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  1. A shift in the spring trade market

    Buster Olney

    There is always some degree of trade conversation occurring at any time of year. Put two scouts in the same room and they'll swap information about their respective teams, like who might be available and what their team could be looking for in r...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  2. The Detroit Tigers are the latest example of teams looking to fil...

    Buster Olney

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  3. Reality closing in on Utley, Phillies

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- When spring training begins, there is always time for the injured to heal. In February, Opening Day participation is never ruled out by wounded players or their managers. For everybody involved, the glass is always half full in Fe...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  4. Chase Utley is in doubt for Opening Day as he battles chronic kne...

    Buster Olney

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  5. Buster: Explaining the Yankees' trade strategy

    Buster Olney

    Every so often, the Yankees check in with the Seattle Mariners about Felix Hernandez and ask, "is he available?" And every time, they've always been told "no." If at some point the Dodgers were to put Clayton Kershaw out there, the Yankees would ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  6. There's always been an arms race in the AL East, but that mentali...

    Buster Olney

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  7. Major League Baseball has an opportunity to simply and effectivel...

    Buster Olney

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  8. The players have a code, and it's about time the league wises up ...

    Buster Olney

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2009