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  1. Verlander ready to return?

    AJ Mass

    It looks as though the Detroit Tigers will be getting their ace pitcher back on the mound this weekend, as Justin Verlander appears to be ready to return to action for the first time since August 11. According to Tigers beat writer James Schmeh...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Verlander facing first DL stint?

    AJ Mass

    Admitting that he is nervous, Justin Verlander is getting ready to undergo an MRI in Detroit on Tuesday to figure out what's going in his right shoulder. Until the results come in, both the pitcher and the Detroit Tigers organization will have to hop...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  3. Bullpen the key to Yankees' playoff run?

    Joe Kaiser

    The New York Yankees enter Wednesday night's big matchup against Detroit's Justin Verlander six games behind Baltimore for the AL East lead and a mere game back in the Wild Card standings. As long as things continue to play out how they have all seas...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Redrafting the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    Continuing a tradition we started two years ago, I've gone back 10 years and redrafted an old draft class, this year going back to 2004. Once again the player taken first overall (Matt Bush) hasn't turned out to be among the 30 best players in the cr...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Miguel Cabrera and Robinson Cano among next wave to get to 500 ho...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski projects which current players will reach baseball's major milestones, such as 500 homers, 3,000 hits and 300 wins.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  8. Top 10 big-game pitchers in MLB

    Jim Bowden

    On Wednesday night, baseball fans will be treated to one of the best pitching matchups of the season, as Felix Hernandez toes the rubber in Texas against Yu Darvish. These are two of the best pitchers in the game in the midst of their respective p...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  9. Justin Verlander among MLB's most indispensable players - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the most indispensable players in MLB, led by Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  10. Yasiel Puig issues are no myth

    Buster Olney

    We aim to dispel a handful of myths today. Let's get to it. Myth No. 1: Controversy swirls around Yasiel Puig because a stodgy media picks on him. The reality: Controversy swirls around Puig because the media's coverage of him reflects the inte...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  11. Best and worst of last year's contract extensions - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron looks back at last year's big contract extensions and explains why David Wright is a bargain and Elvis Andrus is a bust.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  12. Verlander aims for Game 1 start

    AJ Mass

    Most pitchers would not call an injury that results in abdominal surgery "a blessing." However, that's the stance Justin Verlander is taking after getting back on the mound Monday and throwing for the first time since the procedure. "Obviously, yo...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  13. Nationals rotation drawing rave reviews

    AJ Mass

    When a player gets traded to a new team, it's always preferred if he sounds happy with the change in scenery, as opposed to voicing complaints about not wanting to be in his new clubhouse. That said, Doug Fister's optimism with his move to the Washin...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  14. Verlander doesn't think he'll miss time

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski seemed to be hedging on whether or not pitcher Justin Verlander would be recovered enough from his offseason surgery to be able to take the mound for the team by Opening Day. "I'm n...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  15. Friday Roundup: Yankees rotation needs

    AJ Mass

    Most experts believe that the New York Yankees will be very aggresive in their pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka, who met with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, as his tour of teams interested in his services began in earnest. As ESPN New York's Andrew ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  16. Verlander's surgery not welcome news

    AJ Mass

    The last time that Justin Verlander failed to throw at least 200 innings in a season was 2006 -- the season in which he was named the AL Rookie of the Year -- so there's no questioning the pitcher's durability. That said, one can't help but be a l...

    Blog | January 10, 2014