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  1. 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
  2. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. Back in spring training, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish admitted he was working on a few minor tweaks on his mechanics in an attempt to avoid a recurrence of the nerve problem in his lower back and buttocks area that arose last September. Whether th...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  3. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  4. As Darvish struggles, who is Rangers' ace?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's fast-forward a couple of months. Pretend you're Ron Washington, preparing for the first game of the Division Series. Who do you start? When the Texas Rangers invested more than $100 million to sign Yu Darvish, they had to believe Darvish ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  5. Ten moves that turned around the Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    Jon Daniels became the Texas Rangers' general manager following the 2005 season. The Rangers weren't a complete mess at the time; they'd won 79 games in 2005 and the year before they'd won 89. But that '05 team really did only one thing well: It hit ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  6. Ranking the five best starting rotations

    David Schoenfield

    Now that Yu Darvish has signed with the Texas Rangers for enough money to buy an oil well, let's rank the top five rotations. Sleepers Miami Marlins: Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Anibal Sanchez, Ricky Nolasco, Carlos Zambrano. If everything brea...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Yu Darvish: Why he'll end up with Texas

    David Schoenfield

    It's not in Nolan Ryan's nature to give in. Throw a 3-2 fastball down the middle of the plate? No way. Let up on his fastball -- just a little -- to throw a few more strikes? Are you kidding? He was not going to give in to a hitter. Ever. It's why...

    Blog | December 14, 2011