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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. Orioles-Tigers Preview

    Orioles-Tigers Preview

    Preview | August 17, 2012
  3. Austin Jackson now one of AL's elite

    David Schoenfield

    The game was over, a soon-to-be disappointing defeat in a frustrating season for the Detroit Tigers. Expected by nearly everyone to run away with the American League Central and predicted by many to be the best team in the majors, the Tigers were ins...

    Blog | August 05, 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. Detroit Tigers roaring toward postseason

    Jayson Stark

    Sparked by several new faces, the Detroit Tigers are suddenly baseball's hottest team.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2011
  6. Ranking the best 'core fives' in the majors

    David Schoenfield

    Are star players important? You're an idiot, Schoenfield. Of course they're important. Go back to your day job. OK, maybe there's a better way to rephrase that question. Which team has the best five core players? And is that a good indicator fo...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Detroit Tigers will run away with the AL Central - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron breaks down the key to Detroit's disappointing first-half record and outlines why the Tigers are poised to run away with the AL Central.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2013
  9. Quarterly report: Rangers measure up well

    Richard Durrett

    Yes, it's only May. But now that the season is a quarter of the way finished, it's a great time to figure out how teams measure up to one another. The Texas Rangers have the best record in the majors at 29-15. And they just completed taking three of ...

    Blog | May 20, 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. Omar Infante and Jhonny Peralta are a weak double-play combinatio...

    Paul Swydan

    Omar Infante and Jhonny Peralta are a weak double-play combination and could be the Tigers' undoing.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  13. MLB -- Justin Verlander finally an ace in October

    Wayne Drehs

    Justin Verlander has struggled in past postseasons, but he looked like an ace in Game 1 of the ALDS.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2012
  14. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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