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  1. Fister lesson: Good arms can come cheap

    Buster Olney

    Three years ago, the Detroit Tigers surprised folks with an under-the-radar trade at the deadline, when they plucked an unspectacular right-hander with average fastball velocity from the Seattle Mariners. That pitcher, Doug Fister, was attractive to ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Key under-the-radar guys

    Buster Olney

    MILWAUKEE -- Yadier Molina is probably the Cardinals' leading candidate for National League most valuable player, with Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig well-positioned to get some top-10 votes. Adam Wainwright will get some consideration for the NL Cy ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  3. 10 under-the-radar 'All-Stars'

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The argument this past weekend has been about whether Josh Donaldson should have been part of the American League All-Stars, and whether Jay Bruce -- who might finish the year with 50 doubles, 30 homers and more than 100 RBI -- sh...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. Ryan Madson to the Cincinnati Reds, and other good value moves of...

    Buster Olney

    Large sums of money were spent this winter, with the bulk of it thrown at Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes. But Buster Olney writes that good value was available in under-the-radar deals. Here are the top 10 from the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  5. Under-the-radar breakthroughs

    Buster Olney

    You almost expect to see a string knot around the right index finger of Doug Fister, because that would explain it all. The right-hander throws a fastball that is more batting practice than Strasburg in its velocity, and major league hitters take big...

    Blog | May 03, 2010
  6. MLB -- Buster Olney: Doug Fister, Brett Gardner, Austin Jackson a...

    Buster Olney

    Early in the 2010 season, players such as Austin Jackson and Doug Fister have emerged as vital components to their respective teams. They are among this list of 10 players (or position groups) who are quietly playing significant roles.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2010
  7. Key under-the-radar injuries

    Buster Olney

    Joe Nathan's injury is the most significant of the spring to this point, because the Twins have to find a way to replace one of the best closers in baseball -- whether it is with Francisco Liriano, Matt Guerrier, Jon Rauch or (down the road) Hea...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  8. MLB -- Buster Olney: Joe Nathan's injury gets the attention, but ...

    Buster Olney

    While Joe Nathan's bum elbow gets all the attention this spring, Buster points out that several other notable players -- who will have just as much to say, or more, about their teams' success -- are also on the shelf.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  9. Could the Phillies be deadline sellers?

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- We didn't need a radar gun to know there was something amiss with Roy Halladay, who left his start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday after two innings because of shoulder soreness. The hitters were telling us that, with more a...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  10. The Philadelphia Phillies could be aggressive sellers at the trad...

    Buster Olney

    With question marks surrounding several of the Philadelphia Phillies' stars, Buster Olney wonders whether it may be time for the team to be sellers at the deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  11. Lee will stay on Yankees' trade radar

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees will have their Cliff Lee conversations, of course, because the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies and other big-money teams will always at least talk about the best players available. Lee has your basic 78-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and he wo...

    Blog | July 03, 2010
  12. Masterpiece theater

    Buster Olney

    Mere numbers could speak to how extraordinary Stephen Strasburg was Tuesday night, numbers like 14 strikeouts and zero walks. Or 101, the top radar-gun reading on the right-hander's fastball. Or you could take the words of Orel Hershiser or John...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  13. Stephen Strasburg wasted no time in alerting observers about his ...

    Buster Olney

    Everybody who saw Stephen Strasburg last night felt like they were seeing something authentic, something hard to place. Even the plate umpire had to adjust to what he was dealing with. So, too, will the rest of the league.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  14. June 8 makes sense for Strasburg debut

    Buster Olney

    From The Mailbag: Q: Caught Stephen Strasburg at Alliance Bank Stadium last night. AS ADVERTISED. I know everyone loves seeing the radar gun register 99 m.p.h. but what most impressed me was his hook -- tight, controlled and thrown for strikes. I ha...

    Blog | May 09, 2010
  15. June 8 makes sense for Stephen Strasburg debut

    Buster Olney

    Speculation is running rampant as to when star prospect Stephen Strasburg will make his major league debut. But a June 8 home matchup against the Pirates seems to be as good a time as any. Plus, why the Red Sox could already be looking to next season.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2010