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  1. Tigers show why they're the best team

    David Schoenfield

    Five thoughts on Monday's battle between the first-place Detroit Tigers and first-place Baltimore Orioles, a 4-1 Tigers win that was more interesting than the final score indicates and evidence of why they were No. 1 in this week's Power Rankings. ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. A's suffer devastating loss to Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    It looked like the Oakland A's were going to complete one of the most impressive sweeps of the season, going into Detroit and beating the Tigers in four games started by Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander, Doug Fister and Max Scherzer by scores of 8-6,...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  3. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  4. Thoughts: Here come the Padres

    David Schoenfield

    Just like that the Padres are interesting, climbing a game over .500 after winning six in a row at home over the Braves and Diamondbacks. Clayton Richard, who had been horrible (the Padres had won just one of his nine starts), was the star in Sunday'...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  5. Offseason report card: Angels

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 89-73 (88-74 Pythagorean) 767 runs scored (3rd in American League) 699 runs allowed (7th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agent Josh Hamilton to five-year, $125 million contract. Traded Kendrys Morales to Mariners...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  6. Offseason report card: Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 88-74 (88-74 Pythagorean) 726 runs scored (6th in American League) 670 runs allowed (5th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Re-signed Anibal Sanchez. Signed Torii Hunter. Lost Jose Valverde and Delmon Young. It has been a rel...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  7. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  8. How much have the Angels improved?

    David Schoenfield

    Alden Gonzalez of compares the WAR of the new additions to the Angels with the players they're essentially replacing from 2012: Basically, the 2012 septet of Morales, Greinke, Dan Haren, Torii Hunter, Ervin Santana, Jordan Walden and LaTroy ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  9. Reaction to Josh Hamilton signing

    David Schoenfield

    --Looks like Torii Hunter may have wanted to stay with the Angels: I was told money was tight but I guess the Arte had money hidden under a Mattress. Business is business but don't lie. - Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) December 13, 2012 --Some te...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  10. Angel Pagan signing good for short term

    David Schoenfield

    Assuming the Giants weren't interested in the big-dollar free-agent outfielders -- Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher -- re-signing Angel Pagan to a four-year, $40 million deal appears to be a solid deal, even if the Giants ended up going ...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  11. Tigers get much better with Torii Hunter

    David Schoenfield

    The Detroit Tigers had four major weaknesses in 2012: 1. Right field. Tigers right fielders hit .235 with 13 home runs, ranking last in the AL in OPS and runs scored at the position. On top of that, they ranked 29th in the majors in Defense Runs S...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  12. Omar Vizquel and the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    A few weeks ago, Joe Posnanski challenged his readers to construct a Hall of Fame argument for Jack Morris. The catch: Whatever your framework for Morris as a Hall of Famer, you then had to agree that any pitcher who also met those criteria should al...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  13. Clearing the Bases: Dodgers do it again

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Magical ending. It's only 43 games and crazy things can happen between games 44 and 162, but it's starting to look like one of those seasons for the Dodgers. They're now 30-13 after one of the most exciting wins of the season, rallying fr...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  14. It was time for Angels to fire Hatcher

    David Schoenfield

    When Mickey Hatcher played in the majors, his approach at the plate was pretty easy to describe: see ball, hit ball. He was an aggressive hitter who rarely struck out but also rarely took a free pass. During his years in the majors, 1979 to 1990, he ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  15. Rangers versus Angels: Tale of the tape

    David Schoenfield

    This exercise has no scientific value whatsoever. But it's fun. Let's go position by position and see whether the Texas Rangers or Los Angeles Angels rate higher. For the purpose of this discussion, we'll assume the Rangers will sign Yu Darvish. C...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  16. Angels' lineup strikes fear ... in nobody

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Saxon of asks: Why pitch to Albert Pujols? In other words: There's a reason the Angels finished 10th in the American League in runs scored in 2011. Let's examine the Angels' lineup. Let's stick to what we know, and right...

    Blog | December 16, 2011