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  1. Kluber rewarded for hard work, big finish

    Buster Olney

    Accolades for a teammate are always a good thing, but after Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, the joy that others within the Indians organization experienced ran deep. Because of the person that Kluber is, and because of his wor...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  2. Changing conditions for free-agent pitchers

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS - A growing trend, over the last decade, has been for teams to lock down their best young talent into long-term deals, whether it be the Giants signing Madison Bumgarner to a contract through 2017 with club options for 2018 and 2019, or the...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  3. Are Cubs' finances worthy of their future?

    Buster Olney

    Earlier this week, we looked for some holes in the Top 300 fantasy rankings for Messrs. Berry, Karabell et al. In the name of fairness, it's worth expressing some regret over the placement of a particular team in our Future Power Rankings, which came...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. Boston being unfair to Torey Lovullo

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees haven't issued uniform No. 6 since Joe Torre left after the 2007 season, because the folks at the top of that organization recognize that there will be a day -- possibly next summer -- when Torre will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  5. Making sense of Soriano in New York

    Buster Olney

    Here are the reasons the Yankees' trade for Alfonso Soriano doesn't make sense: • He has a .287 on-base percentage. • He's limited in the positions he can play, either left field or DH, on a team that already has too many players whos...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  6. What Cubs can get for Garza

    Buster Olney

    A highly ranked executive marveled the other day at the incredible shift in the trade market over the past 15 years. It used to be, he said, that if you had a good veteran pitcher -- even someone not far from free agency -- you could get three of ano...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  7. Cubs are ready to start selling

    Buster Olney

    The worst possible place to be for a general manager right now is in win-loss purgatory. The Philadelphia Phillies are stuck there at the moment, not really having done anything to make anyone believe they are serious contenders -- they've got the fi...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  8. Time gets in the way of draft rebuilds

    Buster Olney

    A smart baseball executive talked the other day about how difficult the new rules have made it for teams to build through the draft. Under the old rules, organizations could divert funds into their draft spending and aggressively pay players in the l...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  9. Cubs face big trade decisions

    Buster Olney

    The hiring of Theo Epstein as club president marked a new era for the Chicago Cubs, but there was no chance that the change would manifest itself in the standings this year, and there is little chance that it will change anything next year. The Cu...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  10. Cubs face big trade decisions

    Buster Olney

    The hiring of Theo Epstein as club president marked a new era for the Chicago Cubs, but there was no chance that the change would manifest itself in the standings this year, and there is little chance that it will change anything next year. The Cu...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  11. Cubs and White Sox face tricky builds - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Chicago Cubs and White Sox are both looking for young pitching to rebuild their rotations.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2011
  12. Buster Olney interviews new Cubs GM Theo Epstein

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney interviews new Cubs GM Theo Epstein for ESPN The Magazine's latest issue.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2011
  13. A new era for Epstein, Cashman

    Buster Olney

    RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. -- There was a short break in Saturday's baseball roundtable here at Vermont Technical College, a half-hour when Brian Cashman, Theo Epstein, Neal Huntington and Boston Red Sox scout Galen Carr retreated to a room for a quic...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  14. No longer AL East competitors, Theo Epstein and Brian Cashman can...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that now that Theo Epstein has taken over the Chicago Cubs and is no longer competing against Brian Cashman in the AL East, the two GMs can finally talk trades. Plus, notes on the latest free-agent signings and other hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  15. In a fast-paced business, the Baltimore Orioles always seem to be...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Baltimore Orioles are fighting a perception problem, seemingly always one step behind their competitors. Plus, notes on prospective buyers for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  16. Batting For Vermont - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about Batting For Vermont. Plus notes from around MLB's offseason, including the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, compensation for Theo Epstein, Gold Gloves and more.

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2011