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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Half-full, half-empty: Max Scherzer

    David Schoenfield

    We've looked at Jon Lester and Nelson Cruz in our half-full/half-empty series. Now let's examine the pitcher everyone views as the prize of the 2014-15 free agents, right-hander Max Scherzer. Scherzer hits free agency at age 30, coming off a great...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  6. Kershaw, Trout the right choices as MVPs

    David Schoenfield

    Most Valuable Player voting is often about the narrative that develops during the long march of the season as much as the numbers -- in some cases the narrative may be more important than the numbers. In the American League, there was really only one...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  7. SweetSpot TV: MVP preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss the MVP races in both leagues. Mike Trout appears to be a lock in the AL but what will happen in the NL?...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  8. Abreu, deGrom deserving rookie winners

    David Schoenfield

    As expected, Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox won the American League honors for top rookie, no surprise considering he hit .317 with 36 home runs and 107 RBIs. He became the ninth unanimous winner in the award's history, easily outdistancing seco...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  9. Win-win trade for Angels, Astros

    David Schoenfield

    Who said teams never trade within their division? The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros made a minor trade that could pay dividends for both teams, with the Angels sending catcher Hank Conger to the Astros for pitcher Nick Tropeano and minor l...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Cardinals again shock Kershaw, Dodgers

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball is a wonderful game. Unless you're a Dodgers fan. Sorry, Dodgers fans. The unexpected happened again as the Cardinals head to the National League Championship Series after a dramatic 3-2 win over Clayton Kershaw. Five moments: 1. MATT ADA...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  12. It's all Kansas City in three-game sweep

    David Schoenfield

    After a weekend of amazing baseball drama, the Royals' series-clinching victory over the Angels was anticlimactic for everyone except Royals fans, as the Royals took a 3-1 lead in the first inning and pounded out an 8-3 victory. A few moments and tho...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  13. Royals knock out C.J. Wilson in first

    David Schoenfield

    Down 2-0 in the series, what's the worst thing that could happen to the Angels other than a pop fly into shallow right field on which Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Howie Kendrick and Albert Pujols all collide and get knocked out of the game? How about...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  14. Five key moments as Royals win in 11

    David Schoenfield

    The Los Angeles Angels' 2-3-4 hitters went 0-for-13. That was the big reason the Kansas City Royals beat the Angels 3-2 in Game 1 ... along with a rare Royals home run that won it. 1. Mike Moustakas delivers the big home run. The @Royals are buil...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  15. Royals' outfield defense keeps game tied

    David Schoenfield

    Not everybody agrees with Ned Yost's managerial decisions, but everyone agrees that the Royals are one of the best defensive teams in the majors -- maybe the best. Center fielder Lorenzo Cain made two outstanding catches early in Game 1 and then righ...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  16. Will fatal flaws haunt AL teams?

    David Schoenfield

    In this age of parity, no team enters the postseason without at least one significant flaw. Let's look at the four American League teams and how their flaws may affect their postseason run. Baltimore Orioles: Low OBP The Orioles led the AL in h...

    Blog | October 02, 2014