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  1. The return of Matt Kemps swing

    Buster Olney

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Mark McGwire joined the Dodgers as hitting coach more than a year after Matt Kemp nearly won the Most Valuable Player Award in 2011, and the swing McGwire saw last year was very different from the powerful and unusually high finish ...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  2. Early picks for every division

    Buster Olney

    There are still some front-line free agents who will sign before the start of the regular season, and the inevitable spring training injuries to come, so it's too early to lock in predictions for 2014. But right now, this is what I'm looking at: ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  3. Top 10 rotations in the majors

    Buster Olney

    Mashiro Tanaka will represent a significant upgrade to the winning bidder, and as some executives said last week, the expectation is that he'll get a contract well over $100 million. Matt Garza, Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez will also land somepla...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  4. 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
  5. A new low for A's ballpark

    Buster Olney

    "There are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap ... and then there's us" -- Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in "Moneyball" ATLANTA -- Many miles from here, an embarrassment for baseball played out Sunday. If it was an isolate...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  6. The man behind the A's potent offense

    Buster Olney

    The Oakland Athletics tried to hire Chili Davis as hitting coach a few years ago, targeting him because of his track record as a hitter and because his approach mirrored what the organization valued, in prioritizing patience and power. But a deal did...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  7. The Oakland Athletics are scoring a lot of runs and hitting coach...

    Buster Olney

    The A's have a surprisingly potent offense, and hitting coach Chili Davis deserves a lot of credit.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  8. 10 hottest flashpoints for 2013 season

    Buster Olney

    Jim Leyland wore a small smile last week as he talked about team chemistry. He said if you win, you've got a great clubhouse, but if you lose, then it's said you have a bad clubhouse. He's right, of course. Almost everything else foll...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  9. Examining baseball's most inflammatory situations - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at 10 of baseball's most inflammatory situations this season, including Charlie Manuel's future in Philadelphia and the battle for the L.A. market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  10. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2013 (Nos. 30-16)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  11. Houston Astros betting on patience, while Oakland gets deep - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how the Houston Astros are in the midst of an almost historic teardown of the organization. They figure to be bad, but they also must hope fans will be patient enough to stick around.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  12. Top 10 teams with critique from scouts

    Buster Olney

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted a column with my first top 10 power rankings of winter. That top 10 stands for today's column, but I asked talent evaluators to critique the list and provide input on where they disagree. To repeat: The t...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  13. Ranking the top 10 teams in baseball with comments from scouts an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney reveals his ranking of the top 10 teams in baseball -- and allows scouts and execs to tear it to shreds.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  14. Top 10 rotations in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kyle Lohse still doesn't have a home, and there could be a few more trades of starting pitchers. But there is enough information available to rank the 10 best rotations for 2013. 1. Detroit Tigers The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherze...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  15. Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals have two of the 10 best s...

    Buster Olney

    Kyle Lohse still doesn't have a home, and there could be a few more trades of starting pitchers. But there is enough information available to rank the 10 best rotations for 2013. 1. Detroit Tigers The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, D...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  16. The biggest storylines of 2013

    Buster Olney

    As we count down the last days of 2012 armed with eggnog, here's a look ahead to the biggest storylines of 2013: 1. The fate of the '13 Los Angeles Dodgers The new ownership group took over with a vengeance, investing $650 million in play...

    Blog | December 25, 2012