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  1. Stanton one of best pure power hitters ever

    David Schoenfield

    The much-anticipated Alex Wood versus Jose Fernandez rematch didn't materialize on Tuesday night, as Fernandez turned in another dominating performance with eight scoreless innings while Wood gave up 10 hits and seven runs. What did materialize was a...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  2. Random thoughts for Monday

    David Schoenfield

    As the headline says, random thoughts for Monday ... If you read the blog last week you saw my preseason rankings of all 30 teams. The team I admit that I'm most likely to miss on is the Giants, whom I ranked 20th. If they get positive producti...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. Phillies unlikely to defy odds with old team

    David Schoenfield

    The Philadelphia Phillies will enter the 2014 season with the expectation that these five position players will be regulars in the starting lineup: C Carlos Ruiz: 35 years old 1B Ryan Howard: 34 years old 2B Chase Utley: 35 years old SS Jimmy R...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  4. Ten reasons the Phillies will be buyers

    David Schoenfield

    The Philadelphia Phillies are 23-24, they've been outscored by 31 runs, Roy Halladay is on the disabled list, Ryan Howard hasn't hit and Cole Hamels can't win. So the Phillies eventually will be sellers at the trade deadline, right? I don't think ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  5. Hey, at least Delmon Young is active!

    David Schoenfield

    It hasn't been the best of Aprils for the Phillies, and while there was hope that year's mediocre season would see a return to recent glory with full and healthy seasons from Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Roy Halladay, that hasn't been the case. Bill ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Can Ryan Howard be Ryan Howard again?

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today : Ryan Howard has been hammering the ball this spring, driving the ball the other way; being out with an injury, he said, allowed him to refocus and review videotape from 2008 and realize that he had stopped concentrati...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  8. Podcast: A-Rod, Upton and Taft

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon discuss the big stories of the past week: The PED news out of Miami, Justin Upton to the Braves and William Howard Taft to the Nationals. Who will win more games, the Braves or the Phillies? Which last-place team will imp...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  9. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  10. Ten important things to know on Aug. 13

    David Schoenfield

    You have to love August baseball. This is when the grind of the long season settles in, when depth becomes even more important, when pitchers have to pitch through fatigue and soreness and maybe a little pain. It's when we find out if the pretenders ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  11. Phillies' playoff hopes on life support

    David Schoenfield

    When the season began, everyone knew Chase Utley was going to miss a significant amount of time. We all knew Ryan Howard was going to be out until around the All-Star break. We all knew the core of the Phillies' lineup was getting older -- Placido Po...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  12. Sox, Angels, Phils: Who makes playoffs?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's be brutally honest here about Jon Lester's complete game 6-1 victory on Monday night: It came against the Seattle Mariners. A lot of pitchers look pretty good against Seattle. Nonetheless, it was Boston's first nine-inning complete game ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  13. Phils still project as playoff team ... maybe

    David Schoenfield

    My parents still love watching baseball, even Seattle Mariners baseball. I called them Monday evening to see if they watched Philip Humber's perfect game on Saturday and my dad said he watched a few innings, went out to the mow the lawn and came back...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  14. Joey Votto is your best bet for NL MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Since the wild-card era began in 1995, there have been 34 MVPs -- 29 of them played on playoff teams, the exceptions being Albert Pujols in 2008, Ryan Howard in 2006, Barry Bonds in 2004 and 2001, Alex Rodriguez in 2003 and Larry Walker in 1997. Not ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  15. What's the worst-case scenario for Phillies?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's do some quick math. By worst-case scenario, I don't mean "Chase Utley out of for the year, Ryan Howard out for the year, Roy Halladay injures his shoulder" and so on. But let's try a few assumptions and see how that could affect the P...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  16. Utley's health a big problem for Phillies

    David Schoenfield

    There's a disturbing trend in Chase Utley's batting averages that a lot of Phillies fans don't like to acknowledge. It goes like this: .332, .292, .282, .275, .259. You can do the same thing his yearly OPS figures: .976, .915, .905, .832, .769. ...

    Blog | March 19, 2012