Chris Davis’ major league salary was a little more than $400,000 when the Baltimore Orioles acquired him in their deal with the Texas Rangers in the summer of 2011, but really, it came down to money -- but not his money, which now looks crazy, considering how Davis is arguably the most productive player in the big leagues in 2013.
Buster Olney checks in on how MLB teams view the current trade market, identifies one aspect in which the Twins have improved and more.
Many within MLB feel Dan Jennings' hiring by the Marlins will fail. Others think he's a natural fit. Buster Olney looks closer at the managerial role.
Buster Olney calls out an often-violated MLB rule and offers a suggestion for how to fix it, plus he discusses Miami's managerial change.
Miguel Cabrera's legacy as one of the best hitters in baseball history is without a doubt secure.
With the season's quarter mark approaching, Buster Olney takes a look at six issues, including the Los Angeles Angels' cleanup spot.
Trade talks have begun for many teams, and the Oakland A's have three useful players who could be dealt, including Stephen Vogt.
Buster Olney writes why PED use is still prevalent in MLB and how the league plans on remedying the issue. He also looks at Troy Tulowitzki's future.
Buster Olney writes why Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, expected back later this week, is a special talent defensively.
After considerable thought, Buster Olney lists the four best players in all 30 teams' franchise history, then ranks the quartets; the Giants are No. 1.
In today's MLB notes, Buster Olney looks at Royals catcher Salvador Perez's leadership ability, offers his thoughts on a Red Sox transaction and more.
The 162-game MLB schedule is a taxing one, and not quite the statistical tradition some seem to think.
Buster Olney looks at two pitchers, Scott Kazmir and Mike Leake, who could be traded to contenders, and which teams could be interested.
In today's MLB notes, Buster Olney examines five tough choices that must be addressed, including Chase Utley's poor play and Devin Mesoraco's sore hip.
Buster Olney takes a closer look at the unpredictable AL East. He also writes why Craig Counsell is a strong choice as new manager of the Brewers.
Buster Olney offers his firsthand take on the beanballs the Yankees and Red Sox exchanged Sunday night, voices his displeasure on the matter and more.