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  1. When general managers went bad

    David Schoenfield

    There are a million stories about the Major League Baseball amateur draft, or the First-Year Player Draft as it's officially called (thank you, J.D. Drew and Scott Boras). Here are some of the biggest ones during the draft's 50-year history, courtesy...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. Pineda suspended, but ramifications?

    David Schoenfield

    As expected, Major League Baseball suspended Michael Pineda for 10 games for using pine tar in violation of rule 8.02 that prohibits using a "foreign substance" on the ball. Pineda will not appeal the suspension and will begin serving it immediately,...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. A forgotten part of baseball history

    David Schoenfield

    Today is Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball, when the sport honors Robinson's legacy. When this date arrives each season -- this year is the 67th anniversary of Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers -- I'm always reminded of my ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. The best utility infielder of all time!

    David Schoenfield

    You may have seen that Major League Baseball will now be giving out annual Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year and Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year awards. Jim Caple poked a little fun at this, wondering what's next...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. Players determined to clean up game

    David Schoenfield

    This is what the players should have done back in 1995 or 1998 or 2001: Police themselves. The new agreement between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association creates even harsher penalties for those players who viola...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  6. AL wild-card breakdown: Rays the favorite

    David Schoenfield

    Let's get this out of the way: From what I can tell, Major League Baseball does not have rules in place for a five-way tiebreaker for the second wild card. So that won't happen. It can't happen, because we don't need another image of Bud Selig shrugg...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  7. Thoughts: Dodgers favorite in NL West?

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Tuesday's major league baseball action ... With the rest of the NL West stumbling along, the Dodgers are suddenly just 2.5 games behind the Diamondbacks after Clayton Kershaw pitched a four-hit shutout over the Rockies. On June ...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  8. A's, Rangers in bind if suspensions occur

    David Schoenfield

    News items: 1. Sources say Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Biogenesis PED scandal up to 100 games. 2. The Oakland A's lost a tough one, 4-3 in 10 innings to the Brewers after blowing a 3-0 le...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  9. Mariners pair top 1-2 pitching duo in majors

    David Schoenfield

    Major league baseball is so deep in quality starting pitching that you could probably make the case for nine or 10 different combinations as the best pair going right now. Here are my top five: 1. Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners Thi...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  10. Thoughts: What's wrong with Matt Cain?

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick reactions to Monday's fine major league baseball action ... The good news for the Giants: A 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks to snap a five-game losing streak and a win for the first time when Matt Cain started. The bad news: Cain scuffle...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  11. Marlins, Rockies still seeking answers

    David Schoenfield

    I remember watching that first game in Miami Marlins history, 20 years ago today. That the then-Florida Marlins were introducing teal to Major League Baseball was as big a deal at the time as 45-year-old knuckleballer Charlie Hough drawing the start....

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  12. Blue Jays lose but have superteam potential

    David Schoenfield

    If you're younger than 28 or so, you don't remember when the Toronto Blue Jays were the preeminent franchise in Major League Baseball, unless you're Canadian and weaned on sports history other than Paul Henderson. They won American League Eas...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  13. Your 2012 MLB All-Star team

    David Schoenfield

    I've always thought Major League Baseball should announce an official end-of-season All-Star team. You could have different voting components -- 25 percent computer, 25 percent fans, 25 percent players and managers, 25 percent media, something like t...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  14. First competitive balance lottery held!

    David Schoenfield

    OK, it didn't quite the get attention of the NBA draft lottery, but Major League Baseball held its first Competitive Balance Lottery on Wednesday, in which extra draft picks are allocated to small-market and small-revenue clubs. Plus the Tigers, who ...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  15. Pujols let teammates down by leaving early

    David Schoenfield

    What are the job requirements of a major league baseball player? Show up on time. Play hard. Maybe sign a few autographs every now and then for the fans. Be a good teammate. Deal with the media. The last one? Not always pleasant, rarely fun, bu...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  16. Introducing the unsung heroes

    David Schoenfield

    Mike Napoli is built more like a bouncer at a bar on the wrong side of town than a Major League Baseball player. His legs are too short and his torso is too long and fleshy and his arms hang from his shoulders like a couple of oversized porterhouse s...

    Blog | September 05, 2011