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  1. Players to stash away in keeper leagues

    Eric Karabell

    Myriad fantasy baseball owners already have turned their collective attention to that other sport, the one that schedules its meaningless preseason games in August and then gives us four months of intense games mainly on Sundays and Mondays. However,...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    In following Tuesday's column ranking the American League's early-season schedules, Wednesday we have the National League. The teams are ranked toughest to easiest in caliber of early-season schedule. 1. Chicago Cubs Games vs. teams with reco...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Kyle Kendrick tops players who've reinvented themselves in 2013 -...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron examines three major league players who have reinvented themselves in 2013. Among the turnarounds is Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick, whose improved changeup has greatly increased his effectiveness versus lefties.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  5. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- This is Part II of our rankings of the early-season schedules, from toughest to easiest. On Saturday, the focus was on the American League. Sunday, we turn our attention to the National League: 1. Pittsburgh Pirates Games again...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  6. MLB - Ranking the strength of early-season National League schedu...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the early-season schedules of NL teams. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the toughest path.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Ranking the second-half schedules for all National League contend...

    Buster Olney

    After looking at the second-half schedules for American League contenders, Buster Olney does the same with the National League. The Reds appear to have the easiest second-half road.

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  9. For Phillies, Utley is no guarantee

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies have been terrible so far, winning just 14 of 32 games despite facing what appeared to be the National League's easiest schedule in the first quarter of the season. The expectation, however, is that help is on the way ...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Carlos Gonzalez was helped by Coors Field, but Justin Smoak wasn'...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In baseball, not all ballparks are equal. Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus digs behind the ballpark factors writes about the hitters and pitchers who were helped, and hurt, most by their stadiums in 2011.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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