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  1. Astros have a major perception problem

    Buster Olney

    Perception matters, which is why the chief justice of the Supreme Court has historically worked for unanimity in decisions, and why the loser in the presidential election gives a concession speech, to legitimize the process. Perception...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  2. Parity killing off the seller's market

    Buster Olney

    The volume of calls and text messages between general managers is growing as teams look to improve through trades, through adding help from outside of the organization. But as has been noted many times since Major League Baseball expanded its play...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  3. Starters who could hit trade market

    Buster Olney

    The Astros traded away Lucas Harrell on Monday, but he won't be the last pitcher traded this season, of course. The market is a long way from fully developing, from being fully defined by failures and successes. A long-time executive said last we...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  4. The plight of 'The Draft Pick Five'

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- An AL executive drew an analogy the other day between the situation facing "The Draft Pick Five" free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales -- and the sale of a house. "If the price o...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  5. Early picks for every division

    Buster Olney

    There are still some front-line free agents who will sign before the start of the regular season, and the inevitable spring training injuries to come, so it's too early to lock in predictions for 2014. But right now, this is what I'm looking at: ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  6. Oakland Athletics trade Seth Smith to San Diego Padres for Luke G...

    Keeping active in the trade market, the Oakland Athletics have acquired right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Seth Smith.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  7. Kazmir a shrewd investment for A's

    Keith Law

    The Oakland Athletics probably have outgrown their reputation as a team operating on a shoestring that forces them to shop in the bargain bin during free agency and in the trade market, as they've handed out a few larger deals -- such as the four-yea...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  8. Contending teams should not trade for Houston Astros pitcher Bud ...

    Dave Cameron

    Despite slim pickings in the starting pitcher trade market, Bud Norris isn't worthy of a spot in a playoff rotation and thus shouldn't be pursued by a contender, writes Dave Cameron.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  9. How contracts shift the trade market

    Buster Olney

    Oh, sure, you can call the Minnesota Twins and ask about Denard Span, a good player who would help any good team. Span is hitting .288 with a .352 on-base percentage, solid numbers for a leadoff hitter. But an underlying factor that makes it more di...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  10. At the trade deadline, value can be found friendly contracts - ML...

    Buster Olney

    At the trade deadline, value isn't found only in trade packages. As Buster Olney writes, players with team-friendly contracts, like Minnesota's Denard Span, can be valuable simply due to the language of their deals.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  11. MLB -- Chase Headley is top position player available

    Jayson Stark

    Believe it or not, Padres third baseman Chase Headley is the top position player on the trade market, with four teams vying for his services.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  12. Ichiro's offensive game trending downward

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    A look at Ichiro Suzuki's performance by pitch location in 2009 and this season.The Yankees made a significant move in the trade market, filling a hole in their outfield with the acquisition of Ichiro Suzuki from the Mariners. Let's take a closer ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  13. The value of the wild card may be depressing the trade market - M...

    Buster Olney

    When baseball adopted the second wild card, it was meant to give more teams hope of making the postseason, and it has. But as Buster Olney writes, it could also be depressing the trade market as teams decide whether a wild card berth is worth it.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  14. Chase Headley is drawing interest across baseball - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Padres may have to deal Chase Headley, because the market for his services, and his contract, may never be better than it is now.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  15. Previewing the AL trade market

    Buster Olney

    No team illustrates the whole buying/selling quandary better than the Tampa Bay Rays. They reside in third place in baseball's toughest division, sitting behind the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles and in front of the Boston Red Sox and To...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  16. What every American League team could do at the trade deadline - ...

    Buster Olney

    Is the Rays' window for a World Series run slowly closing? Do the Rangers need to make a move now while they still have Josh Hamilton? Buster Olney previews what every American League team could do at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012