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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Sources: Pat Burrell is in discussions about minor league deal

    Buster Olney

    Former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Pat Burrell in discussions about a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants and one other team, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 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