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  1. Leyland's legacy: Borderline Hall of Famer

    David Schoenfield

    One of the things I liked best about Jim Leyland is that he never really gave you a song-and-dance response to questions. He knew that players win games and that players with the most talent win the most games. My favorite example of this came bac...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  2. Tigers' offense finally delivers in clutch

    David Schoenfield

    For all the consternation over Jose Valverde, part of the Detroit Tigers' late-inning woes has been the failure of the offense to deliver big hits late in close games. So when Victor Martinez walked leading off the bottom of the ninth Thur...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  3. Tigers panic, name Valverde new closer

    David Schoenfield

    About 15 minutes ago, no one wanted to employ Jose Valverde. Now a contender has him facing Gordon/Escobar/Butler in the ninth. OK...- Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) April 25, 2013 The last we saw of Jose Valverde, he was buried deep i...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  4. Random thoughts heading into Game 4

    David Schoenfield

    At this point, there isn't a whole lot to say. The San Francisco Giants' pitching has been spectacular, their defense has been terrific and the Detroit Tigers' bats are as cold as the Michigan weather. But the series isn't over, not with Max Scherzer...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  5. Ten reasons to watch the 2012 World Series

    David Schoenfield

    It has been a long season. Remember when the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners began in Japan way back in March? OK, you probably don't. But you've made it this far. Don't quit now. We have at least four more games left and hopefully seven. Here's why...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  6. Do you need a closer to win World Series?

    David Schoenfield

    The obvious answer here is: Well, of course, you do. Starters rarely throw complete games anymore in the postseason; in the past 10 postseasons we've had just 19 complete games. Only two starters have thrown more than one in that span: Josh Beckett a...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  7. Baseball is awesome: A's cap great day

    David Schoenfield

    More baseball! On a day that featured a quadruple-header of baseball playoff action, a game in which a starting pitcher who didn't win a game all season gets a W, a game with a demoted former two-time Cy Young winner coming out of the bullpen for ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  8. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. Valverde, Tigers suffer frustrating loss

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the thing about closers: If they were better pitchers, they'd be starters. Here's another thing: They're often inconsistent from week to week and month to month, let alone season to season. Here's one more thing: Even Mariano Rivera isn'...

    Blog | September 16, 2012