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  1. Crystal ball: Five most improved teams

    David Schoenfield

    Is it easy to predict which teams will improve the most? We tend to focus on the teams that made the flashiest moves in the offseason. Think of the 2012 Marlins, who signed Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell and promptly lost three fewer games. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. A wild and crazy day of transactions

    David Schoenfield

    Take a deep breath. If Tuesday's slew of transactions is any sign of what will happen at next week's winter meetings, then be prepared for a great week of rumors, deals and signings. As for Tuesday, so much happened that I'm starting to believe the R...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Offseason report card: Diamondbacks

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 81-81 (86-76 Pythagorean) 734 runs scored (4th in NL) 688 runs allowed (9th in NL) Big Offseason Moves In three-team deal, traded Chris Young and acquired Cliff Pennington and Heath Bell. Traded Ryan Wheeler to the Rocki...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  5. Is Kevin Towers destroying the D-backs?

    David Schoenfield

    An apparently disgruntled Diamondbacks fan has undertaken to "update" Kevin Towers' Wikipedia page (via Dayn Perry of the Eye on Baseball blog). You may think it's funny, but, man, there are a lot of angry fans out there. It is worth looking at To...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  6. A's make nice pickup in Chris Young

    David Schoenfield

    From the difficult to understand department: In a three-way trade with the Oakland Athletics and Florida Marlins, the Arizona Diamondbacks gave up outfielder Chris Young and acquired infielder Cliff Pennington from the A's and relief pitcher Heath Be...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  7. David Samson didn't really say that, did he?

    David Schoenfield

    David Samson is president and de facto general manager of the Miami Marlins. (Michael Hill has the official title of general manager, but Samson is the guy who makes the decisions generally associated with that title.) This would suggest he knows ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  8. Guillen needs to find new closer for Marlins

    David Schoenfield

    Where do we begin? I thought the fireworks were slated for Wednesday, but a hot and humid night in the Midwest meant the balls were flying, pitchers were ducking and Heath Bell is probably dreaming of the fish tacos at Petco Park right about now. ...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Ballpark dimensions and increasing K rate

    David Schoenfield

    Tim Keown has a terrific piece on ballpark dimensions and the angst sluggers face these days in places like Miami and San Diego. I want to focus on one quote in the piece. Heath Bell said, "The one thing I always say about a big ballpark: There sh...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  11. NL East showdown: Position rankings

    David Schoenfield

    This is back-of-the-napkin stuff ... but fun back-of-the-napkin stuff. As we wait to see if Prince Fielder does land in Washington, let's check out the state of the NL East. We'll go position by position and rank the players. Then we'll come up with ...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  12. Podcast: Bell, Reyes, playoff rotations

    David Schoenfield

    We crammed an hour's worth of discussion into just more than 30 minutes on Wednesday's Baseball Today with Jim Bowden. Among the topics: 1. Is there actually any chance the Rockies and Astros will complete a trade for Wandy Rodriguez? 2. Jim br...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  13. Chat wrap: Trade rumors + J.D. Drew

    David Schoenfield

    Most of the questions involved trade rumors, but we also got into whether J.D. Drew has been underrated during his career, the awfulness that is Adam Dunn and Alex Rios and much more. Check out the transcript here....

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  14. Opening Day observations, part 2

    David Schoenfield

    1. Should the Brewers panic about John Axford? I think they should be nervous. He was legit last season, with 11.8 K's per nine, but he may have been a little lucky by allowing just one home run. His career minor league BB/9 rate was 6.0, which he cu...

    Blog | March 31, 2011