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  1. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  2. The Atlanta Braves must resign Brian McCann soon, but their payro...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Atlanta Braves have a big decision on the horizon with catcher Brian McCann, who will be a free agent after the 2013 season. Problem is, salaries in baseball are increasing, while the Braves' budget fails to grow.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  3. MLB's invisible salary-floor line

    Buster Olney

    There is no hard salary floor established in the labor agreement, no specific minimum dollar amount that teams are required to spend. But there is an understanding between Major League Baseball and the players' association that the 30 teams will...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  4. By signing Coco Crisp, the Oakland A's inched closer to MLB's inv...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while there is no set salary floor in the labor agreement, Major League Baseball and the players' association have a figure in mind that they would like teams to spend. The A's are dangerously close to not meeting the number.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  5. Inside CC Sabathia's decision

    Buster Olney

    Let's say that the New York Yankees' extension offer to CC Sabathia had been for two years at his current salary, $23 million a year. That would take Sabathia's deal to six years and about $138 million. In that case, there almost certa...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  6. CC Sabathia must decide whether to sign an extension with the New...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after it appears the New York Yankees offered CC Sabathia only a one-year extension, the pitcher has a big decision to make. Sabathia could ask for a longer extension or opt out of his current contract and become a free agent.

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Vernon Wells deal could be a costly mistake for the Los Angeles A...

    Buster Olney

    The Angels' decision to acquire Vernon Wells from the Blue Jays could turn out to be an enormous and costly mistake.

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2011
  9. 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
  10. Market spells a high price for relief

    Buster Olney

    When word broke last week that Joaquin Benoit had a new three-year agreement with the Detroit Tigers, without the salary numbers initially attached, a rival executive tried to guess what the contract figures would be. $10 million for three years wou...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  11. MLB: The deal for Joaquin Benoit shifted the relief market, which...

    Buster Olney

    The deal that sent Joaquin Benoit to Detroit was called absurd by a good number of people across baseball. But that doesn't mean that if they want their own form of relief, they won't have to pay for it. Buster Olney assesses the market.

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2010
  12. If the Houston Astros do decide to deal either Roy Oswalt or Lanc...

    Buster Olney

    If the Astros do decide to trade Roy Oswalt or Lance Berkman, the players' high salaries could hurt Houston's return and limit its potential partners to a select few.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2010
  13. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Another September with key players em...

    Buster Olney

    Every September, a handful of previously overlooked players seem to become pivotal in a pennant race. This year, the Twins have one such player, writes Buster Olney. Also, a look at Joba's velocity, early MVP and Cy Young picks, and more on Milton.

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2009
  14. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- Holliday has been great, but he may e...

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals have become the best team in the NL -- with a lot of thanks to Matt Holliday -- but their salary history suggests that keeping the slugger around might be a stretch, writes Buster Olney. A prediction on where he'll be playing next season.

    Blog | Conversation | September 11, 2009
  15. Alex Rios is now the biggest salary dump in league history, write...

    Buster Olney

    Never has the realization that you're a "have-not" ever been so oddly satisfying. Alex Rios has officially become the biggest salary dump in league history, writes Buster Olney. Here's what the Sox gained, and Toronto lost, plus lots of waiver action.

    Blog | Conversation | August 11, 2009
  16. It's not just keeping a championship window open, or a salary iss...

    Buster Olney

    There are eight reasons Philadelphia and Toronto need to get a deal for Roy Halladay done before the deadline. Plus the usual notes, news and analysis from around the league, including possibilities for a struggling Red Sox outfit.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2009