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  1. Wild night tightens up AL wild-card race

    David Schoenfield

    @dschoenfield has any team suffered more crushing defeats than my O's this year? It's been excruciating.- Josh Powell (@JoshuaCPowell) September 12, 2013 Here are some of the position players to suit up for the Yankees in 2013: Vernon Wells, Chr...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  2. April grades: A+ for Red Sox, Big Papi

    David Schoenfield

    As a reminder: Odds to win AL East, March 25 (Bovada.lv) Blue Jays +160 Rays +250 Yankees +350 Red Sox +550 Orioles +750 AL East projected standings, March 26 (Dan Szymborski's ZiPS system) Blue Jays -- 94-68 Rays -- 88-74 Red Sox -- 84...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  3. Yankees show desperation with Wells trade

    David Schoenfield

    There was a time when Vernon Wells was a good player, and a year or two when he was a great player. That time is not now. The Yankees are reportedly close to acquiring the veteran outfielder from the Angels and would absorb about $13 million of th...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Sox, Angels, Phils: Who makes playoffs?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's be brutally honest here about Jon Lester's complete game 6-1 victory on Monday night: It came against the Seattle Mariners. A lot of pitchers look pretty good against Seattle. Nonetheless, it was Boston's first nine-inning complete game ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  6. Clearing the bases: Red-hot Wieters

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Matt the bat. Yes, that's right, the Baltimore Orioles are back in first place and Matt Wieters is a big reason why. The Orioles scored once in the eighth against the White Sox (Wieters homered), twice in the ninth (Nolan Reimold homered ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  7. Angels still a team with potential flaws

    David Schoenfield

    For all the consternation and criticism dished out over the Boston Red Sox's 1-5 start, another expected American League power is off to a sluggish opening week as well: The Los Angeles Angels are 2-4 after coughing up 20 hits and an eighth-inning le...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  8. This just in: Cabrera and Fielder are good

    David Schoenfield

    This is what will have American League pitchers and managers waking up in cold sweats all season long: Those stretches when Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are both raking, eyes bulging as they pummel meaty fastballs over fences and into outfield s...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  9. Links: Kimbrel, Manny, AL East rotations

    David Schoenfield

    Some more good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ... Ben Duronio examines Craig Kimbrel's breaking ball. Some label the pitch a slider or slurve, but Kimbrel refers to it as a curveball. Here's all that matters: It's a devastating pitch. ...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  10. Bud Selig: The $22 million commish

    David Schoenfield

    Question of the day: Would you rather have Bud Selig at $22 million or Vernon Wells at $24.6 million? OK, I guess I'm supposed to be outraged that Selig will be offered a two-year extension, with compensation at more than $22 million annually, as ...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  11. Angels' lineup strikes fear ... in nobody

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com 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
  12. Chat wrap: MVP races, Mike Trout, more

    David Schoenfield

    Need advice for your fantasy football team? You've come to the wrong place. But we did talk plenty of baseball in Tuesday's chat, including the MVP races, why Mike Trout isn't playing but Vernon Wells is, Jim Leyland's weird lineup choices and much m...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  13. Reyes back on DL; goodbye Crawford $?

    David Schoenfield

    Jose Reyes landed on the disabled list for the second time this season with hamstring issues, and Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com asks how this will affect Reyes' free-agent payday. Can Reyes expect a deal similar to what Boston gave Carl Crawford -- s...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  14. Links: What to do with Fausto Carmona?

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff to check out ... Stephanie Liscio has a soft spot for Fausto Carmona, but with a 6.17 ERA, what are the Indians supposed to do with him? I agree with Brien Jackson at It's About the Money: Why is Joe Girardi platooning outfielder Br...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  15. Are teams smarter than they used to be?

    David Schoenfield

    So, Thomas Neumann of Page 2 sent me this picture of a Sports Illustrated cover, listing all the millionaire players from 1985. I think Thomas was working on a career retrospective of John Denny or something, I'm not sure. (OK, he actually interviewe...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  16. Angels can still win without Morales

    David Schoenfield

    Sad news for the Angels, as Kendrys Morales will miss the entire season after needing further surgery on the ankle he broke last year. MoralesIn the big picture, it's a tough blow, as Morales' had been one of baseball's top sluggers in 2009, hitti...

    Blog | May 12, 2011