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  1. Rangers a contender despite injuries

    Buster Olney

    The 2014 Texas Rangers are illogical, from the inordinate number of injuries that have hit them, all the way through Friday's victory over the Indians. The Rangers have lost their first baseman (Prince Fielder), second baseman (Jurickson Profar), cat...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  2. No short-term fix for Philadelphia

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays are in free fall, and they could face the same question in the weeks ahead: Should they conduct a sell-off of marketable assets or hang on and hope for a turnaround? But the quandary faced by these two ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  3. A burgeoning belief in Yasiel Puig

    Buster Olney

    Vin Scully has been doing his job since 1950, which means he saw Jackie Robinson steal home, witnessed a perfect game by Sandy Koufax, and was there when Kirk Gibson hit one of the most incredible home runs in baseball history. So if you can amaze th...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  4. Time gets in the way of draft rebuilds

    Buster Olney

    A smart baseball executive talked the other day about how difficult the new rules have made it for teams to build through the draft. Under the old rules, organizations could divert funds into their draft spending and aggressively pay players in the l...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  5. Josh Hamilton will lead a deep outfield free agent market - MLB

    Buster Olney

    While the pitching market in free agency will likely be Cole Hamels and little else, the free-agent market could be a bit deeper, which isn't good news for those seeking massive deals.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  6. Detroit Tigers have deep defensive issues and must improve at the...

    Buster Olney

    When the Tigers signed Prince Fielder, they were expected to have one of the best offenses in the American League. That hasn't been the case. As Buster Olney writes, Detroit's bats need to heat up in order to overcome its other issues.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  7. Carlos Quentin could be most valuable bat at trade deadline - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    As the games pass by, it's becoming clear there won't be much offensive help available at the trade deadline. Buster Olney writes that this could make Carlos Quentin very attractive for many contenders. Here are some trade scenarios for Quentin.

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  8. How the New York Mets will handle Johan Santana's workload - MLB

    Buster Olney

    After Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets history, Buster Olney writes that the Mets plan to limit him to a hard pitch count of 90 in his next few starts.

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  9. St. Louis Cardinals hitter Matt Adams off to a strong start in th...

    Buster Olney

    Matt Adams knew he wouldn't be an elite pick, but he thought a team would call his name fairly early. But the rounds passed by, and Adams waited. The Cardinals finally called in the 23rd round and, as Buster Olney writes, Adams is now being rewarded.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  10. The development of Kevin Gausman

    Buster Olney

    It was the summer after Kevin Gausman's senior year in high school, long before he became arguably the best pitching prospect in this year's draft, and the right-hander decided to pitch in a California summer league. Almost all of the hitt...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  11. How Kevin Gausman developed into a top pitching prospect - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kevin Gausman will be a top pick in this year's MLB draft (possibly the No. 1 overall selection), and his ability and willingness to make changes since he arrived at LSU are big reasons for that, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2012
  12. Trade options for the Dodgers

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp raged after he got hurt Wednesday night, snapping a bat, knowing that he had hurt his hamstring even more than before, knowing that he was headed to the disabled list. His teammates felt the same way. "It sucked the air out of a lot of us...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  13. Trade targets Dodgers could pursue minus Matt Kemp - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Knowing they'll be without Matt Kemp for a while, the Dodgers could take advantage of one new recent addition -- money. They could pursue trades that add some heft to the salary stack, but also some punch to the lineup.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  14. Mysteries of MLB's new draft format

    Buster Olney

    Major League Baseball's draft begins Monday. After months of preparation, executives will finally get a chance to see the unveiling of mysteries -- which have nothing to do with players' skills. This is the first year of the negotiated dr...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  15. New MLB draft system will send teams looking for new loopholes - ...

    Buster Olney

    This year, MLB teams are faced with stricter rules -- and harsher penalties for breaking them -- in regards to spending in the draft. As Buster Olney writes, this will likely send teams looking for loopholes and new ways to allocate draft dollars.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  16. Bryce Harper's expert witness

    Buster Olney

    If Bryce Harper was like a lot of 18-year-olds, this past March he might have been thinking about his last days of high school and his senior prom date. Instead, he was in big league camp with the Washington Nationals. His parents were in Florida to ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012