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  1. Teams best positioned for October run

    Buster Olney

    When Major League Baseball put its new set of playoff rules in place, nobody knew exactly how the changes would shape the decisions of managers and general managers and players. Nobody knew for sure if some unforeseen circumstance might emerge, alter...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  2. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  3. Key players for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    Scouts are scattered all over ballparks these days, preparing for the postseason, looking for weaknesses, forming opinions on which hitters to avoid and which hitters to go after. Each of the playoff teams will have particular players who will be...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  4. The most important player on each current playoff team - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through every team currently projected to make the postseason and highlights the player most crucial to their playoff hopes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  5. How Braves learned from 2011 collapse

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- There was a basketball court of sorts set up in the Braves' clubhouse on Saturday, with two shopping carts positioned as baskets on opposite sides of the room, about 20 feet apart. The object was to fire the ball into the top part of ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  6. Atlanta Braves have learned from last season's September collapse...

    Buster Olney

    As the Atlanta Braves find themselves in another September race, Buster Olney writes that they aren't hiding from their 2011 collapse. The Braves owned it, learned from it and are now using the experience to be better prepared this time around.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2012
  7. Robin Ventura was made to manage

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Long before Robin Ventura even knew he wanted to manage, Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams had written down his name as a possible candidate, among other names, in a folder that Williams updates and maintains. Ventura is understated and e...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  8. The Chicago White Sox found a manager who fits the modern prototy...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that in Robin Ventura's first season as manager of the Chicago White Sox, he has proved to have all of the necessary qualities a big league skipper needs in the modern game.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2012
  9. L.A.'s vision behind the Red Sox trade

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Within the sport, the criticism of the Dodgers' trade with the Boston Red Sox is very strong. It's as if this is Major League Baseball's version of the infamous Herschel Walker deal, which transformed the Dallas Cowboy...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  10. The Dodgers-Red Sox trade fits a short- and long-term plan for Lo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the general opinion around baseball regarding the Dodgers-Red Sox trade is that it was great for Boston and quite risky for L.A. Still, the Dodgers believe the deal fits their short- and long-term goals.

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2012
  11. The wild card's negative trade effect

    Buster Olney

    As the second half of the season began, there were eight teams within 2.5 games of the lead in the AL wild-card race, an early sign that the expanded playoff field will do exactly what The Powers That Be want it to do. More opportunity for the posts...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  12. The value of the wild card may be depressing the trade market - M...

    Buster Olney

    When baseball adopted the second wild card, it was meant to give more teams hope of making the postseason, and it has. But as Buster Olney writes, it could also be depressing the trade market as teams decide whether a wild card berth is worth it.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  13. How Scott Rolen can still help the Reds

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI -- Scott Rolen returned to the dugout Sunday after taking batting practice to grab a cup of water on a muggy summer evening, and he talked about his struggles at the plate. His left shoulder has been a pin cushion for doctors, and so he&#0...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  14. Scott Rolen still has something to contribute to the Cincinnati R...

    Buster Olney

    It's been a battle for Scott Rolen, who has missed time due to injuries and watched a younger player perform in his absence. But as Buster Olney writes, Rolen can still contribute to the Cincinnati Reds' push for the playoffs.

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  15. Previewing the AL trade market

    Buster Olney

    No team illustrates the whole buying/selling quandary better than the Tampa Bay Rays. They reside in third place in baseball's toughest division, sitting behind the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles and in front of the Boston Red Sox and To...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  16. What every American League team could do at the trade deadline - ...

    Buster Olney

    Is the Rays' window for a World Series run slowly closing? Do the Rangers need to make a move now while they still have Josh Hamilton? Buster Olney previews what every American League team could do at the trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012