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  1. Padres take a chance on Josh Johnson

    David Schoenfield

    Josh Johnson is a smart man. Coming off a season in which he made just 16 starts for the Blue Jays and posted a 6.20 ERA, Johnson saw his free-agent value crater. What better way to potentially secure a bigger payday in the future than to sign a one-...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  2. What went wrong with the Blue Jays?

    David Schoenfield

    In the offseason, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos sensed an opportunity to seize control of the AL East. The Yankees were a year older and refusing to make any big moves in order to, gulp, save money; the Red Sox were coming off a ...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  3. Blue Jays lose but have superteam potential

    David Schoenfield

    If you're younger than 28 or so, you don't remember when the Toronto Blue Jays were the preeminent franchise in Major League Baseball, unless you're Canadian and weaned on sports history other than Paul Henderson. They won American League Eas...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  4. Offseason report card: Blue Jays

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 73-89 (74-88 Pythagorean) 716 runs scored (7th in AL) 784 runs allowed (11th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Traded Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis and Antho...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  5. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  6. Podcast: Power rankings, rumors, Olympics

    David Schoenfield

    Wait, who let Karabell take a vacation during trade deadline week? Mark Simon and myself hosted Monday's Baseball Today podcast as we discussed Power Rankings, the trade deadline and more! 1. We review the Zack Greinke trade from Friday and his pe...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  7. White Sox take good risk with Liriano

    David Schoenfield

    Kenny Williams never seems to get a lot of respect. During his tenure as Chicago White Sox general manager, which began after the 2000 season, he's built two division winners, including the 2005 World Series champions. Maybe the most impressive as...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  8. Marlins should hold on to Josh Johnson

    David Schoenfield

    Which best describes the Miami Marlins? (A) Train wreck (B) Artistic disaster (C) Something to watch until the Miami Heat's season begins (D) Should have seen this coming And the correct answer ... (D). There's nothing that surprising about ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  9. Red Sox versus Marlins: Crucial June series

    David Schoenfield

    Thank you for showing up, Boston Red Sox. There are mini tests throughout a baseball season -- a series that maybe in the big picture is just another three games of 162, but hold revelations about a ballclub. The Red Sox entered their weekend s...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  10. Chat wrap: Pujols' final numbers will be ...

    David Schoenfield

    It was another eventful chat session as we discussed Albert Pujols' homerless April and asked readers to project his final numbers. We discussed many things about the Minnesota Twins, gave a shout-out to the awesome Jose Altuve, tried to figure out w...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  11. Ten early concerns to worry about

    David Schoenfield

    The season is young, but never too young to raise a few issues we've seen so far. Here are 10: 1. Yu Darvish's control In Japan, Darvish was known not only for his terrific stuff but his ability to throw it with precision. In 2011, he walked just...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  12. Weekly preview: Superpowers on the spot

    David Schoenfield

    I'm still trying to catch my breath. What a first weekend of games, from ace starters dominating to bullpen implosions to clutch home runs. The first week of the season is always entertaining for the rash judgments and choleric reactions to a few los...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  13. Lohse, Cardinals ruin Marlins Park debut

    David Schoenfield

    There are few events in baseball more exciting than Opening Day. Or Opening Night. Er ... let's just go directly to some observations from the Cardinals' 4-1 victory over the Marlins, ushering in Marlins Park in disappointing fashion for the home crowd...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  14. SweetSpot predictions: NL Cy Young

    David Schoenfield

    Considering the Phillies have three Cy Young candidates by themselves, it's not easy picking a three-man Cy Young ballot in the National League. Roy Halladay collected 14 of 39 first-place votes to edge out Clayton Kershaw, with nine different pitche...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  15. Who are most important players of 2012?

    David Schoenfield

    As we learned in 2011, baseball teams can survive the loss of even a superstar player. When Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, who had finished second and third in the Cy Young voting the previous two seasons, went down in spring training with season-end...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  16. Wrap: Bold predictions, most vital player

    David Schoenfield

    Among the topics in Tuesday's awesome chat: the Chris Carpenter situation in St. Louis, bold predictions from readers, the most vital player in baseball, should the Tigers play Miguel Cabrera at third, the Oakland A's and giving up, Brett Lawrie, And...

    Blog | March 13, 2012