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  1. 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
  2. Jackie Robinson, Jimmy Rollins and truth

    David Schoenfield

    The new movie "42" about Jackie Robinson opens up Friday night. I haven't seen it yet but expect I'll go watch it at some point this weekend. Jerry Crasnick has a piece on director Brian Helgeland's two-year odyssey to make the movie and Jerry, Jim C...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  3. U.S. in trouble after loss to Mexico

    David Schoenfield

    Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder, Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout aren't on the United States roster, and their absence means a lot of fans don't care about the World Baseball Classic -- certainly not enough to spend a Friday evening in early March wa...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  4. Jimmy Rollins and the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    Does this surprise you? Over the past 10 seasons, Jimmy Rollins has been the 10th-best position player in baseball, at least according to FanGraphs and its wins above replacement metric. I guess it surprises me, not that I haven't appreciated Roll...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  5. Team USA missing stars, but still formidable

    David Schoenfield

    OK, there's no Mike Trout or Buster Posey or Justin Verlander or Andrew McCutchen, but Team USA's provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic looks pretty strong. How about this lineup: RF Ben Zobrist C Joe Mauer LF Ryan Braun DH Gianca...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  6. What should Team USA look like?

    David Schoenfield

    The World Baseball Classic provisional rosters will be announced later this week and news is starting to slip out on who Joe Torre will be naming to the roster. Giancarlo Stanton has committed to playing for Team USA, but Mike Trout will not, instead...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. NL East showdown: Position rankings

    David Schoenfield

    This is back-of-the-napkin stuff ... but fun back-of-the-napkin stuff. As we wait to see if Prince Fielder does land in Washington, let's check out the state of the NL East. We'll go position by position and rank the players. Then we'll come up with ...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  12. Links: Padres could trade Anthony Rizzo

    David Schoenfield

    On his U.S.S. Mariner site, FanGraphs writer and ESPN contributor Dave Cameron suggests the Mariners should make a pitch for Anthony Rizzo, now that the Padres acquired Yonder Alonso in the Mat Latos deal. Dave suggests it could cost shortstop prospe...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  13. Are the Phillies getting too old?

    David Schoenfield

    Jimmy Rollins didn't get the five-year contract he was allegedly seeking. He didn't even get a guaranteed four-year contract. Rollins and the Phillies have agreed on a three-year deal with a vesting option for a fourth year. Rollins will be 33 for...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  14. NL East: Three fixes for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Sure, every team would love to plug its shortstop hole with Jose Reyes or Jimmy Rollins. Albert Pujols would look terrific in any uniform. Have a spare $40 million sitting around? Sure, Ryan Madson is an underrated closer. But let's be realistic h...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  15. Red Sox-Phillies diary: Lee dominates

    David Schoenfield

    It's a World Series preview! Or maybe not. But let's do a running diary of Red Sox-Phillies, first of a big three-game series in Philly. First inning Our long national debate is over: David Ortiz will not be in the starting lineup. Look, Terry Fr...

    Blog | June 28, 2011