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  1. 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
  2. Do surprise teams have great bullpens?

    David Schoenfield

    Watched the Rays-Mariners game on Tuesday night. Seattle scraped across a run in the first inning against David Price but then he and Hisashi Iwakuma traded zeroes, Iwakuma baffling the Rays with his splitters and sliders and moving two-seamers, Pric...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Orioles should consider signing Rodney

    David Schoenfield

    With the deal between the Baltimore Orioles and free-agent closer Grant Balfour now in jeopardy over concerns with his shoulder that showed up in the physical, the Orioles are left with four choices: 1. Sign him anyway. The original deal was for t...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  4. Red Sox whine, but Price shines

    David Schoenfield

    1. OK, the call was wrong. Daniel Nava was safe, sliding under Jose Molina's tag. Jerry Meals missed the call. Rays 2, Red Sox 1. 2. It probably wasn't one of the 100 worst calls of the season -- certainly not in the league of Angel Hernandez not ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  5. Wrap: Big problems for O's, Indians, Rays

    David Schoenfield

    This whole closer thing is a tough business. Perfection isn't just expected; it's demanded. Slip up once and it's a headline; slip up twice and fans are ready to trade you to Topeka. Slip up three times and your manager usually starts questioning you...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  6. Maddon pays for using closer too soon

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Maddon, once again trying to be the smartest kid on the block, with your fancy glasses and wacky pregame guests and funny haircuts. How dare you bring your closer in during the eighth inning. With runners on base, no less! Who do you think you...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  7. Closer chaos! Ranking the closers

    David Schoenfield

    The Tigers need one. The Brewers thought they had one. The Cubs already have a new one. Some teams probably wish they had a different one. Closers are already melting down in rapid fashion. On Monday afternoon, with closer Jason Motte sidelined wi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  8. Thursday thoughts: Closers not closing

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Wednesday's games: Three closers blew ninth-inning leads -- Phil Coke of the Tigers, Fernando Rodney of the Rays and Chris Perez of the Indians. The Rays and Indians ended up winning their games anyway, so no harm, no foul. Of t...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  9. Is Fernando Rodney tipping pitches?

    David Schoenfield

    We all know what Fernando Rodney did last year for the Tampa Bay Rays, posting one of the great relief seasons of all time, with a 0.60 ERA and converting 48 of 50 save opportunities. That's why this report from R.J. Anderson of The Process Report...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Podcast: Rays, Fister, NL Cy Young race

    David Schoenfield

    I joined Mark Simon on Friday's Baseball Today podcast and we had fun talking about all the big news in the world of baseball: The Rays winning again; Doug Fister's strikeout record; the NL Cy Young race between R.A. Dickey, Johnny Cueto and Gio Gonz...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  12. Fernando Rodney is awesome

    David Schoenfield

    Adam Dunn is at the plate, looking relaxed, just another of his more than 7,000 career plate appearances in the major leagues. Dunn may appear relaxed, but Chicago White Sox fans certainly aren't, as they stand in unison, knowing the season has co...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  13. Who should win the AL wild cards?

    David Schoenfield

    I sent an email to my pal Jim Caple, asking: Would you rather see the A's or Angels in the playoffs? I could also ask: Would you rather see the Orioles or the Rays? All four teams won on Wednesday, which means good news for the Orioles and A's ...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  14. Does anyone want to win a Cy Young?

    David Schoenfield

    Some recent performances of Cy Young candidates: Johnny Cueto, Reds: Eight runs and 17 hits over 11 innings in his past two outings. Aroldis Chapman, Reds: Four hits and three runs allowed on Friday, including a game-losing home run to Matt Dom...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  15. Chapman shouldn't be Cy Young candidate

    David Schoenfield

    Not that I have a vote, but if I did, Aroldis Chapman wouldn't be on my Cy Young ballot. Look, his numbers look like a fast-pitch softball pitcher's, only the last time I checked he's not pitching from 43 feet. In 65 innings, he's struck out 115 o...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  16. MLB's best closer ... Fernando Rodney?!?!

    David Schoenfield

    You know, Fernando Rodney has never really been that good. He had 44 good innings for the Tigers in 2005 and he was tough to hit in 2006, when he had a 3.52 ERA. But from 2007 through 2011, he posted a 4.42 ERA, hardly impressive for a relief pitcher...

    Blog | May 16, 2012