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  1. 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
  2. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  3. Detroit Tigers are adamant about Miguel Cabrera playing third bas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers seem adamant about trying Miguel Cabrera at third base, although there is widespread skepticism about the decision throughout the industry.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  4. Detroit Tigers sign Prince Fielder to a nine-year deal after rumo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers' surprising deal with Prince Fielder feels a lot like Pujols' deal with the Angels, which is to say an impulse buy. But regardless, it will transform Detroit's lineup and have ripple effects throughout the AL.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Buster Olney: MLB players react to news of earthquake in Japan

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players and organizations throughout baseball felt the impact of the earthquake in Japan on Friday. Also: lots of news and observations from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  7. MLB: Chipper Jones is mimicking the path of old pal Jim Thome

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  8. 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
  9. MLB: Andy Pettitte will be remembered for a lot of things, but fi...

    Buster Olney

    Andy Pettitte had a lot of successes, but his real legacy is that of a teammate, and of an honest guy who had a hard time hiding from his failures.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  10. MLB: Players such as Aubrey Huff and Juan Uribe are ready to cash...

    Buster Olney

    Aubrey Huff was considered a risky signing for the Giants, even at the relatively small sum of $3 million San Francisco inked him for to start the 2010 season. Eight months and a title later, he's one of the guys ready to cash in on improved stock.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  11. MLB: Everyone would like Carl Crawford -- these are the teams who...

    Buster Olney

    Everyone would like to have Carl Crawford around. Who doesn't have a spot for a great defensive player who can steal bases, add pop to the lineup and be slotted just about anywhere? Buster lists eight teams who need the free agent.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  12. Rumors dominate the free-agency period in baseball, to the chagri...

    Buster Olney

    With Major League Baseball looking to to curtail the degree to which executives and agents use the media as a method of negotiation, it'll be interesting to see how the rumor mill is handled during this free-agency period.

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  13. MLB - Examining Kansas City Royals trade partners for starter Zac...

    Buster Olney

    As the ALCS and NLCS unfold, Buster Olney evaluates every possible landing spot for Zack Greinke.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2010
  14. A look at what the managers will be targeting in terms of pitchin...

    Buster Olney

    As the playoffs get underway, Buster Olney lays out matchups that managers will be targeting, particularly as they set up their lineups and bullpens.

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2010
  15. The Atlanta lineup looks positively meager but the playoffs offer...

    Buster Olney

    The Atlanta lineup, already weakened by the continued absence of Chipper Jones, looks even weaker with the loss of Martin Prado. But the playoffs are a new world of opportunity, where a streak and a little pixie dust can be all it takes, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  16. John Jaso doesn't look the part of a leadoff man, but given the a...

    Buster Olney

    Pudgy catchers with zero history at the top of the order don't usually get cast in a leadoff role in the midst of a pennant race. But in Tampa, where alternatives don't exist, John Jaso has been pushed to the fore, and he's not doing so badly.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2010