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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Latest news and buzz on winter meetings deals - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney previews the 2012 MLB winter meetings, examining storylines from across the league including what the Cleveland Indians will do with Shin-Soo Choo and Asdrubal Cabrera and if Kansas City will trade a top prospect for pitching.

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2012
  7. Top 10 winter meetings questions

    Buster Olney

    Now that the winter meetings are behind us, here are 10 questions after what transpired in Dallas: 1. In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, was Albert Pujols an impulse buy for the Los Angeles Angels? We've all done this kind of th...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  8. Was Albert Pujols an impulse buy for the Los Angeles Angels? - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Now that the winter meetings have concluded, Buster Olney answers 10 questions. The first: Was Albert Pujols an impulse buy for the Los Angeles Angels?

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  9. The Los Angeles Angels could be suitors for both C.J. Wilson and ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that officials around the league have been waiting for the time when the sleeping Angels would wake up and be players in the free-agent market. It looks like that time is now, as the Angels are after both C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  10. With Jose Reyes now a Marlin, Hanley Ramirez should openly accept...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Hanley Ramirez is facing a reality check now that Jose Reyes is a Marlin. While Ramirez has the right to gripe a little about being asked to switch positions, he also must realize he's the reason Miami pursued Reyes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  11. Will Albert Pujols join Marlins to form Miami's next Big Three? -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if Albert Pujols joins the Marlins, Miami will have the town's next Big Three, with Pujols being LeBron James, Jose Reyes being Dwyane Wade and Heath Bell being Chris Bosh. Plus the latest on C.J. Wilson and Prince Fielder.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2011
  12. With Jose Reyes gone, the New York Mets must decide what to do wi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as Jose Reyes signs with the Miami Marlins, the New York Mets must decide what to do with their other assets, like third baseman David Wright. It would make sense for the Mets to now listen to trade offers on Wright.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  13. MLB: Brett Lawrie taking big strides with Toronto Blue Jays

    Buster Olney

    When the Milwaukee Brewers traded Brett Lawrie to the Toronto Blue Jays at the winter meetings, many believed Toronto was just getting another prima donna player. But the infielder is impressing his coaches this spring in adapting to a new position.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2011
  14. MLB: The Jayson Werth deal was perhaps the most ridiculous Scott ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney blogs from the first day of the winter meetings by looking at the Jayson Werth deal -- which may have said more about Scott Boras than about Werth -- and then looking at the markets for Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre off that deal.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  15. MLB: For Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees, it's the end of th...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes of the Derek Jeter deal, which may be the end of the innocence for him and the Yankees. Plus: The state of the market pre-Orlando, including the Orioles and Blue Jays as potential buyers.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  16. Moneyball is here to stay - Buster Olney

    Buster Olney

    Moneyball's brand of stats-driven team management is alive and thriving. Just ask Chone Figgins, the latest free agent to benefit from the league's enhanced view of defensive statistics.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2010