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  1. A look at non-roster invitees: NL East

    David Schoenfield

    After looking at which players not on a 40-man roster have been invited to spring training in the AL East, AL Central and AL West, it's time to move to the National League. Only a few of these guys will crack Opening Day rosters, but many will end up...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  2. Over/under totals for every team

    David Schoenfield

    In case you missed it, here are opening early over/under win totals for all 30 teams, courtesy of Bovada.lv: Los Angeles Dodgers -- 92.5 Washington Nationals -- 92.5 Los Angeles Angels -- 89.5 St. Louis Cardinals -- 88.5 Boston Red Sox -- 86.5 ...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  3. Ranking the teams: 6 through 1

    David Schoenfield

    It's Day 5, and we're down to the top six teams. I've written nearly 15,000 words on these pre-spring training power rankings, about one-tenth the length of a decent novel. Thanks for reading. • Team rankings: Nos. 30-25 • Team rankin...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
  4. Looking back: Top prospects of 2005

    David Schoenfield

    With Keith Law unveiling his top 100 prospects this week, I thought it would be fun to look back at the top prospects from 2005. Has it already been 10 years since 2005? Yes it has! We'll use Baseball America's list and, as always, we're not criticiz...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  5. Why baseball needs a great Nationals team

    David Schoenfield

    In writing about the Max Scherzer signing on Tuesday, Joe Sheehan made a point in his newsletter that I completely agree with:Setting aside the merits of the signing for the moment, I like seeing a team do what the Nationals are doing. So much of bas...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  6. Who had the worst defensive season ever?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney ranked his top 10 team defenses in his blog post Thursday, which got me thinking about bad defense. I checked Baseball-Reference.com for their list of worst individual fielding seasons and thought it would be fun to look at the bottom 10...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  7. The importance of team depth

    David Schoenfield

    From Dan Szymborski's ESPN Insider piece, writing about the A's after they acquired Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar:With Zobrist and Escobar now in the mix, ZiPS now estimates (in very early returns) that the A's are an 87- to 88-win team in an AL West...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  8. The wave of the future

    David Schoenfield

    I'm reading Dan Epstein's book on the entertaining 1976 season, "Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76." One of the biggest changes in the game since then is what I would term professionalism. Back in 1976, players...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  9. The current all-underrated team

    David Schoenfield

    There isn't really a scientific way to determine an all-underrated team. Certainly, if you own five fantasy teams, you know all about these guys, but my perception is these players are better than widely believed or haven't yet received the kind of a...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  10. Kipnis, Puig will rebound; Braves won't

    David Schoenfield

    It's been a slow few weeks in the world of baseball. So here are some random thoughts going through my mind as we wait for Max Scherzer to sign ... and wait ... and wait ... 1. I still don't understand the lack of support that Mike Mussina has rec...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  11. Who's better: Samardzija vs. Fister

    David Schoenfield

    A reader asked me this a couple of weeks ago on Twitter, and I've been meaning to write a blog: Who's the better pitcher, Jeff Samardzija or Doug Fister? It's an interesting question in part because both are free agents after the 2015 season. Sama...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  12. Six thoughts on the Padres-Rays-Nats trade

    David Schoenfield

    The offseason of fun continued Wednesday night with an 11-player deal between the Padres, Rays and Nationals. Keith Law has his analysis here (he likes the Nationals' end of it), but here are a few more thoughts: 1. You have to give new Padres gen...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  13. Ten cool statistics from the 2014 season

    David Schoenfield

    Looking for a Christmas gift for the baseball fan in your life? Or maybe a little something for yourself? I recommend "The Bill James Handbook" from Baseball Info Solutions (available here). Yes, you can get all the basic stats you need and many m...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  14. Mid-December World Series odds

    David Schoenfield

    Courtesy of Bovada.lv ... Los Angeles Dodgers: 15/2 Boston Red Sox: 9/1 Washington Nationals: 15/2 Chicago Cubs: 12/1 Detroit Tigers: 12/1 Los Angeles Angels: 12/1 San Francisco Giants: 14/1 Seattle Mariners: 14/1 St. Louis Cardinals: 14/1...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  15. Half-full, half-empty: David Robertson

    David Schoenfield

    When Mariano Rivera called it a career after the 2013 season, David Robertson graduated from eighth-inning reliever to closer. In 2014, he went 4-5 with 39 saves and a 3.08 ERA while allowing a .192 batting average. This fall, he turned down the Yank...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  16. Random thoughts and notes: NL East

    David Schoenfield

    Let's try this this today and Friday ... just whatever pops into my head for each team or a chance to look at some of the minor transactions. We'll do one division per post. We'll start with the NL East ... Washington Nationals: Considering Ryan Z...

    Blog | November 20, 2014