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  1. The top 10 catchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In those handful of moments when the New York Yankees talked about an austerity drive a couple of years ago, when Hal Steinbrenner spoke of getting under the salary cap, they decided to let Russell Martin walk away as a free agent -- and he was snapp...

    Blog | November 16, 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 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. MLB: Texas Rangers may look to bring in slugger Adam Dunn

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the free agency options for the Texas Rangers, Derek Jeter's salary negotiations and more in the Thanksiving edition of his blog.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2010
  14. MLB: There are subtle signs that the free-agency market could be ...

    Buster Olney

    A couple of deals that have taken place already -- Brandon Inge with Detroit and Ted Lilly with the Dodgers -- point to a market that could make some guys wealthier than they might have figured.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2010
  15. 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
  16. 2009 Free agents: New York Yankees agree with Nich Johnson on one...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees, frustrated in their attempts to re-sign Johnny Damon, reached agreement on a one-year deal with Nick Johnson, pending a physical.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2009