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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
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  3. Half-full, half-empty: Max Scherzer

    David Schoenfield

    We've looked at Jon Lester and Nelson Cruz in our half-full/half-empty series. Now let's examine the pitcher everyone views as the prize of the 2014-15 free agents, right-hander Max Scherzer. Scherzer hits free agency at age 30, coming off a great...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  4. Two good moves for the Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    Wednesday was a big day for the Detroit Tigers, as they reportedly agreed with Victor Martinez on a four-year, $68 million deal and also acquired outfielder Anthony Gose from the Blue Jays for minor league second baseman Devon Travis. Let's look a...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  5. Markakis' home run stands after review

    David Schoenfield

    The Baltimore Orioles took a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of their ALDS on Friday when Nick Markakis' two-run homer stood up after an umpire review. Markakis' shot came with two outs in the third inning off Justin Verlander. The bal...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  6. Will fatal flaws haunt AL teams?

    David Schoenfield

    In this age of parity, no team enters the postseason without at least one significant flaw. Let's look at the four American League teams and how their flaws may affect their postseason run. Baltimore Orioles: Low OBP The Orioles led the AL in h...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  7. A's can now erase second-half fade

    David Schoenfield

    Imagine the weight Sonny Gray carried on his shoulders on Sunday afternoon. How much do 30-plus ballplayers weigh? Add in a coaching staff and front office and all the other personnel that help a team through a season. Add in the losses the Oakland A...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  8. Bullpen cloud still hangs over Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    It's the postseason. Maybe it's the wild-card game. Maybe it's the Division Series or the ALCS or even the World Series. The Detroit Tigers are leading 3-2. It's the ninth inning. Say Max Scherzer or David Price has gone the first eight innings, but ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  9. David Price hasn't delivered for Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    In some fashion, when Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski traded for David Price, he was making a bold statement: This is the year. Playoffs in 2011, World Series in 2012, one Joaquin Benoit pitch from maybe going back to the World Series ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  10. Who may pitch the wild-card games?

    David Schoenfield

    We're getting close enough to the end of the season to start speculating on who could pitch in the wild-card games. Teams won't necessarily have the luxury of lining up their best pitcher -- two years ago, for example, the Orioles went with Joe Saund...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  11. Ten questions for the stretch run

    David Schoenfield

    Two weeks to go. Two weeks of gut-wrenching, sweat-inducing, pacing-in-front-of-the-TV baseball if you're a Kansas City Royals fan, hoping to see your team make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Two weeks of wondering when Robinson Cano ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  12. The implosion of the Detroit Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    Let's get this out of the way: The Kansas City Royals are in first place, the Detroit Tigers are in second place. It's the middle of August and we have baseball fever in the AL Central. * * * * Who would you rather have? David Price ... or Doug...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Trade deadline winners and losers

    David Schoenfield

    All I can say is I hope we get a Tigers-A's postseason series. What a great deadline day, full of intrigue, interesting trades, trades to discuss and argue about, happy fans and dejected fans. The sight of Austin Jackson being pulled from center fiel...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Dombrowski's offseason moves look good

    David Schoenfield

    Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, coming off a season in which his club won 93 games and reached the ALCS, made two controversial offseason trades. In November, he traded first baseman Prince Fielder and cash to the Rangers for secon...

    Blog | May 08, 2014