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  1. Do the Cardinals own Clayton Kershaw?

    David Schoenfield

    That's the question Russell Carleton of Baseball Prospectus asked in this analysis. From 2011 to 2014, including the postseason, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is 3-7 with a 4.83 ERA against the St. Louis Cardinals and 70-22 with a 1.99 ...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  2. Over/under: Mike Trout's home runs

    David Schoenfield

    The ever-popular spring training series "Over/under" is back for 2014. Each day, we'll ask an over/under question, write a short analysis and include a poll to vote on. We'll begin with the Angels' Mike Trout: As a rookie in 2012, Trout hit 30 ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. Cardinals in trouble after Greinke's gem

    David Schoenfield

    There isn't a whole lot of analysis needed for the Dodgers' 6-4 victory over the Cardinals in Game 5. Zack Greinke scuffled early and then dominated his final four innings, the Dodgers hit their first four home runs of the series (two from Adrian Gon...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  4. Simple analysis: Price and Longoria good

    David Schoenfield

    Heading into the final few games of the season, I heard an interview with Joe Maddon where he was asked what it will take for the Rays to get through these next few games and into the postseason. Part of his response: "You need your best players t...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  5. The 10 best decisions of 2013

    David Schoenfield

    Let's take a break from these hectic final days of the season and look back at the 10 best decisions of the season. To me, these were decisions based on good analysis or good scouting or both, with a reasonable chance of working out. Signing Zack Gre...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  6. New blog: Inside the 'Zona

    David Schoenfield

    Our newest addition to the SweetSpot network is Inside the 'Zona, a site offering analysis on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ryan P. Morrison has followed the D-backs since Luis Gonzalez blooped the late '90s Yankees dynasty into oblivion, and by day h...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  7. The best baserunning team is ... the Mets

    David Schoenfield

    In this age of statistical analysis, one aspect of the game that still gets overlooked is baserunning. It's a much less important part of the game than hitting or pitching or defense -- but not insignificant. Mark Simon has a good post on the Mets...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  8. Roster analysis: Orioles-Yankees

    David Schoenfield

    Camden Depot previews the Orioles-Yankees series here. Meanwhile, here's a quick roster breakdown. Baltimore Orioles RHP -- Jason Hammel, Miguel Gonzalez, Chris Tillman, Tommy Hunter, Luis Ayala, Darren O'Day, Pedro Strop, Jim Johnson LHP -- Wei...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  9. Roster analysis: Cardinals-Nationals

    David Schoenfield

    Breaking down the 25-man rosters for the Cardinals and Nationals: St. Louis Cardinals RHP -- Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Kyle Lohse, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Fernando Salas, Trevor Rosenthal, Edward Mujica, Mitchell Boggs, Jason Motte LHP --...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  10. Roster analysis: Giants-Reds

    David Schoenfield

    Here's a good preview of the Giants-Reds series from Chris Quick and Chad Dotson of Bay City Ball and Redleg Nation. San Francisco Giants RHP -- Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong, Guillermo Mota, George Kontos, Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  11. Roster analysis: Tigers-A's

    David Schoenfield

    A look as the Division Series rosters for the Tigers and A's: Detroit Tigers RHP -- Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello, Octavio Dotel, Al Alburquerque, Joaquin Benoit, Jose Valverde LHP -- Phil Coke, Drew ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  12. Roster analysis: Orioles-Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    Here's my breakdown of the rosters for the Cardinals-Braves game. Let's move over to the American League. Baltimore Orioles RHP -- Luis Ayala, Jim Johnson, Tommy Hunter, Pedro Strop, Darren O'Day, Steve Johnson, Jake Arrieta LHP -- Joe Saunders ...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  13. Roster analysis: Cardinals-Braves

    David Schoenfield

    One of the most intriguing aspects of the new playoff format is the wild-card game presents a unique way to manipulate your roster. Tiebreaker games like we've seen in the past were considered regular-season games, so managers had their entire roster...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  14. Biggest increases/decreases in WAR

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon and I teased this on the Baseball Today podcast, so here it is. Tom from Melbourne, Fla., writes in: I have a slew of answers for Friday's ridiculous question regarding greatest difference in WAR in consecutive years. For the analysis, ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  15. Showdown: Dustin Ackley vs. Jason Kipnis

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider contributor Dave Cameron had an analysis of Dustin Ackley over at his USS Mariner site, attempting to ask: Why does Ackley strike out so much? Now, Ackley's strikeout rate isn't in Adam Dunn or Pedro Alvarez territory, but 55 strikeou...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  16. Concerns about Castro's development

    David Schoenfield

    One thing we preach a lot about here on the SweetSpot blog is a hitter's ability to take walks. Two reasons this is important: One is the practical analysis that it helps your on-base percentage, which helps your team's offensive production; but a be...

    Blog | June 13, 2012