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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Dustin Ackley, Matt Wieters and other players who could make or b...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at players such as Dustin Ackley, Matt Wieters and Austin Jackson who could make or break your fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 2010 MLB free agency: Freddy Garcia, Felipe Lopez top MLB free-ag...

    Christina Kahrl

    Not all valuable free agents will be signed for top dollar. Baseball Prospectus takes a look at seven players who have plenty of production left in them and, more importantly, won't break the bank.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  7. 2010 MLB free agency: Ideal landing spots include Adam Dunn to Ra...

    Christina Kahrl

    Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus looks at five "must" moves for the 2010 offseason, including Cliff Lee to the -- you guessed it -- Yankees, a counter move by the Red Sox, and Carl Crawford to the -- you didn't guess it -- Padres.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2010
  8. 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
  9. Baseball Prospectus -- Studying the workloads of Joba Chamberlain...

    Christina Kahrl

    As the postseason approaches, there is concern (as always) about limiting young pitchers' workloads because of previous flameouts. Baseball Prospectus finds teams are already heeding the call.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2009
  10. 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
  11. Buster Olney: It's time for the MLBPA to break with drug cheats

    The players' association of Major League Baseball has showed contempt for replacement players but continues to stand behind drug cheats when both are damaging to the common player. Why? Plus notes, player movements, game analysis and injuries.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2009
  12. FLB: Closer Report

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft discusses closer situations and ranks his top 50 closers.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2006
  13. Reggie Sanders is at it again

    Jim Baker

    The Pirates' Reggie Sanders (29 homers) is drilling the ball the way he normally does in odd-numbered years.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2003