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  1. Five key issues as we reach the quarter pole

    David Schoenfield

    Whenever people say baseball is in trouble I point them to a game like Sunday's Yankees-Brewers contest in Milwaukee, a fun back-and-forth game played before a loud, soldout crowd of over 43,000 fans at Miller Park. Yes, it was the Yankees and it ...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  2. Time to crack down on substance abuse

    David Schoenfield

    It appears that Thursday night wasn't the first time Michael Pineda had apparently used some sort of foreign substance on his hand. As you can see in the photo above from his first start of the year in Toronto, there appears to be something that look...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: Red Sox-Yankees preview

    David Schoenfield

    The Red Sox and Yankees kick off a four-game series at Yankee Stadium tonight with an interesting matchup between Clay Buchholz, who struggled his first start, and Michael Pineda, who looked very good in his first major league start since 2011. Eric ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Was Lester applying substance to ball?

    David Schoenfield

    This could turn into a fun little controversy. Check out Craig Calcaterra's post at Hardball Talk. There appears to be some pretty strong evidence that in Game 1 of the World Series, Red Sox starter Jon Lester was applying something to his fingertip...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  7. Rays pull out another must-win victory

    David Schoenfield

    The Tampa Bay Rays staved off elimination on the final day of the regular season, in the tiebreaker win over the Rangers, in the wild-card victory over the Indians, and now they've remained alive in the most dramatic of fashions, blowing a ninth-inni...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  8. Playoff watch: Mediocrity reigns in AL

    David Schoenfield

    Let's be honest: The American League wild-card "race" is more like two marathon runners stumbling to the finish line. As my colleague Jim Caple points out, over the past month the Rangers are 11-16, the Rays are 13-16, the Orioles are 14-15, the Yank...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  9. Buchholz back, so let's rank rotations

    David Schoenfield

    With Clay Buchholz returning to the Boston Red Sox's rotation with his first start since June 8 and resembling the pitcher who had started off 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA, it's a good time to examine the potential playoff rotations of the teams already locke...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  10. Playoff watch: Buchholz back for Boston

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on Monday's results and a look forward to Tuesday. Inning of the day: I wrote about Ned Yost's tactical errors in the ninth inning of the Royals' 4-3 loss to the Indians. According to coolstandings.com, the Royals' playoff odds...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  11. Are the Tigers an all-time great team?

    David Schoenfield

    Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer looks to go 10-0 tonight and become just the second starter of the wild-card era to win his first 10 decisions. Roger Clemens started 11-0 for the '97 Toronto Blue Jays (Clay Buchholz and Patrick Corbin are also 9-...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  12. Franchise Player Draft: Round 2!

    David Schoenfield

    The Franchise Player Draft has been completed, so it's time for Eric Karabell and myself to continue our tradition of doing the second round. All picks were made by Eric and myself, not the franchise "owners," so yell at us, not them. Eric made all t...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  13. Is Buchholz cheating? Jack Morris thinks so

    David Schoenfield

    I love a good cheating accusation. I mean -- peanuts, hot dogs, hating the Yankees, pitching inside and cheating: Aren't they all a fundamental part of the game we love? Blue Jays broadcaster Jack Morris thinks Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchhol...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Weekend wrap: Braves do it right way

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves sent a message this weekend: Don't forget about us. We all know the Washington Nationals were prohibitive favorites to win the NL East -- 38 of 43 ESPN.com experts picked them -- and only five picked the Braves. I think the Bra...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  16. Twenty-five spring stories that do matter

    David Schoenfield

    Spring training consists of a lot of bunting practice and manufactured stories, false alarms and overhyped weight losses (or increases). But some news events and stories are potentially important. Here are the 25 biggest ones -- from on the field -- ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013