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  1. Giants: Baseball's imperfect dynasty

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe the most fascinating aspect of the latest title run for the San Francisco Giants is how little production they received in the postseason from some of their highest-paid players: Matt Cain, the team's top-paid player at $20.83 million thi...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  2. Cain finally wins but Giants have questions

    David Schoenfield

    The San Francisco Giants needed this one. Matt Cain certainly needed it. The Giants, mired in a bad stretch that had seen them go 7-20 since June 9 and slide from a 9.5-game lead in the NL West to a one-game deficit, had already lost the first two ga...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: Rapid fire!

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I take your questions on the Braves, Josh Donaldson's MVP chances, Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Matt Cain and Chris Owings....

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  4. SweetSpot TV: Biggest disappointments

    David Schoenfield

    It's another edition of SweetSpot TV! Eric and I discuss four pairs of teammates who have been big disappointments. I realize now we didn't talk about the Blue Jays -- and we should have, considering they were viewed as potential World Series f...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  5. Time to put a fork in the Giants' season

    David Schoenfield

    Matt Cain threw 36 pitches on Wednesday afternoon, most of them ineffective. He faced seven batters, walked three of them, allowed hits to two more of them, threw just 18 strikes and got yanked before the San Francisco Giants even batted. When man...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  6. Franchise Player Draft: Round 2!

    David Schoenfield

    The Franchise Player Draft has been completed, so it's time for Eric Karabell and myself to continue our tradition of doing the second round. All picks were made by Eric and myself, not the franchise "owners," so yell at us, not them. Eric made all t...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  7. Matt Cain's release point has changed

    David Schoenfield

    San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain struggled again on Thursday in Colorado, giving up six runs, including three home runs, although he managed to get the win as the Giants won 8-6. Cain's ERA rose to 5.43 and he's now allowed 13 home runs in just ...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  8. Giants have problems in starting rotation

    David Schoenfield

    The San Francisco Giants are built around their starting rotation. That would seem more a statement of fact than an assertion of opinion. After all, conventional wisdom tells us the rotation carried the Giants to a World Series title in...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  9. Thoughts: What's wrong with Matt Cain?

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick reactions to Monday's fine major league baseball action ... The good news for the Giants: A 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks to snap a five-game losing streak and a win for the first time when Matt Cain started. The bad news: Cain scuffle...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  10. Is Giants starting rotation overrated?

    David Schoenfield

    One reason some people don't like statistics -- at least those fancy ones -- is they sometimes produce results incongruous with popular belief. For example, this: San Francisco Giants pitching staff 2012: 8.1 WAR (Baseball-Reference) Kansas Ci...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  11. Matt Cain's BABIP finally regresses

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon wraps up the struggles of the aces on Sunday. Here are some more quick thoughts on Sunday's action. OK, Matt Cain. He matched a career-worst with nine runs allowed. Even stranger, they all came in one inning and at home -- where he all...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Kershaw steals show, but Cain a legit ace

    David Schoenfield

    It's not an easy way to begin defense of your World Series title, facing the best pitcher in the National League and having to beat the Dodgers on a day Sandy Koufax threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Clayton Kershaw dominated the Giants with a...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  14. SweetSpot awards: Joey Votto for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, the SweetSpot bloggers overwhelmingly supported Mike Trout for AL MVP and Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award. Let's see how the predictions line up in the NL. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER For the second straight, the SweetSpot bloggers s...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  15. What should Team USA look like?

    David Schoenfield

    The World Baseball Classic provisional rosters will be announced later this week and news is starting to slip out on who Joe Torre will be naming to the roster. Giancarlo Stanton has committed to playing for Team USA, but Mike Trout will not, instead...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  16. Grantland's MLB Trade Value Rankings

    David Schoenfield

    Our friend Jonah Keri has dared to brave one of those lists to end all lists -- he ranks the 50 most valuable trade properties in baseball. With the winter meetings slated for next week in Nashville and trade rumors flying violently across cyberspace...

    Blog | November 26, 2012