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  1. The top 10 starters in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, after Corey Kluber dominated the Mariners with an 85-pitch shutout, I rashly tweeted that Kluber is one of the best 10 starting pitchers in the game. That seemed to stir things up a bit on Twitter, and Giants fans were especially angered w...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  2. Ten post-deadline predictions

    David Schoenfield

    Let's look at some of the fallout from the trade deadline -- things people said -- and then make some predictions for what happens the rest of the way. 1. The acquisition of Jon Lester makes the Oakland A's the favorite in the AL West. Predicti...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  3. Focus now is on Billy Beane and other GMs

    David Schoenfield

    Brad Pitt played Billy Beane in a movie before he played Derek Jeter or Joe Torre. General managers are this generation's luminaries, scrutinized and critiqued as deeply and emotionally as a team's best player or manager. Players are now viewed as...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. SweetSpot TV: To trade or not to trade?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and I discuss whether some big names -- Troy Tulowitzki, David Price, Jon Lester, Cole Hamels and Matt Kemp -- should or should not be traded....

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. Will Zack Greinke opt out after 2015?

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting tidbit from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, regarding Zack Greinke, who has an opt-out clause in his contract after 2015: "What happens with (Jon) Lester and (Max) Scherzer will say a lot," Greinke said at Monday's All-Star festiv...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. SweetSpot TV: Should Boston trade Lester?

    David Schoenfield

    The Red Sox are 35-42, 7.5 games out of first place and looking more like the 2012 club than the 2013 World Series champs. Jon Lester is a free agent after the season. Should the Red Sox trade him for prospects? Eric Karabell and myself discuss. (And...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Some questionable lineups for Game 5

    David Schoenfield

    In a World Series already replete with craziness, we get a little bit more of it for Game 5: 1. Shane Robinson will start and bat second for the Cardinals. 2. Jonny Gomes will hit cleanup for the Red Sox. The biggest move, however, the one tha...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  9. Was Lester applying substance to ball?

    David Schoenfield

    This could turn into a fun little controversy. Check out Craig Calcaterra's post at Hardball Talk. There appears to be some pretty strong evidence that in Game 1 of the World Series, Red Sox starter Jon Lester was applying something to his fingertip...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  10. Quick thoughts: Good Lester, bad defense

    David Schoenfield

    Thoughts on a Game 1 of the World Series that was over early and ended up 8-1, Red Sox over Cardinals ... Hero: Jon Lester. The line score says it all: 7 2/3 innings, five hits, no extra-base hits, no runs, one walk, eight strikeouts. He tied his ...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  11. Ten predictions for the stretch run

    David Schoenfield

    When Alex Rodriguez got caught off second base on Ichiro Suzuki's line drive back to the pitcher in the 10th inning, I was sure the Tampa Bay Rays would win. When Joba Chamberlain walked Jose Molina leading off the bottom of the 10th, I was sure t...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  12. Weekend wrap: Is Jose Bautista back?

    David Schoenfield

    In April, Jose Bautista had turned into a three true outcomes type of player: home run, walk or strikeout. He hit seven home runs and had a slugging percentage over .500, but was hitting just .200. Was he just finding his stroke as he returned fro...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  13. Day of aces: Sunday's best matchups

    David Schoenfield

    One of the best aspects of early April baseball is all the aces start on Opening Day. Then a few days later they meet again. Usually by each pitcher's third or fourth starts, the schedules get out of whack -- teams don't have the same off days, some ...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  14. Twenty-five spring stories that do matter

    David Schoenfield

    Spring training consists of a lot of bunting practice and manufactured stories, false alarms and overhyped weight losses (or increases). But some news events and stories are potentially important. Here are the 25 biggest ones -- from on the field -- ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  15. Offseason report card: Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 69-93 (74-88 Pythagorean) 734 runs scored (5th in AL) 806 runs allowed (12th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agents Ryan Dempster, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, Koji Uehara and David Ros...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  16. Angels more disappointing than Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    I just returned from vacation and spent a portion of the weekend catching up on the HBO series "The Newsroom." The show has been a little uneven -- what's with all the personal discussions and arguments taking place right in the middle of the newsroo...

    Blog | August 26, 2012