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  1. Rays are done; time to trade David Price

    David Schoenfield

    In "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," Michael Lewis wrote, "The sheer quantity of brain power that hurled itself voluntarily and quixotically into the search for new baseball knowledge was either exhilarating or depressing, depending on ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. Five players in make-or-break seasons

    David Schoenfield

    Keith Law will unveil his Top 100 prospects on Wednesday (you can find his organizational rankings here) so I thought I'd look at five former top-100 prospects who are entering crucial, make-or-break seasons. Dustin Ackley, OF, Mariners Age: 26 i...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  3. Rays win individual battles, move on

    David Schoenfield

    Don't let the final score fool you: This was an interesting game, from Danny Salazar looking like the second coming of Bob Feller to sabermetric whipping boy Delmon Young hitting another postseason home run to the Cleveland Indians creating one scori...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  4. Clearing the bases: Yankees' new ace

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Don't look now ... With CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on the DL, the Yankees need Phil Hughes to step it up and pitch deeper into games to help save the bullpen workload. On Sunday, he went eight innings for the second straight game in th...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  5. AL East position rankings: O's seek respect

    David Schoenfield

    "Show us some respect," yell Baltimore Orioles fans. Or maybe they're politely demanding. But I've seen the complaints in the Power Rankings comments, read the emails sent to "Baseball Today," been asked the question in my chats: Why doesn't anyone b...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  6. Welcome back, Carlos Pena

    David Schoenfield

    If my math is correct, the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees still have 17 games against each other. The Rays and Boston Red Sox have 18 games against each other. The Red Sox and Yankees have 18 games against each other. And all three teams have 18...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  7. Rays project to win 93 games ... or more

    David Schoenfield

    In 2011, the Tampa Bay Rays won 91 games, with that 91st win serving as one of the more memorable in baseball history. They scored 707 runs and allowed 614, which projects to ... 91 wins. So they hit that win-loss record on the head. What can we p...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  8. Quick thoughts on remaining free agents

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts on the big free agents remaining not named Prince Fielder. Johnny Damon: He's 277 hits away from 3,000 but currently scraping for a job. Tampa Bay apparently signed Luke Scott as its designated hitter and with Desmond Jennings taking...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  9. Rookie picks: Hellickson, Kimbrel

    David Schoenfield

    The American League rookie crop has a chance to be one of the deepest, most exciting groups of rookies one league has produced in a long time (although the 2010 NL group with Buster Posey, Jason Heyward, Mike Stanton, Starlin Castro and Jaime Garcia ...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  10. Wild-card races: What did we learn?

    David Schoenfield

    With a low screaming liner down the left-field line that just cleared the fence, Edwin Encarnacion sent the Blue Jays home as winners in the 12th inning and sent the Angels packing ... perhaps for the season. It's certainly no way a team wants to suf...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  11. Lawrie, Ackley look like future stars

    David Schoenfield

    The American League Rookie of the Year race appears to be a battle between Tampa Bay right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova and Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo, with Seattle's Michael Pineda and Kansas City's Eric Hosmer lini...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  12. Should Jennings have been up earlier?

    David Schoenfield

    After hitting .318 with 52 extra-base hits and 52 stolen bases in the minors in 2009, Desmond Jennings became one of the top prospects in baseball. But his trek from hotshot to starting major league outfielder was slower than expected. The Tampa Bay ...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  13. Prospects coming soon to a park near you

    David Schoenfield

    June is starting to be referred to as "prospect month." That's the time you start seeing more of the top prospects getting called up, as teams hold back their service time as long as possible. The Royals just promoted third baseman Mike Moust...

    Blog | June 14, 2011