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  1. Yankees face difficult decisions now

    Buster Olney

    Editor's Note: This blog has been updated to reflect official injury news regarding Masahiro Tanaka, released Thursday evening. Somebody wearing a uniform undoubtedly uttered the words "I told you so" on Wednesday night after news of Tanaka's elbo...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. In or out on Tanaka?

    AJ Mass

    Until he ultimately signs a contract, the courtship of Masahiro Tanaka is sure to be a daily soap opera that bears following. While there's no "official list" of what teams are in or out of the pursuit process, two teams seem to have taken up residen...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  3. Monday Roundup: Yankees hope to fill out rotation

    AJ Mass

    The arrival of Masahiro Tanaka may finally be in the homestretch. David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that MLB officials and their counterparts in Japan have narrowed their list of potential new rules for the posting of free agents to three...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  4. The Mets and the Indians could both deal, which will define their...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes from the 2012 MLB Winter Meetings, where he says a deal with or trade of R.A. Dickey will essentially set the course for the Mets. Similarly, the Indians have assets to be dealt, and could set a course for the franchise this week.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish debuts tonight against Seattle M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that it's time for Yu Darvish to make his official big league debut, as he will take the ball tonight for the Texas Rangers and face the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, Texas.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2012
  8. MLB - Top 10 prospects assignments for each organization

    Keith Law

    With the help of Jason Martinez of MLB Depth Charts, we have compiled the minor league assignments for all prospects in Keith Law's organizational top 10 rankings. Due to injuries and late assignments, some minor league rosters are not yet official. ...

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2012
  9. Five first impressions for 2012

    Buster Olney

    I emailed a longtime club official a couple of weeks ago and asked for some early developments in his team's camp, and his response contained two words: "Too early." But on Monday, the same official talked for a half-hour about what he has se...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  10. Thoughts on Albert Pujols, the Braves, Blue Jays and more from ar...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while it is still early in the spring and March results don't mean much, first impressions for the 2012 season are being formed by talent evaluators and executives around baseball. Here are five, beginning with Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  11. Waking the sleeping Angels

    Buster Olney

    Some rival officials have wondered for months when the sleeping giant that has been the Los Angeles Angels would start to stir this winter. Arte Moreno, the Angels' owner, has watched a division rival play in the World Series the last two years,...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  12. The Los Angeles Angels could be suitors for both C.J. Wilson and ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that officials around the league have been waiting for the time when the sleeping Angels would wake up and be players in the free-agent market. It looks like that time is now, as the Angels are after both C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  13. Bowden's Bullets: Bourjos for Wright?

    Jim Bowden

    With free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes signing with the Miami Marlins, the winter meetings have begun with a bang. * The Marlins are not done, either, as one top-ranking team official insists that Miami is still in on left-hander Mark Buehrle (...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  14. Davey Johnson is a proven winner

    Jim Bowden

    The Washington Nationals will soon make it official that Davey Johnson, 68, has agreed to terms on a contract through the 2012 season with a club option for the 2013 season. However, Johnson is not expected to take over the helm of the club until Mon...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  15. MLB: Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Gary Sanchez and other contenders ...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at the 10 best players -- or at least, players to be aware of -- who should be in the minors for a large majority of 2011. Mike Trout, fresh off No. 1 on Keith Law's prospect list, is on here, and Bryce Harper is another anchor.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2011
  16. New York Yankees driving Derek Jeter talks by not offering arbitr...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees have put out what most in the market would consider a fair and even generous offer for Derek Jeter, a player who regressed last year. And by not offering arbitration, they are driving the talks, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2010