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  1. Ten questions for the stretch run

    David Schoenfield

    Two weeks to go. Two weeks of gut-wrenching, sweat-inducing, pacing-in-front-of-the-TV baseball if you're a Kansas City Royals fan, hoping to see your team make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Two weeks of wondering when Robinson Cano ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  2. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    Don't forget to check out the Hunt for October for standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedules for all the playoff contenders. 1. Don't go burying the Oakland A's just yet. Ahh, America: We love to jump on a bandwagon and then crush it as s...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. Jason Heyward, stealth MVP candidate

    David Schoenfield

    Here are the National League leaders in Wins Above Replacement, via Baseball-Reference.com: Clayton Kershaw: 7.3 Jason Heyward: 6.3 Giancarlo Stanton: 6.1 Jonathan Lucroy: 5.7 Troy Tulowitzki: 5.5 And here the NL leaders in WAR via FanGraph...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  4. Hamels a bright spot in Phillies' mess

    David Schoenfield

    Does anyone remember combined no-hitters? Maybe not. There have been only 11 of them. I'm a Mariners fan and they threw one a few years ago against the Dodgers and I couldn't even tell you who started that game. (It was Kevin Millwood as it turns out...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  5. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    1. The NL West race is heating up. The Giants pounded the Brewers 15-5 to win their sixth in a row. They had two blowouts over Milwaukee but the pitching had its best week of the season, giving up 14 runs in seven games (three of those coming late...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  6. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    1. A big night in the AL Central. The Royals scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Twins 6-1 ... which came a couple hours after David Price allowed -- not a typo -- nine consecutive hits in the third inning as the Yankees scored...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  7. Fredi's risky move pays off for Braves

    David Schoenfield

    One of the byproducts of sabermetrics has been the change in how we view managers. For starters, general managers are now the off-the-field face of the organization. There was a time when Earl Weaver had a big role in determining his 25-man roster or...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  8. Mariners' bullpen best in majors

    David Schoenfield

    In Game 1 of the Seattle Mariners-Boston Red Sox series at Fenway Park on Friday, Felix Hernandez allowed three runs in 5.2 innings -- the first time he'd allowed three runs in 18 starts. In Game 2, Chris Young pitched just 3.2 innings. In Game...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  9. Does anybody want to win the NL East?

    David Schoenfield

    As I write this, the Atlanta Braves are playing the Mariners in an afternoon game in Seattle. Did you see how the Braves lost their seventh game in a row on Monday? After a hit by pitch and base hit in the fourth inning, Logan Morrison singled to lef...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  10. Ten post-deadline predictions

    David Schoenfield

    Let's look at some of the fallout from the trade deadline -- things people said -- and then make some predictions for what happens the rest of the way. 1. The acquisition of Jon Lester makes the Oakland A's the favorite in the AL West. Predicti...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  11. Why didn't the Braves win more titles?

    David Schoenfield

    This weekend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony features the best class we've had in a long time, with three first-ballot Hall of Famers in Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas and three legendary managers in Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torr...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  12. Most important NL players in second half

    David Schoenfield

    OK, we're already a couple of days into the second half of the season, which actually begins well past the actual halfway point of the season, but here are the key players to watch for each National League team. Atlanta Braves: Mike Minor Well,...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  13. Remaining schedules key in NL

    David Schoenfield

    An early theme of the 2014 season was parity: Through the first two months, just about every team could still sell themselves on a potential playoff chase. But the last month changed all that, especially in the National League, which has sorted itsel...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  14. SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire!

    David Schoenfield

    It's the award-winning Rapid Fire! Today, Eric and I discuss the Angels' rotation, more replay confusion, Jose Altuve's chances of winning the batting, Manny Machado and the Orioles and whether Felix Hernandez wins the Cy Young Award and more!...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  15. Fifty random thoughts for Monday morning

    David Schoenfield

    Random thoughts for a Monday morning ... 1. As Buster Olney wrote the other day, the Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade just ramped up the cost for David Price. If the Cardinals want him, they better start with Oscar Taveras. If the Dodgers want ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  16. Kinsler, Seager, biggest All-Star snubs

    David Schoenfield

    We've reached the most fun part of the All-Star Game: Arguing about the final rosters. The starters and reserves were named on Sunday and it was interesting to note the different philosophies of managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny in filling ou...

    Blog | July 06, 2014