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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox have very favorabl...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft updates his top 100 starting pitcher rankings and breaks down the stats to find which teams have the best and worst pitching matchups down the stretch.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  4. AL teams best positioned for October

    Buster Olney

    We have arrived at that time of year when six-month projections no longer matter, and when, in one week, a journeyman call-up like Nate McLouth can impact a pennant race more than MVP candidates. Baseball is a summer-long game, but the last bricks of...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  5. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  6. The AL West finally asserts its dominance, and the rest of the le...

    Jonah Keri

    After high expectations and a shaky start, everything is falling into place out West.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  7. MLB spring preview and offseason review

    Jayson Stark

    Spring is finally here, can you believe it? Now let's take a look at the most intriguing spring storylines, the best and worst free-agent signings, the most improved and least improved teams, players to watch and much more.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  8. Peavy on DL; Hudson, Garcia worth owning

    Eric Karabell

    The Chicago White Sox, one of hottest teams in the league, placed Jake Peavy, one of their best starting pitchers, on the disabled list Wednesday with a detached lat muscle. The former NL Cy Young winner left Tuesday's start in the second inning...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  9. Jake Peavy lands on DL; Daniel Hudson, Freddy Garcia are Chicago ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell says there are plenty of other fantasy options in the Chicago White Sox's starting rotation, even with Jake Peavy out of action.

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  10. The MLB draft offers more evidence that teams are targeting quick...

    Buster Olney

    The draft is always a youth movement of sorts, as teams add young talent to their systems. But Buster Olney writes that some teams also clearly view the draft as a chance to make their big league roster better, and soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  11. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- The best teams in the AL have cracks ...

    Buster Olney

    Look across the top of the divisions in the American League, or at the wildcard standings, and you see teams that appear to be comfortably set for the playoffs, but a closer look at their pitching staffs reveals some fissures, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2009
  12. MLB -- Toronto Blue Jays' Roy Halladay would fit better elsewhere...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus looks at various teams that could land Roy Halladay and the potential impact he'd have on their playoff chances. And even though the Phillies are out of the running now, they wouldn't have been the best fit anyway.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2009
  13. Minnesota Twins a pitching bust, Chicago White Sox a surprise sta...

    Christopher Harris

    Christopher Harris looks at the starting rotations that have risen and fallen the most this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009
  14. Punch your ticket with a top-notch 1-2-3 rotation

    Jerry Crasnick

    Teams with the deepest, most balanced rotations stand the best chance of making an October run. We rank each team based on its 1-2-3 starters.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2008
  15. Challenge Preview Week 22: Great week for both Chicago teams

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft analyzes the best Week 22 options for the Baseball Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2007
  16. Challenge Preview Week 21: Great weeks for Arizona and Boston

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft analyzes the best Week 21 options for the Baseball Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2007