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  1. Managers continue to make bad lineups

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, SweetSpot TV co-host Eric Karabell said to me, "It seems like a third of managers are hitting their worst hitter first or second." True or not? Well, here are some examples: The impetus for our discussion was Tony Gwynn Jr., a...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. A day of pitching, pitching and pitching

    David Schoenfield

    There were 15 games played Wednesday. One-third of those games featured a shutout. Teams hit a collective .220 and averaged 2.8 runs per game. The Cubs played a doubleheader and didn't score a run, the first time that has happened since 1962 (the Cub...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: Rapid fire!

    David Schoenfield

    We're back with the always popular rapid fire edition of SweetSpot TV, where Eric and myself take a quick trip through the majors. Today's topics include the Brewers, Freddie Freeman, the A's one-two punch, Dee Gordon and Billy Hamilton, the first ma...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. Paul Goldschmidt owns Tim Lincecum

    David Schoenfield

    I don't know which stat is more amazing: After homering off Tim Lincecum last night, Paul Goldschmidt is now 13-for-24 with seven home runs off Lincecum; or, Goldschmidt's opposite-field home run was just the eighth by a right-handed batter at AT&T P...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. Stop sliding headfirst into first base!

    David Schoenfield

    For some reason, players just can't help themselves. Yasiel Puig has missed the past two Dodgers games after suffering a thumb injury while sliding headfirst into first base. On Tuesday night, Josh Hamilton slid headfirst into first base in the se...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  6. A night in three awesome heat maps

    David Schoenfield

    1. Tony Cingrani Michael Wacha was the more-hyped sophomore in Wednesday's matchup, but Cingrani had a stellar rookie season in his own right, going 7-4 with a 2.92 ERA in 104.2 innings with 120 strikeouts. While Wacha is a more conventional pitch...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  7. Tim Hudson stellar in Giants debut

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome back, Tim Hudson, even if you do look a little strange in that Giants uniform. In a day and evening of masterful starting pitching performances, Hudson's may have been the most important. Making his first regular-season start since that gr...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  8. Ten observations on Opening Day games

    David Schoenfield

    The first rule of Opening Day: Don't overreact to Opening Day. So these are merely observations from flipping around watching a bunch of different games. 1. At one point during the Cardinals-Reds opener, Adam Wainwright looked a little perturbed, ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  9. Opening Day primer: What not to miss

    David Schoenfield

    There's nothing quite like Opening Day. As Pete Rose once said, "It's like Christmas except warmer." It's a reminder that for perhaps inexplicable reasons we still love this crazy game, that we're ready to devote way too many hours over the next seve...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  10. Fourteen big questions for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    1. The Fast and the Furious III: Who wins the AL MVP Award? It's the third installment of the epic Mike Trout-Miguel Cabrera trilogy, made even more intriguing by the mammoth contracts the two players just signed. While you can come up with a doze...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  11. Friday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Christina Kahrl, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden covered the Miguel Cabrera contract, so there isn't really much more to add. The timing is definitely odd with Cabrera two years from free agency, the money seems extreme and who knows how Cabrera will age...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  12. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the first basemen

    David Schoenfield

    First base regained some luster last season as Chris Davis and Paul Goldschmidt had monster years that put them in the MVP discussions in their leagues and Freddie Freeman had a breakout year for the Braves. The position gets even stronger this year ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  13. Monday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff to check out ... With the season-ending injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, and the delayed start to Mike Minor's season, it was a little surprising the Braves cut Freddy Garcia, who you may remember actually started a playof...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  14. Reds' Chapman hit in head, game stopped

    David Schoenfield

    Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Salvador Perez in Wednesday night's spring training game in Surprise, Ariz. Chapman was carted off the field and the game ended in the sixth inning. Here's the sad scene a...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  15. Team over/unders: Best bets

    David Schoenfield

    Listed below is each team's over/under win total from Bovada.lv. For each group of five teams, I'll ask you to vote on which one is the best bet to exceed its win total. Wisdom of the crowds, right? (By the way, if the win totals seem low, they're...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  16. Over/under: Billy Hamilton's stolen bases

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a story up on Reds speedster Billy Hamilton. That's how you have to say: Reds speedster Billy Hamilton. You can't just say Billy Hamilton. Anyway, how many steals Hamilton swipes is largely predicated on how often he'll get on b...

    Blog | February 24, 2014