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  1. Ryan Raburn has led scorching Detroit Tigers offense this spring ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while spring training stats aren't an indicator of regular-season performance, the Detroit Tigers are so far doing what everyone thought they would do -- mash.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  2. The Atlanta Braves must resign Brian McCann soon, but their payro...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Atlanta Braves have a big decision on the horizon with catcher Brian McCann, who will be a free agent after the 2013 season. Problem is, salaries in baseball are increasing, while the Braves' budget fails to grow.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  3. Philadelphia Phillies will play Jim Thome at first base in additi...

    Buster Olney

    Jim Thome has done everything in his career besides win a championship, and he's come back to the Phillies to do that. Buster Olney writes that Thome is preparing for the challenge of playing some first base along with pinch hitting.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  4. MLB: Brett Lawrie taking big strides with Toronto Blue Jays

    Buster Olney

    When the Milwaukee Brewers traded Brett Lawrie to the Toronto Blue Jays at the winter meetings, many believed Toronto was just getting another prima donna player. But the infielder is impressing his coaches this spring in adapting to a new position.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2011
  5. MLB: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Los Angeles Dodgers look to rebo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Don Mattingly's arrival has breathed new life into Dodgers' camp this spring, but that last year's failures have also led to a renewed dedication from the team's young stars -- Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Chad Billingsley.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2011
  6. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Toronto Blue...

    Buster Olney

    Last season, the Baltimore Orioles played a terribly difficult early-season schedule. It may well have cost their manager a job. This year, it doesn't get much easier. But at least a rival takes their place with the toughest early slate.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  7. MLB: Miguel Cabrera can get better, but the Tigers can't be enabl...

    Buster Olney

    Darryl Strawberry required the structure of baseball, the bare fact it existed and surrounded him, to keep him from his demons. Miguel Cabrera may require the same, but that doesn't mean his chance to beat his demons should be wasted.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  8. Bang for the Buck: Which MLB teams get most, least out of their p...

    Patrick Hruby

    Which MLB teams get the biggest bang for the buck out of their payroll?

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  9. MLB: The Jayson Werth deal was perhaps the most ridiculous Scott ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney blogs from the first day of the winter meetings by looking at the Jayson Werth deal -- which may have said more about Scott Boras than about Werth -- and then looking at the markets for Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre off that deal.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  10. MLB: As 2010 trade deadline nears, Ted Lilly, Jake Westbrook and ...

    Buster Olney

    The 2010 MLB trade deadline is in 15 days. Buster Olney looks at the state of the market right now: Where might Ted Lilly, Jake Westbrook, Adam Dunn and even Prince Fielder end up, if anywhere?

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2010
  11. MLB: Those "other" midseason awards

    Jayson Stark

    It's safe to say that the first half of the season was filled with crazy injuries, nutty box-score lines and a fair share of no-hitters.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  12. No player has gone it alone like Ubaldo Jimenez this year; he's c...

    Buster Olney

    While wins might be a statistic newer generations of stat-savvy fans are more dismissive of, it's hard to deny the unreal discrepancy between games the Rockies win when Ubaldo Jimenez pitches and the amount they lose when he doesn't.

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2010
  13. Don't wait for Stephen Strasburg; Mike Leake is already a rookie ...

    Buster Olney

    If Stephen Strasburg had started his career in the majors and had piled up a 5-0 record with a 2.22 ERA by this point, they'd already be carving his bust for Cooperstown. But Mike Leake is the one who's done just that -- ever so quietly.

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2010
  14. Until Bud Selig says otherwise, umpires like Joe West are part of...

    Buster Olney

    While other sports have worked hard to subdue any interaction between coaches, players and referees -- can you imagine Bill Belichick racing out to argue with Ed Hochuli? -- MLB continues to offer up its umpires and their battles as part of the show.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  15. For Houston Astros to trade Roy Oswalt, four major obstacles must...

    Buster Olney

    Roy Oswalt's complete no-trade clause is only one of the hurdles the Astros must clear to trade the right-hander.

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2010
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney: The Florida Marlins could soon call up a fut...

    Buster Olney

    It wasn't so long ago that Florida called up a then 20-year-old Miguel Cabrera, and saw him help catapult them to success in a tough division. They have the opportunity to do something similar this year. Buster looks into the next Florida star.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2010