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  1. Dustin Pedroia's Hall of Fame chances

    David Schoenfield

    Dustin Pedroia's season is over due to season-ending hand surgery. As Gordon Edes reports, this is the third consecutive season Pedroia will have surgery for a hand-related issue, and you wonder if it's a chronic issue at this point. Gordon also a...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. It's that time of year: Time to tank

    David Schoenfield

    Such a dirty word: Tanking. But there's no nice way to put it. For teams at the bottom of the standings, it's important to lose enough games to finish with one of the 10 worst records in the majors. As Joe Sheehan wrote in his newsletter today (su...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  3. 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
  4. The top 10 starters in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, after Corey Kluber dominated the Mariners with an 85-pitch shutout, I rashly tweeted that Kluber is one of the best 10 starting pitchers in the game. That seemed to stir things up a bit on Twitter, and Giants fans were especially angered w...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  5. Trade deadline winners and losers

    David Schoenfield

    All I can say is I hope we get a Tigers-A's postseason series. What a great deadline day, full of intrigue, interesting trades, trades to discuss and argue about, happy fans and dejected fans. The sight of Austin Jackson being pulled from center fiel...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  6. Focus now is on Billy Beane and other GMs

    David Schoenfield

    Brad Pitt played Billy Beane in a movie before he played Derek Jeter or Joe Torre. General managers are this generation's luminaries, scrutinized and critiqued as deeply and emotionally as a team's best player or manager. Players are now viewed as...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  7. Most important AL players in second half

    David Schoenfield

    One player won't make or break a team's playoff push, but here is one key guy for each American League club in the second half. Baltimore Orioles -- Chris Davis Let's divide Davis' last two years into halves: Second half, 2012: .269/.337/.53...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  8. Ten biggest stories of the first half

    David Schoenfield

    OK, we're actually well past 81 games, but we tend to divide the season at the All-Star break, even if that's not the true halfway point. Here's my list of the 10 biggest stories of the first half: 1. The rash of Tommy John surgeries. On the he...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Trade deadline preview: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    We're going division by division to look at what each team needs to do at the trade deadline and what may actually happen. As always, you can keep up with the latest trade talk at Rumor Central. Baltimore Orioles Status: All in. Despite all...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  12. Who should make the All-Star teams

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Bowden, Jerry Crasnick, Buster Olney, Jayson Stark and myself presented our 34-man All-Star rosters today. Here are our National League selections and here are our American League selections. Of course, our choices aren't affected by fan ballotin...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  13. The best rookie seasons of all time

    David Schoenfield

    The reason for doing this piece should be pretty obvious: Masahiro Tanaka is 11-2 with a 2.11 ERA, leading the American League in wins and ERA. He's not just the clear best rookie so far but a Cy Young and MVP contender. Tanaka makes his 16th star...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  14. SweetSpot TV: Should Boston trade Lester?

    David Schoenfield

    The Red Sox are 35-42, 7.5 games out of first place and looking more like the 2012 club than the 2013 World Series champs. Jon Lester is a free agent after the season. Should the Red Sox trade him for prospects? Eric Karabell and myself discuss. (And...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Polanco's call-up and great young outfields

    David Schoenfield

    After two months of speculation, yearning from fans and guarded responses from the front office, the Pirates finally recalled 23-year-old outfielder Gregory Polanco. As Alex Speier wrote on ESPN Insider, Polanco's story is a fun one, as he rose from ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014