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  1. Players believe Bonds is record holder

    David Schoenfield

    NEW YORK -- Media day at the All-Star Game isn't quite media day at the Super Bowl, but on a hot, steamy day in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field, sweaty media members met with sweaty ballplayers. There was a vibe of happiness from the player...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  2. June report card: Grades, good and bad

    David Schoenfield

    On the final day of June, on the final day of his first month in the major leagues, the 22-year-old Cuban named Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 and Los Angeles Dodgers fans cried with joy and poets penned sonnets and the baseball gods shook hands and toaste...

    Blog | June 30, 2013
  3. 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
  4. A little magic brewing in Cleveland

    David Schoenfield

    This is one of those stretches that makes you happy to be a baseball fan. Or a baseball fan in Cleveland, at least. If you're a baseball fan in Seattle you may be starting to look ahead to football season. The Indians just completed a four-game sw...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  5. Weekend wrap: Here comes Profar!

    David Schoenfield

    A quick warning about Jurickson Profar's call to the majors to replace the disabled Ian Kinsler: Do not expect Mike Trout; do not expect Bryce Harper; do not expect Manny Machado. Yes, the performance of those three wunderkinds has, unfortunately,...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  6. Thoughts: What's wrong with Cole Hamels?

    David Schoenfield

    Reaction to Wednesday's games ... Watched a lot of the Indians' 10-4 win against the Phillies on Wednesday afternoon as Cleveland knocked around Cole Hamels, who fell to 1-6 with a 4.61 ERA. Ignore the win-loss record since that's dependent upo...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  7. Thoughts: What's wrong with Matt Cain?

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick reactions to Monday's fine major league baseball action ... The good news for the Giants: A 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks to snap a five-game losing streak and a win for the first time when Matt Cain started. The bad news: Cain scuffle...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  8. Grantland's MLB Trade Rankings, part 2

    David Schoenfield

    Jonah Keri is back with the second part of his MLB Trade Rankings, this time with No. 31 through No. 1. Here's his list. Some random thoughts: Jason Kipnis at 31. As bad as the Indians were last year, they actually have some nice assets, start...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  9. Showdown: Dustin Ackley vs. Jason Kipnis

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider contributor Dave Cameron had an analysis of Dustin Ackley over at his USS Mariner site, attempting to ask: Why does Ackley strike out so much? Now, Ackley's strikeout rate isn't in Adam Dunn or Pedro Alvarez territory, but 55 strikeou...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  10. Chat wrap: Trade scenarios, AL bias, more!

    David Schoenfield

    Do the Detroit Tigers need a second baseman more than a starting pitcher? Are the Pittsburgh Pirates for real? Will the Cleveland Indians make a deal? Who should be in the Home Run Derby? Is Mike Trout worthy of MVP discussion? And why were accused o...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  11. Clearing the bases: Don't discount Brewers

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Braun and the boys. I'm not ready yet to give up on the Brewers. Yes, they're 28-32, Rickie Weeks is hitting .158, Nyjer Morgan has two RBIs (both on solo home runs), they're only 16-17 at home after posting the best home record in the ma...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  12. Indians as good as overrated Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    OK, I'll give you Justin Verlander. I'll even give you Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson. But five through 25? I think I'll take the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday, even ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  13. Red Sox in shambles as Beckett stumbles

    David Schoenfield

    We drown in numbers and statistics these days, but here's one that sums up the crumbling state of the Boston Red Sox quite eloquently: Following Josh Beckett's implosion on Thursday night, Red Sox starters have now allowed five-plus runs in 14 starts...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  14. Why the Indians can win the AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Every season there is at least one surprise team. Every season there is at least one major disappointment. Everyone is calling the Detroit Tigers a lock in the AL Central. But here are 10 reasons the Cleveland Indians can win the AL Central. 1....

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  15. Chat wrap: Wainwright, challenge trades

    David Schoenfield

    Should we assume Adam Wainwright will be as good as he was in 2009 and 2010? How good is Jason Kipnis? Should the Reds trade Joey Votto before he becomes a free agent? Plus: Some suggested challenge trades, the future of the Astros and Orioles, Matt ...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  16. AL Central showdown: Position rankings

    David Schoenfield

    We're back with more divisional position rankings for 2012. You can scream, you can holler, you can protest and call me names. But just because I rated your player lower than you think he deserves doesn't mean I hate your team. (Here are the NL Ea...

    Blog | January 26, 2012