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  1. Underrated Roy Oswalt one of the best

    David Schoenfield

    I want to say that Roy Oswalt always seemed underrated but I'm not sure that's exactly true. He finished in the top five of the Cy Young race five times, so it's hard to argue he was completely ignored. He was certainly respected and admired within t...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  2. Thoughts: Angels rally, Puig for HR Derby

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Thursday's games ... Down 7-0 to Felix Hernandez, the Angels pulled off the comeback of the season to win 10-9. Needless to say, this kind of thing doesn't happen every day. Hernandez had been given a seven-run lead 17 previous ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  3. Offseason report card: Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 93-69 (91-71 Pythagorean) 808 runs scored (1st in AL) 707 runs allowed (9th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Lost free agents Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Mike Adams, Scott Feldman, Ryan Dempster, Roy Oswalt and Koji Uehara. Si...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  4. As Darvish struggles, who is Rangers' ace?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's fast-forward a couple of months. Pretend you're Ron Washington, preparing for the first game of the Division Series. Who do you start? When the Texas Rangers invested more than $100 million to sign Yu Darvish, they had to believe Darvish ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  5. Podcast: Power rankings, rumors, Olympics

    David Schoenfield

    Wait, who let Karabell take a vacation during trade deadline week? Mark Simon and myself hosted Monday's Baseball Today podcast as we discussed Power Rankings, the trade deadline and more! 1. We review the Zack Greinke trade from Friday and his pe...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Clearing the bases: Powerful night

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Pirates power. The magic continues in Pittsburgh -- eight more runs, 13 hits and Drew Sutton's dramatic walk-off home run to lift the Pirates to an 8-7 win over the Astros. Sutton was picked up off waivers from the Rays last week and had ...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  8. Clearing the bases: Red-hot McDonald

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Pittsburgh's ace. The starting pitcher with the lowest ERA since April 18 isn't R.A. Dickey, but James McDonald, who threw his first career complete game on Thursday. McDonald lowered his season ERA to 2.19, and hasn't allowed more than t...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  9. Chat wrap and other links

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the big chat wrap from Tuesday afternoon. Among the heated discussion: Anthony Gose versus Billy Hamilton, whether or not Zack Greinke could pitch in New York and whether you'd rather have Mike Trout or Bryce Harper. ESPN Insider Dan Szymb...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  10. Links: Bard, Chipper, Oswalt, Dodgers

    David Schoenfield

    Check out some of the great work from our blog network ... Check out Diane's great list at Value Over Replacement Grit on the pitcher who started games with the most different catchers in his career (Frank Tanana and Mike Morgan both started game...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  11. Links: Kimbrel, Manny, AL East rotations

    David Schoenfield

    Some more good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ... Ben Duronio examines Craig Kimbrel's breaking ball. Some label the pitch a slider or slurve, but Kimbrel refers to it as a curveball. Here's all that matters: It's a devastating pitch. ...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  12. Quick thoughts on remaining free agents

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts on the big free agents remaining not named Prince Fielder. Johnny Damon: He's 277 hits away from 3,000 but currently scraping for a job. Tampa Bay apparently signed Luke Scott as its designated hitter and with Desmond Jennings taking...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  13. The remaining all-free agent team

    David Schoenfield

    There are still some good free agents out there, perhaps even a few bargains. What kind of team could you buy if you signed the best of these guys? Let's find out. Here's a 25-man roster of unsigned players, with estimated salaries and WAR (wins abov...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  14. Pitchers to watch as postseason nears

    David Schoenfield

    When Josh Beckett left Monday's start in the fourth inning with a sprained ankle, Red Sox Nation took a deep breath and tried to hold down its Labor Day hot dogs and hamburgers. Beckett will get checked out on Tuesday but his first words weren't t...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  15. The amazing Vance Worley wins again

    David Schoenfield

    OK, with 42 saves, a 1.62 ERA, and one of the highest strikeout rates of all time for a relief pitcher, Craig Kimbrel will win the NL Rookie of the Year Award, perhaps in unanimous fashion. Kimbrel hasn't been perfect -- he's blown five saves -- but ...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  16. Deadline drama: Reviewing 2008-10

    David Schoenfield

    The trade deadline is fun, full of rumors and feverishly hyped, tweeted and talked about. But how much impact does it actually have? Here's a more detailed look at the past three seasons. 2010 AL playoff teams on July 31 Yankees White Sox ...

    Blog | July 25, 2011