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  1. Curtis Granderson, NL home run champ?

    David Schoenfield

    You want a sleeper prediction. I'll give you one: Curtis Granderson will lead the National League in home runs. In baseball, we tend to have very short memories. A guy blows three saves in two weeks and the manager panics and installs a new closer...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  2. Over/under: Granderson's home runs

    David Schoenfield

    As a quick follow-up to my last post, let's do the over/under on Curtis Granderson's home runs. The projection systems aren't as optimistic as I am. ZiPS see more injury issues coming and projects Granderson playing 113 games and hitting 20 home r...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. No surprises in qualifying offers

    David Schoenfield

    Thirteen free agents received one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offers from their previous team, meaning those players will have now a choice: See what the market bears or return to their team for that one-year offer (or negotiate a new contract wit...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  4. Playoff watch: Orioles blow late lead

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on Tuesday's results and a look forward to Wednesday. Blown opportunity No. 1: The Orioles led the Yankees 4-1 after Chris Davis belted a big two-run homer in the fifth off Ivan Nova, but Alfonso Soriano and Mark Reynolds homer...

    Blog | September 11, 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. 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
  7. Is Alex Rodriguez a playoff choker?

    David Schoenfield

    Some postseason averages through the first four games for some Yankees hitters: Alex Rodriguez: .125, 16 AB, 9 SO Ichiro Suzuki: .200, 20 AB, 3 SO Nick Swisher: .133, 15 AB, 3 SO Robinson Cano: .111, 18 AB, 1 SO Curtis Granderson: .063, 16 AB,...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  8. Yankees on brink of own historic collapse

    David Schoenfield

    On July 18, the New York Yankees blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 in a rain-shortened game. Hiroki Kuroda pitched the seven-inning shutout, Mark Teixeira homered and the Yankees ripped 12 hits off Ricky Romero. The Yankees were cruising, having won ...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  9. Ten important things to know on Aug. 13

    David Schoenfield

    You have to love August baseball. This is when the grind of the long season settles in, when depth becomes even more important, when pitchers have to pitch through fatigue and soreness and maybe a little pain. It's when we find out if the pretenders ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  10. Curtis Granderson's weird numbers

    David Schoenfield

    Curtis Granderson's statistical line has become so unusual that Eric Karabell and I discussed it briefly on Thursday's Baseball Today show. Granderson is hitting .244 with 30 home runs and slugging .498. He's on pace for 44 home runs, leading Eric to...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  11. Ranking the center fielders: Trout No. 1

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon talked about B.J. Upton on Monday's Baseball Today podcast, which led to Eric and I discussing Upton at dinner Monday and where he would rank among center fielders, which led to my promising on Tuesday's podcast that I'd ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  12. SweetSpot TV: AL All-Star outfield

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss one of the big All-Star issues of the week: Who should start in the outfield for the American League at the All-Star Game? Josh Hamilton, Curtis Granderson and Jose Bautista lead the voting, but are they the three mos...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  13. Braves need eighth-inning help in pen

    David Schoenfield

    Jonny Venters entered Tuesday night's game in Atlanta with a 4-0 lead, a runner on first and one out. Here's what happened: Curtis Granderson: slider in dirt; fastball called strike; fastball inside; fastball, slow grounder into the hole between ...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  14. 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
  15. The five least old-school players in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    "I was trying to hit him. I'm not going to deny it. That's something I grew up watching, that's kind of what happened. So I'm just trying to continue the old baseball because I think some people are kind of getting away from it." -- Phillies starter ...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  16. SweetSpot predictions: AL MVP

    David Schoenfield

    The SweetSpot network bloggers have weighed in and Miguel Cabrera is their preseason prediction for AL MVP. While Cabrera collected 17 of 38 first-place votes and Albert Pujols just four, the final points total was close as Pujols picked up more seco...

    Blog | April 02, 2012