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  1. Players, teams in need of strong springs

    Buster Olney

    Eduardo Perez spoke on the podcast Thursday about how his perspective on spring training changed after Tino Martinez joined the Cardinals in 2002. The numbers don't count, the wins and losses evaporate once the regular-season starts, but what Perez t...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  2. Roy Halladay determines so much for Philadelphia, maybe too much ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the Phillies, a team that has showed a lot of positive signs this spring. But one not-so-good sign has been the performance of Roy Halladay.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  3. The King Felix deal: winners and losers

    Buster Olney

    The deal Felix Hernandez will soon finalize with the Mariners is a lot like the contracts agreed to by Troy Tulowitzki and Ryan Howard. It amounts to lots of money tacked on to the back end of another deal. There will be a lot of ways that accountant...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  4. Winners and losers of the Felix Hernandez deal - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down the deal that will keep Felix Hernandez in Seattle for a long time to come. While it was a big win for a Seattle team that needs King Felix around to stay competitive and grow, questions emerged about the timing.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  5. Philly could regret keeping Cliff Lee

    Buster Olney

    Today in the Philadelphia Daily News, Ryan Lawrence takes stock of Ruben Amaro's offseason moves. The Philadelphia Phillies are kind of in an odd place on the baseball landscape right now. It would've been a mistake for Amaro to throw som...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  6. Philadelphia Phillies could regret not dumping Cliff Lee on the L...

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies could regret not dumping Cliff Lee on the Los Angeles Dodgers when they had a chance, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  7. Decision on Hamels looms for Phillies

    Buster Olney

    Now it's Carlos Ruiz who is hurt for the Phillies, joining Roy Halladay and Chase Utley and Ryan Howard and seemingly the rest of the ballplayers in the eastern half of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. After their loss Friday, the Phillies a...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  8. Philadelphia Phillies have decision to make on trading Cole Hamel...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney evaluates both the pros and the cons of the Phillies' potentially trading Cole Hamels by this year's deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2012
  9. The Philadelphia Phillies could be aggressive sellers at the trad...

    Buster Olney

    With question marks surrounding several of the Philadelphia Phillies' stars, Buster Olney wonders whether it may be time for the team to be sellers at the deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  10. MLB - Three choices for Philly with Cole Hamels

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies must make a decision on Cole Hamels. It could go one of three ways, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  11. Can the Reds afford to keep Joey Votto?

    Buster Olney

    The question for the Cincinnati Reds really comes down to this: Do they believe that they can pay Joey Votto a market-value contract after 2013? And the market value for an MVP-caliber first baseman like Votto just keeps rising: Ryan Howard will m...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  12. MLB - The Cincinnati Reds will soon be forced to decide on the fu...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that a tricky situation is brewing in Cincinnati with first baseman Joey Votto. He will soon earn a huge raise and could be too expensive for the Reds. Plus, notes on the ALCS, NLCS, Theo Epstein in Chicago and more.

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2011
  13. Marlins gain confidence in new-look 'pen

    Buster Olney

    The National League East is loaded with dangerous left-handed hitters, from Chase Utley and Ryan Howard to Brian McCann and Jason Heyward, and as the Florida Marlins played late innings early last season, they often had to use right-handed relievers ...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  14. MLB: Florida Marlins confident after adding Randy Choate, others ...

    Buster Olney

    The Florida Marlins focused hard on diversifying their bullpen this offseason and finally have a way to deal with the increasingly dangerous left-handed bats of the NL East. Plus, how the Cardinals are coping without Adam Wainwright.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2011
  15. In pursuit of Pujols

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, before the Philadelphia Phillies signed Ryan Howard to a five-year, $125 million extension, they had an internal conversation about pursuing the idea of a swap of Howard for Albert Pujols. And the context is very important. Because it w...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  16. 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