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  1. Welcome to the club, Yoenis Cespedes

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the funny thing about great throws: How many do you remember? Specific throws, I mean? Of course, there's the Bo Jackson throw to nail Harold Reynolds and the Ichiro Suzuki throw early in his first season in Seattle that helped establish his r...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. SweetSpot TV: Key injuries of spring

    David Schoenfield

    Have there been more injuries than usual this spring? I don't know. We probably say that every year. Eric and myself discuss the five most critical injuries of spring training and how they could affect the pennant races. In one case, it's led Eric to...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  3. Veterans ballot missing one top candidate

    David Schoenfield

    The Veterans Committee portion of the Hall of Fame induction process doesn't generate the same uproar as the Baseball Writers vote does. But the people it elects are still full-fledged members of Cooperstown, with their little plaques right there nex...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  4. A's looking like best team in the AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Jesse Chavez is essentially the 25th man on the Oakland A's roster. He started the year in Triple-A, got called up, got sent down, got called back up and is working as the low-leverage guy out of the bullpen. Before Thursday, he hadn't pitche...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  5. Thoughts: Votto homers, Parker struggles

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Sunday's games (click here for thoughts on the Braves' hot start and the entire weekend wrap) ... Joey Votto finally homered, his first in 51 games going back to June 24 and first since his knee surgery last July. Even without t...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  6. Cliff Lee is still an awesome pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Two stat lines below from 2012. Which pitcher had the better year? Pitcher A: 211 IP, 207 H, 28 BB, 207 SO, 3.16 ERA, .255/.278/.411 Pitcher B: 199.1 IP, 149 H, 76 BB, 207 SO, 2.89 ERA, .206/.283/.299 Pretty close, no? You can obviously guess ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  7. Does top mark after Aug. 1 mean anything?

    David Schoenfield

    @dschoenfield We saw the F offseason grade for the Orioles. They don't need anybody else they had the best record in baseball after August 1 - Ross Parker (@KP112) February 13, 2013 Ross may have disagreed with my report card on the Orioles,...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  8. Offseason report card: A's

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 94-68 (92-70 Pythagorean) 713 runs scored (8th in American League) 614 runs allowed (2nd in AL) Big Offseason Moves Traded Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera to Arizona for Chris Young. Re-signed free agent Bartolo Colon...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  9. Can the Oakland A's do it again?

    David Schoenfield

    Are the Oakland Athletics for real? That will be one of the most intriguing questions heading into spring. Following five consecutive non-winning seasons, the A's rode a rookie-infused pitching staff, won 94 games (20 more than 2011) and came with...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Baseball is awesome: A's cap great day

    David Schoenfield

    More baseball! On a day that featured a quadruple-header of baseball playoff action, a game in which a starting pitcher who didn't win a game all season gets a W, a game with a demoted former two-time Cy Young winner coming out of the bullpen for ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  12. Anderson, Crisp rescue A's with two gems

    David Schoenfield

    The Oakland A's didn't really know what to expect from Brett Anderson, who hadn't pitched in 20 days since suffering an oblique strain. But here's the one thing about Anderson: He can roll out of bed and throw the ball over the plate. He returned ...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  13. Who should win the AL wild cards?

    David Schoenfield

    I sent an email to my pal Jim Caple, asking: Would you rather see the A's or Angels in the playoffs? I could also ask: Would you rather see the Orioles or the Rays? All four teams won on Wednesday, which means good news for the Orioles and A's ...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  14. Three awesome stats about the Oakland A's

    David Schoenfield

    Courtesy of the great folks at ESPN Stats & Information, I present three facts about your 2012 Oakland A's. No. 1: The A's have received 43 of their 87 wins from rookie pitchers. That last team with a winning record to get at least half their ...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  15. The most exciting player in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    We all have our own favorites, of course, and maybe they change from season to season. Or month to month. That's a little of the beauty of baseball; we don't all have to enjoy and appreciate the same players. The stars aren't necessarily shoved down ...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  16. A's gear up for biggest series in six years

    David Schoenfield

    This is the team they should have made the "Moneyball" movie about. The 2002 Oakland's A's were actually a star-studded team with Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Miguel Tejada, Eric Chavez and Jermaine Dye. But the 2012 A's? Who are these guy...

    Blog | August 06, 2012