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  1. Cabrera, Fielder fail in decisive at-bats

    David Schoenfield

    You like offense? Home runs make you happy and strikeouts make you sad? Then this is not the postseason for you. But if you like dominant pitching and fastballs in the upper 90s and splitters that dive like Italian soccer players and changeups tha...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  2. Franchise Player Draft: Round 2!

    David Schoenfield

    The Franchise Player Draft has been completed, so it's time for Eric Karabell and myself to continue our tradition of doing the second round. All picks were made by Eric and myself, not the franchise "owners," so yell at us, not them. Eric made all t...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  3. We're in a golden age for leadoff hitters

    David Schoenfield

    "I don't think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game." -- Rickey Henderson When was the golden age for leadoff hitters? Well, 1965 was pretty good. Joe Morgan was a rookie that year and hit his way into the leadoff spot, where...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  4. Debate: Who is game's best leadoff hitter?

    David Schoenfield

    With Mike Trout currently batting second for the Angels, Eric Karabell wondered: Who is the game's best leadoff hitter right now? Time for a quick debate! Eric: Austin Jackson I'll go with Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson. He's not of...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  5. Sleeper MVP candidates: American League

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, we listed our top five stealth MVP candidates for the National League. As a reminder, MVP winners usually meet these criteria: 1. Be on a playoff team (see Miguel Cabrera over Mike Trout, Ryan Braun over Matt Kemp, etc.) 2. Be an RBI guy...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  6. What should Team USA look like?

    David Schoenfield

    The World Baseball Classic provisional rosters will be announced later this week and news is starting to slip out on who Joe Torre will be naming to the roster. Giancarlo Stanton has committed to playing for Team USA, but Mike Trout will not, instead...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  7. Tigers stars come up short as Giants win

    David Schoenfield

    DETROIT -- We can go silly overanalyzing three baseball games, so let's keep it simple: The Detroit Tigers are a stars-and-scrubs team. If the stars aren't delivering, it's going to be an uphill climb. And now that climb is Mount Everest. In Game ...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  8. Baseball is awesome: A's cap great day

    David Schoenfield

    More baseball! On a day that featured a quadruple-header of baseball playoff action, a game in which a starting pitcher who didn't win a game all season gets a W, a game with a demoted former two-time Cy Young winner coming out of the bullpen for ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  9. Valverde, Tigers suffer frustrating loss

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the thing about closers: If they were better pitchers, they'd be starters. Here's another thing: They're often inconsistent from week to week and month to month, let alone season to season. Here's one more thing: Even Mariano Rivera isn'...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  10. Wrap: Playoffs, best fans, trading Andrus

    David Schoenfield

    With the pesky Rays and Orioles battling it out in Baltimore, we talked about the wild-card race, whether the Rangers should trade Elvis Andrus, why football is more popular than baseball, playoff rotations, which city has fans that are most into gam...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  11. Ranking the center fielders: Trout No. 1

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon talked about B.J. Upton on Monday's Baseball Today podcast, which led to Eric and I discussing Upton at dinner Monday and where he would rank among center fielders, which led to my promising on Tuesday's podcast that I'd ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  12. Austin Jackson now one of AL's elite

    David Schoenfield

    The game was over, a soon-to-be disappointing defeat in a frustrating season for the Detroit Tigers. Expected by nearly everyone to run away with the American League Central and predicted by many to be the best team in the majors, the Tigers were ins...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  13. 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
  14. SweetSpot TV: AL All-Star outfield

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss one of the big All-Star issues of the week: Who should start in the outfield for the American League at the All-Star Game? Josh Hamilton, Curtis Granderson and Jose Bautista lead the voting, but are they the three mos...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  15. Indians as good as overrated Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    OK, I'll give you Justin Verlander. I'll even give you Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson. But five through 25? I think I'll take the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday, even ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  16. Clearing the Bases: Moyer does it all

    David Schoenfield

    First base: The 49-year-old speedster. So not only did Jamie Moyer win his second game of the season in Colorado's 6-1 victory over Arizona, but he accomplished the following: (1) He legged out an infield hit that drove in two runs, becoming the olde...

    Blog | May 17, 2012