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  1. Washington Nationals are ready to reap the benefits of a full sea...

    Jeff Sullivan

    The Washington Nationals are ready to reap the benefits of a full season of Stephen Strasburg as World Series favorites, writes Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays should both fear Minnesota Tw...

    Bryan Smith

    Bryan Smith of FanGraphs looks at the best -- and worst -- possible matchup for every team with a 10 percent chance or higher of playing in the postseason. Turns out that AL East powerhouses Tampa Bay and New York should both fear little Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Stephen Strasburg on fantasy sprin...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out a few pitching situations to watch in spring training, including the Yankees' fifth-starter battle between Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  11. MLB -- Baseball Prospectus: Who are the best and worst single-sea...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus brings the heat with a controversial idea: the best team ... of the entire 2000s ... was the 2001 Seattle Mariners. Wait, what? They lost in the ALCS. Ah, but you can prove it with metrics. To explore, come inside.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2009
  12. 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
  13. Scouting report: New York Yankees

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the New York Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2006
  14. 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
  15. 2003 Yankees best ever?

    Jim Baker

    The Yankees incredible start is causing some to wonder if the 2003 edition is the best team ever.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2003
  16. Rookie Rankings: Tanaka dominating

    Jim Bowden

    As we near the halfway point in the season, a dozen rookies are having impact upon their pennant-chasing teams thus far. Let's look at my latest rankings and assess the best of the 2014 rookie class. 1. Masahiro Tanaka | RHP | New York Yankees ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014