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  1. Matt Kemp is probably wrong about outfield

    David Schoenfield

    The best part about the first few days of spring training is that the players are feeling good, they're happy to be back on the baseball field, they're full of confidence and optimism and many of them are in the best shape of their lives. They also f...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  2. A look at non-roster invitees: AL West

    David Schoenfield

    After looking at which players not on a 40-man roster have been invited to spring training in the AL East and AL Central, here's a look at the AL West. We'll do the National League on Friday. Houston Astros I don't quite get the hype about Mark...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  3. Pitchers hurt by new catchers

    David Schoenfield

    Here's a look at pitchers potentially helped by new catchers. Our Rockies blogger, Richard Bergstrom, points out that Colorado has signed Nick Hundley. Neither Wilin Rosario nor Michael McKenry graded out well in framing last year, but Hundley doesn'...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  4. Over/under totals for every team

    David Schoenfield

    In case you missed it, here are opening early over/under win totals for all 30 teams, courtesy of Bovada.lv: Los Angeles Dodgers -- 92.5 Washington Nationals -- 92.5 Los Angeles Angels -- 89.5 St. Louis Cardinals -- 88.5 Boston Red Sox -- 86.5 ...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  5. Ranking the teams: 12 through 7

    David Schoenfield

    It's Day 4 of the pre-spring training power rankings! Read them and rejoice. Or weep. We have three AL East teams included in this edition, which shows how close that division race looks to be. We're also entering playoff territory, including one tea...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  6. Who's better: Angels or Dodgers?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, you're on to me. We're comparing all of our two-team cities. Do the Angels and Dodgers have a rivalry? Of course they do! They're just nicer about it than Yankees and Mets fans. Catcher: Chris Iannetta versus Yasmani Grandal Iannetta isn't ...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  7. Looking back: Top prospects of 2005

    David Schoenfield

    With Keith Law unveiling his top 100 prospects this week, I thought it would be fun to look back at the top prospects from 2005. Has it already been 10 years since 2005? Yes it has! We'll use Baseball America's list and, as always, we're not criticiz...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  8. 30 things to look for before spring training

    David Schoenfield

    We're a month away from the official start of spring training, but that doesn't mean there aren't some unresolved issues and potential news items still out there in baseball land. Here are 30 things to keep an eye on: 1. Now that the Nationals hav...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  9. The current all-underrated team

    David Schoenfield

    There isn't really a scientific way to determine an all-underrated team. Certainly, if you own five fantasy teams, you know all about these guys, but my perception is these players are better than widely believed or haven't yet received the kind of a...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  10. Kipnis, Puig will rebound; Braves won't

    David Schoenfield

    It's been a slow few weeks in the world of baseball. So here are some random thoughts going through my mind as we wait for Max Scherzer to sign ... and wait ... and wait ... 1. I still don't understand the lack of support that Mike Mussina has rec...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  11. The best middle relievers of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Yes, nothing much is going on in baseball unless you want to complain about the Yankees' payroll, but that's an old topic. So I was on an email chain with some friends the other day, and my friend Messina joked about when the first middle reliever...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  12. Which active players are Hall of Famers?

    David Schoenfield

    In any given season, there are more future Hall of Famers than you probably realize at first glance. Take 1994. Eighteen current Hall of Famers played that season, which was a strike-shortened one that didn't include any late-season call-ups. So did ...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  13. Is Yasiel Puig baseball's worst baserunner?

    David Schoenfield

    (Hal) McRae was the most aggressive baserunner of the 1970s, a man who left home plate thinking "double" every time he hit the ball. The rule allowing the second base umpire to call a double play if the runner from first leaves the baseline to take o...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  14. Angels add insurance for Josh Hamilton

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting little trade here: The Angels trade reliever Kevin Jepsen to the Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, a trade conceived in part with the news that Tampa Bay closer Jake McGee had surgery on his elbow and will start the season on the disabled l...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  15. Mid-December World Series odds

    David Schoenfield

    Courtesy of Bovada.lv ... Los Angeles Dodgers: 15/2 Boston Red Sox: 9/1 Washington Nationals: 15/2 Chicago Cubs: 12/1 Detroit Tigers: 12/1 Los Angeles Angels: 12/1 San Francisco Giants: 14/1 Seattle Mariners: 14/1 St. Louis Cardinals: 14/1...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  16. 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