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  1. SweetSpot TV: Rapid fire

    David Schoenfield

    It's another edition of rapid fire, featuring Masahiro Tanaka, Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper, Jesse Chavez, Chase Utley, Mike Moustakas, the Mets and the Mariners....

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. Monday reading list: Two on Koufax

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski is ranking the 100 best baseball players of all time and the other day he wrote about Sandy Koufax, his No. 46 guy. Koufax is one of the most difficult players to rank in a list like this due to his short career. His case raises the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  3. Pitching four days in a row: A history

    David Schoenfield

    One of the craziest games of recent years took place on Monday, when the Phillies scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-5 lead, only to blow it in the ninth when Dan Uggla hit a grand slam for the Braves off Jake Diekman. One re...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Managers continue to make bad lineups

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, SweetSpot TV co-host Eric Karabell said to me, "It seems like a third of managers are hitting their worst hitter first or second." True or not? Well, here are some examples: The impetus for our discussion was Tony Gwynn Jr., a...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  5. In appreciation of Joe Blanton

    David Schoenfield

    You may have missed it. I did, until Eric Karabell told me over a fine lunch at the ESPN cafeteria: Joe Blanton is going to retire, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Look, I get it: Blanton became a bit of a punch line in rece...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  6. Things we've learned after one series

    David Schoenfield

    Overreact after one series? Of course we're going to overreact! We're baseball fans. It's no fun if we just spout things like "small sample size" and "check back in two months." So, what have we learned after one series? Here are a few trends and thi...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. Marlins' Eovaldi could be breakout pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on Tuesday's games and news ... Here's something you probably didn't know: Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi had the highest fastball velocity last season of any pitcher who threw 100 innings. His 96.2 mph average fastball...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  8. Fourteen big questions for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    1. The Fast and the Furious III: Who wins the AL MVP Award? It's the third installment of the epic Mike Trout-Miguel Cabrera trilogy, made even more intriguing by the mammoth contracts the two players just signed. While you can come up with a doze...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  9. Friday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Christina Kahrl, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden covered the Miguel Cabrera contract, so there isn't really much more to add. The timing is definitely odd with Cabrera two years from free agency, the money seems extreme and who knows how Cabrera will age...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  10. Chat wrap: Injuries, Phillies, weird stances

    David Schoenfield

    Here's Tuesday's chat wrap. Enjoy!...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  11. SweetSpot TV: Future Power Rankings

    David Schoenfield

    Which franchise will be the one to beat in five years? We published our Future Power Rankings today, and while Eric Karabell weren't on the committee for those rankings, we do have something to say about them, including which team should be No. 1, wo...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  12. Team over/unders: Best bets

    David Schoenfield

    Listed below is each team's over/under win total from Bovada.lv. For each group of five teams, I'll ask you to vote on which one is the best bet to exceed its win total. Wisdom of the crowds, right? (By the way, if the win totals seem low, they're...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  13. Chat wrap: Jeter, Joe D, Phillies, more

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the wrap from Tuesday's chat. Is Derek Jeter an all-time great?...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  14. Lineup discussion: NL East

    David Schoenfield

    Let's spend the next two days examining lineups. We spend a lot of time debating and arguing about lineups, more so because it's fun than important. Not important? Well, sure, there's some importance to setting an optimal lineup, but statistical stud...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  15. Pirates bet on depth, D to replace Burnett

    David Schoenfield

    The Phillies have agreed to a one-year deal with A.J. Burnett, which seems like an odd destination if he wants to play for a postseason contender. I recently ranked the Phillies 29th in my pre-spring training power rankings. While this move may sl...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  16. Happy Birthday, Ruben Amaro Jr.

    David Schoenfield

    A fun day for birthdays. A quick rundown of some of the interesting names ... Chick Hafey: Born 1903 Hafey was a big league regular for only six seasons -- in spite of which the Veterans Committee elected him to the Hall of Fame in a weak momen...

    Blog | February 12, 2014