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  1. Markakis' home run stands after review

    David Schoenfield

    The Baltimore Orioles took a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of their ALDS on Friday when Nick Markakis' two-run homer stood up after an umpire review. Markakis' shot came with two outs in the third inning off Justin Verlander. The bal...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  2. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    1. Mike Trout isn't exactly tearing things up right now. As late as July 24, Trout's OPS was over 1.000 -- .309/.396/.606. Since then, 37 games, he's hit .227/.298/.413 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs but also with 47 strikeouts. Some of this is ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: Lincecum, Orioles, Colon

    David Schoenfield

    It's another edition of Rapid Fire ... except this time I ask Eric the questions....

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  4. SweetSpot TV: Felix, Kershaw for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw as MVP candidates. Justin Verlander won in 2011 but that's a rarity for a pitcher. Could both guys win MVP honors this year? (For an excellent breakdown of the history of pitchers as MVP cand...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  5. Podcast: Machado, Verlander, McCutchen

    David Schoenfield

    I wasn't on the Fantasy Focus podcast on Tuesday but wanted to point you to it since Eric and Tristan talked about all the big injuries to Manny Machado, Justin Verlander and Andrew McCutchen with Stephania Bell. It's fantasy but those injuries obvio...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  6. The implosion of the Detroit Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    Let's get this out of the way: The Kansas City Royals are in first place, the Detroit Tigers are in second place. It's the middle of August and we have baseball fever in the AL Central. * * * * Who would you rather have? David Price ... or Doug...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  7. Dodgers-Tigers: World Series preview?

    David Schoenfield

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers play an intriguing two-game series Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit, with Hyun-Jin Ryu versus Justin Verlander on Tuesday and Zack Greinke versus Max Scherzer on Wednesday afternoon. The clubs split a two-ga...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. Question 4: Is Donaldson that good on D?

    David Schoenfield

    This week, I started a '10 questions' exercise by asking where Robinson Cano's power went, what's wrong with Justin Verlander and then whether or not Freddie Freeman is a .300 hitter. Question No. 4: Is Josh Donaldson that good on D? Before goi...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  9. Question 2: What's wrong with Verlander?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's get back to our 10 questions idea that we started Monday with Robinson Cano ... Question No. 2: What's wrong with Justin Verlander? Through May 9, in his first eight starts, Verlander was 4-2 with a 2.67 ERA and everything looked good, even...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  10. SweetSpot TV: Can Puig win batting title?

    David Schoenfield

    In this week's Rapid Fire SweetSpot TV segment with Eric Karabell, one topic we discuss is Yasiel Puig. Entering Wednesday, Puig is second in the National League batting race, hitting .346 to Troy Tulowitzki's .373. Can Puig actually win th...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  11. Opening Day primer: What not to miss

    David Schoenfield

    There's nothing quite like Opening Day. As Pete Rose once said, "It's like Christmas except warmer." It's a reminder that for perhaps inexplicable reasons we still love this crazy game, that we're ready to devote way too many hours over the next seve...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  12. Tuesday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts ... With Max Scherzer ending negotiations with the Tigers until after the season, it appears he (and agent Scott Boras) will head into free agency. Reports indicated Scherzer was offered less than teammate Justin Verlander, who s...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  13. Over/under: Justin Verlander's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Dave Cameron wrote on Sunday that the Tigers should be considered World Series favorites. They've remade their roster a bit, especially in the infield, but they still have two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera, Cy Young winner Max Scherzer ... ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  14. Will we see 2011 Justin Verlander again?

    David Schoenfield

    Two years ago, Justin Verlander was the best pitcher on the planet. It was one of those pantheon seasons -- you know, when you mention the pitcher and the year and you immediately know the season and maybe you even remember the numbers: 24-5, 2.40 ER...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  15. Is too much good pitching a bad thing?

    David Schoenfield

    From 2002 through 2012 there were three postseason games that ended 1-0. We've already had four this postseason. Justin Verlander has allowed one run in his three starts -- and his team has lost two of the games. The Dodgers and Cardinals began their...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  16. Cabrera, Fielder fail in decisive at-bats

    David Schoenfield

    You like offense? Home runs make you happy and strikeouts make you sad? Then this is not the postseason for you. But if you like dominant pitching and fastballs in the upper 90s and splitters that dive like Italian soccer players and changeups tha...

    Blog | October 15, 2013