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  1. Top free agents poised for big paydays

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS - As the Cardinals and Red Sox play on, MLB's other 28 teams are preparing for the offseason market that will begin next week. There has been some early trade talk, officials say, some feeling out for what could be available, and teams are ...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  2. Playing free-agency dominoes

    Buster Olney

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There has been a lot of trade talk here, and a flurry of second- and third-tier signings, most of them relative pricey. When an evaluator heard about a rival team within his division making a multiyear signing this week, he gave t...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  3. Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton are free-agency dominoes - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how if Zack Greinke signs, it could set off a slew of other deals. But Josh Hamilton could also get the wheels in motion.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  4. Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay's reps say he won't accept...

    Buster Olney

    Roy Halladay, the All-Star pitcher who has been the subject of much trade talk since before the July deadline last summer, will not approve any proposed deal after he reports to spring training, according to his representatives.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  5. Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves discussing Justin Upton trad...

    Buster Olney

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are seriously discussing a trade of Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday evening, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  6. Free agents trending upward

    Buster Olney

    Free agency is all about timing, as Zack Greinke can attest. There were multiple teams that passed on him in trade talks just 23 months ago, concerned about whether he would be worth the expense and whether he would fit in their respective markets. N...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  7. J.P. Howell, Ryan Ludwick and Jeremy Guthrie among free agents hi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at a group of free agents who are hitting free agency at exactly the right time.

    Blog | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  8. Needs for Red Sox, Dodgers, others

    Buster Olney

    A general manager got a phone message from a peer Thursday, but didn't return the call right away. "I'm not sure what he wants to talk about anyway," he said. "He's not going to trade anything now." This is a sentiment being repeated ...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  9. Looking at the needs for the Boston Red Sox, others on the trade ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the trade market as of now. While the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels appear set, the Boston Red Sox are looking for starting pitching. Plus, updates on where other teams stand.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  10. Why Hamels, Victorino could be dealt

    Buster Olney

    Weeks of conversation take place before most trades are executed, and in a lot of cases, the first talks are theoretical feelers. No hard offers, no firm proposals, just an idea tossed out, like part of a brainstorming exercise. This was the vein...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  11. Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino could be put on trading block if Phi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Phillies have already tried to gauge teams' potential interest in Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino, so if they continue to struggle they'll have a sense of what the trade market is for both players.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Powers lurking in trade market

    Buster Olney

    A rival executive spoke with admiration the other day about Boston general manager Theo Epstein, about how creative he tends to be this time of year, about how he seems to be able to juggle a bunch of trade ideas and trade talks. That's how he m...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  14. Phillies, Yankees and Red Sox could all make trades

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes possible moves coming up at the MLB trade deadline, including where Carlos Beltran and B.J. Upton may land.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  15. MLB - Carlos Beltran trade talks become complicated

    Buster Olney

    Carlos Beltran is clearly the top outfielder available on the trade market, but rival GMs believe Beltran's value is significantly less than what the Mets are indicating, because there is no consolation prize attached to him after he becomes a free agent.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  16. MLB - Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies among teams who could...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the dam is ready to burst in the MLB trade market, with trade talks heating up among several of the league's top contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2011