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  1. 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
  2. Best trade fits for David Price - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which contenders need David Price the most, and which teams aren't a good fit.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  3. Projecting which teams are real contenders and which will fall of...

    Dan Szymborski

    At the halfway mark of the season, Dan Szymborkski takes a look at which teams are real contenders and which teams will fall off.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013
  4. Cubs are ready to start selling

    Buster Olney

    The worst possible place to be for a general manager right now is in win-loss purgatory. The Philadelphia Phillies are stuck there at the moment, not really having done anything to make anyone believe they are serious contenders -- they've got the fi...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  5. White Sox, Phillies, Brewers must rebuild

    Jim Bowden

    With the addition of an extra wild-card team, it's becoming increasingly difficult for GMs to decide whether their teams are contenders, so I've decided to do it for them. Wednesday I examined three teams on the edge of contention, and explained w...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  6. Why Philadelphia Phillies are not a contender - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why the Phillies, despite their near .500 record, should not be considered a contender this season.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  7. Anthony Rendon among best in-house solutions for contenders - ML...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines five in-house upgrades for contending MLB teams, including the Washington Nationals calling up Anthony Rendon.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  8. 10 players likely to be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball is witnessing the most competitive balance in more than two decades. As a result, general managers of contending teams already are preparing and targeting potential trade partners for the July 31 trade deadline. All the same, non-contenders ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  9. Key questions remaining for contenders

    Buster Olney

    We're less than a month from the start of spring training, and as one general manager said Monday, we've reached the stage of the winter where what you see is what get, for the most part. Most teams will do a little roster tinkering over th...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  10. Key questions remain for New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at four burning questions facing four contenders as we approach the end of the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  11. New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers among contenders with big hol...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh looks at six contenders that still have major holes to fill this winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  12. How Josh Hamilton projects with the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red...

    Dan Szymborski

    Ranking the contenders for Josh Hamilton's services based on where he fits best.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  13. 10 concerns for 10 contenders

    Buster Olney

    The Toronto Blue Jays were the first team to jump into winter with an early hammer, but some general managers and agents say that their sense of the market is that others are waiting. Waiting for the prices to drop, or waiting for more opportunities ...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  14. Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves among contenders with major conc...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at 10 concerns for 10 contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2012
  15. 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
  16. The Baltimore Orioles are playing like a true contender in Septem...

    Carson Cistulli

    Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs writes that while the Orioles' record for most of the season could be picked apart by the numbers, their September performance resembles that of a true playoff contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2012