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  1. Don't forget about underrated Giants pen

    David Schoenfield

    Here's a number that may or may not surprise you. We know how great the Royals' late-inning bullpen group has been all season. Indeed, the Royals are 65-4 when leading entering the seventh inning. But the Giants, even though Sergio Romo lost his c...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  2. 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
  3. The myth of the proven closer

    David Schoenfield

    2012 Giants: Sergio Romo, three career saves before 2012. 2011 Cardinals: Jason Motte, 12 career saves when postseason began. 2010 Giants: Brian Wilson, 3.73 career ERA at start of season. 2009 Phillies: Reached World Series despite closer Brad Li...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  4. U.S. in trouble after loss to Mexico

    David Schoenfield

    Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder, Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout aren't on the United States roster, and their absence means a lot of fans don't care about the World Baseball Classic -- certainly not enough to spend a Friday evening in early March wa...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  5. What should Team USA look like?

    David Schoenfield

    The World Baseball Classic provisional rosters will be announced later this week and news is starting to slip out on who Joe Torre will be naming to the roster. Giancarlo Stanton has committed to playing for Team USA, but Mike Trout will not, instead...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  6. Giants complete sweep with team effort

    David Schoenfield

    DETROIT -- Maybe this is the new new thing in baseball: Build a starting rotation so good you can put your two-time Cy Young winner in the bullpen in the World Series, draft a future MVP to build your lineup around, piece together a bunch of hitters ...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  7. Tigers stars come up short as Giants win

    David Schoenfield

    DETROIT -- We can go silly overanalyzing three baseball games, so let's keep it simple: The Detroit Tigers are a stars-and-scrubs team. If the stars aren't delivering, it's going to be an uphill climb. And now that climb is Mount Everest. In Game ...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  8. History of World Series celebrations

    David Schoenfield

    In a few days, we'll get to see Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera make mincemeat of some poor Tigers pitcher. Or maybe we'll see Sergio Romo running for his life as Pablo Sandoval prepares to leap on top of him. No matter which team wins, we'll see p...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  9. Ten reasons to watch the 2012 World Series

    David Schoenfield

    It has been a long season. Remember when the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners began in Japan way back in March? OK, you probably don't. But you've made it this far. Don't quit now. We have at least four more games left and hopefully seven. Here's why...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  10. Once again, Dusty and the Reds fall short

    David Schoenfield

    There was one more epic confrontation left for the San Francisco Giants before they could close out one of the great comebacks in playoff history. Sergio Romo, the guy with the long beard, an 87 mph fastball, a nasty slider and the control of Denn...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  11. Reds blow opportunity to sweep series

    David Schoenfield

    That was one of the more entertaining games of the postseason, a classic pitching duel of sorts, with some interesting strategic decisions and some missed opportunities. The Cincinnati Reds will be kicking themselves for not taking advantage of one o...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  12. Roster analysis: Giants-Reds

    David Schoenfield

    Here's a good preview of the Giants-Reds series from Chris Quick and Chad Dotson of Bay City Ball and Redleg Nation. San Francisco Giants RHP -- Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong, Guillermo Mota, George Kontos, Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Offense down, value of bullpens up

    David Schoenfield

    The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox battled for 11 innings on Monday night, and in the end, Carl Crawford's double high off the Green Monster plated Jose Iglesias with the winning run in a 2-1 victory. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, apparently w...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  15. Giants have depth to survive Wilson's injury

    David Schoenfield

    An update from the Giants' camp now suggests that closer Brian Wilson will not be ready for their season opener due to an oblique strain. He earlier missed three weeks with lower back soreness and has made just five appearances this spring. Wilson...

    Blog | March 23, 2011