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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers sale isn't entirely about turning profit - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while league executives say there is no way the new Dodgers ownership group can make money given the sticker price of the club, this isn't strictly a business investment for the purchasers.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  4. J.P. Arencibia and Travis d'Arnaud give the Blue Jays two premier...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while most teams struggle to find one great catcher, the Toronto Blue Jays have two in the making, giving them a luxury that has drawn trade inquiries from other clubs.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2012
  5. Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says the full story of his drug tes...

    Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider Buster Olney writes that the world is all ears after Ryan Braun declared that the "real story" about his drug test and appeal is not out there.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Seattle Mariners enter 2012 with offensive improvement on their m...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Seattle Mariners begin spring training with offensive improvement their main priority. Seattle will continue to have quality pitching, but it desperately needs to score more runs in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Was Albert Pujols an impulse buy for the Los Angeles Angels? - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Now that the winter meetings have concluded, Buster Olney answers 10 questions. The first: Was Albert Pujols an impulse buy for the Los Angeles Angels?

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  12. For teams hoping to turn around their franchise, they better be a...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the impending labor agreement is stunting the free-agency process, which could be a crucial issue for teams looking to turn around their franchises -- next year's free-agent crop won't be as rich as the current group.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  13. MLB: Washington Nationals still piling up bats while projecting w...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney extrapolates one situation that could arise from this draft. It involves what the Washington Nationals' lineup could look in a few years, and it's pretty good.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  14. MLB: Buster Olney goes through his 2011 division winner picks and...

    Buster Olney

    A yearly tradition, Buster lays out his 2011 picks, with a few surprise division winners and also his picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year in each league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2011
  15. It's now time to see who could be dealing with injuries well into...

    Buster Olney

    We've reached the point in spring when injuries that were mere ailments, the kind of spring training issues that fade as the more serious stuff draws near, are no longer small matters. If you're hurt now, you'll likely be feeling it in April. A report.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  16. In Atlanta, Martin Prado has moved so Dan Uggla can slide in; shi...

    Buster Olney

    It's never easy to tell a good player he needs to find another position, but Atlanta had to do that with Martin Prado when Dan Uggla arrived. Prado is now working in the outfield, and the Braves should be better for it -- once he gets used to the job.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2011