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  1. Players with much at stake this spring

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have seen enough in Xander Bogaerts to believe that he's ready now, and the Indians are counting on Danny Salazar, who was so good at the end of last season, to plug a rotation hole. There are other young players who have more at stake...

    Blog | February 09, 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. Jim Thome's stake in the playoff chase

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- In a city of row houses, it makes sense that the Orioles' success this year has been built game by game, at-bat by at-bat, pitch by pitch, brick by brick. They have one pitcher with more than 20 starts, a staff with one complete gam...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  4. Jim Thome is helping the Baltimore Orioles adjust during the race...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Orioles badly needed a jump-start, and it was Jim Thome that gave it to them Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  5. Marlins already rebuilding again

    Buster Olney

    No team had more at stake when this season began than the Miami Marlins, who had tried to change almost everything about their team: A new ballpark, new roster, new colors, new uniform, new manager. Other teams have gone through makeovers in the past...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  6. Miami Marlins situation will get worse before it gets better - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why the Marlins' financial situation will continue to get worse before it gets better.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  7. September races not dead yet

    Buster Olney

    There aren't any races, we've said. No September drama, we've said. Nothing really at stake, we've said. Suddenly, there are races and ramifications popping up all over the place like cornstalks. Maybe it's because of injury...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  8. Phillies-Brewers chess match begins

    Buster Olney

    There might not be any playoff races left, a longtime evaluator mused the other day, but there is a lot at stake in the four-game series that the Phillies and Brewers begin today, in Miller Park. "Because if you're Milwaukee, do you want to pla...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  9. MLB - Philadelphia Phillies-Milwaukee Brewers series has postseas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Phillies-Brewers series beginning Thursday has postseason implications, as Milwaukee will look to position itself so that it doesn't have to face Philadelphia in the divisional round.

    Blog | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  10. MLB Draft Blog -- LSU's Mikie Mahtook keeps strong start going

    Jason A. Churchill

    We're still weeks away from the top prospects solidifying their stocks and staking their claim to the top of the draft, but that hasn't stopped 10 first-round talents from standing out.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  11. Cole closest in 'Race for No. 1'

    Jason A. Churchill & Keith Law

    If the contenders for the No. 1 pick are to catch the favorite, they'll have to put forth monster seasons and answer each and every scouting question within their games to claim their stake -- at least if the first few weeks are any indication. ...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  12. MLB Draft: UCLA's Gerrit Cole leads the competition in the race f...

    Jason A. Churchill & Keith Law

    It's never a good sign for the draft competition to Anthony Rendon when the Rice third-bagger is having a ho-hum week and still raking at a .385 clip, but Gerrit Cole's continued development as a power arm at least makes him interesting.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  13. MLB: Padres call on reliever Tim Stauffer to make a crucial start...

    Buster Olney

    With first place at stake in the NL West, the Padres call on reliever Tim Stauffer to make a crucial start against the surging Giants.

    Blog | Conversation | September 11, 2010
  14. MLB - Baseball Prospectus - Forget Boston Red Sox vs. New York Ya...

    Christina Kahrl

    Red Sox vs. Yankees is great and all, but a compelling AL rivalry is shaping up in Angels vs. Rangers -- two evenly matched teams battling for one playoff spot.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2009
  15. David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and A-Rod weren't alone, but to be bus...

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and others weren't alone, but to be nailed for steroids use in 2003 -- knowing what the players knew regarding the consequences -- took a special kind of selfishness, Buster Olney says. With lots of reaction.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2009
  16. MLB -- Analysis -- BP Daily: Where should Peavy go?

    Christina Kahrl

    A closer look at the value of Jake Peavy on other teams that he could potentially be traded to.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2009