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  1. Lineup discussion: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    In our continuing discussion of lineups, let's move over to the American League and the division with the deepest group of lineups in the majors. Boston Red Sox Key question: Who replaces Jacoby Ellsbury in the leadoff spot? The Red Sox score...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  2. Yankees are still baseball's evil empire

    David Schoenfield

    This is the New York Yankees organization we love to hate: spending $155 million on Masahiro Tanaka and $153 million on Jacoby Ellsbury and at least $85 million on Brian McCann and another $45 million on Carlos Beltran, plus some pocket change on the...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  3. Vote: How will Ellsbury do in 2014?

    David Schoenfield

    How will Jacoby Ellsbury do with the Yankees in 2014? Let's play a little over/under with odds from Batting average: .299 Ellsbury hit .298 in 2013 and is a career .297 hitter. He hit .300 on the road, .296 in Fenway in 2013, and is ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  4. Ellsbury to Yankees: What they're saying

    David Schoenfield

    The Yankees are back, as glorious and evil as ever! What writers are writing about the Yanks signing Jacoby Ellsbury away from the Red Sox: Ian O'Connor, ESPN New York: So the Yankees made two monster deals, with more to come, after scaring their...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  5. Cubs should sign Jacoby Ellsbury

    David Schoenfield

    This is what Chicago Cubs fans can dream on, circa 2016: CF Jacoby Ellsbury LF Albert Almora SS Javier Baez 3B Kris Bryant 1B Anthony Rizzo RF Jorge Soler 2B Starlin Castro C Welington Castillo Whoa. Back up there. Jacoby Ellsbury? Ye...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  6. Jacoby Ellsbury versus Carl Crawford

    David Schoenfield

    Came across this quote this morning, from Scott Boras, agent for Jacoby Ellsbury, back in September to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports: "Two things separate Ellsbury [from Crawford]. Carl Crawford was never proven as a leadoff hitter, and Carl Crawford i...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  7. SweetSpot TV: Is Ellsbury worth $100M?

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, I wrote a glass half-full or half-empty on Jacoby Ellsbury's free agency. Here, Eric and I discuss whether he's worth a $100 million price tag....

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  8. Half-full, half-empty: Jacoby Ellsbury

    David Schoenfield

    For teams looking to sign Jacoby Ellsbury to a long-term contract -- and Buster Olney suggests that it will be at least a $100 million long-term contract -- the risks are obvious: Ellsbury played just 74 games in 2012 and 18 games in 2010. Between th...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  9. No surprises in qualifying offers

    David Schoenfield

    Thirteen free agents received one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offers from their previous team, meaning those players will have now a choice: See what the market bears or return to their team for that one-year offer (or negotiate a new contract wit...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  10. Quick thoughts: The best team wins it all

    David Schoenfield

    World Series history is filled with dramatic Game 6 contests -- 2011 (Cardinals-Rangers), 2002 (Angels rally), 1993 (Joe Carter), 1992 (Jays clinch in extra innings), 1991 (Kirby Puckett), 1986 (Bill Buckner), 1975 (Carlton Fisk)... just to name a fe...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. Quick thoughts: Lester outduels Wainwright

    David Schoenfield

    It was a pitchers' duel in Game 5 of the World Series until the maligned bottom of the Boston Red Sox order came through late in the game. The Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1, and the World Series returns to Fenway, where the Red Sox have a ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  12. 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
  13. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  14. Matt Moore and 10 key guys in the AL East

    David Schoenfield

    What to make of Matt Moore right now? His 9-3 record looks nice, but he hasn't pitched like a 9-3 pitcher, especially of late. Even when he started the season 8-0, there were some red flags: a lot of walks, high pitch counts that led to early exit...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Ten guys facing the most pressure in 2013

    David Schoenfield

    Does pressure exist in baseball? We've made heroes and goats of those who performed -- or didn't perform -- in the game's biggest moments. But those are usually isolated snippets of time in a postseason game, when the results of one at-bat or a few g...

    Blog | March 04, 2013