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  1. Elbow condition eyed in Seattle Mariners-Felix Hernandez deal, so...

    Buster Olney

    As the Mariners have been in discussions with Felix Hernandez about a record-setting extension, concern has developed over the condition of his pitching elbow, a source says.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  2. The King Felix deal: winners and losers

    Buster Olney

    The deal Felix Hernandez will soon finalize with the Mariners is a lot like the contracts agreed to by Troy Tulowitzki and Ryan Howard. It amounts to lots of money tacked on to the back end of another deal. There will be a lot of ways that accountant...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  3. Winners and losers of the Felix Hernandez deal - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down the deal that will keep Felix Hernandez in Seattle for a long time to come. While it was a big win for a Seattle team that needs King Felix around to stay competitive and grow, questions emerged about the timing.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  4. King Felix's transcendent gift

    Buster Olney

    There is a spectacular scene in the Oscar-winning movie "Amadeus" in which composer Antonio Salieri presents Mozart with a piece written in his honor. In playing the music, Mozart demonstrates his own extraordinary talent. At the same time, he makes ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  5. After his perfect game, Felix Hernandez is the Mozart of baseball...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after Felix Hernandez's perfect game, we should just refer to him as the Mozart of baseball: His ability transcends the sport.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  6. MLB: Seattle loves King Felix, but Michael Pineda may get his own...

    Buster Olney

    Seattle hasn't seen a young pitcher dominate so early in his career in, well -- it really has been just a few years. It was Felix Hernandez, and now it's Michael Pineda, who is developing for the M's far faster than many realized.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  7. MLB: Instant replay; Albert Pujols' contract; the King Felix Watc...

    Buster Olney

    Whether it's expanded replay, Albert Pujols' deal, urgency in Milwaukee, the window the Rays have left or 33 other scenarios to watch and debate, Buster lays out the key storylines of 2011.

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2011
  8. For Ichiro, it was the HOF; for Jose Bautista, it was about break...

    Buster Olney

    Ichiro Suzuki clubbed his 200th hit, the 10th season in a row in which he's done that. Jose Bautista hit his 50th home run, making further claim to his status as a premier slugger. Felix Hernandez dominated and lost, making yet another case for the CYA.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  9. The ripple effects of King Felix

    Buster Olney

    January used to be a slow month in the baseball offseason, a time when a few fringe players would work out minor league deals with spring training invitations, a time when all the big names have signed. But because of baseball's shifting economi...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  10. MLB -- Buster Olney -- The month has provided big stories, signin...

    Buster Olney

    It's been a wild January, and Buster gets into some of the bigger stories of the week, such as how the deal for Felix Hernandez both assures the Mariners of some great pitching and could push some other great pitching out of town.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Miguel Tejada visits Hait, King Felix Hern...

    Buster Olney

    Miguel Tejada has many friends who have been affected by the earthquake that tore Haiti apart; what it means for the Mariners to retain Felix Hernandez; the Mets may have a budget, but nobody seems to know what it is.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2010
  12. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- With help from the Seattle Mariners, ...

    Buster Olney

    Felix Hernandez may have an ounce of stubbornness, that self-assured nature of the innately brilliant, but by allowing the Mariners to turn his talent into a craft, his dominance has bordered on overwhelming, writes Buster. And there's more to come.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2009
  13. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- King Felix Hernandez and Zack Greinke...

    Buster Olney

    It's that time of year -- the ceaseless lobbying for Cy Young Awards can now begin. But, as Buster points out, in the American League, you have two pitchers in the midst of brilliant seasons. Plus, that lovable rivalry between the O's and the Nats.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2009
  14. MLB's growing 'red flag' issue

    Buster Olney

    VIERA, Fla. -- The Mariners worship at the throne of Felix Hernandez, because for them, he is The King, the centerpiece of their franchise. There's nothing more they want than for Hernandez to thrive, and for this, they'll pay him, happily....

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  15. Medical opinions are making deals harder to consummate in MLB - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney discusses how modern medicine is allowing teams to more effectively project injuries, which can make contract talks a sore spot. Felix Hernandez is the latest example.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney -- They have the money, but the Mariners hav...

    Buster Olney

    Seattle has put itself in a great position to make a splash in the free-agent market, but any money it spends -- particularly on a pitcher -- will have to be done with respect to the King's ransom it'll need to fork over for Felix Hernandez.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2009