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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Do you need stars to make the playoffs?

    David Schoenfield

    I suppose the instinctive answer to that headline would be, "Well, of course you do. Don't be an idiot." But is it that simple? And what defines a star player? And how many stars do you need? Writing the offseason report card on the Oakland A's...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  7. Who should win the AL wild cards?

    David Schoenfield

    I sent an email to my pal Jim Caple, asking: Would you rather see the A's or Angels in the playoffs? I could also ask: Would you rather see the Orioles or the Rays? All four teams won on Wednesday, which means good news for the Orioles and A's ...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Crystal ball: Dempster lands in Detroit

    David Schoenfield

    In this season of parity, in this season of two wild cards, in this season of the first-place Pirates and the last-place Red Sox and best-record-in-baseball Dodgers, almost anything is possible. Except the idea that your team is going to make a bi...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  10. Rookie starters take center stage

    David Schoenfield

    If you collected baseball cards in the 1980s, you'll remember the "rookie craze." You'd open a pack, desperately seeking that Dwight Gooden rookie card or Mark McGwire rookie card or Sam Horn rookie card. Those cards were going to pay for your colleg...

    Blog | May 19, 2011