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  1. Closer chaos! Ranking the closers

    David Schoenfield

    The Tigers need one. The Brewers thought they had one. The Cubs already have a new one. Some teams probably wish they had a different one. Closers are already melting down in rapid fashion. On Monday afternoon, with closer Jason Motte sidelined wi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  2. Offseason report card: Angels

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 89-73 (88-74 Pythagorean) 767 runs scored (3rd in American League) 699 runs allowed (7th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agent Josh Hamilton to five-year, $125 million contract. Traded Kendrys Morales to Mariners...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  3. Closer questions: Madson to Angels, Reds

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick reports that the Los Angeles Angels have signed Ryan Madson to a one-year deal, pending a physical. The Reds are also reportedly close to re-signing Jonathan Broxton, a move that would allow them to move Aroldis Chapman into the rotati...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  4. Ryan Madson a great pickup for the Reds

    David Schoenfield

    Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty may be too old to do a backflip, but he may be attempting one right now. This is how you build a good team in a small market with a limited budget: Sign one of the better closers in the game for a one-yea...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  5. 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
  6. So ... what kind of manager is Bobby V?

    David Schoenfield

    When fans think of Bobby Valentine, most will initially think of the time he tried to sneak back into the dugout wearing glasses and a fake mustache after getting ejected from a game. There will be plenty of talk about the perception that he's arroga...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  7. NL East: Three fixes for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Sure, every team would love to plug its shortstop hole with Jose Reyes or Jimmy Rollins. Albert Pujols would look terrific in any uniform. Have a spare $40 million sitting around? Sure, Ryan Madson is an underrated closer. But let's be realistic h...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  8. Do you need a great closer to win it all?

    David Schoenfield

    As a little follow-up to Wednesday's post on Ryan Madson being a risky signing, I wanted to add a few more comments. It's important to note that the Phillies, with an aging roster, have a more urgent need to win now. Thus, if they believe Madson to b...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  9. Ryan Madson a bad risk at $40-plus million

    David Schoenfield

    Reports out of Philadelphia have the Phillies considering re-signing closer Ryan Madson to a four-year, $44 million deal. Since converting to relief full-time in 2007, Madson has been one of the game's most underrated relievers, posting a 2.89 ERA...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  10. Fantasy update: The Eddie Plank All-Stars

    David Schoenfield

    A little timeout to talk some fantasy baseball. And, yes, that's the name of the team -- named in honor of Hall of Famer Eddie Plank, the pride of Gettysburg, Pa. Back at the start of the season, I wrote a post on my fantasy team -- you can read abou...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  11. Early, but big series for Giants, Rockies

    David Schoenfield

    Who says there's no such thing as a big series in April? Not me. Starting Monday, we have Giants at Rockies for three games, and it certainly feels like a big showdown to me. The Rockies have baseball's best record at 12-3 -- but have yet to play ...

    Blog | April 17, 2011