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  1. Does power pitching reign in October?

    David Schoenfield

    One conventional baseball axiom says power pitching wins in the postseason. Think Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson dominating World Series games in the 1960s, or pitchers such as Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett winning in the 2000s with high-octane fastba...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Beckett's no-no could lead to Dodgers run

    David Schoenfield

    Josh Beckett took one last deep breath, his 128th of the game. Full count to Chase Utley, two outs in the bottom of the ninth, a no-hitter on the line. Do you overthink the moment? Do you try to throw the perfect pitch? Do you just rear back and l...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  3. Thoughts: Stop Harper before he gets hurt

    David Schoenfield

    Quick reactions from Monday's games ... If you've seen the scary video of Bryce Harper crashing face-first into the wall at Dodger Stadium, you know the end result could have been much worse than a bloodied face. Aside from Harper needing to le...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  4. Cliff Lee is still an awesome pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Two stat lines below from 2012. Which pitcher had the better year? Pitcher A: 211 IP, 207 H, 28 BB, 207 SO, 3.16 ERA, .255/.278/.411 Pitcher B: 199.1 IP, 149 H, 76 BB, 207 SO, 2.89 ERA, .206/.283/.299 Pretty close, no? You can obviously guess ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  5. Tim Lincecum makes important start

    David Schoenfield

    Tim Lincecum starts for the Giants tonight against Josh Beckett and the Dodgers (ESPN, 10 p.m ET) in what will be our first opportunity to watch one of the most important pitchers of the 2013 season. Now, Lincecum doesn't have to be great for the ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  6. Jameson Taillon vs. Josh Beckett

    David Schoenfield

    If you watched Sunday's U.S.-Canada game you saw 21-year-old Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon throw four impressive innings for Canada, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out three. He showcased his mid-90s fastball and struck out Jim...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  7. Dodgers becoming the team to root against

    David Schoenfield

    As if last summer's blockbuster deals in which the Dodgers took on Hanley Ramirez and the contracts of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett didn't already make the team unlikeable in its pursuit of building Steinbrenner West, comes this fr...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Tigers look like dangerous playoff team

    David Schoenfield

    Remember those first three games of the season for the Detroit Tigers? They won the season opener against the Red Sox with a run in the bottom of the ninth. They belted Josh Beckett the next game, hitting five home runs off him and winning 10-0. Then...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  10. Dodgers still living on the edge

    David Schoenfield

    "I mean, guys, I know how to hit. I promise you, I know how to hit. It's just right now, it's been pretty tough." -- Matt Kemp to reporters a few days ago Kemp has not had a good September. He's been mired in such a terrible slump that Cardinals ma...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  11. Ten important players for September

    David Schoenfield

    When Davey Johnson got his first managerial gig with the New York Mets in 1984 he took over a franchise that had lost 94-plus games in six of its previous seven seasons, and the only reason it didn't happen in the seventh season was due to the 1981 s...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  12. Angels more disappointing than Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    I just returned from vacation and spent a portion of the weekend catching up on the HBO series "The Newsroom." The show has been a little uneven -- what's with all the personal discussions and arguments taking place right in the middle of the newsroo...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  13. Analyzing potential trade-deadline deals

    David Schoenfield

    The pressure is mounting. The rumors are swirling. Phones are ringing. Minor flaws are starting to look like gaping, gangrenous wounds. Prospects are starting to get viewed with beer goggles. Please the owner, please the fans, please your manager, do...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  14. 10 players who need to step it up

    David Schoenfield

    If you're a fan of one of these teams, you know of what I speak. For all the hype and attention given to the trade deadline, the biggest area of improvement for playoff contenders usually needs to come from players already on the roster. Here are 10 ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  15. AL East position rankings: O's seek respect

    David Schoenfield

    "Show us some respect," yell Baltimore Orioles fans. Or maybe they're politely demanding. But I've seen the complaints in the Power Rankings comments, read the emails sent to "Baseball Today," been asked the question in my chats: Why doesn't anyone b...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  16. Sox, Angels, Phils: Who makes playoffs?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's be brutally honest here about Jon Lester's complete game 6-1 victory on Monday night: It came against the Seattle Mariners. A lot of pitchers look pretty good against Seattle. Nonetheless, it was Boston's first nine-inning complete game ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012