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  1. Rays are done; time to trade David Price

    David Schoenfield

    In "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," Michael Lewis wrote, "The sheer quantity of brain power that hurled itself voluntarily and quixotically into the search for new baseball knowledge was either exhilarating or depressing, depending on ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. Things we've learned after one series

    David Schoenfield

    Overreact after one series? Of course we're going to overreact! We're baseball fans. It's no fun if we just spout things like "small sample size" and "check back in two months." So, what have we learned after one series? Here are a few trends and thi...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Simple analysis: Price and Longoria good

    David Schoenfield

    Heading into the final few games of the season, I heard an interview with Joe Maddon where he was asked what it will take for the Rays to get through these next few games and into the postseason. Part of his response: "You need your best players t...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  5. Rays and Yankees are happy, Orioles sad

    David Schoenfield

    Well, you can't say this American League wild-card race is lacking in drama. Hey, the eventual payoff is small -- one game to keep your season going! -- but it sure is giving us a fun September. A crazy Wednesday was followed by a crazy Thursday a...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  6. Playoff watch: Mo not better blues

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on the most important results and plays of the day, and a look forward to Friday. Key stolen base and at-bat of the day: Mariano Rivera on in the ninth to close out the Yankees' miracle comeback -- they had scored six runs in t...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  7. Rays crisis time: Good, bad and ugly

    David Schoenfield

    When the Tampa Bay Rays look back at the 2013 season, they may look back to Aug. 14 as a key game. Riding a six-game losing streak, the Rays trailed the Mariners 4-3 entering the bottom of the ninth but rallied to win and end the skid. When the Ta...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  8. 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
  9. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  10. SweetSpot TV: Machado an MVP candidate?

    David Schoenfield

    Tristan Cockcroft joins me to break down the AL MVP race. Yes, Miguel Cabrera is the favorite as we near the halfway point, but is Manny Machado -- with all those doubles and all those doubles he takes -- a possible MVP contender?...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  11. AL East shaping up as race for the ages

    David Schoenfield

    The most exciting day in recent baseball history took place on the final day of the 2011 season, when Dan Johnson hit his miracle home run as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees in 12 innings, and Evan Longoria ...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  12. Rays staying in race thanks to offense

    David Schoenfield

    I know, I know: You're tired of stat nerds professing their love for the Tampa Bay Rays, a franchise that hasn't even reached the World Series since 2008, let alone ever won one. Why do we love the Rays? They compete despite usually ranking near t...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  13. Weekend wrap: Is Jose Bautista back?

    David Schoenfield

    In April, Jose Bautista had turned into a three true outcomes type of player: home run, walk or strikeout. He hit seven home runs and had a slugging percentage over .500, but was hitting just .200. Was he just finding his stroke as he returned fro...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  14. SweetSpot AL awards: Mike Trout for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Yes, it's the time of the year ... awards predictions! Here are the collective thoughts of the writers from across the SweetSpot network. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Last year, the SweetSpot bloggers correctly picked Miguel Cabrera as the AL MVP winner....

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  15. Ten guys facing the most pressure in 2013

    David Schoenfield

    Does pressure exist in baseball? We've made heroes and goats of those who performed -- or didn't perform -- in the game's biggest moments. But those are usually isolated snippets of time in a postseason game, when the results of one at-bat or a few g...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  16. Rays make great move to lock up Longoria

    David Schoenfield

    Back in 2008, just a few days after reaching the majors, Evan Longoria signed a six-year, $17.5 million contract that included club options for 2014 through 2016. It was really the first deal of its kind, since Longoria and the Rays had agreed to ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012