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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Samardzija deal sets stage for Price trade

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- David Price's focus is on doing the best he can for the Tampa Bay Rays, he said here Saturday. But every day, there are reminders that he could be in his last hours with Tampa Bay. Players on other teams text him daily to ask whether h...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  9. Top 10 lineups in the majors

    Buster Olney

    Kendrys Morales is still looking for work, and so is Nelson Cruz. But with almost all of the best hitters in place, we present the first in a series of our annual top-10 team rankings: the best lineups. As one executive noted: "When y...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  10. Top 10 infields in the majors

    Buster Olney

    As we continue our series for this week, we present the teams with the best collection of infielders -- first base, second, third and shortstop -- in the majors. 1. Texas Rangers The Rangers' plan is to give Mitch Moreland a chance to establi...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Teams best positioned for October run

    Buster Olney

    When Major League Baseball put its new set of playoff rules in place, nobody knew exactly how the changes would shape the decisions of managers and general managers and players. Nobody knew for sure if some unforeseen circumstance might emerge, alter...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  13. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. The Cubs should deal Dempster now

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster's six scoreless innings for the Chicago Cubs on Saturday were probably his last with the team, because now is the best time to trade him. Dempster is healthy now, after being on the disabled list earlier this year, and if the Cubs ...

    Blog | July 15, 2012