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  1. A's can now erase second-half fade

    David Schoenfield

    Imagine the weight Sonny Gray carried on his shoulders on Sunday afternoon. How much do 30-plus ballplayers weigh? Add in a coaching staff and front office and all the other personnel that help a team through a season. Add in the losses the Oakland A...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  2. The implications of Game No. 162

    David Schoenfield

    We began Saturday with six teams playing for something: Trying to win a division title, trying stay alive for a division title, trying to clinch a wild card, or, in the case of the Seattle Mariners, just trying to keep alive the faintest of hopes tha...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  3. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Six days of regular-season baseball left. Barring a tie-breaker. Catch the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. Andrew McCutchen is a baseball deity, conqueror of enemy moundsmen and lifeblood of Pi...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  4. An inning to remember: Duffy escapes

    David Schoenfield

    The Kansas City Royals began their Monday evening of baseball activities by officially losing that suspended game to the Cleveland Indians, although they made it interesting by scoring a run and having the tying run at second when Omar Infante popped...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  5. One week left: 10 games to watch

    David Schoenfield

    Some races were cleared up over the weekend, but the AL wild-card standings remain a three-for-two proposition, the Pirates and Giants are battling for home-field advantage in the NL wild card, and the AL Central, NL Central and NL West haven't quite...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. O's rely on steady duo of Jones, Markakis

    David Schoenfield

    The first time I saw Adam Jones play was in August 2007 at Camden Yards, but he was with the Seattle Mariners then and had recently been called up from the minor leagues for his second stint in the majors. I was there with my wife's family and told t...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  12. Mariners' bullpen best in majors

    David Schoenfield

    In Game 1 of the Seattle Mariners-Boston Red Sox series at Fenway Park on Friday, Felix Hernandez allowed three runs in 5.2 innings -- the first time he'd allowed three runs in 18 starts. In Game 2, Chris Young pitched just 3.2 innings. In Game...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  13. Ten post-deadline predictions

    David Schoenfield

    Let's look at some of the fallout from the trade deadline -- things people said -- and then make some predictions for what happens the rest of the way. 1. The acquisition of Jon Lester makes the Oakland A's the favorite in the AL West. Predicti...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Second-best run differential belongs to ...

    David Schoenfield

    Yes, the Seattle Mariners. After Monday's 12-3 shellacking of the Red Sox, the Mariners have scored 313 runs and allowed 267, good for a run differential of plus-46, well behind Oakland's plus-135 but better than the Nationals and Giants (plus-43) an...

    Blog | June 24, 2014