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  1. Jake Peavy and other starting pitchers with trade value - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy is healthy again, and he's proving just how good a pitcher he can be. He's also proving he has trade value. As Buster Olney writes, Peavy is among a handful of starting pitchers who could be marketable at the deadline this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 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. The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and Chase Utley's healt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and the return of Chase Utley won't necessarily be the boost that they desperately need. Given the status of Utley's knees, what he can actually contribute remains unclear.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  4. Washington Nationals take a risk on Ryan Zimmerman, signing him t...

    Buster Olney

    The initial perception is that the Washington Nationals spent too much when they extended third baseman Ryan Zimmerman for six years and $100 million. Buster Olney writes that, while it's a risk, Zimmerman is as good a bet as any to remain elite at third.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  5. Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista leads lineups for All-Star Game

    Derek Jeter, David Ortiz and Roy Halladay led the usual slew of Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies picked for the All-Star Game. Joining in this year, a Brew Crew.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2011
  6. 2011 All-Star Game: Yankees, Red Sox lead voting at many position...

    Based on that final balloting update, it appears the American League starting lineup for the All-Star game will be loaded with Yankees and Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2011
  7. Buster Olney: It's been all about development at Royals camp, and...

    Buster Olney

    It's all about development at Royals camp, but that's not just about the wave of talent set to arrive in the next couple of years. There are roster players who still have a shot to develop into something more, and a sense the system must be kept deep.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  8. MLB: How the Braves intend to bring along Freddie Freeman, and Ad...

    Buster Olney

    While massive, Freddie Freeman isn't likely to become a big-time power source for Atlanta. What he could be is a long-term, solid-hitting solution at first base, and the Braves have a plan. Plus, reaction to Adam Wainwright's injury.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  9. MLB: Last year, a front office considered pursuing a trade for Al...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, one front office considered what it would take to trade for Albert Pujols. It seemed preposterous to many at the time, but we know now that the pursuit of Pujols is not at all a farfetched idea. Maybe it never was.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  10. MLB: Looking at what pitches, from which pitchers, were the harde...

    Buster Olney

    A look at which pitches were the hardest for batters to deal with last year. In some cases, it's hard to put it in context, but in others, a pitch that looks like it would be terribly hard to hit came out that way.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2011
  11. The Milwaukee Brewers lost talent, but Doug Melvin was determined...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, Brewers GM Doug Melvin could admit that the team's starting pitchers weren't up to par in the NL Central. He won't have to make such admissions this year.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  12. MLB: The market on Zack Greinke is also tied to when he will be t...

    Buster Olney

    In looking at Zack Greinke, the issue isn't just one of his price -- it's also a matter of when he'll be dealt. That's because the Royals don't want to risk a down year, and thus a depressed market, for their greatest trade asset.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  13. MLB: Terry Collins will manage the Mets, but how he manages expec...

    Buster Olney

    The New York Mets picked a manager who's known as extremely scrupulous and intense. That might work for the baseball side of the job in Queens, but in the New York pressure cooker, Terry Collins will have to show he's grown.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2010
  14. Baseball comes with certain risks, but shattered bats that fly al...

    Buster Olney

    Like any sport, baseball comes with its own set of inherent risks, namely balls flying at over 100 MPH rocketed all over the place. That said, the danger of flying bats, like daggers tossed into the infield, doesn't have to be one of those risks.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2010
  15. Rick Porcello has discovered what his game was missing; other tea...

    Buster Olney

    For Rick Porcello and the Tigers, the season won't be considered a success. But Porcello leads a group of teams and players that have shown things late that have them very optimistic about 2011. They may have found the edge too late, but it exists.

    Blog | Conversation | September 15, 2010
  16. Strain between Chicago White Sox's Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams...

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams have always had an interesting relationship, but a World Series title in 2005 may have served as a Band-Aid over a festering situation. Now, in the midst of losing, things seem certain to get messy, or end poorly.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2010