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  1. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the left fielders

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself break down the BBTN 100's top left fielders. Left field was once the domain of sluggers like Greg Luzinski and Jim Rice and Manny Ramirez and it didn't matter if you played any defense as long as you hit 30 home runs and knoc...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  2. Brett Gardner versus Nelson Cruz

    David Schoenfield

    I heard a couple of radio guys -- one of them a former major league pitcher -- on Sunday discussing the Brett Gardner contract, and they were a little incredulous that Gardner could get a four-year, $52 million contract from the Yankees while Nelson ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  4. Santana, Kipnis unsung All-Star candidates

    David Schoenfield

    Is there a more up-and-down team this year than the Cleveland Indians? They started 5-10, but from April 28 through May 20 they went 18-4 to climb into first place. That was followed by seven losses in eight games and then an eight-game losing streak...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  5. Twenty-seven reasons Yankees will collapse

    David Schoenfield

    Confession: I spent all offseason believing the Yankees would still rank among the American League's elite teams in 2013. After all, despite the woeful hitting in the postseason, this was still a team that won 95 games and had the second-best run dif...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  6. Never count out the New York Yankees

    David Schoenfield

    This will be the year. How long have we been saying this about the New York Yankees? This will be the year. Too old, too many bloated contracts, not enough young talent coming up through the minors and now ownership that -- horror of horrors! -- s...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  7. Poll: Has A-Rod played final game for Yanks?

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Girardi continues his lineup-pulled-from-a-hat routine and in Game 4 there's no Alex Rodriguez or Curtis Granderson in the starting nine. Nick Swisher returns to right field with Brett Gardner sliding over to center field from left. Eric Chavez i...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  8. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. AL East position rankings: O's seek respect

    David Schoenfield

    "Show us some respect," yell Baltimore Orioles fans. Or maybe they're politely demanding. But I've seen the complaints in the Power Rankings comments, read the emails sent to "Baseball Today," been asked the question in my chats: Why doesn't anyone b...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  10. Lohse, Cardinals ruin Marlins Park debut

    David Schoenfield

    There are few events in baseball more exciting than Opening Day. Or Opening Night. Er ... let's just go directly to some observations from the Cardinals' 4-1 victory over the Marlins, ushering in Marlins Park in disappointing fashion for the home crowd...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  11. AL Central showdown: Position rankings

    David Schoenfield

    We're back with more divisional position rankings for 2012. You can scream, you can holler, you can protest and call me names. But just because I rated your player lower than you think he deserves doesn't mean I hate your team. (Here are the NL Ea...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  12. Tigers shock Yankees in dramatic Game 5

    David Schoenfield

    I was sure Alex Rodriguez was going to pop one out. I was pretty sure Mark Teixeira was going to pop one out. I knew Nick Swisher was going to knock one over the short porch in right field, probably down the line and into the first row. That...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  13. Smoak or Montero: Who would you want?

    David Schoenfield

    Last season, the Mariners reportedly turned down a deal for Cliff Lee involving Yankees prospect Jesus Montero, and instead took the Rangers' offer that included Justin Smoak. ESPN Insider's Kevin Goldstein has a piece suggesting it's time for the...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  14. Links: What to do with Fausto Carmona?

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff to check out ... Stephanie Liscio has a soft spot for Fausto Carmona, but with a 6.17 ERA, what are the Indians supposed to do with him? I agree with Brien Jackson at It's About the Money: Why is Joe Girardi platooning outfielder Br...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  15. Podcast: Red Sox top Power Rankings

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell is off somewhere working on his tan this week, so Monday's Baseball Today podcast features myself and Mark Simon discussing all kinds of interesting news. Plus, it's Power Rankings day, so here are five reasons this is a can't-miss epi...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  16. Jeter injured, but Yankees won't miss him

    David Schoenfield

    Since Derek Jeter became the Yankees' shortstop in 1996, they've been a better team with him in the lineup. They're 1,405-925 with him in the starting lineup and 91-69 without him. That's a .603 winning percentage versus .569, or about six wins per 1...

    Blog | June 13, 2011