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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. 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
  3. Lineup discussion: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    In our continuing discussion of lineups, let's move over to the American League and the division with the deepest group of lineups in the majors. Boston Red Sox Key question: Who replaces Jacoby Ellsbury in the leadoff spot? The Red Sox score...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  4. Ranking the teams: 18 through 13

    David Schoenfield

    It's the third part of our pre-spring training series. One thing that's tougher than you probably realize: predicting records. Think about it: Every team looks better on paper. Most of them plugged the obvious holes from 2013 (or attempted to), every...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  5. A look at non-roster invitees: AL

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Burnett, Kendrys Morales and Nelson Cruz to sign, Buster Olney reminds us that there are still a lot of other interesting names out there in free agency, including Jason Hammel, Chris...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  6. AL East: Three questions for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Things have happened sooner than normal this offseason, but several of the top free agents are still out there and some big names -- led by David Price -- may be available in trade. Here are three questions for each team heading into the winter meeti...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  7. Offseason bullpen grades: American League

    David Schoenfield

    In the second part of our look at bullpens, we examine the American League teams. You'll see a lot more movement this winter in the AL as seven teams are currently in need of a new closer -- either from within or via free agency -- and two or three o...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  8. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  9. Rays and Yankees are happy, Orioles sad

    David Schoenfield

    Well, you can't say this American League wild-card race is lacking in drama. Hey, the eventual payoff is small -- one game to keep your season going! -- but it sure is giving us a fun September. A crazy Wednesday was followed by a crazy Thursday a...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  10. AL wild-card breakdown: Rays the favorite

    David Schoenfield

    Let's get this out of the way: From what I can tell, Major League Baseball does not have rules in place for a five-way tiebreaker for the second wild card. So that won't happen. It can't happen, because we don't need another image of Bud Selig shrugg...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Ten bullpen issues to consider

    David Schoenfield

    As Mariano Rivera showed on Sunday, even the best closers suffer a blown save from time to time. While the two-run home run Adam Jones hit off Rivera resulted in Rivera's second blown save, the Yankees' closer is also allowing more than a hit per inn...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  13. June report card: Grades, good and bad

    David Schoenfield

    On the final day of June, on the final day of his first month in the major leagues, the 22-year-old Cuban named Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 and Los Angeles Dodgers fans cried with joy and poets penned sonnets and the baseball gods shook hands and toaste...

    Blog | June 30, 2013
  14. AL East shaping up as race for the ages

    David Schoenfield

    The most exciting day in recent baseball history took place on the final day of the 2011 season, when Dan Johnson hit his miracle home run as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees in 12 innings, and Evan Longoria ...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Last time each AL team drafted an All-Star

    David Schoenfield

    The 2013 MLB draft is coming up, with the first round set for June 6, and when each team makes its first-round selection, each will be drafting an amateur player it believes will turn into an All-Star. In reality, front offices know the odds of d...

    Blog | May 28, 2013