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  1. Is St. Louis the best baseball city?

    David Schoenfield

    Bud Selig thinks so. Sunday evening he spoke at the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers Association and said "I visit all 30 cities and you are the best baseball city." Talk about going out with a bang. Now, proclaiming St. Louis as the best...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  2. 30 things to look for before spring training

    David Schoenfield

    We're a month away from the official start of spring training, but that doesn't mean there aren't some unresolved issues and potential news items still out there in baseball land. Here are 30 things to keep an eye on: 1. Now that the Nationals hav...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  3. Half-full, half-empty: Melky Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    Let's do one more half-full, half-empty look: left fielder Melky Cabrera, who hit .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs in 139 games with the Blue Jays. The switch-hitting Cabrera enters free agency for his age-30 season. Buster Olney reports that whil...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  4. Half-full, half-empty: Max Scherzer

    David Schoenfield

    We've looked at Jon Lester and Nelson Cruz in our half-full/half-empty series. Now let's examine the pitcher everyone views as the prize of the 2014-15 free agents, right-hander Max Scherzer. Scherzer hits free agency at age 30, coming off a great...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. A's take a chance on Billy Butler

    David Schoenfield

    Billy Butler appears to be a hitter in severe deterioration, so why would the Oakland Athletics sign the designated hitter to a three-year, $30 million contract? 1. Yes, Butler's wOBA has slid from a career-high .377 in 2012, when he mashed 29 hom...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  6. Stanton's big contract: Final thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    People smarter than me have written that Giancarlo Stanton is worth the 13-year, $325 million contract he'll sign with the Miami Marlins. (As expected, Jayson Stark reports that the contract is heavily backloaded. Stanton will make $30 million over t...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  7. Best World Series performance ever?

    David Schoenfield

    Here's my 10 best World Series performances by a pitcher, listed chronologically -- emphasis on body of work for the entire series, not just one great game (like Jack Morris). I'll let you debate whether Madison Bumgarner had the best one ever. It's ...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  8. Some World Series thoughts on the off day

    David Schoenfield

    From 30,000 feet somewhere between San Francisco and Kansas City ... Heard from a couple readers on Twitter reminding me of a blog I wrote back in July that listed the top 10 pitchers in baseball ... and did not include Madison Bumgarner. Well,...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  9. Ned Yost shows why he's a terrible manager

    David Schoenfield

    I'm all for thinking outside the box in the postseason, especially in a one-game situation like a wild-card game. But it's another thing to think so far outside the box and pull off one of the worst managerial decisions in recent history. The Kans...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. What was Billy Butler thinking?

    David Schoenfield

    It's not too often you see a Little League play work in the majors. And it didn't work in the first inning when Billy Butler wandered off first base and got caught in a rundown and then Eric Hosmer got caught trying to score. Officially, Hosmer is cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  11. Key roster decisions for A's-Royals

    David Schoenfield

    The Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals have announced their 25-man rosters for Tuesday's wild-card game and since rosters can be changed before the Division Series, it's no surprise that both teams left several starting pitchers off their roste...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  12. Chat wrap: Playoffs and predictions

    David Schoenfield

    Click here for Tuesday's chat wrap....

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  13. A's can now erase second-half fade

    David Schoenfield

    Imagine the weight Sonny Gray carried on his shoulders on Sunday afternoon. How much do 30-plus ballplayers weigh? Add in a coaching staff and front office and all the other personnel that help a team through a season. Add in the losses the Oakland A...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  14. Are we lacking all-around outfielders?

    David Schoenfield

    From Tuesday's chat session: Steve (Plantation, FL) I was talking to my brother about outfielders, and I said "I want my left fielder to have a .350 OBP, 30 doubles, 20 homers, play solid D, and be a good baserunner." Then I asked, "How many play...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  15. Masterson unlikely to make big impact

    David Schoenfield

    The St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of right-handed starter Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians proves one thing: You can never have too much starting pitching. Remember back in spring training when the Cardinals had seven or eight viable ca...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  16. NL MVP race most wide-open in years

    David Schoenfield

    As we turn the corner into August, I see seven strong National League MVP candidates in what's shaping up as one of the most wide-open MVP discussions in years. The players may eventually sort themselves out -- if I remember correctly, we were in ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014