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  1. Gausman learning as he goes

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman has a gift for speaking anecdotally, remembering details as if he was drawing from a mental picture. Which is really great for him, because he may be a witness to history, in his first year in the major leag...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  2. The Mets' new big-picture strategy

    Buster Olney

    In the summer of 2006, as construction began on Citi Field, the New York Mets ' payroll was a little more than $100 million. The beams and the walls went up quickly, and so did the club's payroll, as the Wilpons anticipated the windfall fro...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  3. New York Mets will build slowly as they dig out of financial hole...

    Buster Olney

    It wasn't long ago that the Mets were opening a new ballpark and expanding payroll. The days were bright. But the Bernie Madoff scandal crushed the team's finances, and now, Buster Olney writes, the club has a new strategy to work its way back.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  4. Albert Pujols and Angels are right in picture - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The playoff structure in baseball has every team in play for longer, and the Angels are a perfect case in point.

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  5. The ripple effects of Fielder's deal

    Buster Olney

    Executives host exhaustive meetings of scouts and evaluators to discuss big-picture visions and make long-term plans. But the two biggest deals of this winter have all the appearance of half-billion dollar impulse buys -- which is an owner's pre...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  6. Detroit Tigers sign Prince Fielder to a nine-year deal after rumo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers' surprising deal with Prince Fielder feels a lot like Pujols' deal with the Angels, which is to say an impulse buy. But regardless, it will transform Detroit's lineup and have ripple effects throughout the AL.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  7. Frank McCourt's lasting legacy

    Buster Olney

    Frank McCourt will be remembered as the Richard Nixon of baseball owners, as someone who inexplicably squandered enormous opportunity and went out the door in shame. But this cannot possibly be the complete picture, given the rather incredible path h...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  8. Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt set to cash in on his blu...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Frank McCourt won't be remembered just for running the Los Angeles Dodgers into the ground, but for how he used his failings to end up selling the franchise for more than a billion dollars more than he paid for it.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  9. McCann injury paves way for Beltran deal

    Buster Olney

    The Atlanta Braves survived 19 innings and won Tuesday night, aided at the end by a terrible call. But in the big picture, the night was not good for the Braves, because they lost All-Star catcher Brian McCann -- an MVP candidate in the National Leag...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  10. MLB - Carlos Beltran could be traded to Atlanta Braves

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the injury Tuesday night to Brian McCann has paved the way for Carlos Beltran to be traded to the Braves for one of their top pitching prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  11. Analyzing the Matt Garza deal

    Buster Olney

    When a deal as significant as the Matt Garza trade is made, evaluators with other clubs will look at it the way in the way we dissected frogs in high school science class. They'll look at in the big picture, under a microscope, take it apart and...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  12. MLB: Buster Olney breaks down the Matt Garza trade

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the Matt Garza deal from the perspective of several front-office executives, as well as the usual news and notes.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2011
  13. Those who feel the Kansas City Royals got burned in the Zack Grei...

    Buster Olney

    Those who believe Kansas City got burned in the Zack Greinke deal might not realize the degree to which the market wasn't pushing for the pitcher or the realities of shortstop shopping. But evaluators paint a different picture.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2010
  14. Starting with the fact that each AL team has an ace but questions...

    Buster Olney

    As the playoff picture comes into focus, the American League offers an interesting situation. Essentially, each of the likely playoff contenders has an ace, and then a litany of question marks thereafter. And that's just one of the questions.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2010
  15. MLB: How Jim Thome went from being finished to being essential

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes of Jim Thome, who's now ahead of Mark McGwire on the all-time homer list and went from being perceived as almost completely done to being an essential component of the October picture in the American League.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2010
  16. Youth movement in MLB draft

    Buster Olney

    Some big-picture observations about the first round of the MLB draft: 1. As recently as five or 10 years ago, teams drafted essentially the best available player on their draft boards while taking into account their specific parameters on signabilit...

    Blog | June 08, 2010