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  1. Johnny Cueto among pitchers you cannot steal a base against - MLB...

    Jared Cross

    Stolen bases are decided by the pitcher, not the catcher, and Jared Cross looks at the easiest (and hardest) pitchers to steal on.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  2. Tigers have big plans for Bruce Rondon

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- For some of the Detroit Tigers, Bruce Rondon is still more rumor than fact. They've heard about how he throws lightning bolts, a fastball that reaches triple digits, and how he's capable of embarrassing hitters, but they h...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  3. Bruce Rondon playing key role for Detroit Tigers in 2013 - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Bruce Rondon is expected to play a key role for the Tigers this season, and why Detroit has reason to believe that he'll be up to the task.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2013
  4. Yankees await answers on Pineda

    Buster Olney

    It's impossible to separate Michael Pineda from the headlines and hype. He was the rookie who threw lightning bolts, and it was easy power -- 96-98 mph, and it was like he was playing catch. He dominated hitters for most of last season, and when...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  5. New York Yankees await answers on Michael Pineda's shoulder soren...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as Michael Pineda deals with shoulder soreness, the Yankees are left wondering if the pitcher will be able to help the team in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2012
  6. MLB: Rafael Furcal and Joe Nathan among the potential bargains at...

    Keith Law

    The final tier of Keith Law's top 50 free agents includes possible bats on the rebound, and a slew of relief pitchers of all shapes and sizes.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  7. NHL - Gary Bettman has a plan to define the league and his legacy...

    Chris Smith

    ESPN The Magazine's Chris Smith finds out that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is looking out for the league and his legacy.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2010
  8. MLB draft profiles: Jason Esposito

    Josh Cooper

    For all his baseball gifts -- his lightning-quick bat, deceptive speed on the basepath and slick-fielding glove -- Vanderbilt third baseman Jason Esposito had one minor problem until this past season. "My freshman year I didn't want to have ...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  9. 2011 MLB draft: Vanderbilt 3B Jason Esposito

    Josh Cooper

    Vanderbilt third baseman Jason Esposito has been called one of the few true five-tool players in the draft, but he'll have to have a good year behind the plate to propel himself to the front of the first round.

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  10. La Esquina: Dayan Viciedo of Chicago White Sox debuts new look in...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Dayan Viciedo of the White Sox debuts a new look in 2010 that has him ready to take over first in Chicago.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2010
  11. Pittsburgh Pirates' Garrett Jones' power seems to be for real

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey takes a closer look at the power surge by the Pirates' Garrett Jones.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2009
  12. No money-back guarantees on young arms

    Rob Neyer

    Justin Verlander and Kyle Sleeth aren't the only young Tigers pitchers with lightning bolts in their arms.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2006
  13. Rays-ed expectations

    Rob Neyer

    The Devil Rays are young and loaded with potential, but are they for real or just an 11-game comet?

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2004