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  1. Burnett signs with Bucs, gives up $4.25M

    David Schoenfield

    A.J. Burnett turned down a $12.75 million player option with the Phillies to enter free agency and agreed to a one-year deal with the Pirates for $8.5 million. How bad are the Phillies? Well, Burnett gave up $4.25 million not to play for them. Any...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  2. Kershaw, Trout the right choices as MVPs

    David Schoenfield

    Most Valuable Player voting is often about the narrative that develops during the long march of the season as much as the numbers -- in some cases the narrative may be more important than the numbers. In the American League, there was really only one...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: MVP preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss the MVP races in both leagues. Mike Trout appears to be a lock in the AL but what will happen in the NL?...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  4. Each team's worst position, Part 2

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the first part of our ranking of each team's worst position in 2014. We conclude with our final 15 teams and positions that might be looking to upgrade during the offseason. 16. Minnesota Twins LF/RF: 2.6 wins below average Yes, Byron B...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  5. Bumgarner crushes Pirates in shutout

    David Schoenfield

    Hey, we weren't going to top the American League wild-card game. But we certainly hoped for a more exciting game than this one. Here are five things to think about in the San Francisco Giants' 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1. Madison Bumgar...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  6. Crawford slams PNC Park into silence

    David Schoenfield

    Through three innings, Edinson Volquez and Madison Bumgarner were dealing, with Curt Schilling praising both pitchers on Twitter. Volquez had thrown 38 pitches, 27 for strikes, although the Giants had helped him by swinging at a few pitches outside t...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  7. Lineups, roster decisions for Giants, Pirates

    David Schoenfield

    Can we top the American League wild-card game? Unlikely, but PNC Park promises to be one of the best atmospheres you'll see all postseason, just like last year when the Pirates beat the Reds in the wild-card game. Giants lineup CF Gregor Blanco ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  8. Did Pirates mess up by starting Cole?

    David Schoenfield

    You can't fault the way Gerrit Cole pitched Sunday for the Pittsburgh Pirates: Seven innings, four hits, one run, 12 strikeouts. But it wasn't enough as Johnny Cueto throttled the Pirates' lineup, and the Reds scored three runs in the eighth off the ...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  9. The implications of Game No. 162

    David Schoenfield

    We began Saturday with six teams playing for something: Trying to win a division title, trying stay alive for a division title, trying to clinch a wild card, or, in the case of the Seattle Mariners, just trying to keep alive the faintest of hopes tha...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  10. Five things we learned Friday

    David Schoenfield

    The big news of the night was the Kansas City Royals clinching their first postseason berth since 1985, ending the longest playoff drought in the majors. (That honor now belongs to the Toronto Blue Jays, last in the playoffs in 1993, when they won th...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  11. What are odds of Monday baseball?

    David Schoenfield

    Heading into the weekend, we have the slim possibility of three potential tiebreaker games Monday. This wouldn't be unusual in the wild-card era. We had one last season between the Rays and Rangers (the Rays won 5-2 behind David Price's complete game...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  12. How are Pirates, Cards lining up rotations?

    David Schoenfield

    The playoff teams are set in the National League, but we don't yet know the order. Three things are still in play: 1. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by one game in the NL Central. 2. The Pirates lead the Giants by one game in the wild-card race...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  13. Five things we learned Thursday

    David Schoenfield

    What did we learn Thursday night other than Derek Jeter has lived the most charmed baseball life any of us could imagine? (Not that we needed confirmation.) We learned that we'll have weekend baseball that still matters. Playoff spots remain unclinch...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  14. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    It was a night of missed opportunities. The Cardinals lost but the Pirates couldn't take advantage. The Royals led the Indians but couldn't hold on and dropped further behind the Tigers. The A's and Royals lost. Taijuan Walker finally gave the Marine...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  15. Looking at the best rookies of 2014

    David Schoenfield

    With the news that Jacob deGrom has been shut down by the New York Mets and after watching Yordano Ventura deliver another impressive performance Tuesday night for the Kansas City Royals, it seems like a good time to review the 2014 rookie class. Her...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  16. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    The main thing we learned was clarity: With Kansas City winning and Seattle losing, we basically know the 10 playoff teams now, barring some sort of miracle as the Royals (and Athletics) are three up on the Mariners with five games remaining. The Dod...

    Blog | September 24, 2014