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  1. 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
  2. Ranking the teams: 24 through 19

    David Schoenfield

    Let's move on to the next six teams in my pre-spring training power rankings. We're getting into the area of "Hey, if things break right any of those teams could be the surprise team of 2014" territory. • Team rankings: Nos. 30-25 » ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  3. A look at non-roster invitees: AL

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Burnett, Kendrys Morales and Nelson Cruz to sign, Buster Olney reminds us that there are still a lot of other interesting names out there in free agency, including Jason Hammel, Chris...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  4. Payroll and wins: The past five years

    David Schoenfield

    Jayson Stark has a piece today looking back at the reign of commissioner Bud Selig. One of the important legacies of Selig's tenure has been revenue sharing -- as Jayson points out, nearly $400 million exchanged hands last season, helping some of the...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  5. Ten breakout players to watch for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    These are 10 players I like heading into the season, five position players and five pitchers. I'm calling them breakout candidates, although if you're a fantasy player, you already know about them. You always have to be wary about projecting too much...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  6. Christmas wishes for every team

    David Schoenfield

    What are wishing for under your Christmas tree this year? Here are Christmas wishes across the major leagues: AL East Baltimore Orioles -- A healthy Manny Machado for Opening Day. A repeat season from Chris Davis. The old Nick Markakis. A close...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Cano hopefully first move of many for M's

    David Schoenfield

    Well, they did it. The Seattle Mariners have reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal with Robinson Cano, the first big-time free agent the Mariners have signed since snagging Adrian Beltre after his 48-homer season in 2004. (Sorry. Chone Fi...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. What would the all-free agent team cost?

    David Schoenfield

    A little exercise. Say you're the general manager of a bad team. Say your owner gives you the green light to spend whatever it takes to improve your club. What kind of team could you have lined up this offseason if you could lure the free agent of...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  10. Offseason bullpen grades: American League

    David Schoenfield

    In the second part of our look at bullpens, we examine the American League teams. You'll see a lot more movement this winter in the AL as seven teams are currently in need of a new closer -- either from within or via free agency -- and two or three o...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  11. Where's Craig Kimbrel? Not in the game

    David Schoenfield

    Craig Kimbrel is supposedly the heir to Mariano Rivera. In his postseason career as closer, Rivera recorded 27 appearances of 2+ innings.- Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 8, 2013 Let's get the positives out of the way, because this game should...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  12. Hisashi Iwakuma for AL Cy Young Award?

    David Schoenfield

    With four scoreless starts in his past five outings, Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has forced his way into the Cy Young discussion. He's now 14-6 with a 2.66 ERA. Eric Karabell calls Iwakuma his fantasy MVP among pitchers, but that...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  13. The Mariners' historically awful defense

    David Schoenfield

    The Seattle Mariners should be the Oakland A's and the A's should be the Mariners. The Mariners have more money, a better ballpark and have had years of higher draft picks to build up a farm system. Instead, the Mariners are once again awful and the ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  14. Tank of the day: Mariners

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the funny thing about "tanking": Sometimes even replacement-level pitchers can do a good job. For instance, the New York Mets sent Daisuke Matsuzaka and his 5.75 ERA to the mound on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. That's not his 2013 ERA...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  15. Time for Phillies to trade Chase Utley

    David Schoenfield

    The good news for the Philadelphia Phillies: They're still in second place! Or at least tied for second place. In fact, they've gone 14-16 since June 19 ... and haven't lost a game in the standings, still sitting eight games behind the Braves in t...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  16. Best deadline deal ever: Mariners

    David Schoenfield

    Throughout July we're presenting 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade deadline deal ever made by each team. We've covered the AL East, NL East, AL Central and NL Central so far, and are now on the AL West. THE TEAM: Seattle Mariners THE YEAR: 19...

    Blog | July 22, 2013