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  1. Minus Perez and Harrison, Rangers doomed

    David Schoenfield

    This isn't where the Texas Rangers were supposed to be in 2014, a team on the precipice. They were supposed to be in the middle stages of a dynasty, maybe an epic dynasty, an organization built with sabermetric principles and great scouting and finan...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. Best deadline deal ever: Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    Throughout July we're presenting 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade-deadline deal ever made by each team. We've covered the AL East, NL East, AL Central and NL Central so far, and are now on the AL West. THE TEAM: Texas Rangers THE YEAR: 2007 ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  3. A's looking like best team in the AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Jesse Chavez is essentially the 25th man on the Oakland A's roster. He started the year in Triple-A, got called up, got sent down, got called back up and is working as the low-leverage guy out of the bullpen. Before Thursday, he hadn't pitche...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  4. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  5. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  6. The amazing start of A.J. Griffin's career

    David Schoenfield

    Oakland A's rookie right-hander A.J. Griffin has made 11 career starts. He hasn't been charged with a loss in any of the games and the A's have won nine of those games, including Wednesday's 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, their third straig...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  7. David Price turns into AL Cy Young favorite

    David Schoenfield

    David Price starts for the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night against the Texas Rangers to open a crucial three-game series, albeit more crucial for the Rays than the Rangers. A David Price start is always one to pay attention to, for a somewhat obvious ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  8. As Darvish struggles, who is Rangers' ace?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's fast-forward a couple of months. Pretend you're Ron Washington, preparing for the first game of the Division Series. Who do you start? When the Texas Rangers invested more than $100 million to sign Yu Darvish, they had to believe Darvish ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  9. White Sox take good risk with Liriano

    David Schoenfield

    Kenny Williams never seems to get a lot of respect. During his tenure as Chicago White Sox general manager, which began after the 2000 season, he's built two division winners, including the 2005 World Series champions. Maybe the most impressive as...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  10. 2012 All-Star Game: Fourth inning

    David Schoenfield

    Matt Harrison enters for the AL. No surprise that Ron Washington wants to get his guy an inning. Harrison is 7-1 with a 1.52 ERA over his past nine stars. His most impressive stat: He's allowed just two home runs in 50 innings at home. Texas is a tou...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  11. Chat wrap: Wainwright, challenge trades

    David Schoenfield

    Should we assume Adam Wainwright will be as good as he was in 2009 and 2010? How good is Jason Kipnis? Should the Reds trade Joey Votto before he becomes a free agent? Plus: Some suggested challenge trades, the future of the Astros and Orioles, Matt ...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  12. Rangers versus Angels: Tale of the tape

    David Schoenfield

    This exercise has no scientific value whatsoever. But it's fun. Let's go position by position and see whether the Texas Rangers or Los Angeles Angels rate higher. For the purpose of this discussion, we'll assume the Rangers will sign Yu Darvish. C...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  13. Yu Darvish: Why he'll end up with Texas

    David Schoenfield

    It's not in Nolan Ryan's nature to give in. Throw a 3-2 fastball down the middle of the plate? No way. Let up on his fastball -- just a little -- to throw a few more strikes? Are you kidding? He was not going to give in to a hitter. Ever. It's why...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Weaver spins contender's comeback

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3, scoring two runs in the eighth inning on Ian Kinsler's two-out barely-making-contact blooper off Ervin Santana. The hit knocked Santana from the game, and, seemingly, knocked the Angels ou...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  16. Links: Buchholz contract good for Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    Chip Buck over at our Red Sox blog, Fire Brand of the AL, explains why the Clay Buchholz deal is sweet for the Red Sox. I'm with Chip. Buchholz's contract calls for a salary of $12 million in 2015 (in what would have been his first free-agent seas...

    Blog | April 11, 2011