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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  5. 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
  6. By signing Coco Crisp, the Oakland A's inched closer to MLB's inv...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while there is no set salary floor in the labor agreement, Major League Baseball and the players' association have a figure in mind that they would like teams to spend. The A's are dangerously close to not meeting the number.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  7. 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
  8. MLB: The Jayson Werth deal was perhaps the most ridiculous Scott ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney blogs from the first day of the winter meetings by looking at the Jayson Werth deal -- which may have said more about Scott Boras than about Werth -- and then looking at the markets for Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre off that deal.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  9. MLB: The deal for Joaquin Benoit shifted the relief market, which...

    Buster Olney

    The deal that sent Joaquin Benoit to Detroit was called absurd by a good number of people across baseball. But that doesn't mean that if they want their own form of relief, they won't have to pay for it. Buster Olney assesses the market.

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2010
  10. Teams talk about the edge of playing at home, but the numbers say...

    Buster Olney

    Players and coaches constantly reference the comforts of home, and the edge built in when the locals are pushing them on. But a look at the numbers says that, be it the divisional or wild-card era, the home-field advantage is more myth than reality.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2010
  11. MLB: Some numbers tell the tale of the early season, and others d...

    Buster Olney

    If you look at some early-season numbers, you'll find both the expected -- Albert Pujols is still crushing -- and the curious. For example: Is Miguel Cabrera's performance in day games a sign of his off-the-field progress? Buster Olney takes a look.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  12. Texas Rangers' Michael Young among MLB's best

    Buster Olney

    Michael Young's numbers may put him in the Hall of Fame when all is said and done, but his demeanor both on and off the field is what truly sets him apart. Plus, why the Mets may be interested in Fausto Carmona and news, notes and links from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2010
  13. 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
  14. Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the best ever, but other numbers persis...

    Buster Olney

    On one night, the greatest (clean) player of his generation hangs up his cleats, and a perfect game is spoiled by an umpire's error. Both Griffey's and Galarraga's situation leaves you frustrated by the numbers.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  15. MLB -- Buster Olney: Ask a number of smart baseball people and, o...

    Buster Olney

    Derek Jeter's legacy is clear; his next position isn't. When you ask a variety of baseball front-office people, scouts and other experts, the answers range from left field to first base to shortstop to center. But here's another idea for his next stop.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Do great hitters really draw a ton of fast...

    Buster Olney

    Long-held conventional wisdom across baseball says that to hit in front of a great hitter is beneficial because you'll get to see a lot of fastballs. But sifting through the numbers doesn't make that point totally obvious. In fact, it gets pretty muddled.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2010