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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. Carlos Gonzalez was helped by Coors Field, but Justin Smoak wasn'...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In baseball, not all ballparks are equal. Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus digs behind the ballpark factors writes about the hitters and pitchers who were helped, and hurt, most by their stadiums in 2011.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  3. Vernon Wells, Adam Dunn and others whose jobs are on the line

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at Vernon Wells, Adam Dunn and a number of other players who will lose their job if they don't perform well early in the 2012 season.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  4. With Jose Reyes now a Marlin, Hanley Ramirez should openly accept...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Hanley Ramirez is facing a reality check now that Jose Reyes is a Marlin. While Ramirez has the right to gripe a little about being asked to switch positions, he also must realize he's the reason Miami pursued Reyes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  5. Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols top the list of issues entering ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as the winter meetings kick off in Dallas this week, there are numerous issues to keep an eye on. No. 1 on the list: When will Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder sign?

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2011
  6. Spring training matters for more to some than others; Buster dist...

    Buster Olney

    For many veterans, and veteran teams, spring training is little more than an exercise in preparation and building. For others, it's about competition and the need to prove a point or two. Buster distinguishes cases from the current spring.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Stephen Strasburg wasted no time in alerting observers about his ...

    Buster Olney

    Everybody who saw Stephen Strasburg last night felt like they were seeing something authentic, something hard to place. Even the plate umpire had to adjust to what he was dealing with. So, too, will the rest of the league.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  11. Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista sped things up, and the ball is ...

    Buster Olney

    Jose Bautista used to foul off more balls than anybody, the product of a slow bat that would always get started too late. Since the point when he simply turned his swing clock back, he's hit home runs at a faster pace than any player in baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  12. Jason Heyward is a brilliant talent, but his ability to adjust is...

    Buster Olney

    You would think that a player with the preternatural brilliance of Jason Heyward might be a little more stubborn in his approach. But after a month in which he whiffed too often, Heyward has quickly adjusted his contact rate. The results are stunning.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  13. June 8 makes sense for Stephen Strasburg debut

    Buster Olney

    Speculation is running rampant as to when star prospect Stephen Strasburg will make his major league debut. But a June 8 home matchup against the Pirates seems to be as good a time as any. Plus, why the Red Sox could already be looking to next season.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2010
  14. MLB - Buster Olney: The reinvention of San Francisco Giants left-...

    Buster Olney

    Barry Zito is back. San Francisco's $126 million left-hander deserves all the credit for his recent turnaround.

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2010
  15. MLB -- Buster Olney: Texas Rangers have enough talent waiting in ...

    Buster Olney

    Many teams would see good young players struggle and, as is customary in baseball, assume the troubles are part of the growing process and decide to wait it out. But in Texas, good players are waiting in the wings, so struggle on your own time.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  16. MLB -- Spring Training -- Your daily rundown of position battle u...

    Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler

    In the daily look at position battles: Jason Heyward arrives, the Giants declare a fifth starter, who could replace Yadier Molina at catcher and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2010