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  1. Quick thoughts: The best team wins it all

    David Schoenfield

    World Series history is filled with dramatic Game 6 contests -- 2011 (Cardinals-Rangers), 2002 (Angels rally), 1993 (Joe Carter), 1992 (Jays clinch in extra innings), 1991 (Kirby Puckett), 1986 (Bill Buckner), 1975 (Carlton Fisk)... just to name a fe...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Quick thoughts: An unlikely hero in Gomes

    David Schoenfield

    Another fun World Series game, with big hits, big decisions and a final score of Boston 4, St. Louis 2. Hero: Jonny Gomes. Inserted into the lineup only as a replacement for Shane Victorino, who couldn't go because of lower back tightness, Gomes w...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  4. Quick thoughts: Hail the Cardinals rookies

    David Schoenfield

    Thoughts on a Game 2 of the World Series that was a thousand times more interesting than Game 1, that ended with the Cardinals beating the Red Sox 4-2. Hero: Cardinals rookie sensation Michael Wacha was nearly sensational once again, taking a shut...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  5. Analyzing the end: Good choices or bad?

    David Schoenfield

    The Boston Red Sox were dead, crushed in for the second straight game by a dominant starting pitcher, their bats swinging through nasty fastballs and ungodly breaking stuff from Max Scherzer. It was a tip-your-cap kind of game. Pack your suitcases an...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  6. Thoughts: Can Blue Jays get back in race?

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Tuesday's slate of games ... The Blue Jays belted three home runs off the Rockies' Jeff Francis (why is he still in their rotation?) in an 8-3 win, their seventh in a row. Now 34-36, the Jays are 8.5 out of first place -- althou...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Offseason report card: Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 69-93 (74-88 Pythagorean) 734 runs scored (5th in AL) 806 runs allowed (12th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agents Ryan Dempster, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, Koji Uehara and David Ros...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  9. Offseason report card: A's

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 94-68 (92-70 Pythagorean) 713 runs scored (8th in American League) 614 runs allowed (2nd in AL) Big Offseason Moves Traded Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera to Arizona for Chris Young. Re-signed free agent Bartolo Colon...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Oakland A's have become best story of 2012

    David Schoenfield

    I don't yet know if 2012 will be considered a baseball season to remember. We tend to appreciate the great teams and memorable moments -- last year's dramatic final day of the regular season or the World Series Game 6 for the ages -- more than the be...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  12. Podcast: Problems with Reds, Brewers

    David Schoenfield

    On Thursday's Baseball Today podcast , Keith Law explains his problems with North Carolina barbeque. But there is plenty of excellent baseball talk as well, including: 1. How good is Chris Heisey and should Dusty Baker be playing him every day? Pl...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  13. Reds-Cardinals baseball's best rivalry

    David Schoenfield

    Step aside, Yankees-Red Sox and Giants-Dodgers. There is a new most-heated rivalry in baseball. The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals are no longer just NL Central rivals: They are officially blood enemies. In closing out the Reds' 9-7 victo...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  14. Fun and quirky: Early meaningless stats!

    David Schoenfield

    One of the fun aspects of the first week of the season is the quirky results we see. No, the Royals are not better than the Red Sox, but you gotta love the Royals playing exciting baseball and going 4-1. So, here's a random scroll through some of ...

    Blog | April 06, 2011