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  1. Ten biggest stories of the first half

    David Schoenfield

    OK, we're actually well past 81 games, but we tend to divide the season at the All-Star break, even if that's not the true halfway point. Here's my list of the 10 biggest stories of the first half: 1. The rash of Tommy John surgeries. On the he...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. Question 1: Where is Cano's power?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's try something different today. Throughout the day, I'll look at 10 random questions that pop into my head. Question No. 1: What's up with Robinson Cano's power? What, you mean like the fact that Billy Hamilton has more home runs? Cano is hi...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  3. Josh Hamilton's return boosts strong lineup

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe this statistic will surprise you, or maybe it won't: Athletics: 5.19 runs per game Blue Jays: 5.02 runs per game Angels: 4.77 runs per game Oakland has had the American League's best offense so far with the Edwin Encarnacion/Jose Baut...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Paul Goldschmidt owns Tim Lincecum

    David Schoenfield

    I don't know which stat is more amazing: After homering off Tim Lincecum last night, Paul Goldschmidt is now 13-for-24 with seven home runs off Lincecum; or, Goldschmidt's opposite-field home run was just the eighth by a right-handed batter at AT&T P...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. Hamilton's injury not crushing to Angels

    David Schoenfield

    Not to sound too dramatic here, but are the Los Angeles Angels in trouble? Josh Hamilton is out six to eight weeks after tearing a ligament in his thumb sliding headfirst into first base on Tuesday. It comes at a particularly shaky time for the An...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  8. Stop sliding headfirst into first base!

    David Schoenfield

    For some reason, players just can't help themselves. Yasiel Puig has missed the past two Dodgers games after suffering a thumb injury while sliding headfirst into first base. On Tuesday night, Josh Hamilton slid headfirst into first base in the se...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Friday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Christina Kahrl, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden covered the Miguel Cabrera contract, so there isn't really much more to add. The timing is definitely odd with Cabrera two years from free agency, the money seems extreme and who knows how Cabrera will age...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Pressure's on Josh Hamilton

    David Schoenfield

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Josh Hamilton takes batting practice like it's the last time he'll ever step in the cage. Every swing is ferocious and lightning quick, and he's apparently trying to crush every pitch 500 feet. This isn't Wade Boggs up there, hitting ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  13. Over/under: Billy Hamilton's stolen bases

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a story up on Reds speedster Billy Hamilton. That's how you have to say: Reds speedster Billy Hamilton. You can't just say Billy Hamilton. Anyway, how many steals Hamilton swipes is largely predicated on how often he'll get on b...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  14. SweetSpot TV: Rookie watch

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Jim Bowden makes a special guest appearance to discuss five rookies he can't wait to see in spring training....

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  15. Angels' D needs fixing as much as pitching

    David Schoenfield

    After winning five American League West titles in six seasons, the Angels missed the playoffs in 2010 and 2011 and replaced general manager Tony Reagins with Jerry Dipoto. In 2012, they signed Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson as free agents and Mike Tro...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  16. Reds-Pirates: What to watch for

    David Schoenfield

    Whether or not you like the one-and-done format of the wild-card game, it does present a great opportunity to second guess everything the managers do, from roster management to pitching changes, bunts and, of course, when to use your closer. Tim K...

    Blog | October 01, 2013