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  1. Odds of a Segura extension

    Doug Mittler

    The Brewers have broken off talks with shortstop Jean Segura and his agent regarding a possible long-term contract extension. But reaching an agreement by Opening Day was never going to be easy. Segura is not eligible for salary arbitration until...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. Kimbrel could win case, lose team

    AJ Mass

    There could be a lot at stake if the Atlanta Braves and closer Craig Kimbrel end up going to arbitration instead of settling in advance of a hearing. Should Kimbrel end up getting his desired salary, the team may well be forced to send the closer pac...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  3. Robinson Cano tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Robinson Cano.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  4. Moving the "immovable" contracts

    Jim Bowden

    In 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world when they signed outfielder Vernon Wells to a seven-year, $126 million deal. His career .319 OBP and a dismal 2009 season and perceived decline as well as a base salary that escalated to $21 m...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  5. Young stars who I'd sign long-term now

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball is loaded with more impact stars who are non-arbitration eligible than the game has seen in decades. Although teams can control the salaries of these young stars for the first three years of their service time, it won't be long ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  6. Braves get Downs for virtually nothing

    Keith Law

    By acquiring Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels for reliever Cory Rasmus, the Atlanta Braves get an almost-free left-handed reliever while the Angels get salary relief and a warm body. Downs -- who's in the final year of a three-year, $15 mil...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  7. 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
  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. The 10 best contracts in baseball

    Jim Bowden

    It is really difficult to compare the best contracts in baseball based on the present salary infrastructure. To compare and rank them, you have to take into account arbitration eligibility, free-agent years and non-arbitration years. In addition, one...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  10. MLB: Chase Utley injury puts Atlanta Braves in control of NL East...

    Matt Meyers

    With uncertainty in the Philly lineup, the Atlanta Braves are set up to rule the NL East not just this season but for years to come, thanks to a talented young core and smart salary management.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Analysis of the Derrek Lee to Atlanta Braves deal

    Keith Law

    Derrek Lee goes to Braves for a couple of prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  16. MLB - When teams make trades this year, money will be tight -- Bu...

    Buster Olney

    We've seen a pair of trades go down in the last week where both the teams who took on the bigger-named player will be also taking on the full weight of his salary for this season. Get used to the idea, says Buster. Also: An update on Cliff Lee's market.

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2010