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  1. Milwaukee Brewers took a risk in Zack Greinke; New York Yankees t...

    Buster Olney

    The Brewers are counting on Zack Greinke, but he now will be out for a bit. The Yankees are counting on A.J. Burnett, and he's off to a very good spring start as he works on new mechanics. Buster goes through other good-news, bad-news situations.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  2. MLB: Matt Thornton's deal is another indicator that relief costs ...

    Buster Olney

    Based on some of the recent deals in the relief market, Matt Thornton's deal for $14 million practically looks like a bargain. Perhaps this is a new way to go after the market -- extend guys for a couple of well-paid years before they become free agents.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2011
  3. MLB: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Los Angeles Dodgers look to rebo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Don Mattingly's arrival has breathed new life into Dodgers' camp this spring, but that last year's failures have also led to a renewed dedication from the team's young stars -- Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Chad Billingsley.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2011
  4. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Arizona Diam...

    Buster Olney

    As if the Phillies didn't have enough good offseason karma, they may have the best schedule in all of baseball to start the year.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  5. Chicago's Northsiders could face a lot of pressure to make a run ...

    Buster Olney

    Chicago not only has a lot of money coming off the books at the end of the season, the Cubs could have more motivation than any team in the league to take Albert Pujols out of St. Louis. And Buster thinks owner Tom Ricketts will feel the pressure.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2011
  6. MLB: Last year, a front office considered pursuing a trade for Al...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, one front office considered what it would take to trade for Albert Pujols. It seemed preposterous to many at the time, but we know now that the pursuit of Pujols is not at all a farfetched idea. Maybe it never was.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  7. MLB: Everywhere you look in spring training, optimism reigns; the...

    Buster Olney

    The calm before reality is officially here in Florida, as optimism is everywhere. Not a pulled muscle in sight; everybody in the best shape of their lives. And in some cases -- like San Francisco -- evidence that optimism is just fine, thank you.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2011
  8. MLB: Adrian Gonzalez and Shaun Marcum lead the list of 2011's bre...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney provides a list of eight players who are ready to break out, including two guys primed to thrive in their new homes: the Milwaukee Brewers' Shaun Marcum and the Boston Red Sox's Adrian Gonzalez.

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2011
  9. MLB: How a mechanical adjustment may have saved a pitcher's caree...

    Buster Olney

    It seems so preposterous. Somewhere amidst the spiraling of a career, a coach tells a young pitcher "Throw like Roy Halladay." The weird thing: It worked. Buster details how John Axford, yes, got his groove back.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  10. There's always been an arms race in the AL East, but that mentali...

    Buster Olney

    Boston and New York have been working amid an arms race that goes back decades. But this offseason, so many moves across the league seemed to be in response to others within a division. The trend has certainly moved to the AL West.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  11. Lineup questions are apparent in Philadelphia, and among some oth...

    Buster Olney

    Charlie Manuel has one of the easier jobs in the game when it comes to picking his starters. But Philadelphia's batting order is a different story. Buster looks at this and other top lineup questions facing some good teams.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  12. Adrian Gonzalez working furiously to be ready to contribute for B...

    Buster Olney

    Adrian Gonzalez is delaying a trip to Boston to look for a place to live. But don't worry, Red Sox fans. He's put off calling Mayflower because of a furious, can't-miss-a-day approach to preparing for what the Green Monster has to offer.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  13. MLB: New evidence against Lance Armstrong brings up a baseball di...

    Buster Olney

    Given what baseball fans have endured and debated in recent years regarding the nature of performance-enhancing drugs in the game, what stance should they take with Lance Armstrong as he fights charges against him?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  14. MLB: Albert Pujols is serious about his contract deadline with th...

    Buster Olney

    Albert Pujols is dead serious about his contract deadline with St. Louis, and if the Cardinals fail to meet it, they risk losing the generation's top major leaguer to another team ... including the rival Chicago Cubs.

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2011
  15. MLB: How Boston views the bounce-back potential of John Lackey an...

    Buster Olney

    Many see the Boston Red Sox as baseball's team to beat. But that assumes bounce-back years from two players many consider anchors. So what kind of anchors will Josh Beckett and John Lackey be? The good kind, or the ones that hold you back?

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2011
  16. MLB: They lost out on Cliff Lee, but the Rangers have stayed aggr...

    Buster Olney

    Both the Rangers and the Yankees were stung by the surprising decision of Cliff Lee. And while the Yankees have seemingly retrenched, Texas has maintained an aggressive stance that could well land them Adrian Beltre.

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2011