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  1. Most important AL players in second half

    David Schoenfield

    One player won't make or break a team's playoff push, but here is one key guy for each American League club in the second half. Baltimore Orioles -- Chris Davis Let's divide Davis' last two years into halves: Second half, 2012: .269/.337/.53...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  2. Bad decision to bat Derek Jeter leadoff

    David Schoenfield

    No matter what you think about Derek Jeter being elected to start in the All-Star Game, I think we can all agree that he certainly should not be the leadoff batter for the American League. Somehow, with a lineup of the AL's best hitters at his dis...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Salvador Perez changes Price dynamic

    David Schoenfield

    On June 10, the Tampa Bay Rays lost 1-0 to the Cardinals, their third straight game getting shut out. They dropped to 24-42, the worst record in baseball, 15 games out of first place in the AL East. The David Price trade rumors heated up. The Rays...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. Lucky and good: Orioles will win AL East

    David Schoenfield

    This is the lineup the Baltimore Orioles dreamed about back in spring training: Manny Machado spraying hits all over the field, Chris Davis hitting big bombs, J.J. Hardy providing power from shortstop. And of course, Nelson Cruz doing Nelson Cruz ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. Trade deadline preview: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    We're going division by division to look at what each team needs to do at the trade deadline and what may actually happen. As always, you can keep up with the latest trade talk at Rumor Central. Baltimore Orioles Status: All in. Despite all...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  6. Trade deadline preview: AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Over the next six days, we will go division by division and look at what each team needs to do at the trade deadline and what may actually happen. As always, you can keep up with the latest trade talk at Rumor Central. Houston Astros Statu...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  7. SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire!

    David Schoenfield

    We're back after a vacation and some technical difficulties! Eric and I discuss the Cardinals' pitching, the hot Todd Frazier, the Reds' offense, the AL Central, Masahiro Tanaka as an MVP candidate and two other very important questions. Enjoy!...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  8. Great pitchers sometimes have bad games

    David Schoenfield

    Tuesday's battle for first place in the AL Central was supposed to be a pitcher's duel between reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and rookie fireballer Yordano Ventura. Instead, Scherzer allowed 10 hits and 10 runs in four innings. His ERA climbed...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  9. Scherzer delivers, but Tigers have flaws

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, I had a discussion with one of my editors: What defines an ace? He brought up Max Scherzer. I said, yes, I would describe Scherzer as an ace. He pointed out Scherzer has never had a complete game in the majors. Can that be an ace? Has ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  10. Don't bet against Rays in soft AL East

    David Schoenfield

    If the Tampa Bay Rays climb out of this little ditch they dug themselves into during April and get back to playing the quality Rays baseball we've been used to seeing from them since 2008, it won't surprise me if we look back to this May 1 doublehead...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  11. SweetSpot TV: Power rankings

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself fill on the weekly Power Rankings video and wonder why the Oakland A's aren't ranked higher and if AL East teams are being unfairly dinged....

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  12. Mike Trout is good at hitting baseballs

    David Schoenfield

    You could chalk it up to Mike Trout just owning Felix Hernandez. You could chalk it up to Trout, like another former AL West center fielder named Griffey, having a flair for Opening Day theatrics. You could chalk it up to Trout being, you know,...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  13. SweetSpot TV: NL season preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself break down the National League division races. Our AL preview is here....

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  14. Fourteen big questions for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    1. The Fast and the Furious III: Who wins the AL MVP Award? It's the third installment of the epic Mike Trout-Miguel Cabrera trilogy, made even more intriguing by the mammoth contracts the two players just signed. While you can come up with a doze...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  15. Darvish the Cy Young favorite in AL

    David Schoenfield

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- One thing you can say about Yu Darvish: He isn't just a thrower, a guy with a million-dollar arm and five-cent head. After struggling with command and location in Sunday's spring training game against the White Sox, Darvish went...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  16. AL West rotations hurting

    David Schoenfield

    PHOENIX -- Colby Lewis last pitched in the majors on July 18, 2012, and his comeback from his rare hip-resurfacing surgery took a turn for the worse in Saturday's pounding against the Athletics. Making his third spring training start, Lewis didn't...

    Blog | March 15, 2014