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  1. Ranking the teams: 6 through 1

    David Schoenfield

    It's Day 5, and we're down to the top six teams. I've written nearly 15,000 words on these pre-spring training power rankings, about one-tenth the length of a decent novel. Thanks for reading. • Team rankings: Nos. 30-25 • Team rankin...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
  2. Nomar and the most underrated player ever

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski wrote the other day about the players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot who are unlikely to receive 5 percent of the vote and thus will get booted off future ballots. There are some very good players here, including Carlos Delgado (lov...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  3. Bumgarner's place in World Series history

    David Schoenfield

    Obviously, everybody wrote about Madison Bumgarner after his dominant Game 5 performance -- following up on his dominant postseason run. Jayson Stark: With Bumgarner, we have come to realize now that this isn't just about one night, even on a ni...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  4. We're living in Madison Bumgarner's world

    David Schoenfield

    Madison Bumgarner was awesome. James Shields deserved better. The San Francisco Giants tacked on some late insurance runs off the vaunted Kansas City Royals bullpen to win 5-0. We go back to Kansas City, Missouri, with the Giants one win away from a ...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  5. A complaint about the 2015 schedule

    David Schoenfield

    Major League Baseball released its tentative 2015 schedule today -- big season-ending series between the Diamondbacks and Astros! -- and I have one major issue. The season begins April 5 with a "Sunday Night Baseball" game on ESPN, with the full O...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  6. A's on brink of historic collapse

    David Schoenfield

    After another loss on Friday, Oakland's lead in the wild-card race is down to two games over Seattle and 2.5 over Detroit entering Saturday's action. In other words, the A's biggest worry now isn't so much the AL West title as simply holding on for a...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  7. Pirates' win feels like September baseball

    David Schoenfield

    I'm not sure it was the Pittsburgh Pirates' biggest win of the season, but watching from afar it sure felt like it. It may not even have been Ike Davis' biggest pinch-hit home run of the season -- back on April 5, he hit a walk-off grand slam to beat...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  8. Mariners' bullpen best in majors

    David Schoenfield

    In Game 1 of the Seattle Mariners-Boston Red Sox series at Fenway Park on Friday, Felix Hernandez allowed three runs in 5.2 innings -- the first time he'd allowed three runs in 18 starts. In Game 2, Chris Young pitched just 3.2 innings. In Game...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  9. Pitching four days in a row: A history

    David Schoenfield

    One of the craziest games of recent years took place on Monday, when the Phillies scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-5 lead, only to blow it in the ninth when Dan Uggla hit a grand slam for the Braves off Jake Diekman. One re...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  10. Why did Bryce Harper bat sixth?

    David Schoenfield

    Using wOBA from 2013, here is the ranking of the Washington Nationals' hitters in the lineup manager Matt Williams used on Wednesday: 1. Jayson Werth (R) 2. Bryce Harper (L) 3. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 4. Ian Desmond (R) 5. Adam LaRoche (L) 6. Anth...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  11. MVP, Cy Young, HR leader odds

    David Schoenfield

    I'll do a post closer to the start of the season on awards prediction, but here are the early odds for MVP, Cy Young and the MLB home run leader, courtesy of Bovada.lv. 2014 American League MVP Mike Trout -- 5/1 Miguel Cabrera -- 6/1 Jacoby Ell...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  12. Will we see 2011 Justin Verlander again?

    David Schoenfield

    Two years ago, Justin Verlander was the best pitcher on the planet. It was one of those pantheon seasons -- you know, when you mention the pitcher and the year and you immediately know the season and maybe you even remember the numbers: 24-5, 2.40 ER...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  13. Giants, Phillies: Desperate contenders

    David Schoenfield

    News items: • The San Francisco Giants agreed with Michael Morse on a one-year deal for $5 million plus incentives. • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed with Roberto Hernandez on a one-year deal to join their rotation. Both moves c...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  14. Quick thoughts: Sox throw away Game 3

    David Schoenfield

    It's a play that will go down in infamy, a game that may go down in infamy if the St. Louis Cardinals go on to win this World Series. The Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in Game 3, but in a game that could be dissected in a thousand ways, every...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  15. Justin Verlander too good for the A's

    David Schoenfield

    Another Game 5, so let's try another running diary. First, a couple quick notes on the starting pitchers. Joe Sheehan made a great point about Sonny Gray in his newsletter: Other than his Game 2 start against the Tigers, Gray has faced a pretty ea...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  16. Scherzer, Reddick and other thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Thoughts on a game that was about a million times more exciting than even the 8-6 final score would indicate -- a win for the Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics that sends this series back to Oakland for Game 5. 1. Max Scherzer, pitching in...

    Blog | October 08, 2013