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  1. How to pitch to Cabrera and Trout

    Buster Olney

    It was a slow Friday night for Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout, relatively speaking. Cabrera had a single and two RBIs, and Trout had two hits and a walk and scored twice. Cabrera's batting average stands at .388, and Trout has an OPS of .963, and in p...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  2. Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers among the top 10 infields - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 infields in the majors

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  3. Framing the American League MVP debate

    Buster Olney

    The best front-office minds in baseball have been the engines of change in the sport over the past two decades, and as a result, there are fewer bunts and more lineups stacked according to on-base percentage and a greater value placed on defense. ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  4. Does Miguel Cabrera have an American League MVP case over Mike Tr...

    Buster Olney

    If we used old ways of determining value -- primarily home runs and RBIs -- then Miguel Cabrera could be the choice for AL MVP. But as Buster Olney writes, the way we evaluate players has changed, and it's hard to put Cabrera ahead of Mike Trout.

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2012
  5. Ryan Raburn has led scorching Detroit Tigers offense this spring ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while spring training stats aren't an indicator of regular-season performance, the Detroit Tigers are so far doing what everyone thought they would do -- mash.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  6. Chase Utley is in doubt for Opening Day as he battles chronic kne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that for Chase Utley and the Phillies, reality is quickly closing in, as it's the middle of March and Utley is heading to see a knee specialist instead of taking the field to prepare for Opening Day.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  7. Thoughts on Albert Pujols, the Braves, Blue Jays and more from ar...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while it is still early in the spring and March results don't mean much, first impressions for the 2012 season are being formed by talent evaluators and executives around baseball. Here are five, beginning with Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  8. How landscape is shifting away from everyday position players - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the landscape in modern baseball is shifting away from everyday position players and toward players like Ben Zobrist who can man multiple positions and help create favorable matchups on a given day.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  9. Detroit Tigers are adamant about Miguel Cabrera playing third bas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers seem adamant about trying Miguel Cabrera at third base, although there is widespread skepticism about the decision throughout the industry.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  10. Detroit's defensive dilemma

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder was introduced by the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, but already the greatest question around the team is whether Miguel Cabrera can move back to third base and play the position adequately. Cabrera already had hopes of moving back to th...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  11. MLB - Prince Fielder gives the Detroit Tigers a potent offense an...

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder will give the Tigers plenty of offense, writes Buster Olney, but their defense will be an issue.

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  12. Prince Fielder's deal with Detroit is the latest example of a sma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Prince Fielder's deal with the Tigers, it's becoming clear that the new labor agreement didn't address a major issue -- with rich teams getting richer, small-market clubs have little chance of securing elite talent.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  13. Detroit Tigers sign Prince Fielder to a nine-year deal after rumo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Detroit Tigers' surprising deal with Prince Fielder feels a lot like Pujols' deal with the Angels, which is to say an impulse buy. But regardless, it will transform Detroit's lineup and have ripple effects throughout the AL.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  14. With many quality candidates, voters have a tough call for AL MVP...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP is a tough call, and it's possible Justin Verlander gets the most first-place votes and still loses the award to Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, or others. Plus notes on the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  15. 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
  16. MLB: Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez won't merely bat behind Migu...

    Buster Olney

    Victor Martinez was picked up by Detroit because they needed somebody to provide balance in the lineup, a bat they could slot in behind Miguel Cabrera. But V-Mart's bigger role may be to stand behind Cabrera as he battles his demons.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2011