The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with No. 1 catcher Alex Avila on Friday as he agreed to a one-year deal.
Buster Olney breaks down Justin Verlander's dominant 2011 campaign, noting how he's continued to shut down hitters after falling behind in counts.
Buster Olney writes that advice from Justin Verlander has fueled his Tigers teammate Alex Avila's improvement as a defensive catcher. Plus, Buster gives his take on the Dodgers' bankruptcy situation.