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  1. SweetSpot TV: Top second basemen

    David Schoenfield

    The BBTN100 project -- ranking the top 100 players in baseball -- begins today with the top 10 second basemen. Eric Karabell and myself discuss the rankings in the video and Christina Kahrl and myself debate Robinson Cano versus Dustin Pedroia....

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  2. Five guys who enhanced Hall case in 2013

    David Schoenfield

    David Ortiz turns 38 years old today and is coming off another big season, highlighted by his monster World Series performance. Probably no player did more to help his potential Hall of Fame case than Ortiz did in 2013. Consider: With offensive nu...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  3. Active players who will be Hall of Famers

    David Schoenfield

    Albert Pujols was placed on the disabled list on Sunday, sort of the exclamation point to the Los Angeles Angels' debacle of a season. Sunday was Hall of Fame induction day -- you may have missed it, considering the lone player elected played his fin...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  4. What should Team USA look like?

    David Schoenfield

    The World Baseball Classic provisional rosters will be announced later this week and news is starting to slip out on who Joe Torre will be naming to the roster. Giancarlo Stanton has committed to playing for Team USA, but Mike Trout will not, instead...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  5. Podcast: First-half review, weekend preview

    David Schoenfield

    Friday represented the final Baseball Today podcast before the All-Star break, and Mark Simon and I took it seriously enough to talk award winners, playoff teams, recap Thursday, preview the weekend and much more! 1. David Wright continues to make...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  6. What the U.S. WBC roster could look like

    David Schoenfield

    With the announcement that Joe Torre will manage Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, let's have a little fun and project who could form the 28-man squad in March. Before we get to my suggested roster, a few notes and thoughts: 1. Rules...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Jose Altuve can win a batting title -- in 2012

    David Schoenfield

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is a 5-foot-5 hitting machine. His strike zone is the size of an iPhone. He looks like Dustin Pedroia's little brother. Opposing pitchers may confuse him for the bat boy. Until he steps to the plate, that ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Babe Ruth, the Mark Reynolds of 1921?

    David Schoenfield

    A quick final note related to our Greatest Season Ever bracket. Babe Ruth struck out 81 times in 693 plate appearances in 1921, an 11.7 percent strikeout rate. That's pretty impressive in 2011 terms -- akin to Dustin Pedroia, who fanned in 11.6 pe...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  11. Links: No respect for second basemen

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball America released its list of the top 100 prospects. The BA guys do a great job and I heartily recommend their annual Prospect Handbook, which ranks the top 30 prospects for each team. Anyway, while the list includes 45 pitchers, 20 outfield...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  12. AL Central showdown: Position rankings

    David Schoenfield

    We're back with more divisional position rankings for 2012. You can scream, you can holler, you can protest and call me names. But just because I rated your player lower than you think he deserves doesn't mean I hate your team. (Here are the NL Ea...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  13. AL MVP race a five-way battle

    David Schoenfield

    Justin Verlander is hoping to become the first pitcher to win the MVP Award since Dennis Eckersley in 1992, and the first starting pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1986. Jacoby Ellsbury is hoping to win the MVP Award despite the late-season collapse of...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  14. The SweetSpot American League All-Stars

    David Schoenfield

    We have a few days in the regular season, but before we got caught up in the final hours of the wild-card races and playoff previews, here's my 2011 SweetSpot American League All-Star team. Catcher: Alex Avila, Tigers (.295/.388/.509, 19 HR, 78 RB...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  15. Ian Kinsler having a great season

    David Schoenfield

    Talk about a guy flying under the radar: Ian Kinsler is about to become just the ninth second baseman to hit 30 home runs twice in his career. He's second in the American League in runs scored. He plays terrific defense, has drawn 82 walks and is 25 ...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  16. Chat wrap: The debating game

    David Schoenfield

    The discussion got a little heated as angry Yankees fans fired back at me. We discussed Dustin Pedroia versus Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury versus Curtis Granderson. But we also discussed whether the draft slotting system is fair, whether a one-g...

    Blog | August 16, 2011