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  1. Bruce Bochy messes up NL lineup

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the National League lineup for Tuesday's game: 2B Brandon Phillips RF Carlos Beltran 1B Joey Votto 3B David Wright LF Carlos Gonzalez C Yadier Molina SS Troy Tulowitzki DH Michael Cuddyer CF Bryce Harper You see the problem here,...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  2. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  3. Bruce Bochy: On way to Hall of Fame?

    David Schoenfield

    Bruce Bochy will be managing the San Francisco Giants at least through 2016, which would seem to be a very good thing. Bochy has managed for 18 seasons in the major leagues -- which is a long time for any manager to survive -- but he's only 57 so ...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  4. Give Sabean his due for building a champ

    David Schoenfield

    DETROIT -- A year ago, Gregor Blanco was playing winter ball. He was looking for a job after spending all of 2011 in Triple-A and became a minor league free agent after the Washington Nationals let him go. A year later, he stood next to a large bi...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  5. Bumgarner, little things put Giants up 2-0

    David Schoenfield

    SAN FRANCISCO -- This was the Madison Bumgarner Giants fans saw most of the season: the pitcher with impeccable control, the ability to get inside on right-handed batters, generate ground balls and change speeds. This was the pitcher who had become o...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  6. Tigers in trouble after Sandoval's big game

    David Schoenfield

    They call him Kung Fu Panda. Now they can call him a World Series legend. Pablo Sandoval, a batter who rarely sees a pitch he doesn't like, found three pitches he loved in the World Series opener and entered his name alongside three of the biggest...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  7. Ten reasons to watch the 2012 World Series

    David Schoenfield

    It has been a long season. Remember when the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners began in Japan way back in March? OK, you probably don't. But you've made it this far. Don't quit now. We have at least four more games left and hopefully seven. Here's why...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  8. Cards-Giants looks to add Game 7 history

    David Schoenfield

    The Cardinals and Giants haven't exactly played a series for the ages -- not with scores of 7-1, 8-3, 5-0 and 6-1 and no one-run games. We haven't had a tie score past three innings and every game ended up decided by the fourth. But we have a Game 7 ...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  9. Links: Sanchez in, Belt sits for Giants

    David Schoenfield

    We haven't had too many controversial lineup decisions yet this postseason, but here's a big one: Bruce Bochy will sit Brandon Belt in Game 4, move Buster Posey to first base and play Hector Sanchez at catcher. Chris Quick of Bay City Ball does not l...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  10. Reds blow opportunity to sweep series

    David Schoenfield

    That was one of the more entertaining games of the postseason, a classic pitching duel of sorts, with some interesting strategic decisions and some missed opportunities. The Cincinnati Reds will be kicking themselves for not taking advantage of one o...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  11. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  12. Giants make wrong call with Melky Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    I don't envy the decision Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy have to make with Melky Cabrera: If the Giants advance past the Division Series, Cabrera would be eligible to join the club for the NLCS. For now, the Giants apparently aren't planning on activat...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  13. Links: Relief value, Dave Parker for Hall?

    David Schoenfield

    Keith Law has a piece up on Insider showing how data indicates that relief pitchers are constantly overvalued. Not only are they especially volatile from year to year, they are volatile within a single season. Here's one key nugget: "In one query, we...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  14. CC, McCutchen lead list of All-Star snubs

    David Schoenfield

    Sixty-six All-Stars were announced Sunday and somehow they still messed it up. Here are my five biggest All-Star snubs. 1. Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pirates. I figured he was a lock for the team, but Bruce Bochy was put into a bit of a bind when the p...

    Blog | July 03, 2011
  15. Why the Giants owe Don Mattingly for their post-season run

    David Schoenfield

    * Assuming they win the World Series, of course Baseball people and old-timers always like to say, "The little things matter." You know, like bunting, moving the runners over, making sure Bengie Molina is kept away from the postgame spread until eve...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2010