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  1. Rays win individual battles, move on

    David Schoenfield

    Don't let the final score fool you: This was an interesting game, from Danny Salazar looking like the second coming of Bob Feller to sabermetric whipping boy Delmon Young hitting another postseason home run to the Cleveland Indians creating one scori...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  2. Giambi's dramatic homer wins game of year

    David Schoenfield

    Greatest win of my life!!!
#believeland- Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) September 25, 2013 One moment, you're crying and cursing out Chris Perez for blowing the game by giving up two home runs. The next moment, you're crying and huggin...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. A little magic brewing in Cleveland

    David Schoenfield

    This is one of those stretches that makes you happy to be a baseball fan. Or a baseball fan in Cleveland, at least. If you're a baseball fan in Seattle you may be starting to look ahead to football season. The Indians just completed a four-game sw...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  4. Umpires help Indians beat Athletics

    David Schoenfield

    Dear umpires, You blew it. Sincerely, Baseball fans * * * * The Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians played a good baseball game on a sleepy Wednesday night in early May, the Indians winning 4-3. The A's scored three runs in the fourt...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  5. Home-field factor key for these players

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball teams don't have the same home-field advantage as, say, NBA teams, but it's still an important element of the game. Last season, 26 of the 30 teams had a better record at home, although a big home-field advantage isn't necessarily a path to ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  6. Why we're again underrating the White Sox

    David Schoenfield

    Here we go again. The Tigers will run away with the American League Central! This is the year the Royals finally break through! Look at the Indians, they signed Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn! Meanwhile, lurking and lying low as always and getting...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  7. Will teams try to tank in 2013?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, that's a loaded term, a dirty word in the world of sports. As we saw this offseason, however, there is a big difference between being the 10th-worst team in baseball and the 11th-worst. The New York Mets needed an outfielder. Actually, they ne...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  8. Offseason report card: Indians

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 68-94 (64-98 Pythagorean) 667 runs scored (13th in AL) 845 runs allowed (14th in NL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agents Nick Swisher, Mark Reynolds and Brett Myers. In three-team deal, traded Shin-Soo Choo, Tony Sipp...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  9. Player comparison: One to close the year

    David Schoenfield

    Let's wrap up 2012 with one more player comparison. Player A signed a controversial contract last offseason and got off to a slow start with his new team before rebounding to put up solid numbers. Player B doesn't have near the reputation of Playe...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  10. Power rankings: Nationals, Reds 1-2

    David Schoenfield

    There are some big free agents out there -- Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Kyle Lohse, Edwin Jackson, Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano being the biggest -- and some trades that may yet to be completed, such as R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, but let's tak...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  11. Angel Pagan signing good for short term

    David Schoenfield

    Assuming the Giants weren't interested in the big-dollar free-agent outfielders -- Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher -- re-signing Angel Pagan to a four-year, $40 million deal appears to be a solid deal, even if the Giants ended up going ...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Links: Twins guide, free agents, bold picks

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for free agency to officially begin, a few Friday afternoon links to check out. If you're a Twins fan, Nick Nelson and his writers at Twins Daily have compiled a must-read 2013 offseason handbook. It's a beautifully designed 72-page eb...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  14. Poll: Has A-Rod played final game for Yanks?

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Girardi continues his lineup-pulled-from-a-hat routine and in Game 4 there's no Alex Rodriguez or Curtis Granderson in the starting nine. Nick Swisher returns to right field with Brett Gardner sliding over to center field from left. Eric Chavez i...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  15. Links: Bumgarner's velocity a big problem

    David Schoenfield

    If you watched Game 1 of the NLCS, you saw an obvious problem with Madison Bumgarner: He was struggling to reach 90 mph and finally fell apart in the fourth inning. After throwing eight shutout innings against the Dodgers on Aug. 20 -- throwing a sea...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  16. Is Alex Rodriguez a playoff choker?

    David Schoenfield

    Some postseason averages through the first four games for some Yankees hitters: Alex Rodriguez: .125, 16 AB, 9 SO Ichiro Suzuki: .200, 20 AB, 3 SO Nick Swisher: .133, 15 AB, 3 SO Robinson Cano: .111, 18 AB, 1 SO Curtis Granderson: .063, 16 AB,...

    Blog | October 12, 2012