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  1. Rangers a contender despite injuries

    Buster Olney

    The 2014 Texas Rangers are illogical, from the inordinate number of injuries that have hit them, all the way through Friday's victory over the Indians. The Rangers have lost their first baseman (Prince Fielder), second baseman (Jurickson Profar), cat...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  2. Three contenders most in need of help

    Buster Olney

    With little more than a day before the trade deadline, these are the contenders most desperately in need of help: 1. Texas Rangers Really, it's not even a debate; they need help. Yes, they added Matt Garza last week, but their offense has bee...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  3. Biogenesis case thorn in side of some contenders

    Jayson Stark

    The Rangers and Tigers seem to somewhat be caught in limbo as the Biogenesis case drags on with the trade deadline looming.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  4. What holes contenders should fill before the trade deadline - MLB...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines what holes contenders should fill before the July 31 trade deadline

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 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. 20 starting pitchers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just six weeks away, there are presently 22 teams within eight games of making the playoffs. This means just eight teams can be considered "sellers" at this juncture. Many of the contenders are looking for elite starting pit...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Which AL contenders have legitimate ace starters?

    Our panelists take a look at which AL teams have true aces, and what that might mean for them in the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  9. MLB - Nationals, Rangers, Reds and A's look balanced and ready fo...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan of FanGraphs says teams that rank above average in four major categories have the look of serious title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Lessons from AL MVP voting

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp was to the National League what Jose Bautista was to the American League -- a dominant offensive force who played exactly no games when his team was regarded as a legitimate playoff contender. Bautista became the most dangerous hitter in th...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  12. Like Jose Bautista, Matt Kemp could be affected by not playing fo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP vote proved voters consider playing for a winning team to be a big part of the "most valuable" argument. Matt Kemp may not be able to overcome this in the NL MVP voting. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  13. MLB - Cardinals may have to rethink team when Albert Pujols hits ...

    Buster Olney

    The real games begin when Albert Pujols joins C.J. Wilson and Prince Fielder on the open market this winter. Buster Olney writes that though St. Louis is currently the favorite, there will be several contenders for the iconic slugger.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  14. Playoff contenders battle injury woes

    October is fast approaching and baseball fans are lamenting the lack of pennant races. But many of those teams with their tickets virtually punched for the postseason are facing a race to get some key contributors healthy. Most Games Missed By...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  15. MLB - Mike Gonzalez addition key for Rangers

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that several contenders made last-minute deals Wednesday and that they could end up having an impact during the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  16. MLB contenders, pretenders have month to get in races

    Howard Bryant

    Although there are more high-profile spots on the calendar, the next six weeks of the baseball season is by far the most intriguing. This period of discovery foreshadows the pennant finale and October glory.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011