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  1. Fourteen big questions for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    1. The Fast and the Furious III: Who wins the AL MVP Award? It's the third installment of the epic Mike Trout-Miguel Cabrera trilogy, made even more intriguing by the mammoth contracts the two players just signed. While you can come up with a doze...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  2. Team over/unders: Best bets

    David Schoenfield

    Listed below is each team's over/under win total from Bovada.lv. For each group of five teams, I'll ask you to vote on which one is the best bet to exceed its win total. Wisdom of the crowds, right? (By the way, if the win totals seem low, they're...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  3. Lineup discussion: AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Our series looking at major league lineups moves over to the AL Central, home of Miguel Cabrera ... and a bunch other hitters that aren't as good. Detroit Tigers Key question: How do they replace Prince Fielder's production and presence? Let...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  4. Key position switches for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, the St. Louis Cardinals tried the unorthodox move of switching third baseman Matt Carpenter to second base, a position he had played just 18 innings previously in the majors and never in the minors. Players rarely move up the defensive sp...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  5. Ranking the teams: 18 through 13

    David Schoenfield

    It's the third part of our pre-spring training series. One thing that's tougher than you probably realize: predicting records. Think about it: Every team looks better on paper. Most of them plugged the obvious holes from 2013 (or attempted to), every...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  6. A look at non-roster invitees: AL

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Burnett, Kendrys Morales and Nelson Cruz to sign, Buster Olney reminds us that there are still a lot of other interesting names out there in free agency, including Jason Hammel, Chris...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  7. Payroll and wins: The past five years

    David Schoenfield

    Jayson Stark has a piece today looking back at the reign of commissioner Bud Selig. One of the important legacies of Selig's tenure has been revenue sharing -- as Jayson points out, nearly $400 million exchanged hands last season, helping some of the...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  8. Ten breakout players to watch for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    These are 10 players I like heading into the season, five position players and five pitchers. I'm calling them breakout candidates, although if you're a fantasy player, you already know about them. You always have to be wary about projecting too much...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  9. Fourteen questions before spring training

    David Schoenfield

    It's one month to the official start date of spring training (the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will start a week earlier due to their opening two games in Australia). It has been quiet the past few weeks as everybody waits for Masahiro Tanaka to sign. Bu...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  10. Christmas wishes for every team

    David Schoenfield

    What are wishing for under your Christmas tree this year? Here are Christmas wishes across the major leagues: AL East Baltimore Orioles -- A healthy Manny Machado for Opening Day. A repeat season from Chris Davis. The old Nick Markakis. A close...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  11. Ten predictions for rest of offseason

    David Schoenfield

    As Buster Olney wrote in his Sunday blog, "a lot of the winter work was done" as general managers caught flights out of Orlando. But some big free agents are still out there -- most notably Shin-Soo Choo but also some quality starting pitchers in Mat...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  12. AL Central: Three questions for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Before the winter meetings begin, let's look at the key issues facing each team in the AL Central. Detroit Tigers What do they need? They've already been active, trading away Prince Fielder and Doug Fister and signing Joe Nathan, but everyone s...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  13. Let's have some fun: Three-team trade ideas

    David Schoenfield

    OK, that little Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade was nice, a good start to the offseason wheeling and dealing. But with the winter meetings approaching, what we'd really like to see is even more creativity from the general managers. Here are some thr...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  14. Offseason bullpen grades: American League

    David Schoenfield

    In the second part of our look at bullpens, we examine the American League teams. You'll see a lot more movement this winter in the AL as seven teams are currently in need of a new closer -- either from within or via free agency -- and two or three o...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  15. Hurdle's defensive moves lead to award win

    David Schoenfield

    How do you evaluate a manager's performance? It's one aspect of baseball that sabermetrics hasn't figured out exactly how to tackle, in part because much of a manager's duties are the behind the scenes: keeping a positive clubhouse culture, keeping p...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  16. 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