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  1. Is Yasiel Puig baseball's worst baserunner?

    David Schoenfield

    (Hal) McRae was the most aggressive baserunner of the 1970s, a man who left home plate thinking "double" every time he hit the ball. The rule allowing the second base umpire to call a double play if the runner from first leaves the baseline to take o...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Third-base options for the Giants

    David Schoenfield

    The Giants need a third baseman. Right now, the team's website lists Joaquin Arias as the starting third baseman, and that's not a good depth chart if you're counting on Joaquin Arias to be your starting third baseman. You know this, the Giants know ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Five more trade ideas for the Phillies

    David Schoenfield

    Jimmy Rollins is apparently headed to the Dodgers. Who's next? It's so much fun pretending to be Ruben Amaro. 1. Cole Hamels to the Mariners for P Taijuan Walker, P Brandon Maurer and IF Ketel Marte Phillies fans are expecting a huge haul for H...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. Half-full, half-empty: Melky Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    Let's do one more half-full, half-empty look: left fielder Melky Cabrera, who hit .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs in 139 games with the Blue Jays. The switch-hitting Cabrera enters free agency for his age-30 season. Buster Olney reports that whil...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  5. Random thoughts and notes: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    Baltimore Orioles: If Nick Markakis really wanted to return to Baltimore, wouldn't he have signed by now? ... Remember that year he had a .406 OBP? Yeah, that was a long time ago. ... Markakis won the Gold Glove, but that was as much by default as an...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  6. Half-full, half-empty: Andrew Miller

    David Schoenfield

    We continue our half-full, half-empty series on free agents with a look at Andrew Miller. He might actually be the most-sought-after free agent this offseason because every team would like to add a hard-throwing lefty reliever who held opponents to a...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  7. Half-full, half-empty: Nelson Cruz

    David Schoenfield

    Let's continue our half-full, half-empty series with Nelson Cruz. The outfielder/designated hitter is in the same position as he was last offseason, when he got a qualifying offer from his team, turned it down and hit free agency. The difference is, ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  8. 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
  9. The streak goes on: Royals to World Series

    David Schoenfield

    I guess there was a chance the Baltimore Orioles were going to win Game 4. But it sure didn't feel like it before the game and it sure didn't feel like it after the Kansas City Royals scored two runs in the first inning. It sure didn't feel like i...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  10. Royals bullpen slams door in 2-1 victory

    David Schoenfield

    The Kansas City Royals retired the final 16 batters. They're now 27 batters away from the World Series. Five key moments from their 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the ALCS: 1. The final out: 7-0 in the postseason for the Royals. ...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  11. Rainout may create Game 7 havoc in ALCS

    David Schoenfield

    Some random thoughts on the ALCS as Monday's Game 3 in Kansas City has been rained out ... How a rainout could affect the rotations Here's how the rotations and schedule lined up prior to the rainout: Game 3, Oct. 13: Wei-Yin Chen versus Jerem...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  12. It's more Royals magic in Game 2 win

    David Schoenfield

    Game 2 of the American League Championship Series was another exciting affair, decided this time in the ninth inning instead of the 10th. The Kansas City Royals won it with a small-ball rally this time, scoring twice to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  13. Royals win powerful ALCS opener

    David Schoenfield

    Well, that went exactly according to script. Both No. 1 starters were gone by the sixth. The Royals hit home runs. The Orioles stole bases. Fourteen runs, 26 hits. Buck Showalter's bullpen matchups didn't work in the end, while Ned Yost used Kelvin H...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  14. Five ALCS keys for the Royals

    David Schoenfield

    Coming off their best four-game stretch of the season, the Kansas City Royals are riding a wave of emotion, speed and defense into their American League Championship Series matchup against the Baltimore Orioles. Here are five keys for the Royals: ...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  15. What I got wrong about the Orioles

    David Schoenfield

    I woke up today to a bunch of tweets from Orioles fans. They're still rolling in, mostly having fun and pointing to this blog entry that I wrote in January titled "Orioles look like a team that will decline." @supPLAYA11 Hey @dschoenfield ... pic....

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  16. Why playoff experience does matter

    David Schoenfield

    No, not for players -- that's a tired old assumption that should be discarded with the leftovers sitting in your fridge since the Brewers were still mathematically alive. I'm talking managers. Take Buck Showalter. In his first postseason, wh...

    Blog | October 09, 2014