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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Grady Sizemore, Joe Saunders and the second tier of free agents -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the tier of free agents that could represent good value additions for teams.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  6. Nationals face dilemma in how to use Stephen Strasburg - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals may have finally built a team ready to win the NL East. But what happens when you have to shut down your best player for the stretch drive? Buster investigates.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  7. MLB - Carlos Beltran trade talks become complicated

    Buster Olney

    Carlos Beltran is clearly the top outfielder available on the trade market, but rival GMs believe Beltran's value is significantly less than what the Mets are indicating, because there is no consolation prize attached to him after he becomes a free agent.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  8. MLB - New York Mets have many trade options for Carlos Beltran

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the New York Mets have many potential trade partners in a Carlos Beltran deal, as the outfielder's first-half performance has made him a good fit for several contenders. As a result, the Mets can afford to be selective.

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2011
  9. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Toronto Blue...

    Buster Olney

    Last season, the Baltimore Orioles played a terribly difficult early-season schedule. It may well have cost their manager a job. This year, it doesn't get much easier. But at least a rival takes their place with the toughest early slate.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  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. A bullpen audit reveals some problems for Mets, Nats and others -...

    Buster Olney

    While the Washington Nationals have called up Drew Storen to help fill the many innings being eaten by the current members of their bullpen, not all teams have the resources to do the same. The Mets, for one, have a busy 'pen with no fix in sight.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  12. MLB: Buster Olney: 2010 MLB predictions from division winners to ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster talked to talent evaluators, executives, scouts and players before deciding on this predictions for the season.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2010
  13. 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
  14. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- Brad Penny was dominant; the question...

    Buster Olney

    For one night at least, Brad Penny was out there dominating the best lineup in the National League -- the question is why, writes Buster Olney. Plus, Buster is ecstatic that one of his own has made the jump to the major leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2009