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  1. Winners and losers of the winter meetings

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- In keeping with tradition, the Rule 5 draft was held on the final morning of baseball's winter meetings Thursday, and typically, executives pull roller bags into and out of that room, dying to get to the airport after four boring days of...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. What it will take to acquire Jon Lester

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- The Levinson brothers, Seth and Sam, are the gatekeepers of these winter meetings as the representatives for free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, and they are known among club executives for being grinders in how they negotiate. They don't ...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  3. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  4. Santana, Jimenez may end up staying put

    Buster Olney

    The most frequently asked questions at last week's winter meetings: 1. Do you know where I can get some coffee? 2. Who were the agents who fought in the parking lot? 3. Are any moves going to happen here? 4. Have you heard anything about ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  5. Mike Trout and the $400 million question

    Buster Olney

    During the winter meetings last week, general managers rotated through the ESPN workroom to answer thematic questions. Their responses are used going into and coming out of commercials during "Baseball Tonight," and one of the questions posed was: Wh...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  6. Scott Boras hoping his gamble pays off

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The most admired trait that Scott Boras brings to his negotiations -- although to be clear, it's not always admired -- is his relentlessness. As you hear general managers describe Boras proposing a deal over and over, in dif...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. Top remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A lot of teams filled needs in recent weeks, which is why you wouldn't blame Boston GM Ben Cherington and St. Louis GM John Mozeliak if they spent some of the time here sipping fruity drinks with umbrellas. Their winter work is mostl...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  8. Ban on MLB plate collisions likely, team officials say

    Buster Olney

    In the aftermath of two home plate collisions in the American League Championship Series on Thursday, officials from other teams reiterated that they expect the topic of banning that play to be raised again in meetings this winter.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2013
  9. Collision ban seen as inevitable

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- In the aftermath of two home plate collisions in the American League Championship Series on Thursday, officials from other teams reiterated that they expect the topic of banning that play to be raised again in meetings this winter. Given...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  10. A Hall of Fame case for Dale Murphy

    Buster Olney

    When I got home from the winter meetings Friday, there was a thick brown envelope sitting in the kitchen basket: The Hall of Fame ballot, issued to the voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. A few hours later, I got thi...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  11. A Hall of Fame case for Dale Murphy - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney shares a Hall of Fame case for Dale Murphy, written by Dale's son, Chad. Plus, the usual links and notes from around baseball, including some leftovers from the winter meetings.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2012
  12. 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
  13. If Jacoby Ellsbury is dealt from Boston, these teams could be fit...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how trade chatter surrounding Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has picked up. He speculates on teams where Ellsbury could be a fit.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  14. R.A. Dickey leads trade targets based around friendly contracts -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes from the 2012 MLB Winter Meetings about players with team-friendly contracts, and how they are popular targets of trades. R.A. Dickey, Josh Willingham and Justin Upton are among the bigger names.

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2012
  15. The Mets and the Indians could both deal, which will define their...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes from the 2012 MLB Winter Meetings, where he says a deal with or trade of R.A. Dickey will essentially set the course for the Mets. Similarly, the Indians have assets to be dealt, and could set a course for the franchise this week.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  16. Potential trades at winter meetings

    Buster Olney

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Over the past decade, the winter meetings have been dominated by free-agent signings rather than by trades. Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton could command nine-figure deals, so it's possible they will dominate the stage here. ...

    Blog | December 02, 2012