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  1. Dodgers at a crossroads with Jon Lester

    Buster Olney

    If the Dodgers really want Jon Lester and he doesn't have any personal objections to playing in Los Angeles, a rival evaluator mused Thursday, then the Dodgers will get him. Plain and simple. Their pile of money is much larger than any team other tha...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  2. PED suspicions still cloud free agency

    Buster Olney

    More than a decade ago, general managers elaborated on the murky business of investing in players who may or may not be using performance-enhancing drugs. Within that 2002 New York Times article, a couple of GMs from that time gave voice to the impor...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  3. Here's how Yankees handle A-Rod fiasco

    Buster Olney

    The Miami Herald story on Alex Rodriguez confirmed what many probably already assumed: that his ardent and angry defense of 2013, his words and his legal strategy, was spectacular deceit. And by spectacular, I mean sheer enormity, not quality. He ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  4. Nine free-agent bargains to consider

    Buster Olney

    Plenty of free agents available now, but here are nine free-agent bargains worth exploring: 1. Edinson Volquez, starting pitcher He is way down the pecking order of available starting pitchers in the market, far behind the likes of Max Scherzer...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  5. The unprecedented Tanaka negotiations

    Buster Olney

    Masahiro Tanaka's locker in the Rakuten clubhouse was close to the lockers of Casey McGehee and Andruw Jones, and on Nov. 3, 2013, the day of Game 7 of the Japan Series, McGehee and Jones watched Tanaka. They were stunned by what they saw. The day...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  6. Many teams capable of a big move

    Buster Olney

    The Mariners have spent about $250 million this offseason, and the Yankees more than $300 million. Most of the best free agents have come off the board, and as general managers rushed out of the building with the dolphin on the top to catch flights o...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  7. An early preview of MLB free agency

    Buster Olney

    WASHINGTON -- A lot of players will wait a decade for their shot at free agency, after being drafted and signing as an amateur, and then playing some years in the minors before accruing the six years of service time that makes them eligible to test t...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  8. 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
  9. What the Cleveland Indians should do this offseason - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines some key offseason moves so far and analyzes what the Cleveland Indians should do this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2012
  10. How the Texas Rangers will approach Josh Hamilton's free agency -...

    Buster Olney

    The Texas Rangers appear set on letting Josh Hamilton test the free agent market, and they will then decide if making a long-term offer to the outfielder is the right move for the club. As Buster Olney writes, Texas could very well just let Hamilton go.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  11. Texas Rangers signed Yu Darvish to a historic six-year deal - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that before Yu Darvish throws his first MLB pitch, he's already become the most expensive right-handed pitcher in MLB history. And as some speculate, with Darvish's deal now done, are the Texas Rangers free to go after Prince Fielder?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  12. Behind great defense and dominant pitching, the Rays are the best...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney continues his top-10 series with a New Year's power rankings. The Red Sox, Yankees and Phillies all have higher payrolls, but dominant pitching and superb defense make the Tampa Bay Rays the best team in baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2012
  13. Ranking the top 10 lineups in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the top 10 lineups in the majors, with the Boston Red Sox leading the way.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2011
  14. Ranking the top 10 outfields in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In Part 4 of his series looking ahead to the 2012 season, Buster Olney ranks the 10 best outfields in Major League Baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks claim the No. 1 spot.

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2011
  15. The 10 best infields in Major League Baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    After ranking the 10 best rotations and bullpens in Major League Baseball, Buster Olney continues his look ahead to 2012 and tackles the best infields in the game based on offensive and defensive production.

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  16. The Los Angeles Angels could be suitors for both C.J. Wilson and ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that officials around the league have been waiting for the time when the sleeping Angels would wake up and be players in the free-agent market. It looks like that time is now, as the Angels are after both C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2011