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  1. O's defense key to contender status

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was no batting practice for the Boston Red Sox or Baltimore Orioles here Saturday morning, despite the warm sunshine that enveloped Fenway Park. The warning track around the entire field was filled with fans waiting to take photograph...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  2. Execs put a price on Drew, Morales

    Buster Olney

    Vin Mazzaro could be a useful reliever for a lot of teams, but he cleared waivers Tuesday and a couple of executives speculated that part of the reason for that is Mazzaro makes more than minimum wage -- $950,000. "Once you go to spring training, ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  3. Tigers and Stephen Drew no perfect match

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jose Iglesias will be out for a long time because of his shin trouble, the Tigers now have a clear need at shortstop, and Stephen Drew would certainly fill that need. To borrow a Kevin Bacon line from "A Few Good Men," these are the...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  4. The plight of 'The Draft Pick Five'

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- An AL executive drew an analogy the other day between the situation facing "The Draft Pick Five" free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales -- and the sale of a house. "If the price o...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  5. Free-agent system needs fixing

    Buster Olney

    The five most prominent unsigned free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Kendrys Morales, and Stephen Drew -- are being weighed down by more than the draft-pick compensation to which they are tied. Drew and Morales have each suf...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  6. Scott Boras hoping his gamble pays off

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The most admired trait that Scott Boras brings to his negotiations -- although to be clear, it's not always admired -- is his relentlessness. As you hear general managers describe Boras proposing a deal over and over, in dif...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. 'Victims' of the qualifying offer

    Buster Olney

    There are always unexpected consequences with each labor agreement, and the most notable shift under the current deal is the draft-pick compensation drag: So many teams have become fully invested in drafting and developing that they shy away from som...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  8. Major changes ahead for Red Sox

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia spoke after Game 6, and before, about how much the Red Sox players cared about each other, and after Matt Carpenter's series-ending swing, the hugs were strong, heartfelt. Today, instead of working out, they wi...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  9. Free agents whose leverage could sink

    Buster Olney

    The most notable sign of the market shift in priority change occurred before the July 31 trade deadline, in the eyes of one highly ranked executive. "There was more conversation about draft picks and signing dollars than there was about actual pla...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  10. Arizona's numerous shortstop solutions

    Buster Olney

    Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew apparently isn't going to be ready to start the season, as Nick Piecoro writes, because of the devastating injury he suffered last season. From Nick's story: "I'd still say we're a w...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  11. With Stephen Drew recovering from injury, the Diamondbacks may ha...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Stephen Drew unlikely to be ready by Opening Day, Arizona may be forced to come up with an immediate replacement. This isn't a pressing issue for the D-backs, but crucial long-term decisions hinge on Drew's health.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  12. Stephen Drew may be facing a more challenging road back than Bust...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Arizona's Stephen Drew might face an even tougher road back than Buster Posey, as it won't be easy for Drew to regain the agility necessary to be an effective defensive shortstop. Arizona will be keeping an eye on Drew's recovery.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2012
  13. MLB: The idea of trading with the Diamondbacks has a lot of evalu...

    Buster Olney

    Want to make a deal with Arizona for a good bat? Well, unless you have a lot of road games at Chase Field, you may want to think again. Evaluators can see that D-backs hitters are often no good away from home. Plus, a new spot for Bobby Valentine?

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2010
  14. A bullpen audit reveals some problems for Mets, Nats and others -...

    Buster Olney

    While the Washington Nationals have called up Drew Storen to help fill the many innings being eaten by the current members of their bullpen, not all teams have the resources to do the same. The Mets, for one, have a busy 'pen with no fix in sight.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  15. Washington Nationals could rise to the top in a dismal D.C. sport...

    Buster Olney

    The Washington Nationals were supposed to be dragged down by the undertow, an early-season schedule that was maybe the toughest in all of baseball. But they sit at 14-13, and, within the D.C. sports scene, that's saying something.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2010