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  1. Miguel Cabrera plots against pain

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- This is the 25th anniversary of Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series, when none of us -- Jack Buck, first and foremost -- could believe what we just saw. In the moments leading up to that at-bat, Gibson had taken some swings ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 10 hottest flashpoints for 2013 season

    Buster Olney

    Jim Leyland wore a small smile last week as he talked about team chemistry. He said if you win, you've got a great clubhouse, but if you lose, then it's said you have a bad clubhouse. He's right, of course. Almost everything else foll...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  4. Examining baseball's most inflammatory situations - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at 10 of baseball's most inflammatory situations this season, including Charlie Manuel's future in Philadelphia and the battle for the L.A. market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  5. David Price will be traded, and many teams will be ready to talk ...

    Buster Olney

    That David Price will be traded isn't a matter of why, it's a matter of when. Buster Olney considers the market.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  6. If MVP, CYA, ROY were chosen today...

    Buster Olney

    Some managers hate players, resenting them for their talent, their fame and their money, not necessarily in that order. Not Jim Leyland. He really likes players, regardless of the laundry they wear, which is why you'll see opposing players walk...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  7. 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
  8. A turning point for the Tigers

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Jim Leyland's Sunday began with his medical folks telling him that Brennan Boesch's ankle was too injured for him to start, and that Doug Fister -- who had felt good on Saturday after a bullpen session -- was sore and wo...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  9. Detroit Tigers are overcoming injuries to hang in AL Central race...

    Buster Olney

    Not much has gone as planned for the Detroit Tigers, but a good weekend against the Reds could end up being an important turning point in their season, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  10. Tony La Russa's new spring objective

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- Some first impressions from spring training: 1. Tony La Russa looked incredibly relaxed as he chatted in Tigers manager Jim Leyland's office on Tuesday, leaning back in a chair and trading verbal jabs with his longtime friend....

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  11. Early impressions from spring training camps - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Tony La Russa has a different goal in mind this spring and is not missing managing, at least not yet. La Russa looks relaxed and is intent on learning more about front-office operation and other areas of the game.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  12. How landscape is shifting away from everyday position players - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the landscape in modern baseball is shifting away from everyday position players and toward players like Ben Zobrist who can man multiple positions and help create favorable matchups on a given day.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  13. Miguel Cabrera's hot corner debate

    Buster Olney

    During the past couple of days, some rival executives have debated whether the Detroit Tigers are serious about playing Miguel Cabrera at third base, or if this is just early lip service until they get to spring training and Jim Leyland gets a chance...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  14. Detroit Tigers are adamant about Miguel Cabrera playing third bas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers seem adamant about trying Miguel Cabrera at third base, although there is widespread skepticism about the decision throughout the industry.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  15. A night's worth of second guesses

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- On the eve of the playoffs, Jim Leyland talked about how much he loved the debates engendered by the decisions made during the course of the game -- when to pinch hit, when to replace a pitcher, who to call in from the bullpen. The work of...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  16. Jim Leyland, Ron Washington faced with tough decisions in ALCS - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes the tricky pregame and in-game decisions Jim Leyland, Ron Washington and Ron Roenicke had to make on Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2011