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  1. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    We're starting to see a little clarity. I think. Check the standings, playoff odds and remaining schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. The A's with their biggest win of the season. Of course, they needed their biggest win after weeks of big...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  2. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    1. Oakland's pain continues. After Oakland's dramatic ninth-inning rally on Saturday, the Astros returned the favor, scoring twice in the ninth to win 4-3. Especially painful: The Astros didn't even get a hit as Ryan Cook walked three batters and ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Focus now is on Billy Beane and other GMs

    David Schoenfield

    Brad Pitt played Billy Beane in a movie before he played Derek Jeter or Joe Torre. General managers are this generation's luminaries, scrutinized and critiqued as deeply and emotionally as a team's best player or manager. Players are now viewed as...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. SweetSpot TV: To trade or not to trade?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and I discuss whether some big names -- Troy Tulowitzki, David Price, Jon Lester, Cole Hamels and Matt Kemp -- should or should not be traded....

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. Mariners should go after Matt Kemp

    David Schoenfield

    A week ago, the Dodgers finally admitted what many have realized for some time now: Matt Kemp is no longer a center fielder. So he spent a few days working on playing left field and started there on Wednesday for the first time since 2006. He's back ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  6. SweetSpot TV: Can Puig win batting title?

    David Schoenfield

    In this week's Rapid Fire SweetSpot TV segment with Eric Karabell, one topic we discuss is Yasiel Puig. Entering Wednesday, Puig is second in the National League batting race, hitting .346 to Troy Tulowitzki's .373. Can Puig actually win th...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  7. Hey, Matt Kemp did have one great season

    David Schoenfield

    "I'm not a fourth outfielder," Matt Kemp said Friday. "We can cut that off right there. I won't accept that role. I can't accept that role." It would be easy to poke fun at Kemp since he can't even run right now as he recovers from ankle surgery (...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  8. Ten predictions for rest of offseason

    David Schoenfield

    As Buster Olney wrote in his Sunday blog, "a lot of the winter work was done" as general managers caught flights out of Orlando. But some big free agents are still out there -- most notably Shin-Soo Choo but also some quality starting pitchers in Mat...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  9. SweetSpot TV: Offseason rapid fire!

    David Schoenfield

    It's another edition of Offseason Rapid Fire with Eric Karabell. We discuss the latest news and also ask: Which is the team to beat right now?...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  10. Which outfielder should Dodgers trade?

    David Schoenfield

    Everyone expects the Dodgers to trade an outfielder this winter. Most likely Andre Ethier. Maybe Matt Kemp. Probably not Carl Crawford since nobody really wants Carl Crawford. And definitely not Yasiel Puig, because he's Yasiel Puig. With highly rega...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  11. Dodgers need Kemp to make the playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    Matt Kemp is hitting .254/.309/.357, which looks more like a Nick Punto line than a Matt Kemp line, a pretty clear indication he probably should have gone on the disabled list several weeks ago when it became obvious his shoulder was limiting his pro...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  12. Wrap: MVP races, B.J. Upton, Kemp

    David Schoenfield

    We talked some baseball. We talked Paul Goldschmidt versus Joey Votto. The record paces of Miguel Cabrera and Manny Machado. What's wrong with the B.J. Upton and Matt Kemp and what the Braves and Dodgers should do. We talked about the defense of Mike...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  13. Don't blame Mattingly: Blame the Dodgers

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe Don Mattingly is a good manager. Maybe he's a bad manager. Maybe, like his mentor Joe Torre, he's just four jobs away from the job that will turn him into a Hall of Famer. (The headline in the New York Daily News when the Yankees hired Torre: "...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  14. Weekend wrap: Here comes Profar!

    David Schoenfield

    A quick warning about Jurickson Profar's call to the majors to replace the disabled Ian Kinsler: Do not expect Mike Trout; do not expect Bryce Harper; do not expect Manny Machado. Yes, the performance of those three wunderkinds has, unfortunately,...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Thoughts: Crisis time for Dodgers

    David Schoenfield

    Thoughts on Sunday's games ... A brutal weekend for the suddenly disintegrating Dodgers. Swept by the Giants, including two on walk-off home runs. Hanley Ramirez, just activated from the DL earlier in the weekend, landed back on it after strainin...

    Blog | May 06, 2013