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  1. Path to the playoffs: AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney just wrote that the American League Central may be the best division in baseball. Does the division still belong to Detroit? Or is this the year the Tigers finally get caught? Here's the path to the playoffs for the AL Central teams: ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Ten post-deadline predictions

    David Schoenfield

    Let's look at some of the fallout from the trade deadline -- things people said -- and then make some predictions for what happens the rest of the way. 1. The acquisition of Jon Lester makes the Oakland A's the favorite in the AL West. Predicti...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Payroll and wins: The past five years

    David Schoenfield

    Jayson Stark has a piece today looking back at the reign of commissioner Bud Selig. One of the important legacies of Selig's tenure has been revenue sharing -- as Jayson points out, nearly $400 million exchanged hands last season, helping some of the...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  6. Christmas wishes for every team

    David Schoenfield

    What are wishing for under your Christmas tree this year? Here are Christmas wishes across the major leagues: AL East Baltimore Orioles -- A healthy Manny Machado for Opening Day. A repeat season from Chris Davis. The old Nick Markakis. A close...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  7. A's suffer devastating loss to Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    It looked like the Oakland A's were going to complete one of the most impressive sweeps of the season, going into Detroit and beating the Tigers in four games started by Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander, Doug Fister and Max Scherzer by scores of 8-6,...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  8. Players believe Bonds is record holder

    David Schoenfield

    NEW YORK -- Media day at the All-Star Game isn't quite media day at the Super Bowl, but on a hot, steamy day in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field, sweaty media members met with sweaty ballplayers. There was a vibe of happiness from the player...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Dunn delivers biggest win of season for Sox

    David Schoenfield

    "It ain't over 'til it's over." -- Yogi Berra on the 1973 National League East pennant race For a few minutes on Monday, you had the feeling the Chicago White Sox were getting a little bit closer to over. Justin Verlander had done his job for the De...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  11. Valverde, Tigers suffer frustrating loss

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the thing about closers: If they were better pitchers, they'd be starters. Here's another thing: They're often inconsistent from week to week and month to month, let alone season to season. Here's one more thing: Even Mariano Rivera isn'...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  12. Two AL Central teams could make playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    This isn't a game the Detroit Tigers lost a year ago. Not with Justin Verlander pitching. Not with a 3-1 lead through six innings and Verlander chewing up the Cleveland Indians' lineup. But then we see the beauty of baseball, a reminder that the ...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Why the Indians can win the AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Every season there is at least one surprise team. Every season there is at least one major disappointment. Everyone is calling the Detroit Tigers a lock in the AL Central. But here are 10 reasons the Cleveland Indians can win the AL Central. 1....

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  15. Predictions for 2012, Oscar-style

    David Schoenfield

    Too much serious stuff around here. Let's tackle something a little more fun and lighthearted -- predictions for 2012, using Academy Award categories. Best Cinematography Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston Red Sox Matt Kemp, ...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  16. You can go from losing record to playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    You still hear the same complaints: The rich teams win all the time; the NFL is more unpredictable; once a loser, always a loser; my team has no chance. Since 2006, 12 teams have made the playoffs that had a losing record the previous season. That...

    Blog | February 01, 2012