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  1. Make-or-break seasons: Pitchers

    David Schoenfield

    With Keith Law unveiling his top 100 prospects, let's look at five pitchers, once top prospects themselves, who are entering make-or-break seasons of sorts. Pitchers, of course, are harder to predict and project than hitters. A new pitch or a new ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  2. Twenty-seven reasons Yankees will collapse

    David Schoenfield

    Confession: I spent all offseason believing the Yankees would still rank among the American League's elite teams in 2013. After all, despite the woeful hitting in the postseason, this was still a team that won 95 games and had the second-best run dif...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  3. Never count out the New York Yankees

    David Schoenfield

    This will be the year. How long have we been saying this about the New York Yankees? This will be the year. Too old, too many bloated contracts, not enough young talent coming up through the minors and now ownership that -- horror of horrors! -- s...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  4. 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
  5. The best time of the season is here

    David Schoenfield

    As the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played on in the late-afternoon shadows, the managers turned to Chris Archer and Tommy Hunter, a rookie with just 18 innings of big league experience making his first relief appearance of the season and a v...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  6. Yankees on brink of own historic collapse

    David Schoenfield

    On July 18, the New York Yankees blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 in a rain-shortened game. Hiroki Kuroda pitched the seven-inning shutout, Mark Teixeira homered and the Yankees ripped 12 hits off Ricky Romero. The Yankees were cruising, having won ...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Links: Ryan Braun's vindication

    David Schoenfield

    Ryan Braun made his fifth straight All-Star Game with another monster first half, hitting .306 with an NL-leading 24 home runs. Overall, his numbers are pretty similar to his 2011 MVP season: .306/.391/.599 in 2012 versus .332/.397/.597. Jack Moore o...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  9. Clearing the bases: Yankees' new ace

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Don't look now ... With CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on the DL, the Yankees need Phil Hughes to step it up and pitch deeper into games to help save the bullpen workload. On Sunday, he went eight innings for the second straight game in th...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  10. SweetSpot TV: Yankees and R.A. rule

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Chris Sprow joined me to talk about the red-hot New York Yankees -- with 10 straight wins entering Tuesday night's game, have they separated themselves as the team to beat in the AL East? And we can't avoid discussing R.A. Dickey, but do...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  11. AL East position rankings: O's seek respect

    David Schoenfield

    "Show us some respect," yell Baltimore Orioles fans. Or maybe they're politely demanding. But I've seen the complaints in the Power Rankings comments, read the emails sent to "Baseball Today," been asked the question in my chats: Why doesn't anyone b...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  12. Clearing the bases: Hanley heats up

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Phabulous Phil. I watched much of the Yankees-Tigers game and Phil Hughes looked as good as I've seen him since early in the 2010 season, showing a lot of confidence with his fastball in throwing his second career complete game. I thought...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  13. Weekly preview: Are Orioles for real?

    David Schoenfield

    It's easy to discount the Baltimore Orioles and their 14-8 start. Even Orioles fans will agree with that, I suppose -- 14 consecutive losing seasons, six consecutive seasons of 90-plus losses, a decade of bad pitching, bad fielding, bad free agents a...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  14. Andy Pettitte's back! What does it mean?

    David Schoenfield

    Well, this season just got even more interesting with the announcement that Andy Pettitte will be returning to the New York Yankees. The cynic would suggest that maybe the New York Yankees are worried about Michael Pineda's velocity. The reality i...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  15. Postseason Q&A: Yanks' No. 3 starter?

    David Schoenfield

    Today's postseason question: Who should be the New York Yankees' No. 3 starter? For the first round of the playoffs, the Yankees will need only three starters, assuming they pitch CC Sabathia on three days' rest in Game 4. If the series goes five ...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  16. Week preview: Red Sox-Rangers square off

    David Schoenfield

    SERIES OF THE WEEK Boston at Texas, Monday through Thursday Monday: Erik Bedard (4-8, 3.44) vs. C.J. Wilson (12-5, 3.20) Tuesday: John Lackey (11-9, 6.02) vs. Colby Lewis (11-8, 3.83) Wednesday (ESPN2): Josh Beckett (10-5, 2.46) vs. Matt Harr...

    Blog | August 22, 2011