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  1. Ranking the best 'core fives' in the majors

    David Schoenfield

    Are star players important? You're an idiot, Schoenfield. Of course they're important. Go back to your day job. OK, maybe there's a better way to rephrase that question. Which team has the best five core players? And is that a good indicator fo...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Ranking the teams: 12 through 7

    David Schoenfield

    It's Day 4 of our big team rankings package, where you get upset because I ranked your team too low. We're now in the territory of teams I'm projecting to make the playoffs (well, when you get to No. 10). • Team rankings: Nos. 18-13 » ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  3. Payroll and wins: The top 15

    David Schoenfield

    The second part of our look at wins and payrolls over the past five seasons. Here's Part 1. 15. Chicago White Sox: 394 wins, $543.5 million (10th) The White Sox will be picking third in the draft in June, only the second time they will be draft...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  4. Ranking the top 10 starting rotations

    David Schoenfield

    What, you didn't think the New York Yankees would rebuild after missing the playoffs last season, did you? Masahiro Tanaka -- signed to a seven-year, $155 million deal, with a player opt-out clause after four years -- joins what could be a formidable...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  5. Christmas wishes for every team

    David Schoenfield

    What are wishing for under your Christmas tree this year? Here are Christmas wishes across the major leagues: AL East Baltimore Orioles -- A healthy Manny Machado for Opening Day. A repeat season from Chris Davis. The old Nick Markakis. A close...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  6. How are playoff rotations lining up?

    David Schoenfield

    Just more than two weeks ago, the Texas Rangers were in pretty good position, leading the A's by 2.5 games in the American League West and coming off a 20-7 August that had them angling for the best record in the league, even with the Red Sox and Tig...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  7. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  8. Ten predictions for the stretch run

    David Schoenfield

    When Alex Rodriguez got caught off second base on Ichiro Suzuki's line drive back to the pitcher in the 10th inning, I was sure the Tampa Bay Rays would win. When Joba Chamberlain walked Jose Molina leading off the bottom of the 10th, I was sure t...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  9. Fascination Factor: Ranking all 30 teams

    David Schoenfield

    The Washington Nationals were supposed to be the best team in baseball, a team that could win 100 games and maybe blow out the rest of the National League. But, you know, that would have been kind of boring, just doing what everyone expected. The fac...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  10. Weekend wrap: Here comes Profar!

    David Schoenfield

    A quick warning about Jurickson Profar's call to the majors to replace the disabled Ian Kinsler: Do not expect Mike Trout; do not expect Bryce Harper; do not expect Manny Machado. Yes, the performance of those three wunderkinds has, unfortunately,...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  11. Ten guys facing the most pressure in 2013

    David Schoenfield

    Does pressure exist in baseball? We've made heroes and goats of those who performed -- or didn't perform -- in the game's biggest moments. But those are usually isolated snippets of time in a postseason game, when the results of one at-bat or a few g...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  12. Report cards: The final grades and rankings

    David Schoenfield

    OK, now that I've finished all 30 offseason report cards, we can essentially use my final grades to give us Power Rankings (you can get all the report cards at the bottom of this page). Washington Nationals: A Atlanta Braves: A- Cincinnati Reds:...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  13. Resolutions for a new year

    David Schoenfield

    It's time to look ahead to 2013. While we can all resolve to do more in our communities, respect our elders and be kind to dogs, here are a few resolutions from around baseball. San Francisco Giants: To acquire some overrated veteran in midseason ...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  14. Power rankings: Nationals, Reds 1-2

    David Schoenfield

    There are some big free agents out there -- Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Kyle Lohse, Edwin Jackson, Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano being the biggest -- and some trades that may yet to be completed, such as R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, but let's tak...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  15. Tigers are 2013 World Series favorites

    David Schoenfield

    Early odds to win the 2013 World Series from the online sports book Bovada: Detroit Tigers: 6/1 New York Yankees: 7/1 San Francisco Giants: 10/1 Texas Rangers: 12/1 Washington Nationals: 12/1 Los Angeles Angels: 12/1 Philadelphia Phillies: 1...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  16. Joe Saunders pitches Orioles past Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves playing a wild-card game where they committed three throwing errors, got burned on a controversial umpire's call, and saw their fans delay the game after littering the field with debris? Sure, I can envision all that happening. ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012