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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. Scouting report: Los Angeles Angels

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the Los Angeles Angels.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2008
  9. Tribe, Astros should win wild cards

    Rob Neyer

    The American League and National League wild-card races are finally sorting themselves out.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2005
  10. 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
  11. Five teams with the best shot at Tanaka

    Jim Bowden

    After weeks of drama, the Masahiro Tanaka posting saga is finally over. Rakuten, his team in Japan, has agreed to post him, and now all MLB teams have a chance to negotiate with him if they agree to put up the posting fee, which likely will max out a...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  12. Kevin Youkilis to the Los Angeles Dodgers among potential bargain...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at five low-cost free-agent fixes that should be made, starting with Kevin Youkilis to the Dodgers.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  13. 2013 MLB free-agency catchers, designated hitters buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law provides his free-agency buyer's guide for catchers and designated hitters, looking at the best and worst values and trade targets at both positions.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2013
  14. 2013 MLB free-agency outfielder buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at the best and worst values among free-agent outfielders and identifies some trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  15. Five teams that should stand pat

    Jim Bowden

    One of my favorite trade deadline baseball cliches is "sometimes the best trades you make are the ones you don't make." Indeed, fans and media clamor at this time of year for teams to make trades, but regardless of how compelling a trade proposal or ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  16. Contending teams should not trade for Houston Astros pitcher Bud ...

    Dave Cameron

    Despite slim pickings in the starting pitcher trade market, Bud Norris isn't worthy of a spot in a playoff rotation and thus shouldn't be pursued by a contender, writes Dave Cameron.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013