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  1. These Pirates might actually be for real

    David Schoenfield

    As sports fans, most of us are usually simultaneously hopeful and cynical when it comes to our teams. We think every first-round pick or highly rated prospect will become a star, that this will be the season, that a two-week hot streak means ...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  2. Thoughts: What's wrong with Cole Hamels?

    David Schoenfield

    Reaction to Wednesday's games ... Watched a lot of the Indians' 10-4 win against the Phillies on Wednesday afternoon as Cleveland knocked around Cole Hamels, who fell to 1-6 with a 4.61 ERA. Ignore the win-loss record since that's dependent upo...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  3. Dominicans have the talent to win WBC

    David Schoenfield

    No, the World Baseball Classic isn't the World Series or the World Cup, and it doesn't really prove which country has the best baseball talent. But it's a fun event, the players participating want to win, and there are fans across the globe -- mostly...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  4. Offseason report card: Pirates

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 79-83 (78-84 Pythagorean) 651 runs scored (10th in NL) 674 runs allowed (7th in NL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agents Russell Martin and Francisco Liriano. Re-signed free agent Jason Grilli. Traded Joel Hanrahan and...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  5. Hurdle make wrong move in Pirates' loss?

    David Schoenfield

    New plan after last two seasons: I'll check baseball standings on Oct 1, 2013. If the Pirates are in 1st, I'll watch. No way before that.- DJ Gallo (@DJGalloESPN) September 11, 2012 Hurdle's explanation: Wandy was 'maybe going to get one ...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  6. The legend of Pedro Alvarez is born

    David Schoenfield

    This is how we learn to love and hate. This is how we develop affection and fear. This is how legends are born. The Pittsburgh Pirates, playing their biggest series of the year in their most important season since 1992, needed some wins. The Pirat...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  7. Astros-Pirates trade looks like a win-win

    David Schoenfield

    OK, Pittsburgh Pirates fans were undoubtedly hoping for Justin Upton, but with the Arizona Diamondbacks' right fielder taken off the trade market, acquiring starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez from the Houston Astros could be a nice rotation upgrade. ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  8. Wainwright-Greinke duel one to watch

    David Schoenfield

    In 2009 and 2010, Adam Wainwright was as good as just about any pitcher in baseball. He ranked third in adjusted ERA behind only Felix Hernandez and Roy Halladay. Only five guys threw more innings and only CC Sabathia won more games. Wainwright finis...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  9. Podcast: Bell, Reyes, playoff rotations

    David Schoenfield

    We crammed an hour's worth of discussion into just more than 30 minutes on Wednesday's Baseball Today with Jim Bowden. Among the topics: 1. Is there actually any chance the Rockies and Astros will complete a trade for Wandy Rodriguez? 2. Jim br...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  10. Links: Can a pitcher win the MVP Award?

    David Schoenfield

    In his blog this morning, Buster Olney wrote that Justin Verlander would be his choice for AL MVP: "If I had a vote today, I'd pick Verlander. No player has made a bigger difference to his team than the right-hander. On the days he has pitched, the T...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  11. Wandy deal would make sense for Rockies

    David Schoenfield

    Reports surfaced that the Colorado Rockies made a waiver claim on Houston Astros left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, meaning the teams have until 1 p.m. ET Thursday to work out a trade (or the Astros can pull him back off waivers and keep him). Rodriguez...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  12. Do Yankees need Wandy for rotation?

    David Schoenfield

    Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Yankees have no interest in Wandy Rodriguez, even though the Astros left-hander reportedly cleared waivers. The Yankees, of course, have plenty of starting options. Once Freddy Garcia returns fro...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  13. Astros shouldn't deal Pence, Rodriguez

    David Schoenfield

    It all fell apart for the Houston Astros on ... well, on Opening Day. Brett Myers had pitched seven strong innings against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Astros took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth. Closer Brandon Lyon entered, faced seve...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  14. NL Central preseason All-Star team

    David Schoenfield

    Nobody seems to respect the NL Central much. Adam Wainwright's injury won't fix the belief that this is baseball's weakest division. But your weakness is my parity. Your 2011 NL Central preseason All-Stars: Catcher -- Geovany Soto, Cubs. After a s...

    Blog | March 24, 2011