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  1. Do you need a closer to win World Series?

    David Schoenfield

    The obvious answer here is: Well, of course, you do. Starters rarely throw complete games anymore in the postseason; in the past 10 postseasons we've had just 19 complete games. Only two starters have thrown more than one in that span: Josh Beckett a...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  2. Tigers look like dangerous playoff team

    David Schoenfield

    Remember those first three games of the season for the Detroit Tigers? They won the season opener against the Red Sox with a run in the bottom of the ninth. They belted Josh Beckett the next game, hitting five home runs off him and winning 10-0. Then...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  3. Ten important players for September

    David Schoenfield

    When Davey Johnson got his first managerial gig with the New York Mets in 1984 he took over a franchise that had lost 94-plus games in six of its previous seven seasons, and the only reason it didn't happen in the seventh season was due to the 1981 s...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  4. X factors: Team-by-team keys

    David Schoenfield

    We asked the SweetSpot bloggers to weigh in with a vital element to each team's success in 2011. Click on each link for their analysis or to check out their site. AL East Baltimore Orioles -- Zach Britton Boston Red Sox -- Josh Beckett New York...

    Blog | March 29, 2011