Buster Olney writes that the trade market has been unusually quiet this spring, and it could indicate a shift is happening throughout baseball. Teams are beginning to value low-cost alternatives more than well-traveled veteran talent.
Buster Olney writes that for Chase Utley and the Phillies, reality is quickly closing in, as it's the middle of March and Utley is heading to see a knee specialist instead of taking the field to prepare for Opening Day.
Boston and New York have been working amid an arms race that goes back decades. But this offseason, so many moves across the league seemed to be in response to others within a division. The trend has certainly moved to the AL West.
Buster Olney writes that there will always be a fringe audience who believes that some umpire is on the take, or the Major League Baseball has a bias that manifests itself on the field. There's a simply way to correct it: expand replay -- now.
There has always been a code among players regarding conduct and retaliation, and those in the league office need to finally wise up to reality on the field, writes Buster Olney. Plus notes on possible waiver claims and analysis.