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  1. Vance Worley member of All-Surprise Team

    David Schoenfield

    Teams make the playoffs with expected production from their stars, with young players who improve, maybe a couple rookies who step up. But on almost every playoff team, you can find a guy who came out of nowhere to offer a major contribution. Vanc...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Mariners' bullpen best in majors

    David Schoenfield

    In Game 1 of the Seattle Mariners-Boston Red Sox series at Fenway Park on Friday, Felix Hernandez allowed three runs in 5.2 innings -- the first time he'd allowed three runs in 18 starts. In Game 2, Chris Young pitched just 3.2 innings. In Game...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  4. Coco Crisp one of Monday's unsung heroes

    David Schoenfield

    When the Oakland A's acquired Chris Young in the offseason from the Arizona Diamondbacks, it appeared Coco Crisp would be the odd man out in the Oakland outfield, or at least see his playing substantially reduced. While it was billed as a "four guys ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. A's looking like best team in the AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Jesse Chavez is essentially the 25th man on the Oakland A's roster. He started the year in Triple-A, got called up, got sent down, got called back up and is working as the low-leverage guy out of the bullpen. Before Thursday, he hadn't pitche...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  6. Wrap: Big problems for O's, Indians, Rays

    David Schoenfield

    This whole closer thing is a tough business. Perfection isn't just expected; it's demanded. Slip up once and it's a headline; slip up twice and fans are ready to trade you to Topeka. Slip up three times and your manager usually starts questioning you...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  7. Harper/Strasburg: Who is more valuable?

    David Schoenfield

    It has been a nerve-wracking 48 hours or so for the Washington Nationals. First, Stephen Strasburg pitched through some forearm discomfort in Monday's loss to the Braves, but he felt fine in a bullpen session Wednesday and will make his sched...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  8. Offseason report card: Diamondbacks

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 81-81 (86-76 Pythagorean) 734 runs scored (4th in NL) 688 runs allowed (9th in NL) Big Offseason Moves In three-team deal, traded Chris Young and acquired Cliff Pennington and Heath Bell. Traded Ryan Wheeler to the Rocki...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  9. Offseason report card: A's

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 94-68 (92-70 Pythagorean) 713 runs scored (8th in American League) 614 runs allowed (2nd in AL) Big Offseason Moves Traded Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera to Arizona for Chris Young. Re-signed free agent Bartolo Colon...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  10. Five underappreciated weapons for 2013

    David Schoenfield

    Some guys fly under the radar. Here are five weapons to watch on potential playoff teams: 1. Brandon Crawford's defense. I know, I get it. Maybe you live on the East Coast. You don't watch much baseball from the left side of the country. So maybe ...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  11. Can the Oakland A's do it again?

    David Schoenfield

    Are the Oakland Athletics for real? That will be one of the most intriguing questions heading into spring. Following five consecutive non-winning seasons, the A's rode a rookie-infused pitching staff, won 94 games (20 more than 2011) and came with...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  12. Is Kevin Towers destroying the D-backs?

    David Schoenfield

    An apparently disgruntled Diamondbacks fan has undertaken to "update" Kevin Towers' Wikipedia page (via Dayn Perry of the Eye on Baseball blog). You may think it's funny, but, man, there are a lot of angry fans out there. It is worth looking at To...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  13. A's make nice pickup in Chris Young

    David Schoenfield

    From the difficult to understand department: In a three-way trade with the Oakland Athletics and Florida Marlins, the Arizona Diamondbacks gave up outfielder Chris Young and acquired infielder Cliff Pennington from the A's and relief pitcher Heath Be...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  14. Lincecum not unlucky, just pitching poorly

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN.com will be holding its second annual Franchise Player Draft on Thursday afternoon. It's a fun project where we gather 30 ESPN writers and TV personalities and conduct a fictional draft of every player in baseball, asking the question: Whom woul...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  15. SweetSpot TV: Will Youkilis turn it around?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell wrote about Kevin Youkilis today and then we talked about Youkilis and two other 30-something third basemen off to slow starts, Scott Rolen and Placido Polanco. We also discussed Chris Young's injury and where Ivan Rodriguez ranks all-...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  16. D-backs' depth will come into play

    David Schoenfield

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games a year ago despite having one of the weakest benches in the league. Their playoff roster included retread veterans Geoff Blum, Sean Burroughs and Lyle Overbay, weak-hitting infielder John McDonald, rookie outfiel...

    Blog | April 18, 2012