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  1. Proof that fans don't care about PEDs

    David Schoenfield

    The latest All-Star voting results were announced on Monday and right now your American League starting lineup would include Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera and Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz. I think we know what those two have in commo...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Toronto's fearsome threesome on fire

    David Schoenfield

    The Blue Jays lost a tough one on Thursday, a fun back-and-forth game with the Royals that the Jays ultimately blew when Jose Reyes shanked a throw to first base on a routine grounder in the ninth inning. It would have ended the game -- Edwin Encarna...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  3. Time for postseason fantasy baseball!

    David Schoenfield

    OK, so you had Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera and Starlin Castro on your fantasy team. How do you recover from that? You start up a postseason player pool, of course, and earn some redemption. You can devise your own rules, but here is a scoring system...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  4. Thoughts: The best worst day of the season

    David Schoenfield

    The evening began with the OTL report that MLB seeks to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Bartolo Colon and others named in the Biogenesis scandal. But the night turned into a reminder of what makes the sport so great. ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  5. April grades: A+ for Red Sox, Big Papi

    David Schoenfield

    As a reminder: Odds to win AL East, March 25 (Bovada.lv) Blue Jays +160 Rays +250 Yankees +350 Red Sox +550 Orioles +750 AL East projected standings, March 26 (Dan Szymborski's ZiPS system) Blue Jays -- 94-68 Rays -- 88-74 Red Sox -- 84...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Offseason report card: Blue Jays

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 73-89 (74-88 Pythagorean) 716 runs scored (7th in AL) 784 runs allowed (11th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Traded Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis and Antho...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  8. Offseason report card: Giants

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 94-68 (88-74 Pythagorean) 718 runs scored (6th in NL) 649 runs allowed (6th in NL) Big Offseason Moves Re-signed Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro and Jeremy Affeldt. Signed OF Andres Torres. Lost OF Melky Cabrera. GM Brian ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  9. What does it mean to win 94 games?

    David Schoenfield

    One of the fun aspects of what I do is the ongoing dialogue we can engage in. When I posted my top-10 power rankings on Sunday, and then a follow-up on why I didn't include the Giants, I heard it loud and clear from Giants fans on Twitter and in the ...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  10. Why I didn't rank the Giants in my top 10

    David Schoenfield

    How could I leave the defending World Series champions out of my top 10 offseason power rankings? Giants fans weren't happy. One of my editors wasn't happy. So here you go. Ten reasons I didn't have the Giants in my top 10: 1. The Giants in 2012 s...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  11. Would you want your team to sign Melky?

    David Schoenfield

    Asked that on Twitter. A few of the responses: My team had Melky Cabrera, and he was terrible. So no, I'd rather not go there again. -- @oldgransker At 2/$16M? Sure. -- @m_techner yes, good value now -- @RyanWhytsell Absolutely. He paid ...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  12. Blue Jays think big, sign Melky Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    The Toronto Blue Jays are taking this "build a contender" idea pretty seriously. On the heels of the multiplayer blockbuster trade with the Marlins, they signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million contract. Cabrera, of course, comes w...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  13. Five crazy free-agent ideas

    David Schoenfield

    Keith Law unveiled his list of the top 50 free agents and, as you can see, it filters out pretty quickly. Truth is teams are doing a good job these days of locking up their young stars to long-term contracts, so you just don't see the number of premi...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  14. Giants make wrong call with Melky Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    I don't envy the decision Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy have to make with Melky Cabrera: If the Giants advance past the Division Series, Cabrera would be eligible to join the club for the NLCS. For now, the Giants apparently aren't planning on activat...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  15. Ten important things to know on Aug. 13

    David Schoenfield

    You have to love August baseball. This is when the grind of the long season settles in, when depth becomes even more important, when pitchers have to pitch through fatigue and soreness and maybe a little pain. It's when we find out if the pretenders ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  16. Podcast: All-Star wrap, AL vs. NL, user mail

    David Schoenfield

    Well, there was only one game to talk about so Keith Law and I were forced to discuss Tuesday night's destruction of Justin Verlander on Wednesday's Baseball Today podcast. 1. Both of us agree that perhaps Verlander didn't have the right attitude ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012