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  1. Jimenez signing keeps O's in contention

    Buster Olney

    The concern within the Baltimore Orioles' organization, as the negotiations with Ubaldo Jimenez began percolating over the last 48 hours, was that the Boston Red Sox or Toronto Blue Jays would snag the right-hander. The Red Sox, after all, had kno...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Yanks most affected if Tanaka not posted

    Buster Olney

    Reports out of Japan this morning (per The New York Times) are that Rakuten won't let Masahiro Tanaka come to the U.S. It's hard to say whether that's a final decision or part of negotiations as the team's ownership looks to extract more dollars out ...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  4. Scott Boras hoping his gamble pays off

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The most admired trait that Scott Boras brings to his negotiations -- although to be clear, it's not always admired -- is his relentlessness. As you hear general managers describe Boras proposing a deal over and over, in dif...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  5. Yanks might just move on without Cano

    Buster Olney

    The negotiation between Robinson Cano and the Yankees is starting to play out like a sitcom cliche, with the boyfriend trying to make the girlfriend jealous by pretending something serious is happening with somebody else. Just a week after...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  6. Braves face tough call on Brian McCann

    Buster Olney

    Many executives planned to tune into Game 7 last night, but a lot are already deep into their winter's work, preparing to restructure their rosters. Some clubs face some really interesting negotiations in the weeks ahead, and among the most comp...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  7. Atlanta faces a tough decision on Brian McCann - MLB

    Buster Olney

    One of the toughest decisions of baseball's offseason will be made in Atlanta, where the Braves could let Brian McCann walk, they could keep him around, or they could try to flip him for young talent. None of those will be an easy call, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  8. McCann's looming contract negotiations

    Buster Olney

    The ripples from the Cardinals' signing of Yadier Molina have already been felt in the market, in the negotiations of Mike Napoli, Miguel Montero and Russell Martin. Molina's five-year, $75 million deal has allowed the agents for the other ...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  9. Atlanta Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Yadier Molina signed with the Cardinals for five years and $75 million, he set the table for other elite catchers, like Brian McCann. Soon, the Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to pay McCann.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  10. Type A free agents are seeing their markets shrink under the curr...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while MLB's labor negotiations continue to drag on, free agents are left in limbo because the current compensation rules associate an early-round pick with Type A free agents. Plus, news on Matt Kemp's big deal and other topics.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  11. Two stars, two showdowns

    Buster Olney

    As baseball starts its move toward the front burners of sports today, it has two front-burner issues of its own: 1. Albert Pujols' negotiations. The contract talks between the Cardinals and the game's best player are not moving at all, wit...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  12. MLB: Albert Pujols and Michael Young could both be elsewhere next...

    Buster Olney

    Based on the time parameters Albert Pujols has laid down, less than two weeks remain for him and the Cardinals to come to some kind of agreement. Similarly, Michael Young is set for his own showdown with the Rangers.

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2011
  13. MLB: For Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees, it's the end of th...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes of the Derek Jeter deal, which may be the end of the innocence for him and the Yankees. Plus: The state of the market pre-Orlando, including the Orioles and Blue Jays as potential buyers.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  14. MLB: If Jeter shocks the baseball world and leaves New York, the ...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody expects Derek Jeter to be anywhere but playing for the Yankees next season, but given the tenor of the negotiations, Buster points out that New York isn't without a Plan B. Eduardo Nunez is just that.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  15. MLB: Texas Rangers may look to bring in slugger Adam Dunn

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the free agency options for the Texas Rangers, Derek Jeter's salary negotiations and more in the Thanksiving edition of his blog.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2010
  16. Yankees able to drive the Jeter talks

    Buster Olney

    The first official brushback will be thrown today in the negotiations between the Yankees and Derek Jeter. The Yankees will have to decide whether to offer arbitration to their free agents, and they're expected to do so with Mariano Rivera and A...

    Blog | November 23, 2010