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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Trade deadline preview: AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Over the next six days, we will go division by division and look at what each team needs to do at the trade deadline and what may actually happen. As always, you can keep up with the latest trade talk at Rumor Central. Houston Astros Statu...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  6. Where will Kendrys Morales sign?

    David Schoenfield

    Once the amateur draft begins on Thursday, expect free agent Kendrys Morales to sign a deal soon after. That's when Morales will no longer be tied to draft-pick compensation, thus making his services more attractive. Morales should expect a deal less...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. Fielder's injury reminds of Chris Davis trade

    David Schoenfield

    So you want to be a major league general manager? Think of the ripple effect of one bad move. At the trade deadline in 2011, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, tired or frustrated with the production of perennial tease Chris Davis, trad...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. Minus Perez and Harrison, Rangers doomed

    David Schoenfield

    This isn't where the Texas Rangers were supposed to be in 2014, a team on the precipice. They were supposed to be in the middle stages of a dynasty, maybe an epic dynasty, an organization built with sabermetric principles and great scouting and finan...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  9. Running diary: King Felix vs. Darvish

    David Schoenfield

    We don't see these matchups as often you may expect, ace versus ace, best in the game versus best in the game. For the third time in their careers, Felix Hernandez faced Yu Darvish. The first two battles, both in 2012, went to King Felix: He allowed ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. Back in spring training, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish admitted he was working on a few minor tweaks on his mechanics in an attempt to avoid a recurrence of the nerve problem in his lower back and buttocks area that arose last September. Whether th...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Donaldson out to repeat big 2013

    David Schoenfield

    PHOENIX -- Here's the thing about Josh Donaldson: He looks like an athlete. Indeed, Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane called him the best athlete on the team; considering Yoenis Cespedes is patrolling the outfield, that's praise of a high order...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  13. Ranking the best 'core fives' in the majors

    David Schoenfield

    Are star players important? You're an idiot, Schoenfield. Of course they're important. Go back to your day job. OK, maybe there's a better way to rephrase that question. Which team has the best five core players? And is that a good indicator fo...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  14. New blogs: Giants, Rangers, Rockies

    David Schoenfield

    I'd like to officially welcome aboard three new members of the SweetSpot network: West Coast Bias, One Strike Away and Rockies Zingers. Some introductions ... West Coast Bias (San Francisco Giants) West Coast Bias is run by Connor Grossman (...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  15. Lineup discussion: AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Here is our final division as we examine the lineups of each team. Or potential lineups. We talk a lot about lineups even though they change on almost a daily basis. The Rangers made the flashy offseason additions, but do they have the best lineup...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  16. Underrated Roy Oswalt one of the best

    David Schoenfield

    I want to say that Roy Oswalt always seemed underrated but I'm not sure that's exactly true. He finished in the top five of the Cy Young race five times, so it's hard to argue he was completely ignored. He was certainly respected and admired within t...

    Blog | February 11, 2014