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  1. A's not losing because of Cespedes

    David Schoenfield

    When the Oakland Athletics traded Yoenis Cespedes to acquire Jon Lester, general manager Billy Beane had two beliefs: (1) Lester would upgrade the rotation and give the A's a No. 1 starter for the postseason. (2) They had enough offense to repl...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  2. Sox, M's remind us why we love baseball

    David Schoenfield

    The game survives. It always survives. A routine Wednesday afternoon game on a gorgeous June day in Seattle between two teams rapidly going nowhere can slog along for 13 uneventful innings -- so uneventful that it was 0-0 heading to the 14th, with...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  3. Thoughts: Break up the Brewers!

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Monday's action ... Just over a week ago the Brewers were 2-8 and looked horrible. Now they've won eight in a row after beating the Padres 7-1 on Monday, as they lit up Jason Marquis for five runs in the first inning (Ryan Braun...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  4. Everybody strikes out these days!

    David Schoenfield

    With strikeout rates at record levels, that inevitably means we're going to get some crazy strikeout totals for hitters. Let's take a stroll through some of my favorite numbers heading into Monday's games. Adam Dunn, White Sox: 26 SO, 3 BB in 69 ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  5. White Sox need to stop swinging so much

    David Schoenfield

    I had noted yesterday how the Chicago White Sox weren't drawing any walks and then saw this piece today from Dave Cameron at FanGraphs titled "Adam Dunn's failed experiment." Dunn apparently said in spring training he was going to be more aggressive ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  6. Fernando Rodney is awesome

    David Schoenfield

    Adam Dunn is at the plate, looking relaxed, just another of his more than 7,000 career plate appearances in the major leagues. Dunn may appear relaxed, but Chicago White Sox fans certainly aren't, as they stand in unison, knowing the season has co...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  7. Dunn delivers biggest win of season for Sox

    David Schoenfield

    "It ain't over 'til it's over." -- Yogi Berra on the 1973 National League East pennant race For a few minutes on Monday, you had the feeling the Chicago White Sox were getting a little bit closer to over. Justin Verlander had done his job for the De...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  8. Ten important players for September

    David Schoenfield

    When Davey Johnson got his first managerial gig with the New York Mets in 1984 he took over a franchise that had lost 94-plus games in six of its previous seven seasons, and the only reason it didn't happen in the seventh season was due to the 1981 s...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  9. Curtis Granderson's weird numbers

    David Schoenfield

    Curtis Granderson's statistical line has become so unusual that Eric Karabell and I discussed it briefly on Thursday's Baseball Today show. Granderson is hitting .244 with 30 home runs and slugging .498. He's on pace for 44 home runs, leading Eric to...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  10. 2012 All-Star Game: Ninth inning

    David Schoenfield

    The drama, the suspense: Will Adam Dunn get into the game or not? Surprisingly, Tony La Russa turns to Diamondbacks rookie Wade Miley to begin the ninth ... but Jonathan Papelbon and Joel Hanrahan are getting loose. So looks like he's going to giv...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  11. Podcast: First-half review, weekend preview

    David Schoenfield

    Friday represented the final Baseball Today podcast before the All-Star break, and Mark Simon and I took it seriously enough to talk award winners, playoff teams, recap Thursday, preview the weekend and much more! 1. David Wright continues to make...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  12. All-Star rosters full of hits and misses

    David Schoenfield

    My favorite All-Star selection in the past decade was reliever Mike Williams of the Pirates in 2003. At the break, he had 25 saves ... but a 6.44 ERA. He was the Pirates' lone representative, of course, although the club did have other worthy options...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  13. Showdown: Dustin Ackley vs. Jason Kipnis

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider contributor Dave Cameron had an analysis of Dustin Ackley over at his USS Mariner site, attempting to ask: Why does Ackley strike out so much? Now, Ackley's strikeout rate isn't in Adam Dunn or Pedro Alvarez territory, but 55 strikeou...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  14. Chris Sale now one of AL's best starters

    David Schoenfield

    On May 4, Robin Ventura made the first crucial decision of his incipient managerial career. With Chris Sale facing a bout of soreness and tightness in his left elbow, Ventura and Chicago White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper decided to move Sale to the...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  15. Rickie Weeks has worst at-bat of season

    David Schoenfield

    Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is turning into this year's version of Adam Dunn -- a good player having a historically awful season. He's batting .158/.285/.289 and has struck out 57 times in 179 plate appearances. While he's certainly...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  16. Jake Peavy the best pitcher in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    There was a time when Jake Peavy was mentioned in the same breath as pitchers like Roy Halladay and CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander. There was a time when Peavy might have been better than all of them -- the best in the game, in fact. The last ye...

    Blog | May 10, 2012