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  1. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the DHs

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss the top designated hitters. Considering few teams use a regular DH these days, it's pretty thin once you get pass the ageless David Ortiz. Only five players were regular DHs last year -- Big Papi, Victor Martinez of t...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  2. April grades: A+ for Red Sox, Big Papi

    David Schoenfield

    As a reminder: Odds to win AL East, March 25 (Bovada.lv) Blue Jays +160 Rays +250 Yankees +350 Red Sox +550 Orioles +750 AL East projected standings, March 26 (Dan Szymborski's ZiPS system) Blue Jays -- 94-68 Rays -- 88-74 Red Sox -- 84...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  3. Ortiz is back: Why I love Big Papi

    David Schoenfield

    David Ortiz can't run, he rarely plays the field and I can't remember that last time I saw him turn a 3-6-3 double play. And yet I find him one of the most exciting, fascinating players in baseball. First off, there's the build, Babe Ruth reincarn...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  4. Quit whining, David Ortiz

    David Schoenfield

    On Friday, Joe Torre of the commissioner's office reprimanded David Ortiz for his rant over a scoring decision on Wednesday. Here's a report from ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes from that game, when a grounder that bounced off the glove of Twins firs...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  5. SweetSpot TV: Best plays of April

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself discuss two of my favorite plays from April -- one involving Andrelton Simmons and another where the Rays recorded a double play with both outs coming at home. You can see the plays in the video. Here are a few more candidates --...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  6. Over/under: David Ortiz's HRs, average

    David Schoenfield

    From ages 32 to 34, David Ortiz hit .257/.356/.498. From ages 35 to 37, Ortiz hit .311/.401/.572. As offense went down in recent years, Ortiz went up. How good has Ortiz been? Here are the top 10 players in OPS+ over those ages according to Baseba...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  7. Five guys who enhanced Hall case in 2013

    David Schoenfield

    David Ortiz turns 38 years old today and is coming off another big season, highlighted by his monster World Series performance. Probably no player did more to help his potential Hall of Fame case than Ortiz did in 2013. Consider: With offensive nu...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  8. Where does Ortiz's performance rank?

    David Schoenfield

    David Ortiz just had one of the greatest World Series performances by a hitter that we've seen, hitting .688, reaching base three or more times in five games and generally scaring the heck out of the Cardinals. (Where does it rank among World Series ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  9. Quick thoughts: The best team wins it all

    David Schoenfield

    World Series history is filled with dramatic Game 6 contests -- 2011 (Cardinals-Rangers), 2002 (Angels rally), 1993 (Joe Carter), 1992 (Jays clinch in extra innings), 1991 (Kirby Puckett), 1986 (Bill Buckner), 1975 (Carlton Fisk)... just to name a fe...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  10. How David Ortiz became David Ortiz

    David Schoenfield

    From the Seattle Times, Aug. 11, 1996: David Arias has stirred up a lot of excitement with his hitting for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The young first baseman leads Seattle's Midwest League farm club in average (.331), hits (134), home runs ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. Quick thoughts: Lester outduels Wainwright

    David Schoenfield

    It was a pitchers' duel in Game 5 of the World Series until the maligned bottom of the Boston Red Sox order came through late in the game. The Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1, and the World Series returns to Fenway, where the Red Sox have a ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  12. Some questionable lineups for Game 5

    David Schoenfield

    In a World Series already replete with craziness, we get a little bit more of it for Game 5: 1. Shane Robinson will start and bat second for the Cardinals. 2. Jonny Gomes will hit cleanup for the Red Sox. The biggest move, however, the one tha...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  13. David Ortiz, Carlos Beltran and clutch

    David Schoenfield

    David Ortiz, in his major league career, is hitting .287/.381/.549. In 80 games in the postseason, he's hitting .290/.399/.548. In his career with the Red Sox, he's homered once every 15.0 at-bats; in his postseason career with the Red Sox, he's home...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  14. Quick thoughts: An unlikely hero in Gomes

    David Schoenfield

    Another fun World Series game, with big hits, big decisions and a final score of Boston 4, St. Louis 2. Hero: Jonny Gomes. Inserted into the lineup only as a replacement for Shane Victorino, who couldn't go because of lower back tightness, Gomes w...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  15. Bullpens in the spotlight for Game 4

    David Schoenfield

    Some random thoughts on a whole bunch of things as we wake up from Saturday evening's crazy, once-in-a-lifetime ending: Everybody is talking about the obstruction call, of course, but as Jim Caple pointed out, Red Sox manager John Farrell is as...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  16. Quick thoughts: Hail the Cardinals rookies

    David Schoenfield

    Thoughts on a Game 2 of the World Series that was a thousand times more interesting than Game 1, that ended with the Cardinals beating the Red Sox 4-2. Hero: Cardinals rookie sensation Michael Wacha was nearly sensational once again, taking a shut...

    Blog | October 24, 2013