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  1. Lucky and good: Orioles will win AL East

    David Schoenfield

    This is the lineup the Baltimore Orioles dreamed about back in spring training: Manny Machado spraying hits all over the field, Chris Davis hitting big bombs, J.J. Hardy providing power from shortstop. And of course, Nelson Cruz doing Nelson Cruz ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. No explaining Nelson Cruz's big year

    David Schoenfield

    It's about time we talked about Nelson Cruz, the free agent nobody wanted in the offseason, at least for the money that Nelson Cruz wanted. Coming off a 50-game PED suspension, maligned for his defense, maligned for his age (he turns 34 on July 1), m...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Thursday evening reading list

    David Schoenfield

    If you want to take a break from the MLB draft or actual baseball games, some stuff to check out: Fun list from the Baseball Prospectus staff: 11 draft-day what-ifs. Of course, there is no end to the what-ifs, but these are some good ones that ...

    Blog | June 05, 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. Brett Gardner versus Nelson Cruz

    David Schoenfield

    I heard a couple of radio guys -- one of them a former major league pitcher -- on Sunday discussing the Brett Gardner contract, and they were a little incredulous that Gardner could get a four-year, $52 million contract from the Yankees while Nelson ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  7. Random thoughts for Monday

    David Schoenfield

    As the headline says, random thoughts for Monday ... If you read the blog last week you saw my preseason rankings of all 30 teams. The team I admit that I'm most likely to miss on is the Giants, whom I ranked 20th. If they get positive producti...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  8. A look at non-roster invitees: AL

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Burnett, Kendrys Morales and Nelson Cruz to sign, Buster Olney reminds us that there are still a lot of other interesting names out there in free agency, including Jason Hammel, Chris...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  9. Ten predictions for rest of offseason

    David Schoenfield

    As Buster Olney wrote in his Sunday blog, "a lot of the winter work was done" as general managers caught flights out of Orlando. But some big free agents are still out there -- most notably Shin-Soo Choo but also some quality starting pitchers in Mat...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  10. Stay away from Nelson Cruz

    David Schoenfield

    Dan Szymborski has an ESPN Insider piece today on five players to avoid this winter. I was a little surprised that Nelson Cruz didn't make his cut. Yesterday, Jerry Crasnick tweeted that the Mariners would "like to find a way to add both Nelson Cr...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. No surprises in qualifying offers

    David Schoenfield

    Thirteen free agents received one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offers from their previous team, meaning those players will have now a choice: See what the market bears or return to their team for that one-year offer (or negotiate a new contract wit...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  12. Price has terrible history against Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    There were some moments there when it appeared the Tampa Bay Rays would complete a mini collapse of sorts, especially when manager Joe Maddon lost his cool as the Rays were starting to melt down in the seventh inning and he had an Earl Weaver moment,...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  13. Video chat: Biogenesis suspensions

    David Schoenfield

    David Schoenfield took your questions in a live video chat to discuss today's Biogenesis suspensions....

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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