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  1. Studying the leadoff hitters: NL

    David Schoenfield

    On Friday, we looked at the state of leadoff hitters in the American League. Now let's move to the National League. Last season, the average OBP for leadoff hitters was .326, a tick above the overall MLB average for non-pitchers of .318. Still, only ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  2. A look at non-roster invitees: NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    We continue our scroll through some of the interesting non-roster names invited to spring training. In case you missed 'em, here are the AL East, AL Central, AL West and NL East. Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant will be added to the 40-man roster once ...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  3. Over/under totals for every team

    David Schoenfield

    In case you missed it, here are opening early over/under win totals for all 30 teams, courtesy of Bovada.lv: Los Angeles Dodgers -- 92.5 Washington Nationals -- 92.5 Los Angeles Angels -- 89.5 St. Louis Cardinals -- 88.5 Boston Red Sox -- 86.5 ...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  4. Ranking the teams: 24 through 19

    David Schoenfield

    It's the second day of our pre-spring training power rankings. Did I mention that parity makes it really difficult to do these rankings with a high degree of confidence? I did? OK, let's move on and say this about this group of teams: All of these te...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  5. Crystal ball: Five least improved teams

    David Schoenfield

    So I wrote about the five teams I believe have the best chance to improve significantly in 2015 -- think a 10-game improvement or more. Writing about the five teams that have improved the least is much easier. 1. Atlanta Braves (79-83) Well, ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    We're starting to see a little clarity. I think. Check the standings, playoff odds and remaining schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. The A's with their biggest win of the season. Of course, they needed their biggest win after weeks of big...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  11. Vance Worley member of All-Surprise Team

    David Schoenfield

    Teams make the playoffs with expected production from their stars, with young players who improve, maybe a couple rookies who step up. But on almost every playoff team, you can find a guy who came out of nowhere to offer a major contribution. Vanc...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Time to start fearing the Cardinals

    David Schoenfield

    To be honest, this hasn't been that great of a St. Louis Cardinals team. The Cardinals barely outscored their opponents (plus four on the season), they don't hit for much power (last in the National League in home runs), they don't have much team spe...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  14. Bill Veeck's ideas to speed up the game

    David Schoenfield

    The appointment of Rob Manfred as the new commissioner has led to a lot of suggestions on what he needs to do once he officially steps in for Bud Selig after the season. One area that everyone seems to agree upon is addressing the pace of game. As...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  15. Wainwright's struggles still an issue

    David Schoenfield

    The good news for the St. Louis Cardinals: They secured an important 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Combined with the Milwaukee Brewers' seventh straight loss, the Cardinals now lead the NL Central by two games over the Brewers and four gam...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  16. The Felix dilemma: How much rest?

    David Schoenfield

    Remember way back in 2008, when CC Sabathia was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers and made his final three starts of the season on three days' rest, helping the Brewers to their first playoff appearance since 1982? That seems like a generation ago. ...

    Blog | August 29, 2014