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  1. Ranking strength of early AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    The Cleveland Indians were 51-44 at the All-Star break, and when they lost four of their first five games in the second half, it was unclear whether they would remain in contention. But here's the thing: The Indians had what appeared to be on pape...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  2. Ranking strength of AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. - When the late, great Mike Flanagan served in the Baltimore Orioles' leadership in 2005, the team got off to a strong start, winning 30 of their first 46 games. I called "Flanny" in late May and asked him whether he thought they...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  3. MLB - Buster Olney ranks strength of American League schedules

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says the Kansas City Royals have the toughest schedule in the American League.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  4. The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and Chase Utley's healt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and the return of Chase Utley won't necessarily be the boost that they desperately need. Given the status of Utley's knees, what he can actually contribute remains unclear.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  5. The effect of unbalanced schedules

    Buster Olney

    An argument against the balanced schedule is that it would require more miles in the air -- more travel time. The Seattle Mariners, already stuck out in baseball's outpost in Seattle, would have to make multiple trips every year to Tampa Bay, B...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  6. Baseball may have to address the unfair advantages and disadvanta...

    Buster Olney

    In 2011, the Orioles played 103 games against .500 clubs. The Tigers played 51. Does that sound remotely fair? Buster Olney writes that baseball may have to adjust its unbalanced schedules, as the gap is only getting wider.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  7. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  8. Ranking early-season NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    On Tuesday, we ranked the early-season schedules for the American League, and the Minnesota Twins have a brutal opening stretch. Today we assess the strength of early schedules for National League teams -- and the Phillies should feel good about the...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Ranking early-season AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    The other day a manager talked about his own philosophy about early-season schedules: He'd rather play the toughest teams early, he said, "because you want to get them before they're going on all cylinders." Some general managers feel diff...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  11. Minnesota Twins have toughest early-season schedule in American L...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down the early-season schedules for all American League teams, ranking them from toughest to easiest. If you're a fan of the Minnesota Twins, take a seat before reading on.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  12. Ranking contenders' remaining schedules

    Buster Olney

    You'd love to have a lot of games against the Dodgers in the second half except on the days that Clayton Kershaw is pitching. The Mariners have a young and thin lineup, so you might be glad to see Seattle on your schedule -- but not if you happe...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  13. MLB: Ranking the second-half schedules of MLB contenders

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the second-half schedules of all remaining MLB contenders. While the Phillies and Rays have difficult paths, the Yankees and Giants have easier roads.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2011
  14. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Arizona Diam...

    Buster Olney

    As if the Phillies didn't have enough good offseason karma, they may have the best schedule in all of baseball to start the year.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  15. Ranking toughest AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    Last year, the early-season schedule that the Orioles played might as well have been renamed the "This Is What It Takes To Get A Manager Fired" slate. The O's faced a murderers' row of games against the best teams in the American League, in...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  16. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Toronto Blue...

    Buster Olney

    Last season, the Baltimore Orioles played a terribly difficult early-season schedule. It may well have cost their manager a job. This year, it doesn't get much easier. But at least a rival takes their place with the toughest early slate.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2011