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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. Cardinals-Mets Preview

    Cardinals-Mets Preview

    Preview | June 11, 2013
  4. Start/sit advice, two-start pitchers, rankings for Week 4 of the ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the Monday-through-Sunday schedule and offers helpful tips for Week 4 of the fantasy baseball season, noting that the hot-starting Atlanta Braves have some tough matchups this week.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  5. 2013 Nationals versus 1986 Mets

    David Schoenfield

    "This is one of the best ballclubs I've ever had." --Davey Johnson, Tuesday at the winter meetings. Now, Davey has managed some pretty good teams in his days, but there is only one "best" team on that list: the infamous 1986 New York Mets. That team...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Stephen Strasburg on fantasy sprin...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out a few pitching situations to watch in spring training, including the Yankees' fifth-starter battle between Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  10. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- Holliday has been great, but he may e...

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals have become the best team in the NL -- with a lot of thanks to Matt Holliday -- but their salary history suggests that keeping the slugger around might be a stretch, writes Buster Olney. A prediction on where he'll be playing next season.

    Blog | Conversation | September 11, 2009
  11. Astros-Mets Preview

    Astros-Mets Preview

    Preview | August 21, 2008
  12. Mets-Diamondbacks Preview

    Mets-Diamondbacks Preview

    Preview | May 03, 2008
  13. Delgado says '07 meltdown was a disappoinment because Mets were '...

    Carlos Delgado thinks the New York Mets have learned their lesson.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2008
  14. Phillies-Marlins Preview

    Phillies-Marlins Preview

    Preview | August 30, 2007
  15. Cards can't contain Mets' offense

    Keith Law

    When Chris Carpenter isn't pitching, the Cardinals will have a tough time trying to control the Mets' lineup.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2006
  16. Scouting report: New York Mets

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the New York Mets.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2006