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  1. Most important AL players in second half

    David Schoenfield

    One player won't make or break a team's playoff push, but here is one key guy for each American League club in the second half. Baltimore Orioles -- Chris Davis Let's divide Davis' last two years into halves: Second half, 2012: .269/.337/.53...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  2. Trade deadline preview: AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Over the next six days, we will go division by division and look at what each team needs to do at the trade deadline and what may actually happen. As always, you can keep up with the latest trade talk at Rumor Central. Houston Astros Statu...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. Where will Kendrys Morales sign?

    David Schoenfield

    Once the amateur draft begins on Thursday, expect free agent Kendrys Morales to sign a deal soon after. That's when Morales will no longer be tied to draft-pick compensation, thus making his services more attractive. Morales should expect a deal less...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. Running diary: King Felix vs. Darvish

    David Schoenfield

    We don't see these matchups as often you may expect, ace versus ace, best in the game versus best in the game. For the third time in their careers, Felix Hernandez faced Yu Darvish. The first two battles, both in 2012, went to King Felix: He allowed ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. Lineup discussion: AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Here is our final division as we examine the lineups of each team. Or potential lineups. We talk a lot about lineups even though they change on almost a daily basis. The Rangers made the flashy offseason additions, but do they have the best lineup...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  6. A look at non-roster invitees: AL

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Burnett, Kendrys Morales and Nelson Cruz to sign, Buster Olney reminds us that there are still a lot of other interesting names out there in free agency, including Jason Hammel, Chris...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  7. 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
  8. AL West: Three questions for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Let's move on to the AL West as we get ready for the winter meetings. We'll do the National League on Sunday. Oakland A's What do they need? The A's were busy last week, acquiring closer Jim Johnson from the Orioles, signing starter Scott Kazmi...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  9. Offseason bullpen grades: American League

    David Schoenfield

    In the second part of our look at bullpens, we examine the American League teams. You'll see a lot more movement this winter in the AL as seven teams are currently in need of a new closer -- either from within or via free agency -- and two or three o...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Last time each AL team drafted an All-Star

    David Schoenfield

    The 2013 MLB draft is coming up, with the first round set for June 6, and when each team makes its first-round selection, each will be drafting an amateur player it believes will turn into an All-Star. In reality, front offices know the odds of d...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Thoughts: Yankees aren't dead yet!

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Tuesday's games ... Ahh, just a few short days ago the New York Yankees were 1-4 and the butt of jokes across baseball land. Now they've won three in a row after beating the Cleveland Indians 14-1. Andy Pettitte allowed just...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  14. Write it down: AL final standings

    David Schoenfield

    Picking division winners and playoff teams is easy. What's harder is picking the final record for every team. So I will venture to project this year's final standings ... remember, wins and losses and runs scored and runs allowed must add up across t...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  15. Poll results: American League predictions

    David Schoenfield

    I've been meaning to run the final poll results from all the offseason report cards we published before and early in spring training. Here are the American League tallies. Keep in mind that the polls were conducted before some recent developments too...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  16. Longest positional All-Star droughts: AL

    David Schoenfield

    In writing about the Mariners' catching woes in my previous post, I mentioned the Mariners have had only one All-Star appearance from a catcher in franchise history, Dan Wilson in 1996. I thought it would be fun to go back and look at the longest ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013