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  1. For Cliff Lee suitors, hope and discomfort

    Buster Olney

    The Rangers boosted their offer to Cliff Lee and may well wind up getting him, as Jeff Wilson writes. But at some point, the Texas baseball operations executives involved in this must have asked themselves: Have we lost our minds? Even the Yankees, ...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  2. MLB: The Yanks and Rangers both desperately want Cliff Lee, and i...

    Buster Olney

    As the years and dollars pile up in the bidding war for Cliff Lee, the hope of signing him is tinged with something else -- the feeling that the market has taken the cost of Lee to a level nobody is all that comfortable with.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2010
  3. Whos ready to move on from 2014?

    Buster Olney

    These are some folks in Major League Baseball who probably can't wait to put 2014 behind them. 1. The Texas Rangers Last year began with what was effectively a season-ending collision between Derek Holland and his dog Wrigley, and it went down...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  4. Miggy eyes another Triple Crown

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If there's an opportunity before the postgame on-the-field interview on "Sunday Night Baseball," I'll give the player a quick heads-up about what questions I will be asking, especially if it's anything out of the ordinary. It's no...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  5. Starting pitching market limited

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Since Major League Baseball and the players' association agreed to a new labor deal and MLB followed that up with record-setting television contracts, the clubs -- with money burning a hole in their front-office pockets -- have be...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  6. What makes Yu Darvish, Jered Weaver special pitchers - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains how both Yu Darvish and Jered Weaver use feel as pitchers and the ability to manipulate the trajectory and spin of the ball to their advantage. Plus, news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2013
  7. Ryan Dempster might regret Texas

    Buster Olney

    In the aftermath of the Ryan Dempster trade, a smart person in baseball said the other day he wondered whether there would be a moment on the pitcher's flight to Texas when Dempster might think: "My God, what have I gotten myself into?" Demps...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  8. Ryan Dempster might regret a decision to go to Texas - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster had a chance to join the Atlanta Braves, but gave the Cubs the cold shoulder. Instead, he was willing to mess with Texas. He mighyt very well regret it.

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  9. Plan B for facing Josh Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton has 18 homers in the Rangers' first 34 games, something nobody has ever done in the history of baseball. But here's another number that is a little stunning: Hamilton has just 13 walks, with five of those b...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  10. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  11. A positive change for David Price

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- We had such great plans on "Sunday Night Baseball" to demonstrate baseball's trendsetters at work. The Tampa Bay Rays have taken the use of defensive shifts to the next level this year -- employing the alignments six times mo...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  12. David Price has improved by developing and trusting his changeup ...

    Buster Olney

    David Price was already one of baseball's best young starters coming into the season, and as Buster Olney writes, we are seeing improvement in Price as he learns to develop and trust his changeup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  13. The historic price of Yu

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish is the most expensive right-handed pitcher in baseball history. Not that he's receiving all of that money, of course. The Texas Rangers are paying a $51.7 million posting fee to the Nippon Ham Fighters, and on top of that, Darvish ...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  14. Texas Rangers signed Yu Darvish to a historic six-year deal - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that before Yu Darvish throws his first MLB pitch, he's already become the most expensive right-handed pitcher in MLB history. And as some speculate, with Darvish's deal now done, are the Texas Rangers free to go after Prince Fielder?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  15. Rays top New Year's Power Rankings

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder remains unsigned, and if he landed with the Washington Nationals or Texas Rangers, there would immediately be a shift in the baseball landscape. Ryan Madson would boost any team that lands him. The Detroit Tigers, among other teams, ar...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  16. Behind great defense and dominant pitching, the Rays are the best...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney continues his top-10 series with a New Year's power rankings. The Red Sox, Yankees and Phillies all have higher payrolls, but dominant pitching and superb defense make the Tampa Bay Rays the best team in baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2012