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  1. How Bailey changed the pitching market

    Buster Olney

    Homer Bailey's career ERA is 4.30, and he's had two seasons in which he has thrown over 200 innings. He has not pitched to the level of a Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, or even a Matt Cain. He's never had any kind of a vote for the Cy Young Award...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  2. Data, scouting fuel Red Sox win

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Think of the postseason as a final exam, and the pitchers in the American League Championship Series as summa cum laude-caliber students: former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, presumptive Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, Cy Young candidate...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  3. Red Sox will see real Verlander

    Buster Olney

    The topic was Justin Verlander, and the two veteran hitters who had faced him this year spoke of the Cy Young winner in their dugout with great respect, but also with professional honesty. "He's not the same guy," said one of the players. The o...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  4. Early leaders for MVP, Cy Young

    Buster Olney

    I recently bumped into a longtime evaluator who offered an interesting handicap on the National League Most Valuable Player race. "Right now," he said, "Yadier Molina is the league MVP, hands down." Over the next week to 10 days, every team will p...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  5. Rays in a bind with David Price

    Buster Olney

    It was an all-around tough day for the Tampa Bay Rays, who saw Fernando Rodney blow up in the ninth inning and blow a lead to the Red Sox, this just a little while after they placed Cy Young Award winner David Price on the disabled list. For an or...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  6. Kershaw is still NL's top arm

    Buster Olney

    I heard a great description of Matt Harvey's curveball the other day from a longtime evaluator, and it really would apply to Clayton Kershaw's curveball as well: Even when a hitter is looking for it, even when he plans to swing at it, even when he kn...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  7. Josh Johnson could cash in big

    Buster Olney

    Two years ago, Zack Greinke was viewed as a talented but quirky pitcher, a Cy Young winner who had mused about walking away from the game again in 2010 after walking away earlier in his career. Now, because of a series of circumstances and events in...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  8. Josh Johnson could cash in with bounce-back season

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes how Josh Johnson could capitalize on his status as the top free-agent pitcher in an otherwise barren market.

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2012
  9. Olney: Wilpons should sign R.A. or get out

    Buster Olney

    R.A. Dickey looked a little shaken after winning the Cy Young Award the other night, and you can't blame him, given the crazy journey that has taken him to this place -- the failures, the crushing disappointments, the renewal of a dream, and stardom,...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  10. Wilpons should re-sign Dickey or sell Mets

    Buster Olney

    R.A. Dickey looked a little shaken after winning the Cy Young Award the other night, and you can't blame him, given the crazy journey that has taken him to this place -- the failures, the crushing disappointments, the renewal of a dream, and sta...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  11. New York Mets ownership should re-sign R.A. Dickey or sell the te...

    Buster Olney

    New York Mets ownership should re-sign R.A. Dickey or sell the team, writes Buster Olney

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  12. Most intriguing division series matchups

    Buster Olney

    The most intriguing matchups of the division series: 1. Justin Verlander and Gio Gonzalez versus the first innings Verlander and Gonzalez may well turn out to be the Cy Young winners in their respective leagues for their work in 2012, just one thin...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  13. Breaking down the most intriguing matchups of ALDS, NLDS - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down the most intriguing matchups of the division series, in addition to providing news and analysis from around baseball and Friday's winner-take-all games.

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2012
  14. Early guesses on MVP, Cy Young and ROY voting - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the scramble for baseball's most coveted awards. Would Mike Trout hold off Miguel Cabrera? Would R.A. Dickey really win a Cy Young? It's all here.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  15. Jake Peavy and other marketable starters

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy won a Cy Young Award years ago and pitched in memorable playoff games, and when he tells stories, he speaks with the perspective of someone about to take the field in an old-timers game. It's easy to forget that Peavy is only 30 years...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  16. Jake Peavy and other starting pitchers with trade value - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Jake Peavy is healthy again, and he's proving just how good a pitcher he can be. He's also proving he has trade value. As Buster Olney writes, Peavy is among a handful of starting pitchers who could be marketable at the deadline this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2012