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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. Lessons from the offseason thus far

    Jim Bowden

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The hot stove season typically doesn't get white-hot until the winter meetings, but general managers decided to break the rules this year and we've seen tons of action already, with the Robinson Cano contract and Prince Fiel...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. Clayton Kershaw leads pitcher rankings for 2014 season

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft has his early pitcher rankings for the 2014 season.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  4. Josh Hamilton, Jason Heyward, Matt Kemp all off to slow starts, b...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft says not to panic too much over a number of top hitters getting off to slow starts.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  5. Gee on outing: 'How not to pitch'

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Dillon Gee struggled to come up with any lesson from his performance Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. Dillon Gee #35 SP New York Mets 2012 STATS GM17 W6 L7 BB29 K97 ERA4.10 "How not to pitch," he even...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  6. Norichika Aoki and Anibal Sanchez have taught us important lesson...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at what we've learned about trades and free agency in the past year and explains how it can be applied this winter.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2012
  7. MLB -- Yankees' Rodriguez faces his decline

    Doug Glanville

    Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez is experiencing doubts and pressures every player has to go through during his career.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  8. 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
  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: Lessons from Dustin Ackley, Domonic Brown and other top mino...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at 10 key minor leaguers who were recently promoted -- including Dustin Ackley, Domonic Brown, Eric Hosmer and Josh Vitters -- and what those promotions have taught us so far.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2010
  11. World Cup replay? MLB, NBA offer lessons to naysayers, Mark Kreid...

    Mark Kreidler

    There isn't a system in any sport or league that is without its detractors. But if soccer is waiting for its Armando Galarraga moment to spur it on to the use of the best technologies available to ensure fair results, it is already four decades late.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  12. Los Angeles Angels party responsibly

    Mark Saxon

    Lesson learned: Howie Kendrick cautiously celebrated his walk-off homer.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2010
  13. 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
  14. Cameron Maybin of Florida Marlins won't rush return to lineup

    Florida Marlins center fielder Cameron Maybin says his strained left groin feels better, but he won't rush back into the lineup.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2010
  15. 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
  16. 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