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  1. Chat wrap: Trade scenarios, AL bias, more!

    David Schoenfield

    Do the Detroit Tigers need a second baseman more than a starting pitcher? Are the Pittsburgh Pirates for real? Will the Cleveland Indians make a deal? Who should be in the Home Run Derby? Is Mike Trout worthy of MVP discussion? And why were accused o...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  2. SweetSpot TV: Are Mets for real?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss the Mets and whether or not they can hang in the NL East race, the slumping Cardinals and the MVP of the National League so far....

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  3. Strange but true: Four predictions

    David Schoenfield

    When I was a kid I had a book titled "The Giant Book of Strange but True Sports Stories." I must have read it a hundred times. I can't remember how many of the stories were actually strange or how many were even true, but I loved that book. Kind o...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  4. Strasburg-Santana battle one to watch

    David Schoenfield

    There are so many new pitchers to capture our attention -- Matt Moore or Yu Darvish or Justin Verlander, for example -- it's easy to forget it wasn't long ago Stephen Strasburg was the prospect du jour or that Johan Santana was one of the best pitche...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  5. Weekly preview: Superpowers on the spot

    David Schoenfield

    I'm still trying to catch my breath. What a first weekend of games, from ace starters dominating to bullpen implosions to clutch home runs. The first week of the season is always entertaining for the rash judgments and choleric reactions to a few los...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  6. Opening Day wrap: Where's the offense?

    David Schoenfield

    This looks like the pitching line of a dominant closer: 88.2 IP, 49 H, 15 R, 14 ER, 27 BB, 77 SO, 2 HR, 1.44 ERA That's the collective work of Thursday's 14 starting pitchers. Eleven of the 14 allowed one run or zero runs. Justin Verlander and ...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  7. Opening Day: Starters terrific, bullpens not

    David Schoenfield

    The anticipation begins as soon as the final out of the World Series is recorded. It builds during an offseason of trade rumors and free-agent signings, spring training injury updates and roster cutdowns. Then Opening Day arrives and maybe a small pa...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  8. Five things to watch: Opening Day

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick bullet points on our third Opening Day/night of the season: 1. A day of aces. Justin Verlander, Roy Halladay, Clayton Kershaw, Stephen Strasburg, Ricky Romero, Justin Masterson ... I think we may see some low-scoring games today. Strasb...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  9. Links: Kimbrel, Manny, AL East rotations

    David Schoenfield

    Some more good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ... Ben Duronio examines Craig Kimbrel's breaking ball. Some label the pitch a slider or slurve, but Kimbrel refers to it as a curveball. Here's all that matters: It's a devastating pitch. ...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  10. Giants keep sanity with Lincecum deal

    David Schoenfield

    On the same day 82-year-old Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch decided to go all-in on Prince Fielder and a World Series title chase, the San Francisco Giants showed some fiscal responsibility by reportedly agreeing with two-time Cy Young winner Tim Li...

    Blog | January 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. Are teams smarter than they used to be?

    David Schoenfield

    So, Thomas Neumann of Page 2 sent me this picture of a Sports Illustrated cover, listing all the millionaire players from 1985. I think Thomas was working on a career retrospective of John Denny or something, I'm not sure. (OK, he actually interviewe...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  13. Ten reasons the Mets aren't that bad

    David Schoenfield

    A few days before the season began I was out running with Matt, one of my editors. Matt is a Mets fan and I was having a good time threatening to write a "Why the Mets could be the worst team in the National League" post. I never got around to wri...

    Blog | April 07, 2011