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  1. Detroit Tigers, Alex Avila agree to $4.35M deal

    Buster Olney

    The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with No. 1 catcher Alex Avila on Friday as he agreed to a one-year deal.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  2. Billy Hamilton's speedy rise

    Buster Olney

    Billy Hamilton can't remember ever running on a track, so he has no idea what his time in the 100 meters would be. There was a day, he said, that he was asked to run a 40-yard dash at a football camp in Mississippi. "I ran a 4.5 flat," he recal...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  3. Billy Hamilton on pace to break minor league stolen-base record -...

    Buster Olney

    As Buster Olney writes, Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is on pace to break several minor league stolen-base records. He may soon be called up by the Reds.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  4. The Angels and the end of urgency

    Buster Olney

    Lest anyone forget, the Tampa Bay Rays were 9 games behind the Boston Red Sox on the evening of Sept. 1 last season, with 27 days left in the regular season. On the same night, the St. Louis Cardinals were 8.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves, and now...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  5. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  6. Historic meeting for Verlander, Ellsbury

    Buster Olney

    The first pitch of the American League's regular season will happen in a couple of days, thrown by Brandon McCarthy, and when the rest of the AL teams begin their respective schedules on April 5, we likely will see something we've never see...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  7. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  8. Sources -- Freddy Garcia, New York Yankees agree to one-year deal...

    Buster Olney

    The New York Yankees have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2011
  9. Cleveland's big Sizemore decision

    Buster Olney

    Grady Sizemore had surgery on his right knee, and by all accounts doctors were encouraged by what they saw and feel good about his chances for coming back. Now the Indians face a fascinating decision -- do they pick up Sizemore's $8.5 millio...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  10. MLB - Cleveland Indians must make offseason decision on Grady Siz...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Cleveland Indians have a tricky decision to make this offseason on whether to keep Grady Sizemore.

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2011
  11. Don't count out Sabathia, Verlander

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Doug Fister will start Game 5 for the Tigers in Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, and Ivan Nova will start for the Yankees. But the bullpens will be standing room only, presumably. Freddy Garcia will have his spikes on, as he did at the st...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  12. MLB - CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander could pitch in relief in Game...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Yankees and Tigers will have several relief options available to them in Game 5 of their ALDS series, including their respective aces, CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  13. Blackburn ignites Minnesota's revival

    Buster Olney

    Nick Blackburn's ERA was 5.14 as he prepared for his start against the Chicago White Sox on May 4, and he was scrambling for solutions. As he and catcher Rene Rivera talked about the White Sox hitters and how they wanted to pitch to them, they s...

    Blog | June 19, 2011
  14. Buster Olney: Nick Blackburn has turned his season around, and so...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how Nick Blackburn changed his pitching approach, which has in turn helped the Twins get on a roll.

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2011
  15. MLB could use a divisional fix

    Buster Olney

    Without divisions, this is what the National League standings would have looked like on the last Sunday of the regular season in 2008: 1. Cubs 97-64 2. Phillies 92-70 3. Brewers 90-72 4. Mets 89-73 5. Astros 86-75 6. Cardinals 86-76 7. Marlins...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  16. MLB: Within the current setup, the best teams simply aren't alway...

    Buster Olney

    The current divisional setup in Major League Baseball can mean teams that aren't worthy of playoff spots get in. It wouldn't be that hard to fix.

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2011