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  1. The Diamondbacks must decide whether to trade Justin Upton - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kevin Towers and the Arizona Diamondbacks are at a crossroads with Justin Upton. Trade now and they may get maximum return. Hold him and he may bounce back, or continue to struggle.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  2. Josh Beckett can't be traded easily, but he may not change, eithe...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  3. Jered Weaver did something his agent rarely does

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why the deal that will keep Jered Weaver in Anaheim for another five-plus years bucked a trend.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2011
  4. MLB - San Francisco Giants facing difficult stretch run

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Giants will have to draw on last year's experience to turn things around and win the NL West. It won't be easy, however, with the Diamondbacks playing as well as they are.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  5. Pitchers who could be waiver targets

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about pitchers who could be picked up on waivers, namely by the Diamondbacks.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  6. Willie Bloomquist knows the value of preparation

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about Willie Bloomquist's change in preparation before games and how he is helping the D-backs compete for an NL West Crown. He also touches on the Carlos Zambrano situation and Logan Morrison being demoted to Triple-A.

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2011
  7. MLB - Best trade fits by ballpark

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions writes that teams need to take their home ballparks into account at the trade deadline, evaluating which players on the block fit with which teams' home fields.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2011
  8. MLB: Ranking the second-half schedules of MLB contenders

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the second-half schedules of all remaining MLB contenders. While the Phillies and Rays have difficult paths, the Yankees and Giants have easier roads.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2011
  9. Trade market short on left-handed relievers this season -- MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that unlike the trade market for starting pitchers, there are several viable relievers available this season. However, almost none of the top options are left-handed.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2011
  10. Previewing trade season moves of every National League team -- ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney previews trade season in the National League, looking at which teams will be buying and which will be selling as the trade deadline approaches.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  11. MLB: Washington Nationals still piling up bats while projecting w...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney extrapolates one situation that could arise from this draft. It involves what the Washington Nationals' lineup could look in a few years, and it's pretty good.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  12. MLB: Buster Olney looks at numbers from May, at a time when they ...

    Buster Olney

    It's the time of year when the sample sizes are no longer too small, and some of the numbers are starting to matter. Buster looks at the stats of May.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2011
  13. MLB: Buster Olney: Which National League bullpens are in the best...

    Buster Olney

    Today, we rank the bullpen usage in the National League -- from most heavily used to the bullpens that are in the best shape moving forward

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2011
  14. MLB: With the competition dinged up, and the scary schedule in th...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona has done some things right this year, but the Diamondbacks should also be encouraged by the struggles (and injuries) of the competition, as well as the fact a good portion of a frightening schedule is now behind them.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  15. MLB: Reviewing the early-season surprises that nobody saw coming

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at the early-season surprises that nobody saw coming. Plus news and notes from around baseball, and a chart projecting the major league stats of the year's top pitching prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  16. MLB: There are guys who drift away from the game, but a five-year...

    Buster Olney

    We've seen the occasional player leave baseball for a period, but five years? Sean Burroughs is back in Major League Baseball after a period off that's almost unthinkable by current standards.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2011