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  1. Hisashi Iwakuma is one of baseball's best

    David Schoenfield

    If the season ended right now (5:48 p.m. ET), the Mariners would be in the playoffs, tied with the Angels for the two American League wild-card spots, a half-game ahead of the Orioles. They're 31-28, just beat the Braves for the second time in Atlant...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Payroll and wins: The top 15

    David Schoenfield

    The second part of our look at wins and payrolls over the past five seasons. Here's Part 1. 15. Chicago White Sox: 394 wins, $543.5 million (10th) The White Sox will be picking third in the draft in June, only the second time they will be draft...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  3. Some questionable lineups for Game 5

    David Schoenfield

    In a World Series already replete with craziness, we get a little bit more of it for Game 5: 1. Shane Robinson will start and bat second for the Cardinals. 2. Jonny Gomes will hit cleanup for the Red Sox. The biggest move, however, the one tha...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  4. Tigers can start printing playoff tickets

    David Schoenfield

    We've kind of been waiting for this all season from the Detroit Tigers: The run. After beating the Indians for the second night in a row, they've increased their winning streak to 10 and increased their lead over the Indians to 5 games. Monday's n...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  5. Ortiz hitting his way to Hall of Fame status

    David Schoenfield

    On June 5, 2009, David Ortiz was hitting .187 with one home run and had struck out 48 times in 46 games. Just two seasons earlier, he had hit .332 with 35 home runs in helping lead the Boston Red Sox to their second World Series title in four seasons...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  6. A closer look at Mike Minor's improvement

    David Schoenfield

    In a post from late Sunday evening, I mentioned a few reasons the Atlanta Braves could be the National League's surprise team in the playoffs, even if they don't win the NL East title. One reason mentioned was Mike Minor's second-half improvement: 5....

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  7. What's the worst way to lose a game?

    David Schoenfield

    Not sure if you saw how the Padres beat the Dodgers on Saturday night. The Dodgers led the Padres 6-5 in the top of the ninth with runners on second and third and two outs, Kenley Jansen looking to close it out. But as he scratched at the pitching ru...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  8. Jose Altuve can win a batting title -- in 2012

    David Schoenfield

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is a 5-foot-5 hitting machine. His strike zone is the size of an iPhone. He looks like Dustin Pedroia's little brother. Opposing pitchers may confuse him for the bat boy. Until he steps to the plate, that ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  9. Reds go all in with Brandon Phillips deal

    David Schoenfield

    Brandon Phillips' contract for six years, $72.5 million creates an obvious and interesting comparison to fellow second baseman Ian Kinsler, who earlier in the day agreed to a five-year, $75 million deal with a sixth option year that would make the de...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  10. Moreland starts at first base for Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    A day after Mike Napoli's throwing error led to two unearned runs, Mitch Moreland is back at first base for the Texas Rangers, making his first postseason start since Game 5 of the ALCS and only his second since Game 2 of the ALCS. Moreland is con...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  11. Don Kelly hits second and Game 5 thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Five thoughts before tonight's awesome Game 5: 1. Everybody seems to be giving Ivan Nova the big edge over Doug Fister in the pitching matchup, which I don't necessarily understand. Well, I do understand why; In his Game 1 relief appearance/start,...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  12. Verlander won't start on three days' rest

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the story and the money quote from Jim Leyland: "(Justin) Verlander will pitch Game 1 and Game 5," Leyland said. "All the second-guessers can come out and say I should pitch him in the fourth game if we're behind, but that's not going to happe...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  13. Can the Mariners contend?

    David Schoenfield

    Felix Hernandez is used to scraping for crumbs to get a win. But when Carlos Peguero blasted a three-run homer off James Shields to give the Mariners a 5-0 lead over the Rays in the second inning, the camera panned to Hernandez in the dugout, look...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  14. Are the Indians for real?

    David Schoenfield

    On Opening Day, more than 41,000 fans showed up in Cleveland and saw the home team fall behind 14-0 after four innings. The next day, the Indians fell behind 5-0 in the top of the second and lost 8-3. On the third day of the season, the White Sox led...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  15. 64 exciting storylines for 2011 season

    David Schoenfield

    Hank Aaron region First round Second round (1) Phillies rotation (16) Pirates: 19th straight losing season? (1) vs. (16) winner (8) vs. (9) winner (8) Joe Mauer (9) Buster Posey (5) Aroldis Chapman's fastball (12)...

    Blog | March 31, 2011