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  1. Third-base options for the Giants

    David Schoenfield

    The Giants need a third baseman. Right now, the team's website lists Joaquin Arias as the starting third baseman, and that's not a good depth chart if you're counting on Joaquin Arias to be your starting third baseman. You know this, the Giants know ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Are Cubans now getting overpriced?

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting article from Eno Sarris of FanGraphs/Fox asking, "Is the market for Cuban players out of control?" Following the success of Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu, the Red Sox signed Rusney Castillo last summer for seven years and...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Ten cool statistics from the 2014 season

    David Schoenfield

    Looking for a Christmas gift for the baseball fan in your life? Or maybe a little something for yourself? I recommend "The Bill James Handbook" from Baseball Info Solutions (available here). Yes, you can get all the basic stats you need and many m...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. Mid-December World Series odds

    David Schoenfield

    Courtesy of Bovada.lv ... Los Angeles Dodgers: 15/2 Boston Red Sox: 9/1 Washington Nationals: 15/2 Chicago Cubs: 12/1 Detroit Tigers: 12/1 Los Angeles Angels: 12/1 San Francisco Giants: 14/1 Seattle Mariners: 14/1 St. Louis Cardinals: 14/1...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. Quick thoughts: Dodgers upgrade their D

    David Schoenfield

    It was quite the exciting winter meetings. A few thoughts on some of those recent transactions ... 1. Dodgers trade Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon, acquire Howie Kendrick, Jimmy Rollins and Yasmani Grandal. It's risky blowing up a 94-win team, and al...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. Why the Red Sox won't trade Mookie Betts

    David Schoenfield

    A quick follow-up to that last post. Phillies fans seem to think they can get Mookie Betts in a potential trade with the Red Sox for Cole Hamels. It's not going to happen. Dave Cameron has been beating this drum over at FanGraphs and I agree. Firs...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  7. Is Jon Lester really an ace?

    David Schoenfield

    The consensus is in: The Chicago Cubs are the big winners after signing Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract that makes him the second-highest-paid pitcher on an annual average basis behind only Clayton Kershaw. And the Boston Red Sox ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  8. SweetSpot TV: Red Sox deals

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss the Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval signings. Others have analyzed the moves here on ESPN.com (and here's Eric's fantasy impact for the two), but I'm a little more skeptical on how all this plays out for the Red Sox. If Ramire...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  9. Key issues on this year's Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Hall of Fame season is kind of like Christmas season: It brings gifts and memories but also a lot of acrimony and stress, and it lasts way too long. Hall of Fame ballots were mailed out Monday to eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  10. Half-full, half-empty: Hanley Ramirez

    David Schoenfield

    How do we think of Hanley Ramirez these days? After winning National League Rookie of the Year honors with the Marlins in 2006, he was one of the best players in the game from 2007 to 2009, hitting .325 while averaging 29 home runs and 38 steals per ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  11. Half-full, half-empty: Max Scherzer

    David Schoenfield

    We've looked at Jon Lester and Nelson Cruz in our half-full/half-empty series. Now let's examine the pitcher everyone views as the prize of the 2014-15 free agents, right-hander Max Scherzer. Scherzer hits free agency at age 30, coming off a great...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  12. Half-full, half-empty: Jon Lester

    David Schoenfield

    Last year, we looked at some of the offseason's top free agents from a "half-full, half-empty" perspective. Let's do that again this year and start with Jon Lester, who is expected to meet this week with the both the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox, ...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  13. Ranking each team's worst position in 2014

    David Schoenfield

    As the offseason speeds ahead into full rumor mill hysteria, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to look at each team's biggest weakness in 2014 (excluding pitchers). This gives us a start on which positions teams might be most desperate to...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  14. A look at the Golden Era Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, with little fanfare and virtually no attention, the Hall of Fame announced the 10 candidates placed on its Golden Era ballot, where the 16-member committee will consider candidates from the 1947-1972 period (whether this was actually baseb...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  15. Looking at the best rookies of 2014

    David Schoenfield

    With the news that Jacob deGrom has been shut down by the New York Mets and after watching Yordano Ventura deliver another impressive performance Tuesday night for the Kansas City Royals, it seems like a good time to review the 2014 rookie class. Her...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  16. 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