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  1. Great pitcher-hitter MVP debates

    David Schoenfield

    This year's National League MVP vote promises to be an interesting result no matter who wins -- Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen or Giancarlo Stanton. If Kershaw wins, he'll be the first NL pitcher to win MVP honors since Bob Gibson in 1968; if McCu...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  2. Mattingly sits Puig: Twitter reaction

    David Schoenfield

    Yasiel Puig has been benched for Game 4 in favor of Andre Ethier. Puig is a better player than Ethier; he was better at the plate, and he's better in center field. But he also struck out seven times in a row before his sixth-inning triple in Game 3, ...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  3. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Check the standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedule on the Hunt for October page. 1. "That's what speed do." A few years ago, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson, talking about his ability as one of the fastest players in the game, coi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. How many wins is a manager worth?

    David Schoenfield

    One of the great unanswered questions of sabermetrics is how much value a manager brings to a team. Maybe it's ultimately something that can't be properly evaluated, since aside from on-field strategic moves, much of what a manager does is difficult ...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  5. Hurdle's defensive moves lead to award win

    David Schoenfield

    How do you evaluate a manager's performance? It's one aspect of baseball that sabermetrics hasn't figured out exactly how to tackle, in part because much of a manager's duties are the behind the scenes: keeping a positive clubhouse culture, keeping p...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  6. Beltran does it all as Mattingly messes up

    David Schoenfield

    Eventually, we got to one of those postseason moments: Kenley Jansen, one of the most dominant relievers in the majors, facing Carlos Beltran, one of the most dominant October hitters of all time -- maybe the most dominant postseason hitter of all ti...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  7. Good move by Mattingly to start Kershaw

    David Schoenfield

    #Dodgers announced that Clayton Kershaw will start tonight's Game 4 at Chavez Ravine. #ITFDB- Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 7, 2013 One of the things I repeatedly assert about the postseason is you can't manage the same way in...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  8. SweetSpot TV: Managers messin' up

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself discuss why Dusty Baker got fired in Cincinnati and why we're not happy with what managers are doing in the playoffs so far....

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  9. Hanley great, Braves awful, Fredi messes up

    David Schoenfield

    Well, not every rookie starter can be expected to deliver a performance like Gerrit Cole did for the Pirates or Sonny Gray did for the A's. There isn't a whole lot to say about the Dodgers' 13-6 pounding of the Braves in Game 3 of their NL Divisio...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  10. Braves-Dodgers: Managers key in Game 3

    David Schoenfield

    Of the past 15 Division Series that were tied 1-1, the Game 3 winner won the series 14 times, so you can understand the importance of Sunday night's Braves-Dodgers game in Los Angeles. Interestingly, the matchup between Julio Teheran and Hyun-jin Ryu...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  11. Heyward delivers after Mattingly mistake

    David Schoenfield

    ATLANTA -- Put this game in your back pocket. Or, more specifically, put the seventh inning in your back pocket. Because if the Atlanta Braves go on to win this series, and then go on to do something magical in the next series and then the big one af...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  12. Ian Kennedy should face long suspension

    David Schoenfield

    Tuned in to watch Puig, and before I get to see him a brawl erupts and he's ejected. Scully calls a brawl as calmly as a flyout to RF.- Dave Haller (@HallerDave) June 12, 2013 Tuesday's Arizona Diamondbacks-Los Angeles Dodgers game...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  13. If you want Andre Ethier, you can have him

    David Schoenfield

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly benched veteran right fielder Andre Ethier for this afternoon's game in Milwaukee and did so publicly, suggesting Ethier lacks toughness or grit or fight or hustle or some combination of those: "It's not just all, 'Let'...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  14. Don't blame Mattingly: Blame the Dodgers

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe Don Mattingly is a good manager. Maybe he's a bad manager. Maybe, like his mentor Joe Torre, he's just four jobs away from the job that will turn him into a Hall of Famer. (The headline in the New York Daily News when the Yankees hired Torre: "...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  15. Yankees in as much trouble as Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    Back on May 20, 1984, Angels pitcher Ron Romanick defeated the Yankees with a three-hit shutout, blanking a lineup that included Omar Moreno, Dave Winfield, Don Mattingly, Steve Kemp, Butch Wynegar and Tim Foli. The same day, a Red Sox rookie named R...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  16. Dodgers-Angels: Which team owns LA?

    David Schoenfield

    As my friend Mike just e-mailed me: Donnie Awesome. Don Mattingly pulled out a little trash talk in comparing the Dodgers-Angels rivalry to Yankees-Mets: "It's kind of like Mets-Yankees. The Yankees are the team. (The Mets) are going to have their...

    Blog | February 28, 2012