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  1. Rangers a contender despite injuries

    Buster Olney

    The 2014 Texas Rangers are illogical, from the inordinate number of injuries that have hit them, all the way through Friday's victory over the Indians. The Rangers have lost their first baseman (Prince Fielder), second baseman (Jurickson Profar), cat...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  2. Injuries could force Rangers to rebuild

    Buster Olney

    The storms of the obvious must first be weathered by the Texas Rangers. Yes, the Prince Fielder injury hurts their chances to compete (although he wasn't playing that well, and whoever replaces him could be better). Yes, Texas would be well-served to...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  3. Eye-catching early-season numbers

    Buster Olney

    Early-season numbers that catch your eye: 51.1 That is the ground ball percentage of Prince Fielder this season, a significant increase over past seasons. Fielder hit his first home run of the season Tuesday night, but it goes without...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. How the Prince Fielder trade went down

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder was introduced as the Rangers' No. 84, less than a week after Texas and the Tigers aggressively worked through the details of their blockbuster trade of a 29-year-old slugger who will probably mash his 300th career homer sometime next ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  5. Winners and losers of Kinsler-Fielder deal

    Buster Olney

    Here are the biggest winners of the Detroit Tigers-Texas Rangers blockbuster, and the biggest losers: Winners 1. Detroit Tigers: General manager David Dombrowski described to reporters how quickly this deal came together in a little...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  6. White Sox place huge bet on Abreu

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- When the Dodgers signed Cuban defector Yasiel Puig to a seven-year, $42 million contract, there were lot of evaluators who thought the deal was reckless, at the very least, and maybe a little insane. And now every team would love to have h...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  7. Papelbon a fit in Detroit?

    Buster Olney

    Through eight innings and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, it was all good for the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City on Wednesday. Justin Verlander threw seven scoreless innings, Prince Fielder drove in another run and the Tigers were literall...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  8. Why Doug Fister has been so effective

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Mike Trout hit a roller toward first base last Sunday and Prince Fielder took a couple of steps forward to corral the ball. You can see it in this highlight reel, starting at about the 18-second mark. Then Doug Fister dove headlong toward ...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  9. Why Doug Fister has been so effective for the Detroit Tigers - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Doug Fister's athleticism has played a large role in his success with the Detroit Tigers. Olney also looks closer at Justin Upton's fast start.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Why Sergio Romo's slider has been so effective this World Series ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about why Sergio Romo's slider is so successful, plus other news and notes from the World Series and around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2012
  12. What the New York Yankees must address this offseason - MLB

    Buster Olney

    As the ball settled into Prince Fielder's glove Thursday, the Yankees' offseason officially began. And, as Buster Olney writes, there are a number of crucial needs that must be addressed.

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  13. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  14. Why players still enjoy participating in All-Star Game festivitie...

    Buster Olney

    There isn't one player whose mind and body couldn't use a three-day break in July. But as Buster Olney writes, there are still unique incentives for players to participate in the All-Star Game, like the chance to pick the brains of their peers.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  15. Picking Home Run Derby dream teams

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI -- Prince Fielder was on his way to the cage for batting practice Saturday afternoon, and he didn't pause when asked, hypothetically, whether he would participate in the Home Run Derby in Kansas City on July 9. "Yeah, I'd do t...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  16. Prince Fielder, Matt Kemp and Home Run Derby dream teams - MLB

    Buster Olney

    If you could pick any four players for the American League and National League Home Run Derby teams, who would they be? Beginning with team captains Robinson Cano and Matt Kemp, Buster Olney fills out the rest of his rosters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2012