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  1. Gauging Liriano's trade value

    Buster Olney

    Francisco Liriano has thrown a no-hitter, been an All-Star and during the 2006 season had one of the most dominant three months of starts in the past decade. He's pitched in two postseasons and averaged a strikeout per inning in his career. B...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  2. Francisco Liriano could be a valuable trade asset for the Minneso...

    Buster Olney

    Matt Garza is viewed as arguably the best prize among starting pitchers at the trade deadline, but there's another name who could draw some interest: Francisco Liriano. As Buster Olney writes, Liriano's recent success has his trade value climbing.

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  3. Matt Cain threw perfect game and, surprise, Brian Runge was there...

    Buster Olney

    Umpire Brian Runge worked third base for Matt Cain's perfect game, and it's almost becoming comical now -- Runge has worked three no-hitters this season. As Buster Olney writes, his team has earned a new nickname.

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  4. How the New York Mets will handle Johan Santana's workload - MLB

    Buster Olney

    After Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets history, Buster Olney writes that the Mets plan to limit him to a hard pitch count of 90 in his next few starts.

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  5. Cutting into the action

    Buster Olney

    PHILADELPHIA -- Anibal Sanchez was the latest pitcher to flirt with a no-hitter, in a year in which a lot of pitchers have been dominant, taking his attempt into the seventh inning Sunday. The Nationals got a hit, but Sanchez and the Marlins' bu...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  6. MLB: Is the cutter another main culprit of the decline in offense...

    Buster Olney

    Steroids and greenies and pitchers throwing harder than ever. If you discuss offensive drops in MLB, all are mentioned. But what about the rise of the cutter? Buster Olney explores.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  7. MLB: On Verlander's no-hitter, MLB players fraternizing, Chipper ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney touches on a variety of topics in his Sunday blog including how MLB is concerned that players are fraternizing too much, Justin Verlander's no-hitter, Chipper Jones' start and Eric Hosmer's debut.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2011
  8. MLB: Francisco Liriano may have needed this no-hitter as a remind...

    Buster Olney

    No coach, fan or fellow teammate gets upset at Francisco Liriano the way he does at himself, and it's usually quite evident in his body language. Which is why the no-hitter was a nice collection of evidence that he still has ace stuff.

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  9. The Marlins' bullpen resurgence

    Buster Olney

    There wasn't much for the Florida Marlins' bullpen to do on Friday night, as Anibal Sanchez pursued a no-hitter. Maybe this left more time for Edward Mujica to watch teammates and hone his imitations of them. Mujica came to the Marlins ...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  10. MLB: The Florida Marlins' bullpen has emerged as the league's bes...

    Buster Olney

    The Florida Marlins didn't need to use their bullpen during Anibal Sanchez's near-no-hitter Friday night, but they've still emerged as the league's best unit, after struggling in 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2011
  11. With Halladay, loyalty came first

    Buster Olney

    J.P. Ricciardi watched Roy Halladay become the first pitcher to throw a postseason no-hitter on color television at the New England Sports Arena in Marlborough, Mass., and like anyone who has ever been around Halladay -- as a teammate, as a member of...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  12. Roy Halladay's quiet loyalty to management and fans in Toronto pr...

    Buster Olney

    Roy Halladay toiled successfully for years in Toronto on teams that didn't have much of a shot, and while many openly pine for a bigger stage, he maintained a fierce loyalty to an organization that ultimately was paid back.

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2010
  13. Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch could take some heat for ...

    Buster Olney

    By allowing Edwin Jackson to throw 149 pitches in his no-hitter against the Rays, Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch has set himself up to be second-guessed for months.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2010
  14. MLB - Buster Olney - Carlos Zambrano move is classic Lou Piniella...

    Buster Olney

    After moving starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen, Cubs manager Lou Piniella again proved that he is not the sort of manager who will sit on his hands while his team struggles.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  15. Jimenez no-hitter mirrors career arc

    Buster Olney

    Ubaldo Jimenez called into "Baseball Tonight" during a commercial break Saturday, and as he chatted with the folks on the show before his interview started, he sounded the way that you'd imagine someone who'd just thrown a no-hitter would s...

    Blog | April 18, 2010
  16. Colorado Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez's no-hitter mirrors his career a...

    Buster Olney

    In throwing the first no-hitter in Rockies team history Saturday, Ubaldo Jimenez demonstrated how he's grown as a player. Plus, a few notes on Cal Ripken's job prospects with the Orioles and a recap of the 20-inning Mets-Cardinals marathon.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2010