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  1. When Tony Gwynn spoke up

    Buster Olney

    Memories of Tony Gwynn kept welling up Monday, as the reality of his death sunk in. He was one of the best hitters ever, yes -- he hit over .300 in his last 19 seasons, which is unfathomable -- and he was such a good person, as borne out by the overw...

    Blog | June 17, 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. Top 10 rotations in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kyle Lohse still doesn't have a home, and there could be a few more trades of starting pitchers. But there is enough information available to rank the 10 best rotations for 2013. 1. Detroit Tigers The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherze...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  4. Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals have two of the 10 best s...

    Buster Olney

    Kyle Lohse still doesn't have a home, and there could be a few more trades of starting pitchers. But there is enough information available to rank the 10 best rotations for 2013. 1. Detroit Tigers The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, D...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Justin Verlander's shared burden

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- By the second inning on "Sunday Night Baseball," Justin Verlander had started to throw his curveball for strikes, and while the Chicago White Sox had an early 1-0 lead because of Alejandro De Aza's leadoff home run in the first, the C...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  8. What Justin Verlander shares with Roger Clemens and other greats ...

    Buster Olney

    Justin Verlander has the desire to be great, and sometimes that can present challenges, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  9. The lasting legacy of Kerry Wood - MLB

    Buster Olney

    While Kerry Wood will be remembered by some as a pitcher who never fulfilled his tremendous potential, and to others as a great teammate, his lasting legacy may be how he has changed the way teams scout and handle young pitchers, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Roy Halladay and the best pitc...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if you were picking the best pitcher in baseball right now -- not based on track record or anything other than current ability -- it'd be hard to pass up Justin Verlander. But other arms would have a say in the debate.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  12. Like Jose Bautista, Matt Kemp could be affected by not playing fo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP vote proved voters consider playing for a winning team to be a big part of the "most valuable" argument. Matt Kemp may not be able to overcome this in the NL MVP voting. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  13. Without a new ballpark, the Oakland A's won't be able to compete ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Oakland A's are, and will continue to be, held hostage until they can build a new ballpark. Until then, their moves will always be about the future. Plus, news on the Red Sox managerial job and other offseason buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2011
  14. MLB: A.J. Burnett and Josh Beckett aren't the only AL East pitche...

    Buster Olney

    When Rays manager Joe Maddon describes what he needs James Shields to do, it starts with what he wants his pitcher to create in the heads of opposing hitters. "Weird thoughts," for one. And it starts with adding to the mix.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  15. MLB -- Buster Olney: People expect Roy Halladay to simply destroy...

    Buster Olney

    Roy Halladay was already putting up filthy numbers. Thing is, he was doing it against consistently tougher competition than almost any other pitcher in baseball had to regularly face. Well, that's not the case anymore, and big things are expected.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2010
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Verlander's extension is great for Detroit...

    Buster Olney

    It's hard to find an apt comparison for Justin Verlander, who has such fluidity from an ideal frame, and brings a sublime fastball-curve combination with utter ease -- but perhaps Doc Gooden would work. At least from a pitching standpoint.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2010