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  1. Phillies unlikely to defy odds with old team

    David Schoenfield

    The Philadelphia Phillies will enter the 2014 season with the expectation that these five position players will be regulars in the starting lineup: C Carlos Ruiz: 35 years old 1B Ryan Howard: 34 years old 2B Chase Utley: 35 years old SS Jimmy R...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  2. SweetSpot TV: Offseason rapid fire!

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I roll through some of the hot topics of the offseason (we taped this before the big Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade) -- Robinson Cano, Ervin Santana and Matt Garza, Paul Konerko's possible return to the White Sox, Eric's beloved but aging ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  3. Links: Twins guide, free agents, bold picks

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for free agency to officially begin, a few Friday afternoon links to check out. If you're a Twins fan, Nick Nelson and his writers at Twins Daily have compiled a must-read 2013 offseason handbook. It's a beautifully designed 72-page eb...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  4. Phillies' playoff hopes on life support

    David Schoenfield

    When the season began, everyone knew Chase Utley was going to miss a significant amount of time. We all knew Ryan Howard was going to be out until around the All-Star break. We all knew the core of the Phillies' lineup was getting older -- Placido Po...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  5. SweetSpot TV: NL All-Star catcher?

    David Schoenfield

    Carlos Ruiz, Yadier Molina and Buster Posey are all having terrific seasons. Posey is leading the voting to start the All-Star Game, but is he the deserving starter? Eric Karabell and I debate....

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  6. Introducing the One-Third All-Stars

    David Schoenfield

    On a night when the biggest news was the first-year player draft, the action on the field was limited. So let's dedicate this post to the One-Third All-Stars. Disagree? Hey, that's the fun of doing a little exercise like this. Catcher: Carlos Ruiz...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  7. Sox, Angels, Phils: Who makes playoffs?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's be brutally honest here about Jon Lester's complete game 6-1 victory on Monday night: It came against the Seattle Mariners. A lot of pitchers look pretty good against Seattle. Nonetheless, it was Boston's first nine-inning complete game ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  8. Welcome to the craziest day of the season

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball is awesome. Did we need to say anything else? Do we need to hire Terry Cashman to write a ballad about this day? Do we need to pen epic poems about Chipper Jones and Jered Weaver and Bryce Harper and the intentional walk? Man, I need to c...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  9. NL East showdown: Position rankings

    David Schoenfield

    This is back-of-the-napkin stuff ... but fun back-of-the-napkin stuff. As we wait to see if Prince Fielder does land in Washington, let's check out the state of the NL East. We'll go position by position and rank the players. Then we'll come up with ...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  10. The 2011 all-underrated squad

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's set the ground rules: 1. Nobody on the Yankees, Red Sox or Phillies can be underrated. (Sorry, Carlos Ruiz.) 2. Nobody who has won an MVP Award can be underrated ... even if he's Canadian. (That's you, Joey Votto.) 3. Nobody who play...

    Blog | April 20, 2011