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  1. No surprises in qualifying offers

    David Schoenfield

    Thirteen free agents received one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offers from their previous team, meaning those players will have now a choice: See what the market bears or return to their team for that one-year offer (or negotiate a new contract wit...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  2. Mariners pair top 1-2 pitching duo in majors

    David Schoenfield

    Major league baseball is so deep in quality starting pitching that you could probably make the case for nine or 10 different combinations as the best pair going right now. Here are my top five: 1. Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners Thi...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  3. Twenty-seven reasons Yankees will collapse

    David Schoenfield

    Confession: I spent all offseason believing the Yankees would still rank among the American League's elite teams in 2013. After all, despite the woeful hitting in the postseason, this was still a team that won 95 games and had the second-best run dif...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. Offseason report card: Yankees

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 95-67 (95-67 Pythagorean) 804 runs scored (2nd in AL) 668 runs allowed (4th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Re-signed free agents Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Ichiro Suzuki. Signed free agents Kevin Youkil...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  5. What if Dodgers sign Greinke and Kuroda?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's imagine the Los Angeles Dodgers really did discover an oil field underneath the Dodger Stadium parking lot and signed a couple of the free agents they're rumored to be pursuing, a list that now includes Kyuji Fujikawa, the best closer in Ja...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Yankees on brink of own historic collapse

    David Schoenfield

    On July 18, the New York Yankees blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 in a rain-shortened game. Hiroki Kuroda pitched the seven-inning shutout, Mark Teixeira homered and the Yankees ripped 12 hits off Ricky Romero. The Yankees were cruising, having won ...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  8. David Price turns into AL Cy Young favorite

    David Schoenfield

    David Price starts for the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night against the Texas Rangers to open a crucial three-game series, albeit more crucial for the Rays than the Rangers. A David Price start is always one to pay attention to, for a somewhat obvious ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Andy Pettitte's back! What does it mean?

    David Schoenfield

    Well, this season just got even more interesting with the announcement that Andy Pettitte will be returning to the New York Yankees. The cynic would suggest that maybe the New York Yankees are worried about Michael Pineda's velocity. The reality i...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Chat wrap: Hall of Fame talk holds court

    David Schoenfield

    Check out all the fun we had during Tuesday's chat. Yes, a lot of talk about the Hall of Fame and PEDs. Plus, mentions of Prince Fielder, Hiroki Kuroda, Dave Stieb, Matt Garza and much, much more!...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  13. The remaining all-free agent team

    David Schoenfield

    There are still some good free agents out there, perhaps even a few bargains. What kind of team could you buy if you signed the best of these guys? Let's find out. Here's a 25-man roster of unsigned players, with estimated salaries and WAR (wins abov...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  14. NL West: Three fixes for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome to the National League West, baseball's most unpredictable division. I wouldn't be surprised if all five teams finished 81-81 in 2012. Here are three fixes or action items for each club. Arizona Diamondbacks 1. Rotation (Joe Saunders...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  15. Links: Would second wild card be exciting?

    David Schoenfield

    With the reports of a second wild card being a likely possibility for 2013, The Common Man dug through the archives to see how "exciting" the battles for the fifth-best record would have been through the years. He found that a lot of races would have...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  16. Erik Bedard would be good risk for Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    ESPNBoston's Gordon Edes reports that the Red Sox are interested in Erik Bedard and are more likely to acquire him over Hiroki Kuroda and Ubaldo Jimenez. This makes some sense since Bedard would be far less expensive to acquire than Jimenez and Kurod...

    Blog | July 29, 2011