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  1. Path to the playoffs: NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    For many, baseball is more exciting than ever. The sport has appeared to reach a level of parity never seen before. Just look at some of the early returns this offseason. Basically, every team is "going for it." OK, maybe not the Philadelphia Phillie...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  2. Five NL players who need to bounce back

    David Schoenfield

    On Monday, we looked at five American League players who need to bounce back. Here are five key guys in the National League, presented with 2014 numbers and projected numbers from the Steamer system (available on FanGraphs) and the Stats LLC numbers ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  3. Random thoughts and notes: NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    St. Louis Cardinals: With the trade of Shelby Miller, will they go after another starting pitcher? Right now, they're relying on Adam Wainwright, who will be coming off minor elbow surgery; Michael Wacha, coming off an injury; Lance Lynn; veteran Joh...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  4. Look for Rockies to trade Carlos Gonzalez

    David Schoenfield

    Most of the $15.3 million qualifying offers extended to free agents made sense and weren't surprising -- Max Scherzer, James Shields, Nelson Cruz, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Francisco Liriano, Russell Martin, David Robertson, Ervin Santana, Melk...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  5. Opening Day primer: What not to miss

    David Schoenfield

    There's nothing quite like Opening Day. As Pete Rose once said, "It's like Christmas except warmer." It's a reminder that for perhaps inexplicable reasons we still love this crazy game, that we're ready to devote way too many hours over the next seve...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  6. Ranking the teams: 12 through 7

    David Schoenfield

    It's Day 4 of our big team rankings package, where you get upset because I ranked your team too low. We're now in the territory of teams I'm projecting to make the playoffs (well, when you get to No. 10). • Team rankings: Nos. 18-13 » ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  7. Payroll and wins: The top 15

    David Schoenfield

    The second part of our look at wins and payrolls over the past five seasons. Here's Part 1. 15. Chicago White Sox: 394 wins, $543.5 million (10th) The White Sox will be picking third in the draft in June, only the second time they will be draft...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  8. Ranking the top 10 starting rotations

    David Schoenfield

    What, you didn't think the New York Yankees would rebuild after missing the playoffs last season, did you? Masahiro Tanaka -- signed to a seven-year, $155 million deal, with a player opt-out clause after four years -- joins what could be a formidable...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  9. How are playoff rotations lining up?

    David Schoenfield

    Just more than two weeks ago, the Texas Rangers were in pretty good position, leading the A's by 2.5 games in the American League West and coming off a 20-7 August that had them angling for the best record in the league, even with the Red Sox and Tig...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Reds now team to beat in NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    The wild-card game is, of course, a bit mad. Or maybe completely mad. Telling teams they have to play 162 games to get into the playoffs and then one game to stay alive is akin to telling two NFL teams they've made the playoffs after 16 regular-seaso...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  12. Have Reds benefited from easy schedule?

    David Schoenfield

    This came up a couple times from readers in my chat session Tuesday, suggesting that the Cincinnati Reds may not be as strong as their 27-18 record because they've had an easy schedule so far, in particular compared to the Cardinals and Braves. In...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Which contender is most collapse-proof?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and I briefly raised this question a couple weeks ago on a SweetSpot TV: Which team is most collapse-proof? Or, to rephrase it, which is least likely to go all 2012 Red Sox on us? At the time, we mentioned the Reds, but I'm not so sure ...

    Blog | April 20, 2013
  15. Power rankings: Nationals, Reds 1-2

    David Schoenfield

    There are some big free agents out there -- Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Kyle Lohse, Edwin Jackson, Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano being the biggest -- and some trades that may yet to be completed, such as R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, but let's tak...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  16. Lincecum pitches Giants into Game 5

    David Schoenfield

    You never want a series to turn on the health of a team's ace, but here we are: The Cincinnati Reds, up 2 games to 0 and going home for three games, will need a Game 5 victory to advance to the NLCS. With Johnny Cueto unavailable after his first-i...

    Blog | October 10, 2012