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  1. Top 10 teams in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    At the All-Star break in 1998, the New York Yankees had an 11-game lead in the AL East, and by Aug. 18, they had nearly doubled that margin. Their record was 92-30, so there really wasn't any question about whether they would make the playoffs -...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  2. 1998 New York Yankees top the list of the top 10 teams of all tim...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 teams in MLB history, starting with the 1998 New York Yankees.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  3. Who will get Josh Hamilton?

    Buster Olney

    A general manager preparing for the offseason recently asked others in his organization what they thought of Josh Hamilton, and of course, the response was nothing but raves for Hamilton as a player. They talked about the damage he can do at the plat...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  4. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  5. Three aggressive summer buyers

    Buster Olney

    Sometime on Thursday, baseball owners are expected to formally ratify the new playoff format, locking in the system of six division winners and four wild-card teams for this season and beyond. A general manager noted on Tuesday that nobody really kn...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  6. A new playoff format could bring more buyers around the trade dea...

    Buster Olney

    It's unclear how the new playoff format will affect teams' decision-making, but Buster Olney writes that there will be teams looking to buy in pursuit of the additional playoff spots. Here are three teams executives expect to be aggressive this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  7. Texas Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton has to earn back the trus...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton's latest relapse, he's making it impossibly hard for the Texas Rangers to invest tens of millions of dollars in him in free agency. How can the Rangers trust Hamilton?

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2012
  8. Previewing trade season in the AL

    Buster Olney

    With 30 days now before the July 31 trade deadline, here's an early look at the AL landscape (for Thursday's look at the NL, click here): Oakland Athletics: The Athletics traded Mark Ellis on Thursday, kicking in $2 million to complete a d...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  9. Previewing trade season moves of every American League team -- ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney previews trade season in the American League, looking at which teams will be buying and which will be selling as the trade deadline approaches.

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  10. MLB: Miguel Cabrera can get better, but the Tigers can't be enabl...

    Buster Olney

    Darryl Strawberry required the structure of baseball, the bare fact it existed and surrounded him, to keep him from his demons. Miguel Cabrera may require the same, but that doesn't mean his chance to beat his demons should be wasted.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  11. MLB: Andy Pettitte will be remembered for a lot of things, but fi...

    Buster Olney

    Andy Pettitte had a lot of successes, but his real legacy is that of a teammate, and of an honest guy who had a hard time hiding from his failures.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Lineup questions are apparent in Philadelphia, and among some oth...

    Buster Olney

    Charlie Manuel has one of the easier jobs in the game when it comes to picking his starters. But Philadelphia's batting order is a different story. Buster looks at this and other top lineup questions facing some good teams.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  14. MLB: By signing Adam Dunn early, the White Sox beat some potentia...

    Buster Olney

    Adam Dunn wasn't signed for peanuts -- he likely would have stayed in Washington for around $40 million back in May -- but by getting him inked early, the White Sox beat out some possible suitors who are waiting for other deals to drop.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  15. 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
  16. MLB - Buster Olney: On Kurt Suzuki, Trevor Cahill and the 2010 ho...

    Buster Olney

    In addition to providing more than 60 links from the world of spring training, Buster Olney's Sunday blog focuses on the Oakland Athletics' potential rise behind a big year from Kurt Suzuki and Trevor Cahill.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2010