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  1. Look for Rockies to trade Carlos Gonzalez

    David Schoenfield

    Most of the $15.3 million qualifying offers extended to free agents made sense and weren't surprising -- Max Scherzer, James Shields, Nelson Cruz, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Francisco Liriano, Russell Martin, David Robertson, Ervin Santana, Melk...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  2. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    What a night. Two clinchers, a no-hit bid into the eighth inning from the Cubs' Jake Arrieta (for the second time this season), a benches-clearing incident between the Yankees and Rays after manager Joe Girardi went a little crazy when Derek Jeter go...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    1. Mike Trout isn't exactly tearing things up right now. As late as July 24, Trout's OPS was over 1.000 -- .309/.396/.606. Since then, 37 games, he's hit .227/.298/.413 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs but also with 47 strikeouts. Some of this is ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  4. Fredi's risky move pays off for Braves

    David Schoenfield

    One of the byproducts of sabermetrics has been the change in how we view managers. For starters, general managers are now the off-the-field face of the organization. There was a time when Earl Weaver had a big role in determining his 25-man roster or...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  5. SweetSpot TV: Rapid fire!

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I take your questions on the Braves, Josh Donaldson's MVP chances, Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Matt Cain and Chris Owings....

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  6. Who is Charlie Blackmon? CF goes 6-for-6

    David Schoenfield

    After trading Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros in the offseason, the Colorado Rockies had a dilemma: Who would play center field? At one point, it appeared they would move Carlos Gonzalez there, as manager Walt Weiss said at the beginning of sprin...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. Ten observations on Opening Day games

    David Schoenfield

    The first rule of Opening Day: Don't overreact to Opening Day. So these are merely observations from flipping around watching a bunch of different games. 1. At one point during the Cardinals-Reds opener, Adam Wainwright looked a little perturbed, ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  8. 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
  9. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the left fielders

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself break down the BBTN 100's top left fielders. Left field was once the domain of sluggers like Greg Luzinski and Jim Rice and Manny Ramirez and it didn't matter if you played any defense as long as you hit 30 home runs and knoc...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  10. Tigers now conducting open tryouts for SS

    David Schoenfield

    It's safe to say that the Detroit Tigers didn't really have a backup plan at shortstop in case Jose Iglesias suffered a long-term injury. Yes, general manager Dave Dombrowski had acquired Steve Lombardozzi from the Nationals in the Doug Fister trade ...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  11. Oh, my: Mike Trout may get even better

    David Schoenfield

    From Alden Gonzalez's story at MLB.com: Few guys have been in as many deep counts as Mike Trout these last two years. Only eight of them have had more plate appearances with a full count; only six have hit with two strikes more often. The approach i...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  12. Key position switches for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, the St. Louis Cardinals tried the unorthodox move of switching third baseman Matt Carpenter to second base, a position he had played just 18 innings previously in the majors and never in the minors. Players rarely move up the defensive sp...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  13. 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
  14. In defense of Fredi Gonzalez

    David Schoenfield

    So, Eric Karabell and I had a good discussion today about what happened in the eighth inning of the Braves-Dodgers game on Monday night. His question to me: Is it fair to rip Fredi Gonzalez when no other manager would have used Craig Kimbrel to st...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  15. Where's Craig Kimbrel? Not in the game

    David Schoenfield

    Craig Kimbrel is supposedly the heir to Mariano Rivera. In his postseason career as closer, Rivera recorded 27 appearances of 2+ innings.- Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 8, 2013 Let's get the positives out of the way, because this game should...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  16. 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