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  1. D-backs' depth will come into play

    David Schoenfield

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games a year ago despite having one of the weakest benches in the league. Their playoff roster included retread veterans Geoff Blum, Sean Burroughs and Lyle Overbay, weak-hitting infielder John McDonald, rookie outfiel...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  2. Clearing the bases: Upton, Young injured

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Double trouble for D-backs. Justin Upton sat out Tuesday's game against the Pirates due to the thumb injury he suffered April 8. Manager Kirk Gibson said his star right fielder -- batting .212 without an RBI -- saw a hand specialist and w...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  3. Crucial early series for Giants, D-backs

    David Schoenfield

    The Arizona Diamondbacks didn't come flying out of the gate in 2011. After a poor spring training they did win their season opener in extra innings but dropped their next three, and after getting swept by the Mets later in April they were 8-12 after ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  4. Jason Kubel signing doesn't make sense

    David Schoenfield

    The Arizona Diamondbacks improved from 65 wins to 94 wins in 2011, an improvement almost entirely driven by pitching and defense, as they scored only 18 more runs than in 2010. A certain percentage of this improvement was credited to the outstanding ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  5. AL Central: Three fixes for each team

    David Schoenfield

    The American League Central may have a reputation as baseball's skinflint division, but such is not the case: The White Sox, Twins and Tigers each had payrolls over $100 million in 2011 and ranked in the top 10 of highest-salaried ballclubs. The p...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  6. NL East: Three fixes for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Sure, every team would love to plug its shortstop hole with Jose Reyes or Jimmy Rollins. Albert Pujols would look terrific in any uniform. Have a spare $40 million sitting around? Sure, Ryan Madson is an underrated closer. But let's be realistic h...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  7. Twins and Rays take it one day at a time

    David Schoenfield

    April baseball is about hope and false optimism. May and June are about the grind, about staying in the race and avoiding injuries, praying the rookies are for real and the sophomores are slump-proof. And July? If your team is still in the race, ...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  8. V-Mart on fire, Twins collapse again

    David Schoenfield

    Crazy game this afternoon in Minnesota. The Tigers build a 5-2 lead as the red-hot Victor Martinez goes 3-for-3, including a home run off Scott Baker. Twins take a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh when Jason Kubel launches a long three-run blast...

    Blog | May 11, 2011