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  1. Five things we learned on Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    With the pennant races heating up, I'm thinking of trying this each morning the rest of the season: Sort of a quick-hitting look at some key results from the previous night and what may mean or not mean. Let's see how it goes. 1. Oakland's rotatio...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Masterson unlikely to make big impact

    David Schoenfield

    The St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of right-handed starter Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians proves one thing: You can never have too much starting pitching. Remember back in spring training when the Cardinals had seven or eight viable ca...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  3. Weekend wrap: Here comes Profar!

    David Schoenfield

    A quick warning about Jurickson Profar's call to the majors to replace the disabled Ian Kinsler: Do not expect Mike Trout; do not expect Bryce Harper; do not expect Manny Machado. Yes, the performance of those three wunderkinds has, unfortunately,...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  4. Umpires help Indians beat Athletics

    David Schoenfield

    Dear umpires, You blew it. Sincerely, Baseball fans * * * * The Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians played a good baseball game on a sleepy Wednesday night in early May, the Indians winning 4-3. The A's scored three runs in the fourt...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  5. Tuesday thoughts: Ryu impresses

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe we'll try and do this each morning. Maybe we'll get tired of doing it after two weeks. Anyway, quick thoughts from Tuesday's games. The story of the night obviously was Yu Darvish's bid for a perfect game. He become the fifth pitcher in 25 ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  6. Offseason report card: Indians

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 68-94 (64-98 Pythagorean) 667 runs scored (13th in AL) 845 runs allowed (14th in NL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agents Nick Swisher, Mark Reynolds and Brett Myers. In three-team deal, traded Shin-Soo Choo, Tony Sipp...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  7. Indians as good as overrated Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    OK, I'll give you Justin Verlander. I'll even give you Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson. But five through 25? I think I'll take the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday, even ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  8. David Price looks like Cy Young contender

    David Schoenfield

    There's something simple and comforting about watching David Price pitch. No trick pitches, no cutter or split-finger or sidearm slurve, nothing ornamental in his delivery, just rear back and sling that leather sphere with a high degree of velocity. ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  9. Opening Day wrap: Where's the offense?

    David Schoenfield

    This looks like the pitching line of a dominant closer: 88.2 IP, 49 H, 15 R, 14 ER, 27 BB, 77 SO, 2 HR, 1.44 ERA That's the collective work of Thursday's 14 starting pitchers. Eleven of the 14 allowed one run or zero runs. Justin Verlander and ...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  10. Five things to watch: Opening Day

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick bullet points on our third Opening Day/night of the season: 1. A day of aces. Justin Verlander, Roy Halladay, Clayton Kershaw, Stephen Strasburg, Ricky Romero, Justin Masterson ... I think we may see some low-scoring games today. Strasb...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  11. 100 reasons to get excited for MLB

    David Schoenfield

    I can't wait for the season to get going. You can't wait. Last October was the best we've had in years, and the offseason only fueled our baseball fever. Spring training is mercifully over. Let the games begin. Here are 100 reasons I'm pumped for the...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  12. Why the Indians can win the AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Every season there is at least one surprise team. Every season there is at least one major disappointment. Everyone is calling the Detroit Tigers a lock in the AL Central. But here are 10 reasons the Cleveland Indians can win the AL Central. 1....

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  13. Links: The ultimate 25-man roster

    David Schoenfield

    Michael Baumann of Crashburn Alley has a fun post on a theoretical question: If your life depended on winning the next 10 World Series, who do you pick for your 25-man roster? Money is no object. Injuries are a factor. Your team can't be too old, or ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  14. AL Central showdown: Position rankings

    David Schoenfield

    We're back with more divisional position rankings for 2012. You can scream, you can holler, you can protest and call me names. But just because I rated your player lower than you think he deserves doesn't mean I hate your team. (Here are the NL Ea...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Sizemore heads to DL; Indians still look OK

    David Schoenfield

    The Indians are doing the right thing by being cautious with Grady Sizemore, placing him on the 15-day DL even though an MRI revealed his sore knee is nothing more than a bruised kneecap. Reading through some of the comments on the news story, it'...

    Blog | May 16, 2011