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  1. Oakland's collapse could be worst ever

    Buster Olney

    On the morning of Aug. 10, the Oakland Athletics not only had a 4-game lead over the Angels in the American League West, they also had the majors' best record: 72-44, on a pace to win 96 games. They were regarded as the best team in baseball, with th...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  2. Add Billy Burns right now

    Eric Karabell

    The best team in baseball promoted one of the best base stealers in the minor leagues Monday, and I, for one, couldn't be more pleased! I remember watching the ridiculously speedy Billy Burns back in March while at spring training in Arizona, and ins...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. MLB - How Garrett Richards became a star

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at how Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has turned himself into one of the AL's best starters.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  4. Top 10 teams in the majors

    Buster Olney

    As 2013 becomes 2014, here's a look at the top 10 teams in MLB. 1. Detroit Tigers Some of the teams that employ advanced metrics determined at the end of the last regular season that the Tigers were the best team in the American League -- by fa...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  5. Rangers betting big on Shin-Soo Choo

    Keith Law

    The Texas Rangers' deal with Shin-Soo Choo makes them the best team in the American League West on paper, and perhaps the best or second-best team in the league via that same medium, but it's an awfully lengthy deal for a player who has a large hole ...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  6. Washington Nationals are ready to reap the benefits of a full sea...

    Jeff Sullivan

    The Washington Nationals are ready to reap the benefits of a full season of Stephen Strasburg as World Series favorites, writes Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  7. Starting pitcher prospect Dan Straily called up to majors by Oakl...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein profiles highly touted starting pitcher prospect Dan Straily, who was called up by the Oakland A's on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  8. Best managers of the first half

    Jim Bowden

    Joe Girardi is having perhaps his best season as manager of the New York Yankees, guiding them to the American League's second-best record. In Texas, Ron Washington leads the league's best team with three starting pitchers on the disabled list. Howev...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  9. Texas Rangers are off to a hot start, but it doesn't mean all tha...

    Dave Cameron

    With the Rangers off to a torrid start and looking like the best team in baseball, Dave Cameron of FanGraphs writes that a hot April doesn't always carry over to the rest of the season. History shows many teams have fallen flat.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  10. Angels looking like MLB's best team

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A scout lounged in a seat in the home plate horseshoe here before the Angels played Friday, and joined the growing chorus of folks who believe Albert Pujols' team -- the team of Jered Weaver and Dan Haren and C.J. Wilson and E...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  11. Los Angeles Angels are already looking like baseball's best team ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that many people around baseball believe that the Angels could be MLB's best team, and they got off to a good start in Albert Pujols' debut on Friday night.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2012
  12. Tampa Bay Rays are still as good as any other team

    Dayn Perry

    Dayn Perry explains why the Tampa Bay Rays still might be the best team in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2012
  13. Behind great defense and dominant pitching, the Rays are the best...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney continues his top-10 series with a New Year's power rankings. The Red Sox, Yankees and Phillies all have higher payrolls, but dominant pitching and superb defense make the Tampa Bay Rays the best team in baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2012
  14. A pair of big names are still trying to find themselves with the ...

    Buster Olney

    For what many consider baseball's best team on paper, there are still concerns. Start with Daisuke Matsuzaka and his changed regimen, or Josh Beckett and what appears to be a loss of command. Can the Red Sox get them right?

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  15. New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays should both fear Minnesota Tw...

    Bryan Smith

    Bryan Smith of FanGraphs looks at the best -- and worst -- possible matchup for every team with a 10 percent chance or higher of playing in the postseason. Turns out that AL East powerhouses Tampa Bay and New York should both fear little Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  16. San Diego Padres have been good for close to a year; it's time to...

    Buster Olney

    The San Diego Padres aren't merely off to a good start. No, since July 27 of last season, they've been arguably the best team in all of baseball. So the idea of the Padres as sellers -- well, it may have to be put on hold for a while.

    Blog | Conversation | May 14, 2010