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  1. Fun stats with awesome Miguel Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    So much for Miguel Cabrera resting. He played Wednesday and went 1-for-4, including a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning of the Tigers' 7-1 win over the Twins. From ESPN Stats & Information, highest career batting average with the bases lo...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  2. U.S. survives Torre's questionable moves

    David Schoenfield

    They call this the World Baseball Classic and Sunday's United States-Canada game certainly qualifies as a classic, with a David-versus-Goliath storyline, several questionable lineup and managerial decisions made by Joe Torre, a late-inning rally and ...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  3. U.S. win sets up showdown with Canada

    David Schoenfield

    We've had a brawl, we've had upsets, we've had dramatic late-inning rallies and, thanks to one big swing from David Wright, we now get a monumental showdown between bitter enemies Canada and the United States to stay alive in the World Baseba...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  4. The list: Worst MVP winners

    David Schoenfield

    In my earlier post, I wrote about players since 1969 who had terrific all-around seasons but didn't win the MVP Award. As a companion to that piece, let's take a quick look at worst MVP winners. There are many ways to look at this, but the easiest is...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Angels still a team with potential flaws

    David Schoenfield

    For all the consternation and criticism dished out over the Boston Red Sox's 1-5 start, another expected American League power is off to a sluggish opening week as well: The Los Angeles Angels are 2-4 after coughing up 20 hits and an eighth-inning le...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  8. Over/under: Wins for Twins

    David Schoenfield

    From 2002 through 2010, the Minnesota Twins averaged 89 wins per season and made the playoffs six times. Coming off a 94-win season in 2010, they were the preseason favorites to win the AL Central. Instead, the team collapsed, going 63-99 and fini...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  9. Links: Braun new No. 1, Morneau, Minor

    David Schoenfield

    It's Friday, so here's one last list of links for the weekend. If you play fantasy baseball (or even if you don't), Eric Karabell has his updated top 100 fantasy players for 2012. The reason for the update? Ryan Braun is No. 1. ESPN Insider Dan...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Links: Basement obsession, Uganda update

    David Schoenfield

    Some links I guarantee you'll enjoy ... I missed this piece about STATIS PRO BASEBALL from the always excellent Michael Weinreb when it originally ran on Grantland last July. I came across it in the Grantland quarterly book that came out last yea...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  12. 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
  13. In search of the worst cleanup hitters

    David Schoenfield

    Fifty-four different players have batted at least 100 times in the cleanup spot this season. Seattle's Miguel Olivo has been the worst, hitting .187/.224/.287 in 150 at-bats. The Mets' Jason Bay hasn't been much better, posting a .528 OPS in 86 at-ba...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  14. Twins may have dark years ahead

    David Schoenfield

    It was just a decade ago when the Minnesota Twins were nearly contracted -- when then-owner Carl Pohlad was ready to wipe their existence off the face of the baseball planet for a few more millions. But the Twins not only survived that, they turned i...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  15. Opening Day 2: Things I'm watching

    David Schoenfield

    Only 2,424 games left in the regular season ... (and, yes, I mean that in a good way). A quick tour of stuff to pay attention to today: Halladay1. You couldn't ask for an easier opponent for Roy Halladay to set the tone for Philly's fab rotatio...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  16. Podcast: Latos, Billingsley, Morneau

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and Keith Law go around the diamond on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast and discuss: Mat Latos' shoulder injury and The Verducci Effect. Chad Billingsley close to a new contract with the Dodgers: Is he a breakout candidate? Tough ...

    Blog | March 29, 2011