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  1. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the left fielders

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself break down the BBTN 100's top left fielders. Left field was once the domain of sluggers like Greg Luzinski and Jim Rice and Manny Ramirez and it didn't matter if you played any defense as long as you hit 30 home runs and knoc...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  2. Best deadline deal ever: Dodgers

    David Schoenfield

    Throughout July, we're presenting 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade-deadline deal ever made by each team. We wrap up with the NL West. THE TEAM: Los Angeles Dodgers THE YEAR: 2008 THE SITUATION: Tired of Manny Ramirez complaining about wa...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  3. Five biggest deadline blockbusters

    David Schoenfield

    When the New York Mets traded Tom Seaver to the Reds on June 15, 1977, Mets fans were so upset they tried to organize a boycott of home games until Seaver would return to Shea Stadium with the Reds in August. The boycott never materialized, but th...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  4. Ten awesome things about Miguel Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    Miguel Cabrera leads the American League in batting average (.382) and RBIs (37) as he tries to go for another Triple Crown. It seems unfair to even suggest that would be possible, but if he goes on a home run tear at some point, I wouldn't put it pa...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  5. Photo of day: Manny goes to Taiwan

    David Schoenfield

    Fans in Kaohsiung, Taiwan welcome Manny Ramirez in his first game for the EDO Rhinos. Except the picture on their placard is Johnny Cueto....

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  6. Mota's suspension shows sport isn't clean

    David Schoenfield

    Guillermo Mota became the third major leaguer ever to receive a 100-game for a second positive drug test, joining Manny Ramirez and Eliezer Alfonzo. The loss to the Giants is probably minimal, although not necessarily insignificant since Mota did ...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  7. Why Pujols could still post MVP numbers

    David Schoenfield

    The shocking thing about Albert Pujols' start, of course, is that if any player seemed immune to a slump it was him. After all, this is player who ranks eighth all time in career adjusted OPS, behind seven guys named Ruth, Williams, Bonds, Gehrig,...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  8. This just in: Cabrera and Fielder are good

    David Schoenfield

    This is what will have American League pitchers and managers waking up in cold sweats all season long: Those stretches when Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are both raking, eyes bulging as they pummel meaty fastballs over fences and into outfield s...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  9. Podcast: Spring training preview

    David Schoenfield

    Pitchers and catchers report this week, and this week's edition of the Baseball Today podcast (with Mark Simon and fill-in guest Steve Berthiaume) touches on everything you could want in a spring training preview. Mark and Steve react to the news...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  10. A's have nothing to lose with Ramirez

    David Schoenfield

    On June 2, assuming none of Oakland's first 50 games are rained out, Manny Ramirez will be eligible to join the A's. He may need a few games in Triple-A to get ready, but signing Ramirez makes Oakland's intention clear: He'll be the club's designated...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Should the A's sign Manny Ramirez?

    David Schoenfield

    Right now, the Oakland A's lineup would appear to look something like this: 2B Jemile Weeks CF Coco Crisp LF Seth Smith DH OPEN 3B Scott Sizemore RF Josh Reddick 1B Brandon Allen C Kurt Suzuki SS Cliff Pennington Of course, I deliberate...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  13. Performance of the year goes to ...

    David Schoenfield

    On April 22, Ben Zobrist went 0-for-5 in Tampa Bay's 11-inning loss to the Blue Jays, dropping his average to .183. The Rays were struggling at 9-11, Evan Longoria was out with an injury, Manny Ramirez had been suspended for a positive drug test and ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  14. Ryan Braun is crazy good right now

    David Schoenfield

    Ryan Braun still has a lot of baseball left to play -- at least four games in a worst-case scenario -- but his blazing start to the postseason (11-for-22, five doubles, two home runs, seven runs and eight RBIs) has us thinking of great October runs. ...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  15. Call shot: Rays will win the AL wild card

    David Schoenfield

    In the offseason, the Boston Red Sox traded a slew of prospects for Adrian Gonzalez, who is leading the American League in hitting and delivering an MVP-caliber season. In the offseason, the Tamp Bay Rays signed Manny Ramirez, who got one hit, tes...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  16. Reyes back on DL; goodbye Crawford $?

    David Schoenfield

    Jose Reyes landed on the disabled list for the second time this season with hamstring issues, and Adam Rubin of asks how this will affect Reyes' free-agent payday. Can Reyes expect a deal similar to what Boston gave Carl Crawford -- s...

    Blog | August 09, 2011