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  1. Mariners trade bait: Nick Franklin

    David Schoenfield

    The Mariners are billing the Brad Miller-Nick Franklin battle as a legitimate fight for the starting shortstop job, but the reality is Miller is almost assuredly going to win as most scouts don't believe Franklin can handle the defensive duties at sh...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. Lineup discussion: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    In our continuing discussion of lineups, let's move over to the American League and the division with the deepest group of lineups in the majors. Boston Red Sox Key question: Who replaces Jacoby Ellsbury in the leadoff spot? The Red Sox score...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  3. Ranking the teams: 18 through 13

    David Schoenfield

    It's the third part of our pre-spring training series. One thing that's tougher than you probably realize: predicting records. Think about it: Every team looks better on paper. Most of them plugged the obvious holes from 2013 (or attempted to), every...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Orioles should consider signing Rodney

    David Schoenfield

    With the deal between the Baltimore Orioles and free-agent closer Grant Balfour now in jeopardy over concerns with his shoulder that showed up in the physical, the Orioles are left with four choices: 1. Sign him anyway. The original deal was for t...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  7. O's sign Balfour but just spinning wheels

    David Schoenfield

    This hasn't exactly been the offseason that Baltimore Orioles fans wanted. Basically, the team has traded away closer Jim Johnson ... and agreed to a deal with closer Grant Balfour. Johnson was in the final year of arbitration and will probably...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  8. AL East: Three questions for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Things have happened sooner than normal this offseason, but several of the top free agents are still out there and some big names -- led by David Price -- may be available in trade. Here are three questions for each team heading into the winter meeti...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  9. 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
  10. AL wild-card breakdown: Rays the favorite

    David Schoenfield

    Let's get this out of the way: From what I can tell, Major League Baseball does not have rules in place for a five-way tiebreaker for the second wild card. So that won't happen. It can't happen, because we don't need another image of Bud Selig shrugg...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  11. Should O's worry about Machado, Davis?

    David Schoenfield

    If the playoffs started now, the Baltimore Orioles would be in -- they hold a one-game lead over the Rangers (who lost Thursday afternoon to the Yankees) as they go into their game tonight against the Royals. That lead is obviously precarious, with t...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Ten bullpen issues to consider

    David Schoenfield

    As Mariano Rivera showed on Sunday, even the best closers suffer a blown save from time to time. While the two-run home run Adam Jones hit off Rivera resulted in Rivera's second blown save, the Yankees' closer is also allowing more than a hit per inn...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  14. Best deadline deal ever: Orioles

    David Schoenfield

    Over the next month, we're going to present 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade deadline deal ever made by each team. THE TEAM: Baltimore Orioles THE YEAR: 1996 THE SITUATION: After getting swept in a four-game series at home by the Yankees ...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  15. Adam Jones' crazy, sort-of-good, odd year

    David Schoenfield

    Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has always been a difficult player to evaluate since his breakout season as a 23-year-old in 2009. He had a big first half that year to make his first All-Star team -- .303, 12 home runs, 47 RBIs -- and wou...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  16. 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