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  1. A's take a chance on Billy Butler

    David Schoenfield

    Billy Butler appears to be a hitter in severe deterioration, so why would the Oakland Athletics sign the designated hitter to a three-year, $30 million contract? 1. Yes, Butler's wOBA has slid from a career-high .377 in 2012, when he mashed 29 hom...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. IBWAA best relievers: Kimbrel, Holland

    David Schoenfield

    It's awards season, and this week we'll get the big ones, with the Cy Young winners announced on Wednesday and the MVPs on Thursday. The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America also votes on awards, and it's always interesting to see how ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  3. Each team's worst position, Part 2

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the first part of our ranking of each team's worst position in 2014. We conclude with our final 15 teams and positions that might be looking to upgrade during the offseason. 16. Minnesota Twins LF/RF: 2.6 wins below average Yes, Byron B...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  4. Best Halloween costume ever

    David Schoenfield

    It's Ned Yost's 1983 Topps card ... A @Royals fan dressed up as Ned Yost's famous bunting baseball card for Halloween: http://t.co/puQiwi8QRR pic.twitter.com/lyP0i5H6tQ- MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) November 1, 2014...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  5. Bumgarner's legend grows: Giants win it all

    David Schoenfield

    We got our classic Game 7. We got a heroic performance for the ages. It was the postseason of Madison Bumgarner, it was the World Series of Madison Bumgarner and it was his relief performance in Game 7 -- five scoreless innings -- that clinched the t...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  6. Video: Heading to Cooperstown

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Caple reports on some of the items from the 2014 postseason heading to the Hall of Fame....

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  7. Random thoughts before Game 7

    David Schoenfield

    Let's make it a game to remember . . . I wrote about the pitching matchup between Tim Hudson and Jeremy Guthrie. Considering both teams have good and rested bullpens, I don't expect either pitcher to go more than five innings, even if they're ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  8. Matchup: Hudson versus Guthrie

    David Schoenfield

    So here we are. Game 7. It hasn't happened often enough in recent years -- just twice since that classic game in 2001, when the Diamondbacks rallied in the bottom of the ninth off the invincible Mariano Rivera and solidified the legends of Curt Schil...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  9. Baseball gods order up a Game 7

    David Schoenfield

    The bottom of the second inning of Game 6 lasted 33 minutes and 41 pitches and somewhere between an eternity if you're a San Francisco Giants fan and perfection if you're a Kansas City Royals fan. In this World Series that has been more entertaining ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  10. Random thoughts before Game 6

    David Schoenfield

    I'll be honest: I'm rooting for the Royals. The first games I remember watching as a kid were the 1976 playoffs between the Yankees and Royals. Even then, although the Yankees had just returned from a 12-year postseason absence, I knew they were the ...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  11. Matchup: Peavy versus Ventura

    David Schoenfield

    We've had just one seven-game World Series out of the previous 11 -- that was in 2011, when the Cardinals beat the Rangers in that classic Game 6 and then won Game 7 -- so here's hoping this one goes the distance. Jake Peavy and Yordano Ventura sq...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  12. Some World Series thoughts on the off day

    David Schoenfield

    From 30,000 feet somewhere between San Francisco and Kansas City ... Heard from a couple readers on Twitter reminding me of a blog I wrote back in July that listed the top 10 pitchers in baseball ... and did not include Madison Bumgarner. Well,...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  13. Bumgarner's place in World Series history

    David Schoenfield

    Obviously, everybody wrote about Madison Bumgarner after his dominant Game 5 performance -- following up on his dominant postseason run. Jayson Stark: With Bumgarner, we have come to realize now that this isn't just about one night, even on a ni...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  14. We're living in Madison Bumgarner's world

    David Schoenfield

    Madison Bumgarner was awesome. James Shields deserved better. The San Francisco Giants tacked on some late insurance runs off the vaunted Kansas City Royals bullpen to win 5-0. We go back to Kansas City, Missouri, with the Giants one win away from a ...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  15. Random thoughts before Game 5

    David Schoenfield

    After losing Game 4, Royals manager Ned Yost uttered what has to be the quote of the World Series: "Oh, man, somewhwere inside of me, secretly, I had hoped that it would go seven games for the excitement and the thrill of it." I mean, I appreciate...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  16. Matchup: Shields versus Bumgarner

    David Schoenfield

    The season is down to a best-of-three scenario, and we get our first pitching rematch of the World Series with James Shields going up against Madison Bumgarner. The Giants will be the favorite in Game 5 considering Shields hasn't pitched well in the ...

    Blog | October 26, 2014