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  1. Alfonso Soriano: Overrated, underrated

    David Schoenfield

    Alfonso Soriano announced his retirement Tuesday, although after hitting .221/.244/.367 and getting released by the Yankees in July, his career may have been over anyway. How to view Soriano's legacy? It has been one of the more fascinating career...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  2. Is Derek Jeter an all-time great?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney has an excellent column Monday on Derek Jeter, arguing that it's time to stop calling Jeter overrated. Buster tees off his discussion by writing: He has been the most publicized and exposed player in the sport during his career, as th...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: Is Rivera overrated?

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Caple has a piece up on Mariano Rivera. He calls Rivera overrated, which ... well, read the piece. Eric Karabell and myself discuss Jim's suggestion and compare Rivera to his longtime teammate, Andy Pettitte. Let me lay the groundwork: Everyon...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. Another reason closers are overrated

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today, talking about why the Twins and Mets should trade Glen Perkins and Bobby Parnell: Do you know how many teams have the same closer in 2013 that they did two years ago, in 2011? Try three: Mariano Rivera of the Yankees,...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. Brandon Phillips: RBI machine!

    David Schoenfield

    I don't know where this post is going, but wherever it leads, it's not meant to rip on Brandon Phillips, if it does wind up sounding negative. Reds fans jumped on me a few weeks ago when I called Phillips overrated, and that's fine: Fans should defen...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  6. Weekend wrap: Angels OK, Tigers overrated

    David Schoenfield

    The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. -- Mark Twain If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first. -- Mark Twain * * * *...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  7. SweetSpot TV: Are Nationals overrated?

    David Schoenfield

    In the latest SweetSpot TV, Eric and I rank our top five teams. (I like the Red Sox, especially with David Ortiz coming back, but Eric isn't so sure.) Early rankings of this type are always difficult; how much do you factor in your preseason proje...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  8. 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
  9. A's add needed shortstop depth with Lowrie

    David Schoenfield

    Jed Lowrie, being a one-time hyped prospect for the Red Sox, is probably overrated, at least as far as his value-to-name recognition ratio, but he should be able to help the Oakland A's. Billy Beane acquired the shortstop from the Houston Astros, ...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  10. Resolutions for a new year

    David Schoenfield

    It's time to look ahead to 2013. While we can all resolve to do more in our communities, respect our elders and be kind to dogs, here are a few resolutions from around baseball. San Francisco Giants: To acquire some overrated veteran in midseason ...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  11. Why Josh Hamilton is overrated

    David Schoenfield

    Quick question: How many positions drove in 100 runs in 2012? OK, that's a little bit of a trick question. I didn't ask how many players drove in 100 runs (the answer is 18), but how many positions. The answer there is 42. Here is the list of all ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  12. Indians as good as overrated Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    OK, I'll give you Justin Verlander. I'll even give you Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson. But five through 25? I think I'll take the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday, even ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  13. Cole Hamels gives Phillies the top trio

    David Schoenfield

    Philadelphia Phillies fans have gotten on my case a few times this year. They didn't like it when I picked them to miss the playoffs before the season. They didn't like it when I said Ryan Howard was overpaid and overrated. They didn't like it when I...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  14. Does Howard clean up for the Phillies?

    David Schoenfield

    One of the debates out in cyberland that elicits the most heated arguments is assessing the value of Phillies cleanup hitter Ryan Howard. If you call him overrated and overpaid, a large percentage of Phillies fans go crazy and call you an idiot. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  15. The 2011 all-overrated squad

    David Schoenfield

    I did my all-underrated team the other day. Here's the all-overrated team. Now, all these guys aren't bad players. In fact, most of them are good players -- just not as good as I think they are widely viewed. And just because I included them doesn't ...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  16. Could Charlie Weis' genius be overrated?

    David Schoenfield

    Charlie Weis has gone 35-27 in his Notre Dame coaching career, a worse record than Ty Willingham or Bob Davie, although slightly better than Gerry Faust (not that Weis is likely to highlight that fact on his résumé.) With Weis apparently ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2009