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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. WBC to pay injured players' salaries while they heal, sources say...

    Buster Olney

    Players injured during the World Baseball Classic will have their salaries paid by the WBC organization while they are unable to play for their major league teams, according to an MLB source.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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