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  1. Vote: The worst play ever?

    David Schoenfield

    On Saturday, Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich, making his first major league appearance of the season, threw a wild pitch against the Brewers with the bases loaded. Three runs scored. Calling it a Little League play is an insult to Little Le...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  2. The best utility infielder of all time!

    David Schoenfield

    You may have seen that Major League Baseball will now be giving out annual Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year and Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year awards. Jim Caple poked a little fun at this, wondering what's next...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  3. Where was Bernie Williams?

    David Schoenfield

    During the Yankees' Opening Day celebration on Monday, the club honored the so-called "Core Four" -- Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada. Susan Lulgjuraj of It's About the Money asks: What about Bernie Williams? Williams sp...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  4. Where's Craig Kimbrel? Not in the game

    David Schoenfield

    Craig Kimbrel is supposedly the heir to Mariano Rivera. In his postseason career as closer, Rivera recorded 27 appearances of 2+ innings.- Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 8, 2013 Let's get the positives out of the way, because this game should...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Goose Gossage's amazing 1975 season

    David Schoenfield

    Back in March, Goose Gossage said he thinks Mariano Rivera is pretty great, but also added, "I think that these guys are so dominant in that one-inning role that they've forgotten what we used to do. It takes three guys to do what we used to do." ...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  7. Rays and Yankees are happy, Orioles sad

    David Schoenfield

    Well, you can't say this American League wild-card race is lacking in drama. Hey, the eventual payoff is small -- one game to keep your season going! -- but it sure is giving us a fun September. A crazy Wednesday was followed by a crazy Thursday a...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  8. Playoff watch: Mo not better blues

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on the most important results and plays of the day, and a look forward to Friday. Key stolen base and at-bat of the day: Mariano Rivera on in the ninth to close out the Yankees' miracle comeback -- they had scored six runs in t...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  9. Playoff watch: Rivera to the rescue

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on the most important results and plays of the day, and a look forward to Thursday. Key at-bat of the day: Well, besides Matt Adams' two extra-inning home runs for the Cardinals, how about this one: Mariano Rivera versus Alejan...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  10. SweetSpot TV: Best relief tandems

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the thing: There are a lot of good relief duos out there. Eric Karabell and myself discuss five of the best ones in the video, but there are others we left out: --The Pirates. Closer Jason Grilli is out right now, but he and Mark Melancon h...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  11. Active players who will be Hall of Famers

    David Schoenfield

    Albert Pujols was placed on the disabled list on Sunday, sort of the exclamation point to the Los Angeles Angels' debacle of a season. Sunday was Hall of Fame induction day -- you may have missed it, considering the lone player elected played his fin...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Another choice for worst game ever

    David Schoenfield

    A quick follow-up to the previous post on Brandon Belt's 0-for-8, five-strikeout game. I briefly mentioned WPA in that post -- win probability added, which Baseball-Reference.com explains as "Given average teams, this is the change in probability cau...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  14. Ten bullpen issues to consider

    David Schoenfield

    As Mariano Rivera showed on Sunday, even the best closers suffer a blown save from time to time. While the two-run home run Adam Jones hit off Rivera resulted in Rivera's second blown save, the Yankees' closer is also allowing more than a hit per inn...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  15. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  16. Chat wrap: Cubs, Rivera, surprises, more!

    David Schoenfield

    One reader called it "epic." I don't know about that, but it was a two-and-a-half hour marathon chat session Blog | May 21, 2013