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  1. Path to the playoffs: AL West

    David Schoenfield

    The American League West may be baseball's most entertaining division in 2015 -- following an entertaining 2014 when the A's blew a huge midseason lead. The up-and-coming Astros and a healthier Rangers squad should both be improved, turning this divi...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Look for D-backs to trade Trumbo

    David Schoenfield

    Just as everyone didn't predict, Yasmany Tomas agreed to a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth a reported six years and $68.5 million that includes an opt-out after four years. Tomas projects as a power-hitting left fielder with below-averag...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  4. Stanton's big contract: Final thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    People smarter than me have written that Giancarlo Stanton is worth the 13-year, $325 million contract he'll sign with the Miami Marlins. (As expected, Jayson Stark reports that the contract is heavily backloaded. Stanton will make $30 million over t...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  5. Stanton: A good bet at $300 million

    David Schoenfield

    Giancarlo Stanton has never hit 40 home runs, never hit .300, never posted a .400 on-base percentage. He's ranked as one of the 10 best players in the National League just once in his career. Yet he could become baseball's first $300 million player. ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  6. Good luck trading Ryan Howard, B.J. Upton

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney takes a good look at the saturated market for DH types and writes this about Ryan Howard: He is being pushed hard in the market by the Phillies. Rival executives perceive the Phillies will do whatever it takes to dump him, up to and incl...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  7. Ranking each team's worst position in 2014

    David Schoenfield

    As the offseason speeds ahead into full rumor mill hysteria, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to look at each team's biggest weakness in 2014 (excluding pitchers). This gives us a start on which positions teams might be most desperate to...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  8. How long should a starter stay in?

    David Schoenfield

    The most important decision a manager has to make in any individual postseason game usually involves when to pull his starting pitcher. There can be other important decisions -- whether to bench your best hitter, for example, or whether to bring in y...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  9. Remember the bad Jayson Werth contract?

    David Schoenfield

    When the Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth to a seven-year, $126 million contract before the 2011 season, the deal was widely criticized. It was made out to be symbolic of the further decline of baseball or something like that. The criticis...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  10. Ten biggest stories of the first half

    David Schoenfield

    OK, we're actually well past 81 games, but we tend to divide the season at the All-Star break, even if that's not the true halfway point. Here's my list of the 10 biggest stories of the first half: 1. The rash of Tommy John surgeries. On the he...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  11. Porcello, Richards fighting for All-Star spot

    David Schoenfield

    @dschoenfield Porcello with the #Maddux (95 pitches)- Olugbenga Ajilore (@kerebutu74) July 2, 2014 Not only that: Rick Porcello threw a no-strikeout, no-walk shutout -- the first time that's happened since Jeff Ballard did it in 1989, making thi...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  12. Quit whining, David Ortiz

    David Schoenfield

    On Friday, Joe Torre of the commissioner's office reprimanded David Ortiz for his rant over a scoring decision on Wednesday. Here's a report from ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes from that game, when a grounder that bounced off the glove of Twins firs...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Thursday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    George Springer is red hot -- his nine home runs this month are the most by a rookie in May since Mark McGwire hit 15 in 1987 -- and Justin Havens breaks down his rapid improvement at the plate in just a few short weeks in the majors. I was a little ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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