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  1. 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
  2. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  5. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  6. Yu Darvish has a special ability that few pitchers share - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish's expansive arsenal of pitches is impressive, but as Buster Olney writes, it's his ability to maintain the feel and effectiveness of all of them that makes the Rangers pitcher special.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  7. Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young continues to improve ...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  8. Los Angeles Dodgers begin new era with next ownership group comin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with the Dodgers' new ownership group, significant change for the franchise could come immediately. No longer will the Dodgers have a sagging payroll and fail to be impact players in the free-agent market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  9. J.P. Arencibia and Travis d'Arnaud give the Blue Jays two premier...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while most teams struggle to find one great catcher, the Toronto Blue Jays have two in the making, giving them a luxury that has drawn trade inquiries from other clubs.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2012
  10. Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Roy Halladay and the best pitc...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if you were picking the best pitcher in baseball right now -- not based on track record or anything other than current ability -- it'd be hard to pass up Justin Verlander. But other arms would have a say in the debate.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  11. New York Mets face more dark days as ownership heads to court - M...

    Buster Olney

    While there is a positive resolution on the horizon for Dodgers fans, the same can't be said about the Mets, Buster Olney writes. Ownership is headed to court, as the club can't shake the repercussions of the Bernie Madoff scandal.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  12. Pittsburgh Pirates have the toughest early-season schedule in the...

    Buster Olney

    After ranking the early-season AL schedules Tuesday, Buster Olney now looks at the National League, writing that the Pirates have the toughest early road and the Phillies have a chance to sprint out of the gate.

    Blog | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  13. Early impressions from spring training camps - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Tony La Russa has a different goal in mind this spring and is not missing managing, at least not yet. La Russa looks relaxed and is intent on learning more about front-office operation and other areas of the game.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  14. Texas Rangers signed Yu Darvish to a historic six-year deal - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that before Yu Darvish throws his first MLB pitch, he's already become the most expensive right-handed pitcher in MLB history. And as some speculate, with Darvish's deal now done, are the Texas Rangers free to go after Prince Fielder?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  15. Prince Fielder could make the Nationals immediate playoff contend...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that signing Prince Fielder would immediately make the Washington Nationals contenders in the NL East, as Fielder would transform the lineup. But how would the dollars and years sag on the franchise in future seasons?

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  16. 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