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  1. Brewers making wild-card race extra fun

    David Schoenfield

    The second wild card is a goofy, ridiculous idea that goes against everything baseball history stands for: That the regular season is the ultimate test of a team's ability, strength and toughness. To get to the playoffs, you have to prove yourself ov...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  2. Giants keep sanity with Lincecum deal

    David Schoenfield

    On the same day 82-year-old Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch decided to go all-in on Prince Fielder and a World Series title chase, the San Francisco Giants showed some fiscal responsibility by reportedly agreeing with two-time Cy Young winner Tim Li...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  3. Cardinals bash bumbling Brewers

    David Schoenfield

    I'm not going to suggest it was the single worst play in postseason history. Babe Ruth, for instance, once got caught stealing for the final out in Game 7 of the World Series, trailing by one run with the Yankees' cleanup hitter at the plate. Dropped...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  4. Pujols awesome; Brewer rotation in trouble

    David Schoenfield

    You know you had a pretty good night when the opposing fans give an emphatic ovation when their team finally gets you out. Albert Pujols' final box-score line read like this: 5 at-bats, 3 runs, 4 hits, 5 RBIs. Only five players in postseason hi...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  5. Links: Adrian Beltre, Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Matt Meyers has a piece on Adrian Beltre, arguing that the labels placed on Beltre throughout his career are unfounded and inaccurate. I agree with Matt's general assessment that Beltre has been a tremendously underrated and underappreci...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  6. Postseason Q&A: Who is the Brewers' ace?

    David Schoenfield

    Today's postseason question: Who should be the Brewers' No. 1 starter? Like the Philadelphia Phillies, the Milwaukee Brewers have the luxury of a deep rotation. While none of their top four starters quite match up statistically with the Phillies' ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  7. Weekly preview: Can Brewers win on road?

    David Schoenfield

    Here's my weekly look ahead, because I didn't get to it in Sunday night's Yankees-Red Sox diary. SERIES OF THE WEEK Milwaukee at St. Louis, Tuesday through Thursday Tuesday: Shaun Marcum (10-3, 3.58 ERA) vs. Edwin Jackson (8-8, 4.11) Wednes...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  8. The most important pitchers in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    I did the Baseball Today podcast with Eric Karabell on Wednesday and randomly mentioned that Colby Lewis is one of the most important pitchers in baseball. He returned from Japan last season and was a huge key to the Rangers' World Series run, winnin...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  9. Podcast: Problems with Reds, Brewers

    David Schoenfield

    On Thursday's Baseball Today podcast , Keith Law explains his problems with North Carolina barbeque. But there is plenty of excellent baseball talk as well, including: 1. How good is Chris Heisey and should Dusty Baker be playing him every day? Pl...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  10. Been an interesting year for Albert

    David Schoenfield

    Albert Pujols has hugged Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, struggled through a slump, played some third base and has now landed on the DL with a fractured left forearm. It's been an adventurous season, to say the least. Before Sunday's injury, P...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  11. Utley's return makes Phillies East favorites

    David Schoenfield

    In a year that has been so improbable, the most predictable result has been that of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have allowed the fewest runs in the major leagues behind a rotation that leads the majors in complete games, strikeouts and...

    Blog | May 22, 2011
  12. The 2011 all-underrated squad

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's set the ground rules: 1. Nobody on the Yankees, Red Sox or Phillies can be underrated. (Sorry, Carlos Ruiz.) 2. Nobody who has won an MVP Award can be underrated ... even if he's Canadian. (That's you, Joey Votto.) 3. Nobody who play...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  13. Injury roundup: National League

    David Schoenfield

    And now a look through the Senior Circuit injury wire. Chris Coghlan and Mike Stanton, Marlins: Coghlan is suffering from right shoulder tendinitis but is expected to start on Opening Day and will monitor his throwing carefully. Stanton missed mu...

    Blog | March 29, 2011