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  1. Five things we learned Thursday

    David Schoenfield

    The big story, sadly, was Giancarlo Stanton getting hit by a pitch. In fact, that was a disturbing theme of the night: Mike Trout got hit twice (leading to retaliation from the Angels); Derek Jeter got hit; Starling Marte got hit and had to leave the...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. Fantasy Focus podcast: Peavy, Harper

    David Schoenfield

    I joined Eric Karabell on Monday's Fantasy Focus podcast and we discussed Jake Peavy's debut with the Giants, Carlos Santana's hot streak, Bryce Harper's immediate future, Josh Harrison and much, much more!...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. Game of year so far exposes Tigers' flaws

    David Schoenfield

    I started watching the Detroit Tigers-Cleveland Indians game while in the office this afternoon. Went home. Had a conference call with our editors to discuss the upcoming week. Mowed the lawn. Took the dog for a walk. The game still wasn't over. I...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  4. Five key issues as we reach the quarter pole

    David Schoenfield

    Whenever people say baseball is in trouble I point them to a game like Sunday's Yankees-Brewers contest in Milwaukee, a fun back-and-forth game played before a loud, soldout crowd of over 43,000 fans at Miller Park. Yes, it was the Yankees and it ...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  5. Key position switches for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, the St. Louis Cardinals tried the unorthodox move of switching third baseman Matt Carpenter to second base, a position he had played just 18 innings previously in the majors and never in the minors. Players rarely move up the defensive sp...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  6. Fourteen questions before spring training

    David Schoenfield

    It's one month to the official start date of spring training (the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will start a week earlier due to their opening two games in Australia). It has been quiet the past few weeks as everybody waits for Masahiro Tanaka to sign. Bu...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  7. Santana, Kipnis unsung All-Star candidates

    David Schoenfield

    Is there a more up-and-down team this year than the Cleveland Indians? They started 5-10, but from April 28 through May 20 they went 18-4 to climb into first place. That was followed by seven losses in eight games and then an eight-game losing streak...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  8. Franchise Player Draft: Round 2!

    David Schoenfield

    The Franchise Player Draft has been completed, so it's time for Eric Karabell and myself to continue our tradition of doing the second round. All picks were made by Eric and myself, not the franchise "owners," so yell at us, not them. Eric made all t...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  9. Umpires help Indians beat Athletics

    David Schoenfield

    Dear umpires, You blew it. Sincerely, Baseball fans * * * * The Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians played a good baseball game on a sleepy Wednesday night in early May, the Indians winning 4-3. The A's scored three runs in the fourt...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  10. Thoughts: Pablo Sandoval is just big-boned

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on a Tuesday night that featured a lot of home runs across this great land ... Look, Pablo Sandoval is fat. I'm about 99.7 percent sure if that if he lost 10 or 50 pounds that he'd be a better player. But, hey, he is who he is and ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  11. Sleeper MVP candidates: American League

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, we listed our top five stealth MVP candidates for the National League. As a reminder, MVP winners usually meet these criteria: 1. Be on a playoff team (see Miguel Cabrera over Mike Trout, Ryan Braun over Matt Kemp, etc.) 2. Be an RBI guy...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  12. Dominicans have the talent to win WBC

    David Schoenfield

    No, the World Baseball Classic isn't the World Series or the World Cup, and it doesn't really prove which country has the best baseball talent. But it's a fun event, the players participating want to win, and there are fans across the globe -- mostly...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  13. Franchise Player Draft: 2011 in review

    David Schoenfield

    The question is simple: If you were starting a franchise and could pick any player in baseball, who would you pick? Ignore contracts, current or future. Ignore current team. Think only of ability, position and age. Who do you build around? On Thur...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  14. Indians as good as overrated Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    OK, I'll give you Justin Verlander. I'll even give you Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson. But five through 25? I think I'll take the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday, even ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  15. Catching talent at highest level in years

    David Schoenfield

    Are we in a golden age for catchers? In the wake of the Carlos Santana contract extension, there was some debate on where he ranks among the game's elite backstops. My colleague Eric Karabell called him the best catcher in the game. I'm not sure S...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  16. Podcast: Darvish, Samardzija, Jerry Ferrara

    David Schoenfield

    It was Eric Karabell and Keith Law on Tuesday's Baseball Today, plus a guest appearance from Jerry Ferrara, Yankees fan and "Entourage" actor. The highlights: 1. Carlos Santana signed a long-term deal with the Indians but Keith isn't crazy about d...

    Blog | April 10, 2012