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  1. Quick thoughts: Dodgers upgrade their D

    David Schoenfield

    It was quite the exciting winter meetings. A few thoughts on some of those recent transactions ... 1. Dodgers trade Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon, acquire Howie Kendrick, Jimmy Rollins and Yasmani Grandal. It's risky blowing up a 94-win team, and al...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Half-full, half-empty: Ervin Santana

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, Ervin Santana entered free agency coming off a 9-10 season with the Royals, but with a 3.24 ERA and 211 innings pitched. He reportedly asked for big money, scared teams away with those demands and had to settle for a one-year, $14.1 milli...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  3. Half-full, half-empty: James Shields

    David Schoenfield

    James Shields is the third of the big three free-agent starting pitchers available this winter, ranked behind Max Scherzer and Jon Lester. After seven years in Tampa Bay, he spent the past two with Kansas City, who acquired him to become the top g...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 40 years ago: Mike Marshall wins Cy Young

    David Schoenfield

    This past postseason, we all marveled at the dominance of that Kansas City relief trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. During the regular season, the three combined for a 1.28 ERA and other sick numbers. Forty years ago, there was ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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