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  1. Rangers' roster turnover a good thing

    David Schoenfield

    It has been a terrific four-year run for the Texas Rangers: 90 wins and a trip to the World Series in 2010, 96 wins and one strike away from a World Series title in 2011, 93 wins and a wild-card spot in 2012 and 91 wins in 2013. The Rangers and Rays ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  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. 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
  7. SweetSpot TV: Can Texas win 100 games?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and I debate the merits of the Texas Rangers: Is this team good enough to win 100 games ... or even become the fifth team of the wild-card era (since 1995) to win 105? We also preview the Rangers-Yankees series that kicks off Monday nig...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  8. Cards complete comeback: Series champs

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- You fight through the monotony of fielding practice in spring training. The sore elbows, the back pain, the starts when you leave your fastball in the bullpen, and maybe a surgery or two at some point in your career. Chris Carpenter m...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  9. How the Cards built their 25-man roster

    David Schoenfield

    Similar to the Texas Rangers, the St. Louis Cardinals were built with some late-round draft picks (Lance Lynn is the only first-rounder on the team), some trades, some good risks that paid off and maybe a lucky move or two. St. Louis Cardinals: Wo...

    Blog | October 17, 2011