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  1. Ausmus' impact on Tigers' basepaths

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- From the first day of spring training, the Detroit Tigers players say, Brad Ausmus talked about the running game. But not only the running game of the Detroit baserunners, who were told to look for opportunities to take a bas...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  2. 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
  3. A window into Verlander's dominance

    Buster Olney

    The other day, in the midst of Brad Penny's start against the Rangers, Justin Verlander noted Penny's use of a split-fingered fastball to catcher Alex Avila, and mentioned that there might come a day when he would have to develop a splitter...

    Blog | August 06, 2011
  4. MLB - Justin Verlander's dominance continues

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down Justin Verlander's dominant 2011 campaign, noting how he's continued to shut down hitters after falling behind in counts.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2011
  5. Verlander assists Avila's rise

    Buster Olney

    Alex Avila's offensive numbers speak for themselves, Justin Verlander said Sunday morning, and he's right. Avila is hitting .298 with 10 homers and 42 RBIs, which are easily the best overall numbers of any American League catcher. But Verl...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  6. Advice from Justin Verlander has fueled Alex Avila's improvement ...

    Buster Olney

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2011