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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. Christmas wishes for every team

    David Schoenfield

    What are wishing for under your Christmas tree this year? Here are Christmas wishes across the major leagues: AL East Baltimore Orioles -- A healthy Manny Machado for Opening Day. A repeat season from Chris Davis. The old Nick Markakis. A close...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  3. Ten predictions for the stretch run

    David Schoenfield

    When Alex Rodriguez got caught off second base on Ichiro Suzuki's line drive back to the pitcher in the 10th inning, I was sure the Tampa Bay Rays would win. When Joba Chamberlain walked Jose Molina leading off the bottom of the 10th, I was sure t...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  4. Thoughts: Wacha stars in debut for Cards

    David Schoenfield

    Haven't done one of these all week, so some quick thoughts on Thursday's games ... I was watching the Detroit Tigers-Pittsburgh Pirates last night but on my laptop I had on the Kansas City Royals-St. Louis Cardinals game to check out Michael Wach...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  5. Write it down: AL final standings

    David Schoenfield

    Picking division winners and playoff teams is easy. What's harder is picking the final record for every team. So I will venture to project this year's final standings ... remember, wins and losses and runs scored and runs allowed must add up across t...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  6. Poll results: American League predictions

    David Schoenfield

    I've been meaning to run the final poll results from all the offseason report cards we published before and early in spring training. Here are the American League tallies. Keep in mind that the polls were conducted before some recent developments too...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  7. Report cards: The final grades and rankings

    David Schoenfield

    OK, now that I've finished all 30 offseason report cards, we can essentially use my final grades to give us Power Rankings (you can get all the report cards at the bottom of this page). Washington Nationals: A Atlanta Braves: A- Cincinnati Reds:...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  8. Over/unders for all 30 teams

    David Schoenfield

    Bovada.lv has released its 2013 over/under win totals. The following information is presented for entertainment purposes only: Arizona Diamondbacks: 81.5 Atlanta Braves: 88.5 Baltimore Orioles: 78.5 Boston Red Sox: 82.5 Chicago Cubs: 72.5 Chi...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  9. Ten games left, 10 things to watch

    David Schoenfield

    Except for a few days in mid-June and a few days in late July, the Chicago White Sox have resided in first place in the American League Central since May 29. Their largest lead was a mere 3.5 games on July 15 and July 17. It seems that whenever they ...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  10. Who starts tiebreaker/wild-card games?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney made an important point in his Insider blog today: Rosters for the wild-card game can be changed for the Division Series: The participating teams will set 25-man rosters for this one-game, winner-take-all extravaganza -- rosters th...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  11. Winners and losers of the weekend

    David Schoenfield

    Somehow, it seems the American League playoff race got even crazier over the weekend. Let's recap with winners and losers. Winner: Tampa Bay Rays' pitching staff The Rays completed a vital six-game homestand against the Yankees and Rangers by tak...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Orioles starting to look like team of destiny

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the thing about baseball in 2012: The difference between the best teams and the worst teams isn't all that extreme. The New York Yankees, for example, have outscored their opponents by 99 runs. The Minnesota Twins, with one of the worst starti...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  14. Best players traded while minor leaguers

    David Schoenfield

    In my chat on Tuesday, we briefly discussed the all-time draft rosters for each team that I compiled. Somebody asked: What's the all-time roster for players drafted and traded away while still minor leaguers? Some of these deals are pretty famous -- ...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  15. Positional All-Star droughts: AL teams

    David Schoenfield

    There isn't really a point to this post. But does everything need to have an important significance? Of course not. So this popped into my head today: What is the longest All-Star drought at any position for each team? For example, if you go position...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  16. Cap week: Caps of questionable taste

    David Schoenfield

    I was watching a Mariners game last week when I noticed a fan sitting in the first row wearing the blue cap with the bright yellow "S" the team wore from 1987 through 1992. I was a little surprised because you never see Mariners fans wearing that cap...

    Blog | May 11, 2011