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  1. Fister lesson: Good arms can come cheap

    Buster Olney

    Three years ago, the Detroit Tigers surprised folks with an under-the-radar trade at the deadline, when they plucked an unspectacular right-hander with average fastball velocity from the Seattle Mariners. That pitcher, Doug Fister, was attractive to ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Conditions are perfect for a Price trade

    Buster Olney

    Only the Tampa Bay Rays know for sure what will be deemed acceptable for David Price, or when they'll be ready to say yes. But rival officials are monitoring the market in the way that meteorologists follow weather patterns, and they believe that the...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. Two small-market clubs going all-in

    Buster Olney

    When the New York Yankees really go for it, when they unleash their financial might in an effort to protect their brand and win a championship, that means firing almost a half-billion dollars at the best and most expensive players. Two...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  4. Execs pick their top 10 players for 2013

    Buster Olney

    The American League Most Valuable Player debate last summer illuminated the significant difference between the way folks in front offices evaluate players and how uniformed personnel view them. For managers, coaches and players, Miguel Cabrera was a ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  5. MLB execs pick the top 10 players for 2013 - BBTN 500

    Buster Olney

    With ESPN unveiling the top 10 of the BBTN 500, Buster Olney polled 21 MLB execs to pick their top 10 players for 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  6. A positive change for David Price

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- We had such great plans on "Sunday Night Baseball" to demonstrate baseball's trendsetters at work. The Tampa Bay Rays have taken the use of defensive shifts to the next level this year -- employing the alignments six times mo...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  7. David Price has improved by developing and trusting his changeup ...

    Buster Olney

    David Price was already one of baseball's best young starters coming into the season, and as Buster Olney writes, we are seeing improvement in Price as he learns to develop and trust his changeup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  8. Atlanta Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Yadier Molina signed with the Cardinals for five years and $75 million, he set the table for other elite catchers, like Brian McCann. Soon, the Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to pay McCann.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Dodgers sale isn't entirely about turning profit - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while league executives say there is no way the new Dodgers ownership group can make money given the sticker price of the club, this isn't strictly a business investment for the purchasers.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  10. The historic price of Yu

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish is the most expensive right-handed pitcher in baseball history. Not that he's receiving all of that money, of course. The Texas Rangers are paying a $51.7 million posting fee to the Nippon Ham Fighters, and on top of that, Darvish ...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  11. Texas Rangers signed Yu Darvish to a historic six-year deal - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that before Yu Darvish throws his first MLB pitch, he's already become the most expensive right-handed pitcher in MLB history. And as some speculate, with Darvish's deal now done, are the Texas Rangers free to go after Prince Fielder?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  12. FA market deeper than just Prince, Pujols

    Buster Olney

    Albert Pujols is going to make a lot of money in free agency this winter, and so will Prince Fielder, but neither is going to be getting a high volume of phone calls. They are like the mansions on the mountain, out of the price range for many potenti...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  13. MLB - Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder headline this winter's fre...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder will earn a lot of money this winter, there are other free agents who will have more options. Plus, other notes from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2011
  14. Derek Jeter's pursuit of 3,000 hits has Yankees ticket prices sur...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Yankees ticket prices are surging as fans make their best guesses as to when Derek Jeter will get his 3,000th hit.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  15. MLB: David Price isn't like a lot of young pitchers, trying mix i...

    Buster Olney

    In a recent game, David Price didn't just hit the proverbial 100-pitch mark -- he did it with a single type of pitch. Price has decided that as long as opposing hitters continue to struggle against his fastball, he'll just keep throwing it.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  16. MLB: The market on Zack Greinke is also tied to when he will be t...

    Buster Olney

    In looking at Zack Greinke, the issue isn't just one of his price -- it's also a matter of when he'll be dealt. That's because the Royals don't want to risk a down year, and thus a depressed market, for their greatest trade asset.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2010