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  1. Everyone going crazy about the Padres

    David Schoenfield

    A very rough, pretty optimistic estimate suggests that Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers will produce about 90 to 95 more runs than last year's Padres outfield. That's about 10 wins worth of offense. However, that doesn't include defense, which i...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  2. Quick note about Selig's $6 million pension

    David Schoenfield

    This: For the $6M annual pension owners are giving Bud Selig, they could have given every minor leaguer in baseball a raise of about $300 a month.- Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) December 19, 2014...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Path to the playoffs: NL West

    David Schoenfield

    The National League West had the worst out-of-division record in the majors in 2014 -- its teams were 32 games under .500 -- but the Giants won the World Series. So it was certainly baseball's best worst division. Or something. Attempting to match...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. The best games of the 2014 season

    David Schoenfield

    MLB Network Radio has a fan vote going on to select the top five games of 2014, with the winning games re-aired during the holiday season. Some of the choices are more about the individual performance involved -- Lonnie Chisenhall's nine-RBI game, fo...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  5. Six thoughts on the Padres-Rays-Nats trade

    David Schoenfield

    The offseason of fun continued Wednesday night with an 11-player deal between the Padres, Rays and Nationals. Keith Law has his analysis here (he likes the Nationals' end of it), but here are a few more thoughts: 1. You have to give new Padres gen...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  6. Path to the playoffs: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome to everyone's favorite division -- or least favorite, depending on your opinion of the Yankees and Red Sox. In the past five years, four different teams have won the division. The exception is Toronto, and the Blue Jays now have the longest p...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  7. The future of Cuban ballplayers

    David Schoenfield

    President Barack Obama announced a historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations on Wednesday when he moved to begin normalizing relations between the two countries. "Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past, so as to reach for a better...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  8. Third-base options for the Giants

    David Schoenfield

    The Giants need a third baseman. Right now, the team's website lists Joaquin Arias as the starting third baseman, and that's not a good depth chart if you're counting on Joaquin Arias to be your starting third baseman. You know this, the Giants know ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  9. Path to the playoffs: NL East

    David Schoenfield

    It's the National League East, and I just realized this: Is there a division of owners more despised by their fans than this one? Outside of Ted Lerner in Washington, it's not exactly a group of owners who have built good faith with their fan bases. ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  10. Angels shopping Hamilton?

    AJ Mass

    BY trading for outfielder Matt Joyce, the Los Angeles Angels got themselves, as ESPN.com's David Schoenfield writes, "an insurance policy for Josh Hamilton. The team lacked another left-handed hitting outfielder behind Hamilton and Kole Calhoun, so i...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  11. Are Cubans now getting overpriced?

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting article from Eno Sarris of FanGraphs/Fox asking, "Is the market for Cuban players out of control?" Following the success of Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu, the Red Sox signed Rusney Castillo last summer for seven years and...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  12. Angels add insurance for Josh Hamilton

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting little trade here: The Angels trade reliever Kevin Jepsen to the Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, a trade conceived in part with the news that Tampa Bay closer Jake McGee had surgery on his elbow and will start the season on the disabled l...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  13. Path to the playoffs: AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney just wrote that the American League Central may be the best division in baseball. Does the division still belong to Detroit? Or is this the year the Tigers finally get caught? Here's the path to the playoffs for the AL Central teams: ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  14. Chat wrap: Dodgers and everything else

    David Schoenfield

    Sorry, no four-hour chat this week. Click here for Tuesday's wrap....

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  15. Ten cool statistics from the 2014 season

    David Schoenfield

    Looking for a Christmas gift for the baseball fan in your life? Or maybe a little something for yourself? I recommend "The Bill James Handbook" from Baseball Info Solutions (available here). Yes, you can get all the basic stats you need and many m...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  16. Justin Upton: Good, but not a superstar

    David Schoenfield

    A lot of stuff out there about Justin Upton. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Mark Bowman of MLB.com report that the Padres are still hot for Upton. Rosenthal writes: The Braves, according to major-league sources, want more for Upton than they did fo...

    Blog | December 15, 2014