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  1. Goodbye, Lance Berkman: Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    I wrote about Lance Berkman and his Hall of Fame chances back in May 2012, when he first contemplated retirement following knee surgery while still with the Cardinals. He managed to return later that season for a few games and then had one more go in...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  2. Offseason report card: Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 93-69 (91-71 Pythagorean) 808 runs scored (1st in AL) 707 runs allowed (9th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Lost free agents Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Mike Adams, Scott Feldman, Ryan Dempster, Roy Oswalt and Koji Uehara. Si...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  3. Lance Berkman and the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    A few quick thoughts on Lance Berkman, who has a mangled-up knee and will miss at least six to eight weeks, and what this may mean for his Hall of Fame chances. My first thought: Other than sabermetric types who dream about walks and OBP, I don't ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  4. Podcast: Power rankings, Reds closer

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon gathered for Monday's Baseball Today podcast. Here's what went down: 1. Justin Verlander's near no-no and Max Scherzer's 15-strikeout game topped the weekend's pitching performances. Who else had great games? 2. Aro...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  5. 100 reasons to get excited for MLB

    David Schoenfield

    I can't wait for the season to get going. You can't wait. Last October was the best we've had in years, and the offseason only fueled our baseball fever. Spring training is mercifully over. Let the games begin. Here are 100 reasons I'm pumped for the...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  6. Cards complete comeback: Series champs

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- You fight through the monotony of fielding practice in spring training. The sore elbows, the back pain, the starts when you leave your fastball in the bullpen, and maybe a surgery or two at some point in your career. Chris Carpenter m...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  7. Freese's game most clutch in Series history

    David Schoenfield

    Win Probability Added is a statistic that doesn't necessarily tell us who had the greatest game, but tells us who had the most timely game. It uses historical play-by-play data to determine the value of each play based on the score, inning and situat...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  8. Pain, agony: Cardinals win all-time thriller

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- At the end of "Ball Four," the greatest book about baseball ever written, pitcher/author Jim Bouton writes, "You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the tim...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  9. La Russa outfoxes Washington in opener

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- Give credit to Lance Berkman for his odd-looking cue-shot hit that bounded past Michael Young for a two-run single in the fourth. Give credit to Albert Pujols for his diving stop of a Young grounder up the line with a runner on third ...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  10. What to watch in the World Series

    David Schoenfield

    I'm anticipating the most exciting World Series we've seen in years, hopefully the first seven-game showdown since 2002. We have two explosive offenses, unpredictable starting rotations, potentially dominant bullpens, Albert Pujols, Babe Cruz, mad sc...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  11. How the Cards built their 25-man roster

    David Schoenfield

    Similar to the Texas Rangers, the St. Louis Cardinals were built with some late-round draft picks (Lance Lynn is the only first-rounder on the team), some trades, some good risks that paid off and maybe a lucky move or two. St. Louis Cardinals: Wo...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  12. All-Star diary: Not one for the ages

    David Schoenfield

    Despite everything that is so wrong about it, I still like the All-Star Game. Maybe it's the fan in me that still remembers the 1987 game, when Seattle's Mark Langston came on and pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts, causing Vin Scully ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  13. Podcast: Keith Law on the Dodger disaster

    David Schoenfield

    I'm still pinch-hitting for Eric Karabell but Keith Law was once again batting cleanup. Five reasons to check out Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast : 1. Keith breaks down the Albert Pujols injury, what it means long-term and why Jon Jay isn't the a...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  14. Pujols out 4-6 weeks; season not lost

    David Schoenfield

    Now we know the details of Albert Pujols' injury: He's out four to six weeks with a fractured left forearm, the first major injury of his career. What I wrote last night still holds true: I don't see this as a devastating, season-ending injury for...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  15. Your June 7 National League All-Stars

    David Schoenfield

    I'm not one of those baseball fans who believes things were better in the old days. The game now is better than ever, the quality of the athletes is better than ever, the pitchers throw harder than ever, the way we can consume the game is a hundred t...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  16. Ten reasons to love this season

    David Schoenfield

    My father-in-law posed this challenge to me Sunday night: "If you can make sense of this baseball season, you're a smart man." I don't think I can do that. But I can list 10 reasons I'm having a blast following this crazy, unpredictable season. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2011