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  1. Porcello, Richards fighting for All-Star spot

    David Schoenfield

    @dschoenfield Porcello with the #Maddux (95 pitches)- Olugbenga Ajilore (@kerebutu74) July 2, 2014 Not only that: Rick Porcello threw a no-strikeout, no-walk shutout -- the first time that's happened since Jeff Ballard did it in 1989, making thi...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. Welcome to the club, Yoenis Cespedes

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the funny thing about great throws: How many do you remember? Specific throws, I mean? Of course, there's the Bo Jackson throw to nail Harold Reynolds and the Ichiro Suzuki throw early in his first season in Seattle that helped establish his r...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. Tigers show why they're the best team

    David Schoenfield

    Five thoughts on Monday's battle between the first-place Detroit Tigers and first-place Baltimore Orioles, a 4-1 Tigers win that was more interesting than the final score indicates and evidence of why they were No. 1 in this week's Power Rankings. ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  4. Pineda's pine tar opens up can of worms

    David Schoenfield

    In the annals of illustrious moments in pitching history, I'm not exactly sure where Michael Pineda's pine tar on the neck ranks among such past incidents as Whitey Ford's turpentine ball, Gaylord Perry's Vaseline, Rick Honeycutt's thumbtack in the g...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  5. SweetSpot TV: Toughest place to manage?

    David Schoenfield

    Does new Cubs manager Rick Renteria have the toughest job in baseball? Eric and I discuss....

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. White Sox having underrated offseason

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney wrote a little bit about the White Sox in his Tuesday blog: Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn has quickly altered his team, signing Jose Abreu and trading some pitching for some position-player help. On Monday, he sent closer Addison Reed ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  7. Fun stats with awesome Miguel Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    So much for Miguel Cabrera resting. He played Wednesday and went 1-for-4, including a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning of the Tigers' 7-1 win over the Twins. From ESPN Stats & Information, highest career batting average with the bases lo...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  8. Tigers won't pull away from Indians

    David Schoenfield

    Completely arbitrary cutoff points: Justin Verlander since May 11: 5.22 ERA. Doug Fister since May 9: 4.55 ERA. Anibal Sanchez since May 18: 3.33 ERA plus DL time. Rick Porcello since start of season: 4.49 ERA. Max Scherzer: He's fine. With...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  9. Thoughts: Tigers play ugliest game of year

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Tuesday's games ... It can happen to the best of teams, that one game where everything goes wrong. Mariners fans still get depressed over a 2001 loss to Cleveland in which Seattle blew a 12-0 lead, a loss that would cost the Mar...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  10. Are the Tigers an all-time great team?

    David Schoenfield

    Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer looks to go 10-0 tonight and become just the second starter of the wild-card era to win his first 10 decisions. Roger Clemens started 11-0 for the '97 Toronto Blue Jays (Clay Buchholz and Patrick Corbin are also 9-...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  11. Thoughts: Stop Harper before he gets hurt

    David Schoenfield

    Quick reactions from Monday's games ... If you've seen the scary video of Bryce Harper crashing face-first into the wall at Dodger Stadium, you know the end result could have been much worse than a bloodied face. Aside from Harper needing to le...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Thoughts: Pirates make Phillies look awful

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts on Thursday's slate of games ... ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski wrote the other day that it's time to break up the Phillies and it's hard to argue with that assessment after their recent results. The Pirates won 6-4 to take three out ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. Everybody strikes out these days!

    David Schoenfield

    With strikeout rates at record levels, that inevitably means we're going to get some crazy strikeout totals for hitters. Let's take a stroll through some of my favorite numbers heading into Monday's games. Adam Dunn, White Sox: 26 SO, 3 BB in 69 ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  15. Blame Wrigley Field? Not so fast

    David Schoenfield

    Rick Reilly has a column up blaming the Chicago Cubs' woes on Wrigley Field: There's a reason the Cubs have never won a World Series at Wrigley. There's a reason they're 0-for-the-last-67 pennant races at Wrigley. The reason IS Wrigley. Reilly poi...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  16. How about a Porcello-Venters trade?

    David Schoenfield

    Talk among scouts that #Braves will listen on Venters. Braves, though, say they love depth in their bullpen, including 3 LHs with Avilan. - Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 6, 2013 OK, so the Braves will listen on reliever Jonny Venters. ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013