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  1. The Blue Jays' hot start, by the numbers

    Buster Olney

    As Kevin Pillar dove across home plate Wednesday night with the run that extended Toronto's winning streak to nine games, the other Jays came spilling out of the dugout. It's as if they have stolen the winning formula from the 2013 Red Sox and are us...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. Wade Davis the key to trade for K.C.

    Buster Olney

    As soon as Wade Davis saw Andrew Friedman's phone number pop up on his caller ID on Sunday evening, he knew what it meant even before answering. Friedman explained that Davis had been traded, and the two spoke heartfelt words. Davis really likes...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  3. For Kansas City Royals Wade Davis is the key to trade with the Ta...

    Buster Olney

    When all is said and done, Wade Davis will be the key to the big trade the Royals just made with the Rays, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  4. Five outfield trade alternatives

    Buster Olney

    An official with one of the teams chasing the top outfielders mused Monday about his own team's interest in one of the free agents. "We really like him," the official said. "But at those numbers he's talking about? That's crazy to me...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  5. Curtis Granderson, Dexter Fowler could be trade targets for teams...

    Buster Olney

    Curtis Granderson, Dexter Fowler could be trade targets for teams that don't want to pay for free-agent outfielders, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  6. What the New York Yankees must address this offseason - MLB

    Buster Olney

    As the ball settled into Prince Fielder's glove Thursday, the Yankees' offseason officially began. And, as Buster Olney writes, there are a number of crucial needs that must be addressed.

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  7. Brewers in play for Josh Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    The Milwaukee Brewers are a small-market team with a big-market mentality, backed by a fan base that has turned out in big numbers and inspired owner Mark Attanasio to think big. The Brewers made the bold midseason play four years ago for CC Sabathia...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  8. Milwaukee Brewers have a lot to offer Josh Hamilton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    If Josh Hamilton is looking for a change of scenery and a place he can be comfortable in, he should look to Milwaukee. As Buster Olney writes, the Brewers have a lot to offer Hamilton in free agency.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  9. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  10. Baseball's most dangerous team

    Buster Olney

    Every week, we post power rankings that reflect the won-loss records and the overall numbers during the long season. The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees have consistently been stacked near the top of the rankings all year, because they've won...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  11. The Tampa Bay Rays are set up to do damage if they can get to Oct...

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have gone unnoticed for much of this season, but as the postseason nears, Buster Olney writes that Tampa Bay could be baseball's most dangerous team.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  12. How contracts shift the trade market

    Buster Olney

    Oh, sure, you can call the Minnesota Twins and ask about Denard Span, a good player who would help any good team. Span is hitting .288 with a .352 on-base percentage, solid numbers for a leadoff hitter. But an underlying factor that makes it more di...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  13. At the trade deadline, value can be found friendly contracts - ML...

    Buster Olney

    At the trade deadline, value isn't found only in trade packages. As Buster Olney writes, players with team-friendly contracts, like Minnesota's Denard Span, can be valuable simply due to the language of their deals.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  14. Detroit Tigers and other teams looking to make trade deadline mov...

    Buster Olney

    A great number of teams are within reach of the postseason, but there are a handful of teams in particular that are in a position to win now. Buster Olney goes through three of those clubs that figure to be very aggressive at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  15. 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
  16. A day to remember No. 42

    Buster Olney

    Jerome Williams has played all over the world, and at almost every stop, he has angled to get the same number, not knowing for sure if he would get it. While playing in Puerto Rico, he was second in the pecking order for picking numbers, and the play...

    Blog | April 15, 2012