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  1. Each team's worst position, Part 2

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the first part of our ranking of each team's worst position in 2014. We conclude with our final 15 teams and positions that might be looking to upgrade during the offseason. 16. Minnesota Twins LF/RF: 2.6 wins below average Yes, Byron B...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  2. Ten great playoff wins for the Giants

    David Schoenfield

    On Friday, I wrote a piece titled "Giants: Baseball's imperfect dynasty." Some Giants fans thought I was taking some pot shots at the team and ignoring the bottom line of three World Series titles. Are the Giants a dynasty? According to the SportsNat...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  3. Giants: Baseball's imperfect dynasty

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe the most fascinating aspect of the latest title run for the San Francisco Giants is how little production they received in the postseason from some of their highest-paid players: Matt Cain, the team's top-paid player at $20.83 million thi...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  4. Bumgarner's legend grows: Giants win it all

    David Schoenfield

    We got our classic Game 7. We got a heroic performance for the ages. It was the postseason of Madison Bumgarner, it was the World Series of Madison Bumgarner and it was his relief performance in Game 7 -- five scoreless innings -- that clinched the t...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  5. Baseball gods order up a Game 7

    David Schoenfield

    The bottom of the second inning of Game 6 lasted 33 minutes and 41 pitches and somewhere between an eternity if you're a San Francisco Giants fan and perfection if you're a Kansas City Royals fan. In this World Series that has been more entertaining ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  6. We're living in Madison Bumgarner's world

    David Schoenfield

    Madison Bumgarner was awesome. James Shields deserved better. The San Francisco Giants tacked on some late insurance runs off the vaunted Kansas City Royals bullpen to win 5-0. We go back to Kansas City, Missouri, with the Giants one win away from a ...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  7. Royals make big statement with big inning

    David Schoenfield

    And we have a series! For everyone worried about a San Francisco Giants sweep, the Kansas City Royals had something to say about that. It was great to see the Royals fans enjoying a victory -- a game much more tense and exciting than the 7-2 final sc...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  8. Ten reasons to love this World Series

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY -- I know what some of you are thinking: "Hey, aren't you the idiot who just called this the worst World Series ever? So what's up with this piece, pal?" Well, yes, the headline was admittedly a little provocative and it certainly stirred...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  9. Welcome to the worst World Series ever

    David Schoenfield

    I guess somebody needs to say it: This isn't exactly the 1927 Yankees battling the 1975 Big Red Machine. The Kansas City Royals won 89 games during the regular season and the San Francisco Giants won 88, the fourth-fewest combined wins in World Se...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  10. Glorious ending to a great NLCS

    David Schoenfield

    For going only five games, it was one heck of a series. Five key moments from the San Francisco Giants' 6-3 series-clinching win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series: 1. Travis Ishikawa sends the Giants to the Wo...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  11. Bumgarner stifles Cardinals in NLCS opener

    David Schoenfield

    The NLCS is a battle of two teams that know how to win! But somebody will have to lose! Game 1 was all about Madison Bumgarner as he pitched the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Five key moments: 1. Madison Bumga...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  12. As always, Giants find a way to win

    David Schoenfield

    It's hard to believe: Once again, a Washington Nationals season ended in part because they were unwilling to use Stephen Strasburg. I think we're figuring out why the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals keep winning these playoff series agai...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  13. Mistake-free Giants make big mistake

    David Schoenfield

    In winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012, the San Francisco Giants became known as a team that plays mistake-free baseball and does the little things well. I'm not sure if that's actually true or not, but Madison Bumgarner didn't do a little thin...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  14. Giants gain upper hand over favored Nats

    David Schoenfield

    Of the four division series, this one has the biggest favorite: Washington Nationals over San Francisco Giants, in large part because Madison Bumgarner will start only one game, and in large part because of the way the Nationals played down the stret...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  15. Will fatal flaws haunt NL teams?

    David Schoenfield

    On Thursday, we looked at the fatal flaws of the four American League playoff teams. Now let's check out the National League teams and how these issues may end their postseason runs. Washington Nationals: Bullpen It's more difficult to find a fla...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  16. Bumgarner crushes Pirates in shutout

    David Schoenfield

    Hey, we weren't going to top the American League wild-card game. But we certainly hoped for a more exciting game than this one. Here are five things to think about in the San Francisco Giants' 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1. Madison Bumgar...

    Blog | October 01, 2014