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  1. Team of the future in N.Y.? It's the Mets

    David Schoenfield

    There's a team in New York that's worth watching these days, one that has struggled to score runs much of the season, has been entangled in some legal issues and is in need of a shortstop. I'm talking, of course, about the New York Mets. Just l...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. SweetSpot TV: Ranking best young pitchers

    David Schoenfield

    We have a great matchup Thursday afternoon between rookie starters Jose Fernandez of the Marlins and Gerrit Cole of the Pirates. Tristan Cockcroft discussed that matchup and some great young pitching combos in the majors in this edition of SweetSpot ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  3. All-Star Game diary: AL wins, Mo is MVP

    David Schoenfield

    NEW YORK -- Here's a fun piece of All-Star trivia: At 24, Matt Harvey is the youngest pitcher to start an All-Star Game since Dwight Gooden, also of the Mets, who was 23 in 1988. How Harvey will fare in front of the home fans is one of the big sto...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  4. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  5. Scherzer, Harvey should start All-Star Game

    David Schoenfield

    Max Scherzer struck out the side in the first inning. He fanned Jose Reyes swinging on an ankle-high changeup, a pitch that followed two 94 mph four-seam fastballs. He fanned Adam Lind looking with a 96 mph fastball at the knees and on the ou...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  6. Thoughts: Nats, Dodgers bad; Brown good

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts on Sunday's MLB games and other stuff ... It's getting more and more difficult to paint a positive outlook for the Nationals, other than it's still early June. Nate Karns started Sunday, exposing the team's lack of rotation depth,...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  7. SweetSpot TV: Season's biggest stories

    David Schoenfield

    We're just about at the one-third mark of the season (already!), so it seems like a good time for a quick look at the five most important story lines so far. ESPN Fantasy writer Tristan Cockcroft joined SweetSpot TV to weigh in with his thoughts. ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Matt Harvey vs. Joey Votto: Votto wins

    David Schoenfield

    The afternoon tilt between the Reds and Mets at Citi Field would have been just another mid-May game between a good team and a bad team, except the Mets are a good team when Matt Harvey pitches. Some thoughts on an interesting game, which the Reds wo...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  9. Updated fantasy rankings are out

    David Schoenfield

    The ESPN Fantasy staff has published its mid-May rankings -- their top 250 players for the rest of the season. It's always interesting to see the different opinions. Everybody agrees on guys like Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Braun, but here are some gu...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Five things to watch this weekend

    David Schoenfield

    The hottest team in baseball is those Cleveland Indians, and we don't need instant replay to prove it. The Tribe has won 10 of 11 with terrific pitching and more than a few home runs. Mark Reynolds leaves nothing to chance with 500-foot blasts. Scott...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  12. The day the pitchers went 26 innings

    David Schoenfield

    Matt Harvey's almost-perfect game on Tuesday night which resulted in him receiving a no-decision reminded me of the ultimate no-decision game: The Saturday afternoon on May 1, 1920, when Leon Cadore and Joe Oeschger each pitched 26 innings in a 1-1 t...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  13. Thoughts: Down goes Craig Kimbrel

    David Schoenfield

    Crazy night in baseball -- Matt Harvey's near-perfect game, the Yankees getting shut out at Coors Field, ninth-inning wins for the Blue Jays (a victory made less joyous after J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive) and Diamondbacks, Yuniesky B...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  14. 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
  15. April grades: Braves best in NL

    David Schoenfield

    With apologies to the nice starts of the Pirates and Rockies, the most important story line of April has been the Braves' opening up a 3.5-game lead over the Nationals in the NL East. Considering the importance of winning the division and avoiding...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  16. Thoughts: Wainwright back to Cy status

    David Schoenfield

    Thoughts on Tuesday's fun night of baseball ... Matt Harvey has deservedly been stealing all the headlines, but Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is quietly off to an amazing start. He pitched 8.1 scoreless innings in a 2-0 win against the Nationals,...

    Blog | April 24, 2013