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  1. Mike Trout finally steals a base

    David Schoenfield

    Mike Trout hit a two-run game-tying home run in the ninth inning on Tuesday night. A less dramatic play came in the 11th when Trout reached on an infield single and stole second base -- his first steal of the season. After Albert Pujols was intent...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Happy birthday, Albert Pujols

    David Schoenfield

    I'm going to try something new here. Maybe this will be a one-time post, maybe I'll do it on occasion or maybe I'll do it for two months and get tired of doing it. Anyway, the idea is to look at each day's list of birthdays and write a short blurb ab...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  3. Angels' D needs fixing as much as pitching

    David Schoenfield

    After winning five American League West titles in six seasons, the Angels missed the playoffs in 2010 and 2011 and replaced general manager Tony Reagins with Jerry Dipoto. In 2012, they signed Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson as free agents and Mike Tro...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. One more note on clutch postseason HRs

    David Schoenfield

    Yesterday, I mentioned there have been just three come-from-behind walk-off home runs in postseason history: Kirk Gibson and Joe Carter in the World Series and Lenny Dykstra in the 1986 National League Championship Series. Visiting players can't h...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  5. The best organization in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    When the Cardinals won last night, it was interesting to see the reaction on Twitter. There was a lot of bitterness directed towards the team and their fans. I saw many tweets from Cardinals fans bashing Albert Pujols, so easily and pathetically dism...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  6. Wacha has to be in Cards' playoff rotation

    David Schoenfield

    You know how the St. Louis Cardinals acquired Michael Wacha? Yes, with the 19th pick of the first round of the 2012 draft. But you know how they acquired that pick? The got it from the Los Angeles Angels. For losing Albert Pujols as a free agen...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  7. SweetSpot TV: Biggest disappointments

    David Schoenfield

    It's another edition of SweetSpot TV! Eric and I discuss four pairs of teammates who have been big disappointments. I realize now we didn't talk about the Blue Jays -- and we should have, considering they were viewed as potential World Series f...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  8. Podcast: Dodgers, Pujols, A-Rod

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself fill in for Buster Olney on today's Baseball Tonight podcast and we attempt to discuss an entire season in 35 minutes! OK, maybe not the entire season, but we do talk about the red-hot Dodgers and our power rankings, the weir...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  9. Pujols, Cano and those big contracts

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today: Albert Pujols is likely out for the year, given the amount of time he will miss. From ESPN Stats & Information, the most money owed to a player based on where deals will be at the start of the 2014 season: Joey V...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  10. Active players who will be Hall of Famers

    David Schoenfield

    Albert Pujols was placed on the disabled list on Sunday, sort of the exclamation point to the Los Angeles Angels' debacle of a season. Sunday was Hall of Fame induction day -- you may have missed it, considering the lone player elected played his fin...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  11. Paul Goldschmidt and hitting in the clutch

    David Schoenfield

    So Paul Goldschmidt's "clutch" credentials so far are pretty spectacular: He's hitting .431 and slugging .914 with runners in scoring position. He has four go-ahead homers in the eighth or later, most in the majors, including this three-run hom...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  12. Wrap: MVP races, B.J. Upton, Kemp

    David Schoenfield

    We talked some baseball. We talked Paul Goldschmidt versus Joey Votto. The record paces of Miguel Cabrera and Manny Machado. What's wrong with the B.J. Upton and Matt Kemp and what the Braves and Dodgers should do. We talked about the defense of Mike...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  13. Ranking the majors' best hitting combos

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's stir up some arguing and yelling again. Yesterday, I ranked the top five pitching duos. Today, let's do the majors' best hitting duos. Ranking the pitchers was difficult because there were so many excellent pairs to choose. Ranking the h...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  14. Updated fantasy rankings are out

    David Schoenfield

    The ESPN Fantasy staff has published its mid-May rankings -- their top 250 players for the rest of the season. It's always interesting to see the different opinions. Everybody agrees on guys like Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Braun, but here are some gu...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  15. Chat wrap: Expand rosters to 26 players?

    David Schoenfield

    It was another fun and eventful chat session on Tuesday as we discussed expanding rosters to 26 players, the flaws of the current wild-card system, Matt Harvey and Stephen Strasburg, what the Cardinals should be about their outfield, Albert Pujols, J...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  16. Angels show lack of respect for Hamilton

    David Schoenfield

    The big news Monday was the Los Angeles Angels moving Josh Hamilton down from fourth to fifth in the batting order in an apparent attempt to fix their slumping $125 million slugger. The timing was odd, with the Angels coming off a weekend sweep of...

    Blog | April 22, 2013