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  1. Gordon and Figgins are making their case

    Buster Olney

    PHOENIX -- Baseball players aren't supposed to play basketball during the offseason, but a lot of them do anyway, as Aaron Boone will tell you, as an efficient way to stay in shape. But Dee Gordon stopped playing basketball this winter to impr...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  2. Top free agents poised for big paydays

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS - As the Cardinals and Red Sox play on, MLB's other 28 teams are preparing for the offseason market that will begin next week. There has been some early trade talk, officials say, some feeling out for what could be available, and teams are ...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  3. Key questions remain for New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at four burning questions facing four contenders as we approach the end of the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  4. A new title for David Price: trade target

    Buster Olney

    The field of contending teams narrows by the day, with more and more executives focusing on the offseason to come, on the free agents and trade targets they might pursue. Some talent evaluators believe that a very prominent player could be on the mo...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  5. David Price will be traded, and many teams will be ready to talk ...

    Buster Olney

    That David Price will be traded isn't a matter of why, it's a matter of when. Buster Olney considers the market.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  6. Who will get Josh Hamilton?

    Buster Olney

    A general manager preparing for the offseason recently asked others in his organization what they thought of Josh Hamilton, and of course, the response was nothing but raves for Hamilton as a player. They talked about the damage he can do at the plat...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  7. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  8. Dee Gordon's All-Star potential

    Buster Olney

    Dee Gordon asks a lot of questions, something that Barry Larkin noticed the first time he worked with the Dodgers shortstop in the offseason. Precise questions, about how you hold the glove in making a play at the second base bag, about how you make ...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon has All-Star potential -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon is eager to learn and improve upon his game. That, in addition to his impressive physical abilities, is why some think he's a future All-Star.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2012
  10. Ryan Madson to the Cincinnati Reds, and other good value moves of...

    Buster Olney

    Large sums of money were spent this winter, with the bulk of it thrown at Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes. But Buster Olney writes that good value was available in under-the-radar deals. Here are the top 10 from the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  11. A culture change at Coors

    Buster Olney

    One of the great shifts in the offseason has been the Colorado Rockies' move to strengthen the culture of their clubhouse. A major investment was made in Michael Cuddyer, regarded as one of the best leaders in baseball. The Rockies signed vetera...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  12. Colorado Rockies hope the addition of veterans will help them win...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Colorado Rockies have undergone a substantial culture change this offseason by adding multiple veterans to the clubhouse, including Michael Cuddyer and Marco Scutaro. Will this return the Rockies to the top of the NL West?

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2012
  13. After a season of blown saves, the blue Jays are looking to addre...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Toronto Blue Jays are looking at myriad ways to improve the back of their bullpen after a season with many blown saves. Oakland closer Andrew Bailey could make a lot of sense for Toronto. Plus, hot stove notes.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  14. MLB - Texas Rangers' playoff run built on a series of crucial mov...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Texas Rangers advanced to the World Series on a series of shrewd moves after missing out on Cliff Lee in the offseason. Plus, notes from the NLCS and other news from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2011
  15. Poll: Phillies rotation unanimously best

    Buster Olney

    All but a handful of the primary free agents have signed, a lot of the baseball offices are shut down for the holidays and the major work of the offseason, by and large, is complete. Which is why this has been a good week to consider the overall land...

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  16. Philadelphia Phillies rotation unanimously best in poll

    Buster Olney

    After submitting his own ranking earlier in the week, Buster Olney looked to a group of MLB talent evaluators to find out who they think has the best rotation in the majors. The top spot was unanimous (Phillies). Nos. 2-10 were anything but.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2010