Major League Baseball and reached a conclusion. "The guy everybody will want is [Glen] Perkins," he said, referring to the Twins left-handed closer. ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  9. What to do with Andre Ethier?

    Buster Olney

    If the Los Angeles Dodgers want alternatives to outfielder Andre Ethier from their minor league system, they've got them. Yasiel Puig has made an enormous impression with his energy and with how hard he plays. However, he also has demonstrated an ina...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  10. Twins set up for promising future

    Buster Olney

    Piece by piece, the Minnesota Twins are getting better. It's just that you can't really see it yet -- not at Target Field, anyway. The big league Twins have been something of a surprise in how effective their pitching has been, and Minnesota begi...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  11. Trade targets where cost is king

    Buster Olney

    NASHVILLE -- Knowing that the surge of television money has reached the major leagues, executives aren't surprised that a lot of big contracts are being doled out this winter. But for baseball officials, hearing the specifics of each of the sign...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  12. R.A. Dickey leads trade targets based around friendly contracts -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes from the 2012 MLB Winter Meetings about players with team-friendly contracts, and how they are popular targets of trades. R.A. Dickey, Josh Willingham and Justin Upton are among the bigger names.

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2012
  13. How contracts shift the trade market

    Buster Olney

    Oh, sure, you can call the Minnesota Twins and ask about Denard Span, a good player who would help any good team. Span is hitting .288 with a .352 on-base percentage, solid numbers for a leadoff hitter. But an underlying factor that makes it more di...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  14. At the trade deadline, value can be found friendly contracts - ML...

    Buster Olney

    At the trade deadline, value isn't found only in trade packages. As Buster Olney writes, players with team-friendly contracts, like Minnesota's Denard Span, can be valuable simply due to the language of their deals.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  15. Chase Headley a popular target

    Buster Olney

    Chase Headley has never hit more than 12 home runs in a season, never driven in more than 64 runs, and he's never hit .300. But timing is everything, and this is why the Padres' third baseman might be the most sought-after player on the tra...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  16. Chase Headley is drawing interest across baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Padres may have to deal Chase Headley, because the market for his services, and his contract, may never be better than it is now.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2012