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  1. Did Yadier Molina have worst game ever?

    David Schoenfield

    In Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina grounded into a double play with the bases loaded and one out in the first inning, grounded into a double play with runners at the corners and one out in the third, struck out in...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  2. The 10 worst decisions of 2013

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, I presented the 10 best decisions of 2013. Here are my 10 worst decisions -- moves that were clearly questionable when made. And, no, all 10 do not involve the Phillies. 10. Angels give $125 million to Josh Hamilton. It's easy to forget t...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  3. SweetSpot TV: Biggest disappointments

    David Schoenfield

    It's another edition of SweetSpot TV! Eric and I discuss four pairs of teammates who have been big disappointments. I realize now we didn't talk about the Blue Jays -- and we should have, considering they were viewed as potential World Series f...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  4. Rash judgments on trade deadline eve!

    David Schoenfield

    There's never a better time to overreact than on the eve of the trade deadline! General managers, their assistants, their scouts, their special advisors and their stat geeks in the front office have spent weeks assessing their own talent and that of ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Ten reasons the Phillies will be buyers

    David Schoenfield

    The Philadelphia Phillies are 23-24, they've been outscored by 31 runs, Roy Halladay is on the disabled list, Ryan Howard hasn't hit and Cole Hamels can't win. So the Phillies eventually will be sellers at the trade deadline, right? I don't think ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  7. This is why players are paid to play

    David Schoenfield

    Cliff Lee on former Rangers teammate Michael Young, and now teammate on the Phillies, on how the Rangers handled him, from Jayson Stark's story: "I think that baffled a lot of people who were around that organization. Like I said, he was the heart a...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  8. Offseason report card: Phillies

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 81-81 (81-81 Pythagorean) 684 runs scored (8th in NL) 680 runs allowed (8th in NL) Big Offseason Moves Traded Vance Worley and Trevor May to Minnesota for Ben Revere. Acquired Michael Young from Texas for Josh Lindblom a...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Podcast: Hamilton, Revere, Michael Young!

    David Schoenfield

    I joined Eric Karabell on the Baseball Today podcast to discuss all the latest from the winter meetings, including the rumors of Josh Hamilton going to Seattle and Michael Young being traded to Philadelphia. Plus actual signings like Joe Blanton, Sha...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  11. Joe Saunders pitches Orioles past Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves playing a wild-card game where they committed three throwing errors, got burned on a controversial umpire's call, and saw their fans delay the game after littering the field with debris? Sure, I can envision all that happening. ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  12. Rangers suddenly look vulnerable

    David Schoenfield

    The Texas Rangers took over possession of first place in the American League West on April 9, the fourth game of the season. They held that position every day since then, all by themselves, 182 consecutive days. Until now. Now they're in danger...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  13. Rangers should keep Olt and call him up

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney's Insider blog this morning was headlined: Why the Rangers can't trade Profar, Olt . As the Cliff Lee rumors heat up, I have to agree with Buster. I'd keep Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt. While Profar is surely off-limits, Olt would un...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 10 players who need to step it up

    David Schoenfield

    If you're a fan of one of these teams, you know of what I speak. For all the hype and attention given to the trade deadline, the biggest area of improvement for playoff contenders usually needs to come from players already on the roster. Here are 10 ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  16. Rangers fans stuffing the All-Star ballot box

    David Schoenfield

    When I was a kid, I loved filling out the All-Star ballot. When Alvin Davis was a rookie in 1984 and tearing up the league, my friends and I procured huge stacks of ballots and spent the entire game writing in his name (he wasn't on the ballot). We k...

    Blog | June 26, 2012