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  1. How the A's lost the wild-card game

    David Schoenfield

    This is supposed to about the five key things that decided this game. There were about 20 of those. Or 50. Or 100. I lost track somewhere there in the 10th or 11th inning of one of the craziest, wildest, most improbable baseball games I can remember ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    Check out the Hunt for October page for standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules for all the playoff contenders. 1. Dayton Moore had a dream: It was trading for James Shields and having Shields pitch a big game in September against the Tiger...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Great pitchers sometimes have bad games

    David Schoenfield

    Tuesday's battle for first place in the AL Central was supposed to be a pitcher's duel between reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and rookie fireballer Yordano Ventura. Instead, Scherzer allowed 10 hits and 10 runs in four innings. His ERA climbed...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  4. Opening Day primer: What not to miss

    David Schoenfield

    There's nothing quite like Opening Day. As Pete Rose once said, "It's like Christmas except warmer." It's a reminder that for perhaps inexplicable reasons we still love this crazy game, that we're ready to devote way too many hours over the next seve...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. Podcast: Dodgers, Pujols, A-Rod

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself fill in for Buster Olney on today's Baseball Tonight podcast and we attempt to discuss an entire season in 35 minutes! OK, maybe not the entire season, but we do talk about the red-hot Dodgers and our power rankings, the weir...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  6. Santana, Kipnis unsung All-Star candidates

    David Schoenfield

    Is there a more up-and-down team this year than the Cleveland Indians? They started 5-10, but from April 28 through May 20 they went 18-4 to climb into first place. That was followed by seven losses in eight games and then an eight-game losing streak...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  7. Rays still the favorite in the AL East

    David Schoenfield

    When the Tampa Bay Rays changed their name in 2008 and transformed overnight from the hapless laughingstock of the American League to 97-win division champions, their rotation featured five pitchers 26 or younger: At 26, James Shields was the old man...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  8. Thoughts: Pablo Sandoval is just big-boned

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on a Tuesday night that featured a lot of home runs across this great land ... Look, Pablo Sandoval is fat. I'm about 99.7 percent sure if that if he lost 10 or 50 pounds that he'd be a better player. But, hey, he is who he is and ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  9. Day of aces: Sunday's best matchups

    David Schoenfield

    One of the best aspects of early April baseball is all the aces start on Opening Day. Then a few days later they meet again. Usually by each pitcher's third or fourth starts, the schedules get out of whack -- teams don't have the same off days, some ...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  10. Home-field factor key for these players

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball teams don't have the same home-field advantage as, say, NBA teams, but it's still an important element of the game. Last season, 26 of the 30 teams had a better record at home, although a big home-field advantage isn't necessarily a path to ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  11. Offseason report card: Rays

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 90-72 (95-67 Pythagorean) 697 runs scored (11th in AL) 577 runs allowed (1st in AL) Big Offseason Moves Traded James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals for Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard....

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  12. Offseason report card: Royals

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 72-90 (74-88 Pythagorean) 676 runs scored (12th in AL) 746 runs allowed (10th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Acquired James Shields and Wade Davis from Tampa Bay for Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leon...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  13. Five players to be wary of in 2013

    David Schoenfield

    The five players below are all good-to-excellent players, but all five enter 2013 with a lot of pressure and expectations. Will they meet them? 1. James Shields, SP, Royals. The Royals paid a steep price in prospect Wil Myers to acquire the pitche...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  14. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  15. What they're saying about Shields trade

    David Schoenfield

    One final thought from my end: I'm not saying I love this trade. The most likely scenario is that Shields pitches well enough for the Royals, Myers turns into a good player for the Rays, but the Royals miss the playoffs anyway and the Rays plug along...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  16. Myers-Shields trade could work for Royals

    David Schoenfield

    Prospects are the lifeblood of baseball. Every great player was, of course, a prospect at one time, slumming it on buses in Class A or playing in Double-A stadiums still small enough that smoke from the hamburger grill can be seen from the batter's b...

    Blog | December 10, 2012