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  1. The beauty of MLB Opening Day - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about why Opening Day is great in baseball, revisits his divisional and World Series predictions and gives insight on news and notes around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. MLB - Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder headline this winter's fre...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder will earn a lot of money this winter, there are other free agents who will have more options. Plus, other notes from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2011
  11. MLB: The several traits a manager in 2011 must possess to be succ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the hires of Davey Johnson and Jack McKeon show just how deficient the talent pool is for good MLB managers. He also runs down what a good manager had to do in 2011 to keep his job.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2011
  12. MLB: With a career ERA in April over 5.00, Justin Verlander is on...

    Buster Olney

    For some reason, Justin Verlander hasn't ever really taken to April. With a career ERA over 5.00 for that month, the Togers' ace is on a mission this, something that was evident when he made his first spring training start.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  13. 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
  14. How come plunking has been so productive in 2008, asks Buster Oln...

    Buster Olney

    The teams that hit the most batters are doing the most winning. Buster Olney asks if it means pitching inside is the key, or is it something more? Plus trade notes and how Justin Verlander heats up instead of wearing down.

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2009