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  1. The best utility infielder of all time!

    David Schoenfield

    You may have seen that Major League Baseball will now be giving out annual Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year and Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year awards. Jim Caple poked a little fun at this, wondering what's next...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  2. Bullpens in the spotlight for Game 4

    David Schoenfield

    Some random thoughts on a whole bunch of things as we wake up from Saturday evening's crazy, once-in-a-lifetime ending: Everybody is talking about the obstruction call, of course, but as Jim Caple pointed out, Red Sox manager John Farrell is as...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  3. SweetSpot TV: Is Rivera overrated?

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Caple has a piece up on Mariano Rivera. He calls Rivera overrated, which ... well, read the piece. Eric Karabell and myself discuss Jim's suggestion and compare Rivera to his longtime teammate, Andy Pettitte. Let me lay the groundwork: Everyon...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. Playoff watch: Mediocrity reigns in AL

    David Schoenfield

    Let's be honest: The American League wild-card "race" is more like two marathon runners stumbling to the finish line. As my colleague Jim Caple points out, over the past month the Rangers are 11-16, the Rays are 13-16, the Orioles are 14-15, the Yank...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  5. Must read: Life in Cooperstown

    David Schoenfield

    The small village of Cooperstown is often presented as the idyllic home of the Hall of Fame. As Jim Caple reports, however, outside the walls of the Hall there are tears, hope and heartache. Check out Jim's story about a town that has much more contr...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  6. Battle of the uniforms: Caple, Lukas brawl

    David Schoenfield

    I hope you've checked out our Battle of the Uniforms package. I still say the Phillies cream jerseys with the blue cap are the best in baseball, although I love the Cardinals' new alternate jerseys. Anyway, check out the video above as Jim Caple a...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  7. Dale Murphy and the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    Wait, another Hall of Fame column? Hey, there's never a bad time to talk about the Hall of Fame. I was talking to Jim Caple today, and at some point the discussion diverged to Jack Morris and his chances to get in next year ("Unlikely," Jim says) ...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  8. Who should win the AL wild cards?

    David Schoenfield

    I sent an email to my pal Jim Caple, asking: Would you rather see the A's or Angels in the playoffs? I could also ask: Would you rather see the Orioles or the Rays? All four teams won on Wednesday, which means good news for the Orioles and A's ...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  9. Ballpark guide: Best eats and seats

    David Schoenfield

    You've probably seen the Battle of the Ballparks bracket we've been running. Maybe you saw Jim Caple's list of the best and worst of the ballparks. If you've a heading to a ballpark this summer, a few tips on tickets, food and transportation are alwa...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  10. Is Pujols the greatest hitter of all time?

    David Schoenfield

    I asked my colleague Jim Caple a simple question: "Who is on your short list of the greatest hitters of all time?" He reeled off the names: Pujols, Bonds, Ruth, Williams ... Mays, Hornsby, Cobb (a little reluctantly on that one). We could include ...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  11. Does Hall overlook 19th century guys?

    David Schoenfield

    While hosting the Baseball Today podcast this week, Jim Caple and myself got into a discussion about the Hall of Fame, prompted by a letter from Brian in Pittsburgh about inducting 19th century ballplayers. I wanted to go into a little more depth tha...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  12. Podcast: Verlander for MVP, Ichiro, Hall

    David Schoenfield

    Special guest Jim Caple joined me on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast and we discussed many interesting topics, including: 1. Justin Verlander for MVP? Maybe this is the year a pitcher can finally win. And the best part: Jim actually has a vote! ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  13. Thursday links: Check 'em out

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff to check out as we wait for day baseball to begin ... Page 2 had a Q&A with Hall of Famer Al Kaline, whose grandson Colin was drafted this year by the Tigers. Jim Caple interviews Curtis Granderson ... and imagines Alex Rodriguez...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  14. Cap week! Which team has iconic cap?

    David Schoenfield

    For no other reason than "Why not?" we're having cap week here at the SweetSpot blog. We'll have a different post each day, something cap-related -- including Jim Caple's worst cap of all time. For today, we're asking: Which team should never change ...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  15. Dallas Braden's 10 rules for HIS mound

    David Schoenfield

    You have to love Dallas Braden. The dude's fastball doesn't crack 90, but he knows how to get hitters out. Plus, he's one of the best interviews in the game. And he even had a little fun with my pal Jim Caple, presenting his 10 rules for 2011 for his...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  16. Opening Day Live

    David Schoenfield

    Hey, we're running a live chat all day today with various folks like Wally Matthews, Jim Caple, Steve Berthiaume of Baseball Tonight, some of the analysts out at the games, myself and others jumping in and out all day. Opening Day Live...

    Blog | March 31, 2011