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  1. Yankees still looking up in AL East

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees invested a $20 million posting fee and $155 million in salary in Masahiro Tanaka, and that total of $175 million represents the highest amount of dollars spent on any free-agent pitcher ever -- more than $161 million spent on CC Sabathia,...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  2. MLB's financial divide creating concern

    Buster Olney

    The Los Angeles Dodgers played by the rules in signing Clayton Kershaw to a record-setting contract last week, for an average salary for $30.7 million. Their new ownership saw the potential for financial might in the franchise, bought the team for mo...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  3. A Yankees demise? Not so fast ...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' final salary offer to Joe Girardi was presented last Thursday, and now that we know how it turned out -- like a televised poker game in which we see the cards -- it's evident that the past week has been about negotiating, about trying to...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  4. How the Chris Davis deal got done

    Buster Olney

    Chris Davis' major league salary was a little more than $400,000 when the Baltimore Orioles acquired him in their deal with the Texas Rangers in the summer of 2011, but really, it came down to money -- but not his money, which now looks crazy, consid...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Crime still pays in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Melky Cabrera was suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 2012 and lost about a third of his salary, or about $1.8 million of the $6 million that he made. Then, when he went into free agency, he signed a two-year, $16 million deal wit...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  7. Lohse deal sets Brewers up for a fall

    Buster Olney

    The Miami Marlins are doing a Buy One Get One Free thing with their Opening Day tickets, like a grocery store selling pickles. The Houston Astros are prepared to open the year with a $20 million payroll (plus $5 million in Wandy Rodriguez salary) and...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  8. Milwaukee Brewers setting themselves up for fall with Kyle Lohse ...

    Buster Olney

    Milwaukee Brewers setting themselves up for fall with Kyle Lohse deal, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Winners, losers of Dodgers-Red Sox trade

    Buster Olney

    If you want some insight into how at least a couple of major Red Sox star players are feeling about the situation in Boston, think about this: Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett both have the power to blow up the biggest salary dump in baseball history b...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  11. Winners and losers of Dodgers-Red Sox blockbuster trade - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney evaluates the winners and losers of the potential blockbuster trade between the Red Sox and Dodgers.

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2012
  12. Philadelphia Phillies can get out of Cliff Lee's contract - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies have three options with Cliff Lee: work out a trade with, let another team simply take him (and his salary) from waivers or pull him off waivers and keep him. Buster Olney writes that Philadelphia shouldn't choose the latter.

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  13. Trade targets Dodgers could pursue minus Matt Kemp - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Knowing they'll be without Matt Kemp for a while, the Dodgers could take advantage of one new recent addition -- money. They could pursue trades that add some heft to the salary stack, but also some punch to the lineup.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  14. Oakland A's pitcher Bartolo Colon could soon emerge as a trade ta...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Bartolo Colon's hot start to the season could lead to him becoming one of the most sought-after targets in the trade market this season, given his modest salary.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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