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  1. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at the world-famous Hunt for October page. 1. This is how Mariners fans feel right now. Mariners rookie James Paxton was filthy, matching zeroes with Angels left-hander C.J. W...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Who may pitch the wild-card games?

    David Schoenfield

    We're getting close enough to the end of the season to start speculating on who could pitch in the wild-card games. Teams won't necessarily have the luxury of lining up their best pitcher -- two years ago, for example, the Orioles went with Joe Saund...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. What's a manager really worth?

    David Schoenfield

    People like to talk about baseball managers, about Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox and Joe Torre. The talk focuses almost entirely on who is a good manager and who is a lousy manager. The average fan has a one-dimensional image of a manager. He's good or...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Check the standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedule on the Hunt for October page. 1. "That's what speed do." A few years ago, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson, talking about his ability as one of the fastest players in the game, coi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  5. Ned Yost, still hurting the Royals

    David Schoenfield

    From Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, a Ned Yost quote after Sunday's game that must make Royals fans want to throw up:He was close, so achingly close, to turning this game over to his vaunted three-pack of relief pitchers. Yet in the sixth i...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Ten questions for the stretch run

    David Schoenfield

    Two weeks to go. Two weeks of gut-wrenching, sweat-inducing, pacing-in-front-of-the-TV baseball if you're a Kansas City Royals fan, hoping to see your team make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Two weeks of wondering when Robinson Cano ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  7. Five things we learned Thursday

    David Schoenfield

    The big story, sadly, was Giancarlo Stanton getting hit by a pitch. In fact, that was a disturbing theme of the night: Mike Trout got hit twice (leading to retaliation from the Angels); Derek Jeter got hit; Starling Marte got hit and had to leave the...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  8. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    Check out the Hunt for October page for standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules for all the playoff contenders. 1. Dayton Moore had a dream: It was trading for James Shields and having Shields pitch a big game in September against the Tiger...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  9. SweetSpot TV: All about Ned Yost

    David Schoenfield

    So, Eric and I taped this before Tuesday's game for the Royals, which saw Jarrod Dyson picked off second base in the ninth inning when Ned Yost may or may not have ordered a double steal. The Royals lost 4-2 to the Tigers and are now tied for first p...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  10. Pickoff of the season dooms Royals

    David Schoenfield

    God knows the Kansas City Royals have found a lot of unique ways to lose ballgames over the past 25 years. But Tuesday night, in arguably the biggest game the franchise has played since winning the 1985 World Series, the Royals found yet another w...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  11. What if there's a four-way tie in the AL?

    David Schoenfield

    With the A's, Royals, Mariners and Tigers separated by just 1.5 games in the standings, there's the juicy possibility of a four-way tie, however slim: The Royals and Tigers tie for the AL Central title while the A's and Mariners also finish with the ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  12. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    1. Oakland's pain continues. After Oakland's dramatic ninth-inning rally on Saturday, the Astros returned the favor, scoring twice in the ninth to win 4-3. Especially painful: The Astros didn't even get a hit as Ryan Cook walked three batters and ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  13. 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
  14. A quick note about awesome Wade Davis

    David Schoenfield

    I better write something about Wade Davis since the Royals' setup guy is having a terrific season -- 8-2, 0.77 ERA, five runs allowed with 87 strikeouts and just 28 hits in 58.1 innings entering Thursday. He hasn't allowed a run in his past 25 appear...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  15. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    1. A big night in the AL Central. The Royals scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Twins 6-1 ... which came a couple hours after David Price allowed -- not a typo -- nine consecutive hits in the third inning as the Yankees scored...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  16. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    1. Madison Bumgarner says, "Don't you forget about the Giants." Strange question from my chat session on Tuesday: "Time to blow up the Giants? Keep Posey, Bumgarner and start over?" I mean ... the Giants are holding one of the wild cards and at fi...

    Blog | August 27, 2014