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  1. Rapid Fire! Harper, Arrieta ... Uggla?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, my apologies: We ran out of time today before taping the Rapid Fire video, so I'll make it a written post instead. From @JoshLumley: Bruce Harper could make better lineups than Matt Williams. Answer: True. Hey, Harper shouldn't have essenti...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. Tuesday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff to check out as you take a break from watching the World Cup ... Remember the great throw by Yoenis Cespedes a couple weeks ago? The next day, I wrote about some of history's great throws. Eric Lang of The Hardball Times examined the...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. Quit whining, David Ortiz

    David Schoenfield

    On Friday, Joe Torre of the commissioner's office reprimanded David Ortiz for his rant over a scoring decision on Wednesday. Here's a report from ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes from that game, when a grounder that bounced off the glove of Twins firs...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  4. Punchless Royals can hang in weak Central

    David Schoenfield

    So here's the deal: Two weeks ago, the Kansas City Royals were scuffling along at 26-30, Ned Yost was doing funny things with the batting order, nobody was hitting for power, and Yordano Ventura's elbow had an ache. Two weeks later, the Royals are...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  5. Billy Hamilton starting to hit a little bit

    David Schoenfield

    Before the season started I attended a meeting with the fantasy writers and editors to discuss where to rank the rookies heading into the season. The most contentious debate centered around Billy Hamilton. The big question: There was no denying his p...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. I wrote about the Brewers-Pirates brawl here. While the brawl was certainly interesting, the biggest takeaway from the weekend has to be Ryan Braun's two home runs off Jason Grilli in the ninth -- one to win the game on Saturday, one to tie it on ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  7. SweetSpot TV: Rapid fire!

    David Schoenfield

    We're back with the always popular rapid fire edition of SweetSpot TV, where Eric and myself take a quick trip through the majors. Today's topics include the Brewers, Freddie Freeman, the A's one-two punch, Dee Gordon and Billy Hamilton, the first ma...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  8. Figgins, Gordon in 2B battle

    David Schoenfield

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chone Figgins has been at the top of the baseball world, a reserve on the 2002 World Series champion Angels, a guy who twice scored 100 runs and signed a big free-agent contract. He's been at the bottom of the baseball world, botto...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  9. Thoughts: Tigers play ugliest game of year

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Tuesday's games ... It can happen to the best of teams, that one game where everything goes wrong. Mariners fans still get depressed over a 2001 loss to Cleveland in which Seattle blew a 12-0 lead, a loss that would cost the Mar...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  10. We're in a golden age for leadoff hitters

    David Schoenfield

    "I don't think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game." -- Rickey Henderson When was the golden age for leadoff hitters? Well, 1965 was pretty good. Joe Morgan was a rookie that year and hit his way into the leadoff spot, where...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  11. Thoughts: Pirates make Phillies look awful

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts on Thursday's slate of games ... ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski wrote the other day that it's time to break up the Phillies and it's hard to argue with that assessment after their recent results. The Pirates won 6-4 to take three out ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  12. Tigers panic, name Valverde new closer

    David Schoenfield

    About 15 minutes ago, no one wanted to employ Jose Valverde. Now a contender has him facing Gordon/Escobar/Butler in the ninth. OK...- Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) April 25, 2013 The last we saw of Jose Valverde, he was buried deep i...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  13. Debate: Who is game's best leadoff hitter?

    David Schoenfield

    With Mike Trout currently batting second for the Angels, Eric Karabell wondered: Who is the game's best leadoff hitter right now? Time for a quick debate! Eric: Austin Jackson I'll go with Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson. He's not of...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  14. Sleeper MVP candidates: American League

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, we listed our top five stealth MVP candidates for the National League. As a reminder, MVP winners usually meet these criteria: 1. Be on a playoff team (see Miguel Cabrera over Mike Trout, Ryan Braun over Matt Kemp, etc.) 2. Be an RBI guy...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  15. Why we're again underrating the White Sox

    David Schoenfield

    Here we go again. The Tigers will run away with the American League Central! This is the year the Royals finally break through! Look at the Indians, they signed Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn! Meanwhile, lurking and lying low as always and getting...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  16. Alex Gordon defensive player of month

    David Schoenfield

    Tuesday, we'll announce our selection for Defensive Player of the Year, but to whet your appetite we give you a quick look at the Defensive Player of the Month selection for September. Royals left fielder Alex Gordon beat out Mariners shortstop Br...

    Blog | October 01, 2012