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  1. 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
  2. The 30 Linchpin Players of 2014

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals would love for a strong season from Matt Adams, but you know what? If he requires more time to settle in as a regular, they've got enough other parts to win without a big contribution from the first baseman. The same could be said for R...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  3. Top 10 teams in the majors

    Buster Olney

    As 2013 becomes 2014, here's a look at the top 10 teams in MLB. 1. Detroit Tigers Some of the teams that employ advanced metrics determined at the end of the last regular season that the Tigers were the best team in the American League -- by fa...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  4. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  5. Key under-the-radar guys

    Buster Olney

    MILWAUKEE -- Yadier Molina is probably the Cardinals' leading candidate for National League most valuable player, with Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig well-positioned to get some top-10 votes. Adam Wainwright will get some consideration for the NL Cy ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  6. Big concerns for playoff-bound clubs

    Buster Olney

    Even for teams that know they are going to play October games, questions hover. Such as ... Boston Red Sox: What's the status of Jacoby Ellsbury? He met with reporters Wednesday, Alex Speier among them, and Ellsbury said he can't wait...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  7. Ranking schedule strength

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- General managers look at strength of schedule all the time; players and managers almost never look at it, because they're in the fight and focused on the micro, rather than the macro. But the GMs are always watching the upcoming slate o...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  8. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  9. Top 10 lineups in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    Today, we rank the 10 best lineups in history -- and this has nothing to do with defense or pitching or nicknames. It's all about pure offensive dominance. 1. 1931 New York Yankees The 1927 Yankees have the best nickname in history,...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  10. Top 10 lineups in baseball history - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 lineups in history, starting with a Yankees lineup from more than 80 years ago. (Though it's not the one that you think.)

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  11. Top 10 lineups in the majors

    Buster Olney

    As part of the ongoing theme of the week, we rank the top 10 lineups today: 1. Los Angeles Angels As the 2013 season opens, there may be more pressure on Angels Manager Mike Scioscia than any other person in the majors. But there will be a day in ...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  12. Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee Brewers among the top 10 lineups...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 lineups in the majors.

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  13. Key matchups for Orioles, Rangers, Braves and Cardinals - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the key matchups that will decide the new one-game-series approach for the MLB wild card.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  14. Early guesses on MVP, Cy Young and ROY voting - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the scramble for baseball's most coveted awards. Would Mike Trout hold off Miguel Cabrera? Would R.A. Dickey really win a Cy Young? It's all here.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  15. Texas Rangers need pitching, but they can't deal their top prospe...

    Buster Olney

    The Texas Rangers could use another pitcher before the trade deadline passes, but it can't come at the expense of top prospects Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt. As Buster Olney writes, the Rangers may need them to remake their lineup soon.

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  16. Second-half schedules for NL contenders

    Buster Olney

    Yesterday, we ranked the second-half schedules for the American League contenders. Here's how our second-half schedule ranking stacks up for the National League contenders, ranked from the easiest schedule to the toughest. 1. Cincinnati Reds...

    Blog | July 08, 2012