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  1. Free agent Jon Lester's choice slowed by negotiations

    Buster Olney

    The Jon Lester talks have reached the homestretch with multiple offers of at least $150 million over six years, but his ultimate choice has been slowed by having to deal with negotiations with those teams, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  2. Jon Lester expected to choose team in free agency by Tuesday

    Buster Olney

    The Jon Lester talks have entered the final turn, with an expectation that a choice will be made no later than Tuesday, according to sources involved in the negotiations.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Olney: Yanks will take hard line with Cano

    Buster Olney

    The Robinson Cano contract talks could have an outcome far different than anyone expects. Brian Cashman is likely to be willing to draw a surprisingly hard line, in what figure to be really tough and contentious negotiations. For the full stor...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Theo Epstein on verge of taking job with Chicago Cubs, sources sa...

    Buster Olney

    Theo Epstein, the general manager of the Boston Red Sox for two championship teams in the last eight seasons, could be on his way to the Chicago Cubs in the next day or two if the Red Sox and Chicago can conclude negotiations, according to two sources.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2011
  15. Sources -- Contract talks between Yankees, GM Brian Cashman smoot...

    Buster Olney

    Contract negotiations between the Yankees and General Manager Brian Cashman are going smoothly, according to sources, and could be concluded with a new deal in the week ahead.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2011
  16. 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