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  1. Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinnin...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. Ausmus' impact on Tigers' basepaths

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- From the first day of spring training, the Detroit Tigers players say, Brad Ausmus talked about the running game. But not only the running game of the Detroit baserunners, who were told to look for opportunities to take a bas...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  3. Early grades for the free-agent class

    Buster Olney

    In the April leading up to CC Sabathia's free agency in 2008, his ERA after four starts was 13.50. Months later, he got the biggest contract ever for a pitcher -- $161 million -- after he had bounced back, and then been traded to Milwaukee and led th...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  4. Clock is ticking on a David Price trade

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have been baseball's version of Seabiscuit over the past six seasons, the plucky team with the diminutive payroll racing and often winning against War Admirals such as the Yankees and Red Sox. Logic tells us that the Rays should...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  5. Data, scouting fuel Red Sox win

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Think of the postseason as a final exam, and the pitchers in the American League Championship Series as summa cum laude-caliber students: former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, presumptive Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, Cy Young candidate...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  6. Red Sox will see real Verlander

    Buster Olney

    The topic was Justin Verlander, and the two veteran hitters who had faced him this year spoke of the Cy Young winner in their dugout with great respect, but also with professional honesty. "He's not the same guy," said one of the players. The o...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  7. Early leaders for MVP, Cy Young

    Buster Olney

    I recently bumped into a longtime evaluator who offered an interesting handicap on the National League Most Valuable Player race. "Right now," he said, "Yadier Molina is the league MVP, hands down." Over the next week to 10 days, every team will p...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  8. Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals have two of the 10 best s...

    Buster Olney

    Kyle Lohse still doesn't have a home, and there could be a few more trades of starting pitchers. But there is enough information available to rank the 10 best rotations for 2013. 1. Detroit Tigers The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, D...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  9. Alex Rodriguez is surrounded by conspiracy, but reality is pretty...

    Buster Olney

    The conspiracy theories have been drifting around Alex Rodriguez, but the real reason for his absence in the lineup, and his future career with the Yankees, isn't that hard to figure out.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  10. Yankees must cling to slivers of hope against Tigers - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees have hit so poorly that they now find themselves in a 3-0 hole. But they can fall back on some slivers of hope. For one, they couldn't possibly hit any worse. And two, they've seen the impossible happen when it happened to them.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Jeremy Bonderman is finding his groove aga...

    Buster Olney

    Jeremy Bonderman feels like an old man on Detroit's rotation of young power arms with the likes of Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer -- thing is, the once-precocious young starter is still just 27. And he might have his groove back soon.

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  12. A chip-cashing trade

    Buster Olney

    The trade will include big names and first-round picks when it is finally completed. Curtis Granderson is an All-Star with some major numbers and a superstar presence, and Edwin Jackson was picked for the Midsummer Classic last year. Max Scherzer is ...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney -- There's a sense that the big Curtis Grand...

    Buster Olney

    While the teams acquiring new players in the big trade that sends Curtis Granderson to New York, Edwin Jackson to Arizona, and a number of prospects to Detroit will express satisfaction, there's a sense that each traded away potential problems.

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2009