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  1. The future of Cuban ballplayers

    David Schoenfield

    President Barack Obama announced a historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations on Wednesday when he moved to begin normalizing relations between the two countries. "Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past, so as to reach for a better...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Third-base options for the Giants

    David Schoenfield

    The Giants need a third baseman. Right now, the team's website lists Joaquin Arias as the starting third baseman, and that's not a good depth chart if you're counting on Joaquin Arias to be your starting third baseman. You know this, the Giants know ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Path to the playoffs: NL East

    David Schoenfield

    It's the National League East, and I just realized this: Is there a division of owners more despised by their fans than this one? Outside of Ted Lerner in Washington, it's not exactly a group of owners who have built good faith with their fan bases. ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  4. Are Cubans now getting overpriced?

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting article from Eno Sarris of FanGraphs/Fox asking, "Is the market for Cuban players out of control?" Following the success of Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu, the Red Sox signed Rusney Castillo last summer for seven years and...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  5. Angels add insurance for Josh Hamilton

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting little trade here: The Angels trade reliever Kevin Jepsen to the Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, a trade conceived in part with the news that Tampa Bay closer Jake McGee had surgery on his elbow and will start the season on the disabled l...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Chat wrap: Dodgers and everything else

    David Schoenfield

    Sorry, no four-hour chat this week. Click here for Tuesday's wrap....

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  8. Ten cool statistics from the 2014 season

    David Schoenfield

    Looking for a Christmas gift for the baseball fan in your life? Or maybe a little something for yourself? I recommend "The Bill James Handbook" from Baseball Info Solutions (available here). Yes, you can get all the basic stats you need and many m...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  9. Justin Upton: Good, but not a superstar

    David Schoenfield

    A lot of stuff out there about Justin Upton. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Mark Bowman of MLB.com report that the Padres are still hot for Upton. Rosenthal writes: The Braves, according to major-league sources, want more for Upton than they did fo...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  10. Mid-December World Series odds

    David Schoenfield

    Courtesy of Bovada.lv ... Los Angeles Dodgers: 15/2 Boston Red Sox: 9/1 Washington Nationals: 15/2 Chicago Cubs: 12/1 Detroit Tigers: 12/1 Los Angeles Angels: 12/1 San Francisco Giants: 14/1 Seattle Mariners: 14/1 St. Louis Cardinals: 14/1...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  11. 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
  12. The playoff team most likely to fade

    David Schoenfield

    Question from Tuesday's chat: Which 2014 playoff team is most likely to miss the playoffs in 2015? Good question! Before giving an answer, here's a big table. This lists all the playoff teams from the five seasons from 2009 to 2013, their win-l...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  13. In defense of Billy Beane and the A's

    David Schoenfield

    From Tuesday's chat: mike (williamsburg va) I am curious - if Beane had stepped down last May and Amaro took over the A's and then proceeded to make the exact same deals, how do you think the choices would have been viewed? I get asked tha...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  14. Quick thoughts: Dodgers upgrade their D

    David Schoenfield

    It was quite the exciting winter meetings. A few thoughts on some of those recent transactions ... 1. Dodgers trade Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon, acquire Howie Kendrick, Jimmy Rollins and Yasmani Grandal. It's risky blowing up a 94-win team, and al...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  15. Why the Red Sox won't trade Mookie Betts

    David Schoenfield

    A quick follow-up to that last post. Phillies fans seem to think they can get Mookie Betts in a potential trade with the Red Sox for Cole Hamels. It's not going to happen. Dave Cameron has been beating this drum over at FanGraphs and I agree. Firs...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  16. Five more trade ideas for the Phillies

    David Schoenfield

    Jimmy Rollins is apparently headed to the Dodgers. Who's next? It's so much fun pretending to be Ruben Amaro. 1. Cole Hamels to the Mariners for P Taijuan Walker, P Brandon Maurer and IF Ketel Marte Phillies fans are expecting a huge haul for H...

    Blog | December 10, 2014