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  1. Vote: The worst play ever?

    David Schoenfield

    On Saturday, Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich, making his first major league appearance of the season, threw a wild pitch against the Brewers with the bases loaded. Three runs scored. Calling it a Little League play is an insult to Little Le...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  2. Matt Holliday out; Allen Craig should play

    David Schoenfield

    Has any team had a worse spring than the Cardinals? HollidayFirst, Adam Wainwright goes down for the year. Albert Pujols goes unsigned. The team loses a tough opener on a blown save and some Little League defense. Now Matt Holliday is out indef...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  3. 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
  4. Brett Gardner versus Nelson Cruz

    David Schoenfield

    I heard a couple of radio guys -- one of them a former major league pitcher -- on Sunday discussing the Brett Gardner contract, and they were a little incredulous that Gardner could get a four-year, $52 million contract from the Yankees while Nelson ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  5. Random fun notes about brothers

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday night, B.J. Upton and little brother Justin Upton became just the second brother combo to hit back-to-back home runs, joining Hall of Famers Lloyd and Paul Waner, who did it on Sept. 15, 1938. Here are some notes about major league brother...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  6. Dunn delivers biggest win of season for Sox

    David Schoenfield

    "It ain't over 'til it's over." -- Yogi Berra on the 1973 National League East pennant race For a few minutes on Monday, you had the feeling the Chicago White Sox were getting a little bit closer to over. Justin Verlander had done his job for the De...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  7. Ten important notes on 2013 schedule

    David Schoenfield

    It seems a little early to be talking about 2013, but the schedule was released Wednesday, so a few quick thoughts: 1. Interleague play -- every day! With the Astros moving to the American League and giving us 15 teams in each league, this of c...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  8. SweetSpot TV: Speed is back!

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a story up on minor league stolen base phenom Billy Hamilton, and Eric Karabell and myself talk a little about Hamilton and how speed is again becoming a bigger element in the game....

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  9. Dave Kingman and Fenway Park

    David Schoenfield

    After my little note about the year Dave Kingman led the National League in home runs and still finished 24th in the league in slugging percentage, my colleague Joe DeMartino suggested I look up Kingman's career numbers at Fenway Park. Before I do...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  10. Is Adrian Gonzalez back on track?

    David Schoenfield

    Among the many issues with the Boston Red Sox, one that received little attention was the struggles of Adrian Gonzalez. An MVP candidate in 2011 when he hit .338/.410/.548 and hit 27 home runs while leading the American League with 213 hits, Gonzalez...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  11. Have we seen the last of Vladimir Guerrero?

    David Schoenfield

    Back in February of 1997, I owned the second selection in the rookie draft of my fantasy league. It was a little bittersweet, because Andruw Jones was the obvious No. 1 pick. If you remember, Jones was the 19-year-old wunderkind who had hit .400 in t...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  12. How are playoff rotations shaping up?

    David Schoenfield

    Some managers may be waiting to see who their first-round opponent will be (the No. 2 seeds in both leagues are still up for grabs), but here's my best guess on how the rotations will line up. Remember, the format is a little different this year, as ...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  13. Granderson could achieve historic feat

    David Schoenfield

    In major league history, a player has scored 150 or more runs 46 times, topped by Billy Hamilton's 198 for the 1894 Philadelphia Phillies. You can probably guess that the game was a little different back then: Hamilton posted a .521 on-base percentag...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  14. Opening Day observations, part 2

    David Schoenfield

    1. Should the Brewers panic about John Axford? I think they should be nervous. He was legit last season, with 11.8 K's per nine, but he may have been a little lucky by allowing just one home run. His career minor league BB/9 rate was 6.0, which he cu...

    Blog | March 31, 2011