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  1. 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
  2. Kershaw, Trout the right choices as MVPs

    David Schoenfield

    Most Valuable Player voting is often about the narrative that develops during the long march of the season as much as the numbers -- in some cases the narrative may be more important than the numbers. In the American League, there was really only one...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: MVP preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss the MVP races in both leagues. Mike Trout appears to be a lock in the AL but what will happen in the NL?...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  4. Abreu, deGrom deserving rookie winners

    David Schoenfield

    As expected, Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox won the American League honors for top rookie, no surprise considering he hit .317 with 36 home runs and 107 RBIs. He became the ninth unanimous winner in the award's history, easily outdistancing seco...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  5. Win-win trade for Angels, Astros

    David Schoenfield

    Who said teams never trade within their division? The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros made a minor trade that could pay dividends for both teams, with the Angels sending catcher Hank Conger to the Astros for pitcher Nick Tropeano and minor l...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  6. Each team's worst position, Part 2

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the first part of our ranking of each team's worst position in 2014. We conclude with our final 15 teams and positions that might be looking to upgrade during the offseason. 16. Minnesota Twins LF/RF: 2.6 wins below average Yes, Byron B...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  7. Cardinals again shock Kershaw, Dodgers

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball is a wonderful game. Unless you're a Dodgers fan. Sorry, Dodgers fans. The unexpected happened again as the Cardinals head to the National League Championship Series after a dramatic 3-2 win over Clayton Kershaw. Five moments: 1. MATT ADA...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  8. It's all Kansas City in three-game sweep

    David Schoenfield

    After a weekend of amazing baseball drama, the Royals' series-clinching victory over the Angels was anticlimactic for everyone except Royals fans, as the Royals took a 3-1 lead in the first inning and pounded out an 8-3 victory. A few moments and tho...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  9. Royals knock out C.J. Wilson in first

    David Schoenfield

    Down 2-0 in the series, what's the worst thing that could happen to the Angels other than a pop fly into shallow right field on which Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Howie Kendrick and Albert Pujols all collide and get knocked out of the game? How about...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  10. Five key moments as Royals win in 11

    David Schoenfield

    The Los Angeles Angels' 2-3-4 hitters went 0-for-13. That was the big reason the Kansas City Royals beat the Angels 3-2 in Game 1 ... along with a rare Royals home run that won it. 1. Mike Moustakas delivers the big home run. The @Royals are buil...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  11. Royals' outfield defense keeps game tied

    David Schoenfield

    Not everybody agrees with Ned Yost's managerial decisions, but everyone agrees that the Royals are one of the best defensive teams in the majors -- maybe the best. Center fielder Lorenzo Cain made two outstanding catches early in Game 1 and then righ...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  12. Will fatal flaws haunt AL teams?

    David Schoenfield

    In this age of parity, no team enters the postseason without at least one significant flaw. Let's look at the four American League teams and how their flaws may affect their postseason run. Baltimore Orioles: Low OBP The Orioles led the AL in h...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  13. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    It was a night of missed opportunities. The Cardinals lost but the Pirates couldn't take advantage. The Royals led the Indians but couldn't hold on and dropped further behind the Tigers. The A's and Royals lost. Taijuan Walker finally gave the Marine...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  14. A short history of the 40-homer club

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday, Nelson Cruz of the Orioles hit his 40th home run, saving us from the deprivation of not having a 40-homer guy for the first time since 1982. That year Reggie Jackson of the Angels and Gorman Thomas of the Brewers tied for the major league...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  15. Looking at the best rookies of 2014

    David Schoenfield

    With the news that Jacob deGrom has been shut down by the New York Mets and after watching Yordano Ventura deliver another impressive performance Tuesday night for the Kansas City Royals, it seems like a good time to review the 2014 rookie class. Her...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  16. Pagan's injury leaves Giants thin in outfield

    David Schoenfield

    It's official: San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will have back surgery and miss the rest of the season. How much will the Giants miss Pagan? The easy answer is "A lot ... unless they don't." The Giants are 56-35 when Pagan starts...

    Blog | September 23, 2014