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  1. A new playoff format could bring more buyers around the trade dea...

    Buster Olney

    It's unclear how the new playoff format will affect teams' decision-making, but Buster Olney writes that there will be teams looking to buy in pursuit of the additional playoff spots. Here are three teams executives expect to be aggressive this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  2. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  3. Josh Beckett can't be traded easily, but he may not change, eithe...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  4. Nationals face dilemma in how to use Stephen Strasburg - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals may have finally built a team ready to win the NL East. But what happens when you have to shut down your best player for the stretch drive? Buster investigates.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers officially have new owners, and changes are o...

    Buster Olney

    The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers will officially be announced today. As Buster Olney writes, there will be significant change coming to the franchise, possibly beginning by recommitting to scouting efforts in the international market.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  6. David Price has improved by developing and trusting his changeup ...

    Buster Olney

    David Price was already one of baseball's best young starters coming into the season, and as Buster Olney writes, we are seeing improvement in Price as he learns to develop and trust his changeup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  7. Aroldis Chapman and other relief pitchers off to great starts thi...

    Buster Olney

    There has been a wealth of bullpen injuries so far this season, but there has also been some superb work, too. Buster Olney highlights 10 relievers who have gotten off to great starts.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  8. The Seattle Mariners didn't lie about Michael Pineda before tradi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there is nothing conspiratorial about Michael Pineda's injury. The Mariners were honest about his health, and the Yankees did a complete evaluation before the trade. Injuries sometimes happen.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  9. Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young continues to improve ...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  10. Miami Marlins unveil big Marlins Park on opening night - MLB

    Buster Olney

    In Miami for the unveiling of Marlins Park, Buster Olney offers some first impressions of the Marlins' new digs and suggests how the park could fit the type of talent Miami has in its lineup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  11. The Cincinnati Reds had to make decision on Joey Votto - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that last fall, the Cincinnati Reds were at a crossroads with Joey Votto. The club had to decide whether to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in him or prepare for his departure. On Monday, Cincinnati finalized that decision.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  12. Kendrys Morales is recovering nicely and would be a big boost for...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Kendrys Morales is recovering nicely from an injury he suffered in 2010, and he's on track to be the Angels' designated hitter, which would go a long way in balancing Los Angeles' lineup and making teams pitch to Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  13. Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Roy Halladay and the best pitc...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if you were picking the best pitcher in baseball right now -- not based on track record or anything other than current ability -- it'd be hard to pass up Justin Verlander. But other arms would have a say in the debate.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  14. Thoughts on Albert Pujols, the Braves, Blue Jays and more from ar...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while it is still early in the spring and March results don't mean much, first impressions for the 2012 season are being formed by talent evaluators and executives around baseball. Here are five, beginning with Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  15. Michael Pineda opened eyes on his first day in New York Yankees c...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that on his first day of spring training with the New York Yankees, Michael Pineda drew attention for his size and physical ability. Pineda has the chance to become a front-of-the-rotation starter alongside CC Sabathia.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  16. 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