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  1. Fister lesson: Good arms can come cheap

    Buster Olney

    Three years ago, the Detroit Tigers surprised folks with an under-the-radar trade at the deadline, when they plucked an unspectacular right-hander with average fastball velocity from the Seattle Mariners. That pitcher, Doug Fister, was attractive to ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Adam Jones, Justin Upton and others showing off new skills in wee...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at what we've learned through the first week of the season.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  3. Lessons from AL MVP voting

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp was to the National League what Jose Bautista was to the American League -- a dominant offensive force who played exactly no games when his team was regarded as a legitimate playoff contender. Bautista became the most dangerous hitter in th...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  4. 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
  5. MLB -- Buster Olney: Miguel Cabrera is a good cautionary and succ...

    Buster Olney

    We are right to be caught up in the pull of Jason Heyward, but six years ago, there was a 20-year-old with the same auspicious start. Miguel Cabrera is still just 26, but offers a good lesson for the young Heyward on success, and hopefully, redemption.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2010
  6. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Mariano Rivera has no plans to fade away w...

    Buster Olney

    Mariano Rivera finds humor in the lessons of the ageless Satchel Paige, but he has his own theories on how to stay young and his own plans regarding his place with the Yankees. Both point to a man not likely to fade away any time soon.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2010
  7. The (harsh) lessons of the GM meetings

    Buster Olney

    Executives and agents packed their bags and boarded planes in Chicago, thinking about what they had seen and heard over the previous 48 hours, such as: The Rust Belt Ripples. Just months after the Indians' payroll concerns nudged them into unl...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  8. MLB -- Buster Olney -- A harsh economic climate for teams and fr...

    Buster Olney

    General managers face a difficult winter. The economic climate in baseball has conspired to force significant cuts from some rosters. This may be a boon for some of the wealthier teams, but even they might consider shedding. An interesting winter awaits.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2009
  9. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Clayton Kershaw's talent can overwhel...

    Buster Olney

    Clayton Kershaw is a maddening combination of exceptional talent and high pitch counts -- but if he can zero in against the Phillies and harness his gift, it will be a boon to the Dodgers' chances, Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2009
  10. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- The Florida Marlins get more out of t...

    Buster Olney

    The Marlins use their minor league system not just as a proving ground for kids, but also as a tuneup stage for their struggling stars, and it pays dividends, Buster Olney writes. Plus, a big change in Philly and an auspicious Giants debut.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2009