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  1. Execs put a price on Drew, Morales

    Buster Olney

    Vin Mazzaro could be a useful reliever for a lot of teams, but he cleared waivers Tuesday and a couple of executives speculated that part of the reason for that is Mazzaro makes more than minimum wage -- $950,000. "Once you go to spring training, ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. August trade candidates across MLB

    Buster Olney

    The names have started passing through the waiver wires, and there will be a lot of deals this month, some general managers are predicting. More players will change hands as more teams wave the white flag on the 2013 season and try to save a little m...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  3. Scanning the bullpen market

    Buster Olney

    Some general managers would prefer that the non-waiver trade deadline be moved back until the end of August, especially now, when the addition of two more wild-card teams to the playoff format provides lingering hope for more teams. To those GMs, the...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  4. Philadelphia Phillies could regret not dumping Cliff Lee on the L...

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies could regret not dumping Cliff Lee on the Los Angeles Dodgers when they had a chance, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  5. The Nationals can survive the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals, particularly Davey Johnson, will not waiver from their plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg. And they can contend for a World Series in spite of it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  6. Philadelphia Phillies can get out of Cliff Lee's contract - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies have three options with Cliff Lee: work out a trade with, let another team simply take him (and his salary) from waivers or pull him off waivers and keep him. Buster Olney writes that Philadelphia shouldn't choose the latter.

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  7. Ten August trade candidates

    Buster Olney

    The rules have changed, on this first day in August, and the waiver process greatly impacts the volume of deals that will occur this month. For example: Woe to the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, who are at the mercy of Arizona Diam...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  8. Jed Lowrie, Cliff Lee and others who could be traded this month -...

    Buster Olney

    Just because the non-waiver trade deadline has passed doesn't mean the deals are done. Buster Olney lists 10 players who could factor into trade packages in August.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  9. MLB - Jim Thome waiver situation is complex

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that several contenders will be looking to claim Jim Thome off waivers, but that a situation in which Thome could end up joining the Phillies has league and team officials paying close attention.

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  10. Waiver targets among pitchers

    Buster Olney

    Jason Marquis pitched with a broken leg until he couldn't anymore. Now the starting pitcher who was acquired to fill a spot in their rotation will be out for four to six weeks, as Nick Piecoro writes. The Diamondbacks apparently have called up ...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  11. Pitchers who could be waiver targets

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about pitchers who could be picked up on waivers, namely by the Diamondbacks.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  12. MLB - CC Sabathia, Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander lead captiva...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL Cy Young race -- between CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander and Jered Weaver -- is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

    Blog | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  13. Carlos Quentin, other names could dot waiver wire

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at how the waiver situation could play out in August. A lot of big names could be involved. Plus, his winners and losers from the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  14. MLB: After walking away from Tampa Bay Rays, Manny Ramirez has la...

    Buster Olney

    After walking away from the Tampa Bay Rays in the season's first month, Manny Ramirez again diminished his legacy. Not that he cares.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  15. MLB: The Cubs may have officially found a new star -- this time a...

    Buster Olney

    Last year, the Cubs got a breakout season from a very unlikely source -- at just 20 years old, Starlin Castro was among the NL's top 10 hitters. A year of regression? It doesn't appear to be in the cards.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  16. MLB: Boston Red Sox are winless, Texas Rangers haven't lost and e...

    Buster Olney

    Boston has yet to win a game, and Texas hasn't lost. Neither has Cincy. Buster takes a quick look at these situations plus everything in between.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011