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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Improved Cabrera having pantheon season

    David Schoenfield

    Last Wednesday, Miguel Cabrera was facing hard-throwing Cleveland Indians rookie Danny Salazar in the eighth inning with two outs and a runner on. The Indians led the Tigers 3-2 and Salazar had struck out Cabrera three times -- looking on an 88 mph c...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  9. Indians defy logic, tie Tigers for first

    David Schoenfield

    The consistently amazing thing about baseball is that even as we understand more about the sport, because of today's wealth of data, it continues to confound our explanation of events. For example, a series of statements: 1. The Detroit Tigers ...

    Blog | June 30, 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. 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
  12. Resolutions for a new year

    David Schoenfield

    It's time to look ahead to 2013. While we can all resolve to do more in our communities, respect our elders and be kind to dogs, here are a few resolutions from around baseball. San Francisco Giants: To acquire some overrated veteran in midseason ...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  13. Five blockbuster trade suggestions

    David Schoenfield

    The blockbuster salary-dump trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays was officially approved Monday and now we're back to the same old boring rumors about free agents, Justin Upton and Japanese infielders who won't hit in America. You...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  14. MLB -- Winter Forecast for teams in American League Central

    David Schoenfield

    Assessing what lies ahead this offseason for the Tigers, White Sox, Royals, Indians and Twins.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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