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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. Scherzer delivers, but Tigers have flaws

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, I had a discussion with one of my editors: What defines an ace? He brought up Max Scherzer. I said, yes, I would describe Scherzer as an ace. He pointed out Scherzer has never had a complete game in the majors. Can that be an ace? Has ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  3. Opening Day primer: What not to miss

    David Schoenfield

    There's nothing quite like Opening Day. As Pete Rose once said, "It's like Christmas except warmer." It's a reminder that for perhaps inexplicable reasons we still love this crazy game, that we're ready to devote way too many hours over the next seve...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  4. Lineup discussion: AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Our series looking at major league lineups moves over to the AL Central, home of Miguel Cabrera ... and a bunch other hitters that aren't as good. Detroit Tigers Key question: How do they replace Prince Fielder's production and presence? Let...

    Blog | February 18, 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. Payroll and wins: The top 15

    David Schoenfield

    The second part of our look at wins and payrolls over the past five seasons. Here's Part 1. 15. Chicago White Sox: 394 wins, $543.5 million (10th) The White Sox will be picking third in the draft in June, only the second time they will be draft...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  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. 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
  9. All-Star Game diary: AL wins, Mo is MVP

    David Schoenfield

    NEW YORK -- Here's a fun piece of All-Star trivia: At 24, Matt Harvey is the youngest pitcher to start an All-Star Game since Dwight Gooden, also of the Mets, who was 23 in 1988. How Harvey will fare in front of the home fans is one of the big sto...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  10. Fascination Factor: Ranking all 30 teams

    David Schoenfield

    The Washington Nationals were supposed to be the best team in baseball, a team that could win 100 games and maybe blow out the rest of the National League. But, you know, that would have been kind of boring, just doing what everyone expected. The fac...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  11. Five things to watch this weekend

    David Schoenfield

    The hottest team in baseball is those Cleveland Indians, and we don't need instant replay to prove it. The Tribe has won 10 of 11 with terrific pitching and more than a few home runs. Mark Reynolds leaves nothing to chance with 500-foot blasts. Scott...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  12. Write it down: AL final standings

    David Schoenfield

    Picking division winners and playoff teams is easy. What's harder is picking the final record for every team. So I will venture to project this year's final standings ... remember, wins and losses and runs scored and runs allowed must add up across t...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Longest positional All-Star droughts: AL

    David Schoenfield

    In writing about the Mariners' catching woes in my previous post, I mentioned the Mariners have had only one All-Star appearance from a catcher in franchise history, Dan Wilson in 1996. I thought it would be fun to go back and look at the longest ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Over/unders for all 30 teams

    David Schoenfield

    Bovada.lv has released its 2013 over/under win totals. The following information is presented for entertainment purposes only: Arizona Diamondbacks: 81.5 Atlanta Braves: 88.5 Baltimore Orioles: 78.5 Boston Red Sox: 82.5 Chicago Cubs: 72.5 Chi...

    Blog | February 20, 2013