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  1. 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
  2. Chat wrap: Should Sox trade Youkilis?

    David Schoenfield

    How good is Mike Trout? Should the Red Sox trade Kevin Youkilis? Should the Giants trade Pablo Sandoval? Discussion about the all-time draft rosters. All that in more in Tuesday's chat wrap....

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  3. Strange but true: Four predictions

    David Schoenfield

    When I was a kid I had a book titled "The Giant Book of Strange but True Sports Stories." I must have read it a hundred times. I can't remember how many of the stories were actually strange or how many were even true, but I loved that book. Kind o...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  4. Red Sox in shambles as Beckett stumbles

    David Schoenfield

    We drown in numbers and statistics these days, but here's one that sums up the crumbling state of the Boston Red Sox quite eloquently: Following Josh Beckett's implosion on Thursday night, Red Sox starters have now allowed five-plus runs in 14 starts...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  5. Links: Youngsters, TV billions, crazy starts

    David Schoenfield

    Stuff ... Baseball America has lists of the 10 youngest players in each full-season league. Mariners pitcher Erasmo Ramirez was the youngest player to make a major league roster, with a May 2, 1990 birthdate. Giancarlo Stanton is still one of the...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  6. Podcast: Darvish, Samardzija, Jerry Ferrara

    David Schoenfield

    It was Eric Karabell and Keith Law on Tuesday's Baseball Today, plus a guest appearance from Jerry Ferrara, Yankees fan and "Entourage" actor. The highlights: 1. Carlos Santana signed a long-term deal with the Indians but Keith isn't crazy about d...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  7. Links: Nats introduce 8-pound StrasBurger

    David Schoenfield

    If there's one thing we need more of in America, it's eight-pound hamburgers. So thankfully the Washington Nationals have stepped up to sate our gluttony by introducing the StrasBurger, the Washington Post's Dan Steinberg reports. My favorite part...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  8. Fantasy Qs: Rangers, Red Sox, KC, Padres

    David Schoenfield

    Some excellent work from colleagues Tristan Cockcroft and AJ Mass. These pieces are under the fantasy template but apply to "real" baseball as well. Texas Rangers: A closer look at what to expect from Neftali Feliz as he moves from the closer rol...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  9. Links: Bard, Chipper, Oswalt, Dodgers

    David Schoenfield

    Check out some of the great work from our blog network ... Check out Diane's great list at Value Over Replacement Grit on the pitcher who started games with the most different catchers in his career (Frank Tanana and Mike Morgan both started game...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  10. Links: Mets' decline, prospects, Kershaw

    David Schoenfield

    Some weekend reading for you. What, are you going to watch the Pro Bowl instead? Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork has a terrific two-part series on how the Mets got to this point and why it will be difficult for the Wilpons to hang on to the team: Part ...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  11. Red Sox trade Lowrie, pen still needs help

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Keith Law breaks down the Jed Lowrie-Mark Melancon trade here, and I generally agree with his assessment: Lowrie still has upside, although his ability to remain healthy is obviously a question mark. Melancon, originally acquired by t...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  12. Links: Braun, Bard, Kinsler, Stubbs, more!

    David Schoenfield

    Let's get back to throwing out some good links from around the SweetSpot network ... Alex Poterack of Disciples of Uecker has three futures for Ryan Braun. Capitol Avenue with thoughts on a potential Drew Stubbs trade to the Braves and a look a...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  13. So ... what kind of manager is Bobby V?

    David Schoenfield

    When fans think of Bobby Valentine, most will initially think of the time he tried to sneak back into the dugout wearing glasses and a fake mustache after getting ejected from a game. There will be plenty of talk about the perception that he's arroga...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  14. Phillies overpay to sign Papelbon

    David Schoenfield

    Reports are in that the Philadelphia Phillies have signed Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year, $50 million contract, pending a physical. As I wrote earlier this week, I'm not a big fan of paying big money for closers, as I think smart organizations c...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  15. Boston Red Sox have real reason to worry

    David Schoenfield

    On Aug. 31 at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 9-5 behind home runs from Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz and Jason Varitek, and Josh Beckett's seven innings and eight strikeouts. Daniel Bard pitched a perfect eighth, Jonathan Pa...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  16. Offense down, value of bullpens up

    David Schoenfield

    The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox battled for 11 innings on Monday night, and in the end, Carl Crawford's double high off the Green Monster plated Jose Iglesias with the winning run in a 2-1 victory. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, apparently w...

    Blog | May 10, 2011