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  1. The GM stars of winter

    Jim Bowden

    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman certainly made the biggest splash this offseason, spending more than $440 million on free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Masahiro Tanaka. After trading for Prince Fielder and s...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  2. Lessons from the offseason thus far

    Jim Bowden

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The hot stove season typically doesn't get white-hot until the winter meetings, but general managers decided to break the rules this year and we've seen tons of action already, with the Robinson Cano contract and Prince Fiel...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Strasburg's ceiling, second-half storylines

    Buster Olney

    The other day in the visitors dugout in Boston, Alex Rodriguez talked about how much he looked forward to a breather for a few days, to spend time with his daughters at a lake house. Somewhere out on an Oregon river, Billy Beane has been fly fishing,...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  5. How Washington Nationals will use Stephen Strasburg tops second-h...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks ahead to the biggest storylines in the second half of the baseball season. Will the Nationals really stick to their innings limit for Stephen Strasburg? Can the Pirates keep their momentum going? Those and more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  6. Billy Beane's murky future in Oakland

    Buster Olney

    The Oakland Athletics are close to tying up general manager Billy Beane and team president Michael Crowley through 2019, as Susan Slusser writes. But these contracts are probably somewhat like those $100 million deals that NFL quarterbacks get: Nobod...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  7. Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane could have other job options if ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the Oakland A's are close to signing GM Billy Beane through the 2019 season, Beane's future in Oakland isn't crystal clear. If the club's future remains in doubt, Beane likely would have other job offers to choose from.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  8. 2011 ALCS -- Texas Rangers advance to World Series

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Rangers punched their ticket to the World Series for the second straight year, knocking out the Tigers in ALCS Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2011
  9. There's always been an arms race in the AL East, but that mentali...

    Buster Olney

    Boston and New York have been working amid an arms race that goes back decades. But this offseason, so many moves across the league seemed to be in response to others within a division. The trend has certainly moved to the AL West.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  10. Ron Washington nearly left baseball after admitting using cocaine...

    Tom Friend

    The morning after using cocaine, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington woke up in a panic. He looked in the mirror and saw a fraud. He didn't want anyone to know but knew he had to admit it.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  11. MLB: The next major issue for MLB will be the Oakland Athletics

    Buster Olney

    The next franchise on the front burner for MLB -- with the Rangers' situation now in the rearview -- is going to be the Oakland Athletics. Plus, a look at the state of all divisional races right now.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2010
  12. MLB - Analysis - Prospects-for-veterans trades can be dicey. Whic...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Billy Beane and Jon Daniels are among the best GMs at knowing when to swap veterans for prospects, and vice versa.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2009