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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Rangers' roster turnover a good thing

    David Schoenfield

    It has been a terrific four-year run for the Texas Rangers: 90 wins and a trip to the World Series in 2010, 96 wins and one strike away from a World Series title in 2011, 93 wins and a wild-card spot in 2012 and 91 wins in 2013. The Rangers and Rays ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  6. AL West: Three questions for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Let's move on to the AL West as we get ready for the winter meetings. We'll do the National League on Sunday. Oakland A's What do they need? The A's were busy last week, acquiring closer Jim Johnson from the Orioles, signing starter Scott Kazmi...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  7. Fielder for Kinsler; Cano to Rangers now?

    David Schoenfield

    I've been saying all along that I believed the Texas Rangers were the sleeper team in the Robinson Cano sweepstakes; swapping Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder is a move that helps increase the likelihood of that happening. Yes, the immediate reactio...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  8. A's, Rangers in bind if suspensions occur

    David Schoenfield

    News items: 1. Sources say Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Biogenesis PED scandal up to 100 games. 2. The Oakland A's lost a tough one, 4-3 in 10 innings to the Brewers after blowing a 3-0 le...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  9. For those who wanted to sit Mitch Moreland

    David Schoenfield

    Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland did this today off Brandon McCarthy, although I'd like a new measurement on the reported 391 feet. That was Moreland's 11th home run and he's hitting .286/.333/.555. Not bad for a guy many suggest...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  10. Last time each AL team drafted an All-Star

    David Schoenfield

    The 2013 MLB draft is coming up, with the first round set for June 6, and when each team makes its first-round selection, each will be drafting an amateur player it believes will turn into an All-Star. In reality, front offices know the odds of d...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  11. Should the Rangers sign Kyle Lohse?

    David Schoenfield

    The Texas Rangers failed in their attempt to bring back Josh Hamilton or to sign Zack Greinke. OK, maybe failed is the wrong word. Maybe the Rangers just drew a line on what they were willing to pay and wouldn't cross it. But Kyle Lohse is still o...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  12. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  13. Rangers suddenly look vulnerable

    David Schoenfield

    The Texas Rangers took over possession of first place in the American League West on April 9, the fourth game of the season. They held that position every day since then, all by themselves, 182 consecutive days. Until now. Now they're in danger...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  14. As Darvish struggles, who is Rangers' ace?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's fast-forward a couple of months. Pretend you're Ron Washington, preparing for the first game of the Division Series. Who do you start? When the Texas Rangers invested more than $100 million to sign Yu Darvish, they had to believe Darvish ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  15. Rangers fans stuffing the All-Star ballot box

    David Schoenfield

    When I was a kid, I loved filling out the All-Star ballot. When Alvin Davis was a rookie in 1984 and tearing up the league, my friends and I procured huge stacks of ballots and spent the entire game writing in his name (he wasn't on the ballot). We k...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  16. Rangers have the sweet look of greatness

    David Schoenfield

    It's too early to call the Texas Rangers a great team, but it's also not too early to get excited by their 13-3 start. What's makes the Rangers impressive is they can beat you in so many ways. They even pulled out some small ball in the 11th inning t...

    Blog | April 23, 2012