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  1. Best deadline deal ever: Rangers

    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: Texas Rangers THE YEAR: 2007 ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  2. A's looking like best team in the AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Jesse Chavez is essentially the 25th man on the Oakland A's roster. He started the year in Triple-A, got called up, got sent down, got called back up and is working as the low-leverage guy out of the bullpen. Before Thursday, he hadn't pitche...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  3. Franchise Player Draft: Round 2!

    David Schoenfield

    The Franchise Player Draft has been completed, so it's time for Eric Karabell and myself to continue our tradition of doing the second round. All picks were made by Eric and myself, not the franchise "owners," so yell at us, not them. Eric made all t...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  4. Dominicans have the talent to win WBC

    David Schoenfield

    No, the World Baseball Classic isn't the World Series or the World Cup, and it doesn't really prove which country has the best baseball talent. But it's a fun event, the players participating want to win, and there are fans across the globe -- mostly...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  5. Grantland's MLB Trade Value Rankings

    David Schoenfield

    Our friend Jonah Keri has dared to brave one of those lists to end all lists -- he ranks the 50 most valuable trade properties in baseball. With the winter meetings slated for next week in Nashville and trade rumors flying violently across cyberspace...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  6. Will Barney, Ryan win Gold Gloves?

    David Schoenfield

    The Gold Glove Awards will be announced Tuesday night on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m. ET and Mark Simon previews the awards here. You can see the list of finalists here. Managers and coaches vote for the awards. It will be interesting to see if Mike Trout w...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  7. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  8. A night in baseball: What we learned

    David Schoenfield

    One year ago -- 368 days to be exact -- Freddie Freeman batted in the bottom of the 13th inning with one out and grounded a 3-2 pitch from the Phillies' David Herndon to first base. John Mayberry Jr. started a 3-6-3 double play and the Braves' season...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  9. Wrap: Playoffs, best fans, trading Andrus

    David Schoenfield

    With the pesky Rays and Orioles battling it out in Baltimore, we talked about the wild-card race, whether the Rangers should trade Elvis Andrus, why football is more popular than baseball, playoff rotations, which city has fans that are most into gam...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  10. All-Star rosters full of hits and misses

    David Schoenfield

    My favorite All-Star selection in the past decade was reliever Mike Williams of the Pirates in 2003. At the break, he had 25 saves ... but a 6.44 ERA. He was the Pirates' lone representative, of course, although the club did have other worthy options...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  11. Rangers fans stuffing the All-Star ballot box

    David Schoenfield

    When I was a kid, I loved filling out the All-Star ballot. When Alvin Davis was a rookie in 1984 and tearing up the league, my friends and I procured huge stacks of ballots and spent the entire game writing in his name (he wasn't on the ballot). We k...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  12. Introducing the One-Third All-Stars

    David Schoenfield

    On a night when the biggest news was the first-year player draft, the action on the field was limited. So let's dedicate this post to the One-Third All-Stars. Disagree? Hey, that's the fun of doing a little exercise like this. Catcher: Carlos Ruiz...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  13. Links: Kimbrel, Manny, AL East rotations

    David Schoenfield

    Some more good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ... Ben Duronio examines Craig Kimbrel's breaking ball. Some label the pitch a slider or slurve, but Kimbrel refers to it as a curveball. Here's all that matters: It's a devastating pitch. ...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  14. Rangers versus Angels: Tale of the tape

    David Schoenfield

    This exercise has no scientific value whatsoever. But it's fun. Let's go position by position and see whether the Texas Rangers or Los Angeles Angels rate higher. For the purpose of this discussion, we'll assume the Rangers will sign Yu Darvish. C...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  15. Cards complete comeback: Series champs

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- You fight through the monotony of fielding practice in spring training. The sore elbows, the back pain, the starts when you leave your fastball in the bullpen, and maybe a surgery or two at some point in your career. Chris Carpenter m...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  16. Albert Pujols destroys error-prone Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Well, Alexi Ogando did finally get Allen Craig out. He did not, however, retire Albert Pujols. Neither did Mike Gonzalez and Darren Oliver. Pujols had perhaps the greatest single-game performance by a hitter in World Seri...

    Blog | October 23, 2011