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  1. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Check the standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedule on the Hunt for October page. 1. "That's what speed do." A few years ago, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson, talking about his ability as one of the fastest players in the game, coi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Hisashi Iwakuma is one of baseball's best

    David Schoenfield

    If the season ended right now (5:48 p.m. ET), the Mariners would be in the playoffs, tied with the Angels for the two American League wild-card spots, a half-game ahead of the Orioles. They're 31-28, just beat the Braves for the second time in Atlant...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  3. Do surprise teams have great bullpens?

    David Schoenfield

    Watched the Rays-Mariners game on Tuesday night. Seattle scraped across a run in the first inning against David Price but then he and Hisashi Iwakuma traded zeroes, Iwakuma baffling the Rays with his splitters and sliders and moving two-seamers, Pric...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. Ned Yost not helping the Royals

    David Schoenfield

    As I wrote my Blue Jays blog Thursday, I watched (or half-watched) the Royals-Mariners game, a tense pitching duel between Danny Duffy and Hisashi Iwakuma. Duffy dominated a Mariners lineup that struggles against left-handers, while Iwakuma -- in his...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  5. Mariners already having worst spring ever

    David Schoenfield

    It's not even March yet! The Mariners' first official workout was today! And yet ... and yet ... Hisashi Iwakuma, third in last year's American League Cy Young voting, will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a strained tendon in his finger, meaning he like...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  6. No surprise with Kershaw and Scherzer

    David Schoenfield

    As expected, Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer easily won the Cy Young Awards on Wednesday, with Kershaw capturing 29 of 30 first-place to win his second Cy Young Award, and Scherzer collecting 28 of 30 first-place votes to win his first. Kershaw, ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  7. SweetSpot TV: Cy Young preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself preview the Cy Young Award races. It seems pretty clear who will win but should it be so obvious?...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  8. SweetSpot's 2013 AL All-Star team

    David Schoenfield

    Here are my choices for the 2013 American League All-Star team: Catcher: Joe Mauer, Twins (.324/.404/.476, 11 HRs, 47 RBIs, 5.2 WAR) There's not a real clear choice, as Mauer played just 75 of his 113 games behind the plate, but he's the best hit...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  9. Hisashi Iwakuma for AL Cy Young Award?

    David Schoenfield

    With four scoreless starts in his past five outings, Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has forced his way into the Cy Young discussion. He's now 14-6 with a 2.66 ERA. Eric Karabell calls Iwakuma his fantasy MVP among pitchers, but that...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  10. Sox, M's remind us why we love baseball

    David Schoenfield

    The game survives. It always survives. A routine Wednesday afternoon game on a gorgeous June day in Seattle between two teams rapidly going nowhere can slog along for 13 uneventful innings -- so uneventful that it was 0-0 heading to the 14th, with...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  11. Mariners pair top 1-2 pitching duo in majors

    David Schoenfield

    Major league baseball is so deep in quality starting pitching that you could probably make the case for nine or 10 different combinations as the best pair going right now. Here are my top five: 1. Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners Thi...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  12. Updated fantasy rankings are out

    David Schoenfield

    The ESPN Fantasy staff has published its mid-May rankings -- their top 250 players for the rest of the season. It's always interesting to see the different opinions. Everybody agrees on guys like Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Braun, but here are some gu...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  13. The best right-hander? Darvish is the man

    David Schoenfield

    There are worse ways to spend a Sunday afternoon than watching Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander pitch. Especially if you're not at the ballpark and you can set up a laptop outside, put up your feet, soak in those first warm rays of early May and imagi...

    Blog | May 05, 2013
  14. SweetSpot TV: All-Underrated team

    David Schoenfield

    There is no scientific way to pick an all-underrated team. Well, I suppose there is some formula we could come up with, but that would be about as much fun as watching Brendan Ryan take batting practice. So let's go with an unscientific approach: my ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  15. Weekend wrap: Braves do it right way

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves sent a message this weekend: Don't forget about us. We all know the Washington Nationals were prohibitive favorites to win the NL East -- 38 of 43 ESPN.com experts picked them -- and only five picked the Braves. I think the Bra...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  16. Tuesday thoughts: Ryu impresses

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe we'll try and do this each morning. Maybe we'll get tired of doing it after two weeks. Anyway, quick thoughts from Tuesday's games. The story of the night obviously was Yu Darvish's bid for a perfect game. He become the fifth pitcher in 25 ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013