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  1. Good luck trading Ryan Howard, B.J. Upton

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney takes a good look at the saturated market for DH types and writes this about Ryan Howard: He is being pushed hard in the market by the Phillies. Rival executives perceive the Phillies will do whatever it takes to dump him, up to and incl...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  2. Ryan Howard and reality

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday, Ryan Howard hit a home run and then drove in the winning run in the Phillies' 15-inning, 2-1 victory over the Astros. After the game, he told the local media, "I think you guys forget what I've done. You guys look at what's going on right...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  3. Random thoughts for Monday

    David Schoenfield

    As the headline says, random thoughts for Monday ... If you read the blog last week you saw my preseason rankings of all 30 teams. The team I admit that I'm most likely to miss on is the Giants, whom I ranked 20th. If they get positive producti...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Ten reasons the Phillies will be buyers

    David Schoenfield

    The Philadelphia Phillies are 23-24, they've been outscored by 31 runs, Roy Halladay is on the disabled list, Ryan Howard hasn't hit and Cole Hamels can't win. So the Phillies eventually will be sellers at the trade deadline, right? I don't think ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  6. Hey, at least Delmon Young is active!

    David Schoenfield

    It hasn't been the best of Aprils for the Phillies, and while there was hope that year's mediocre season would see a return to recent glory with full and healthy seasons from Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Roy Halladay, that hasn't been the case. Bill ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  7. SweetSpot TV: All-Underrated team

    David Schoenfield

    There is no scientific way to pick an all-underrated team. Well, I suppose there is some formula we could come up with, but that would be about as much fun as watching Brendan Ryan take batting practice. So let's go with an unscientific approach: my ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  8. Can Ryan Howard be Ryan Howard again?

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today : Ryan Howard has been hammering the ball this spring, driving the ball the other way; being out with an injury, he said, allowed him to refocus and review videotape from 2008 and realize that he had stopped concentrati...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  9. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  10. Worst MLB contracts: The A-Rod debacle

    David Schoenfield

    The truth is, there aren't really any terrible contracts in baseball. There are bad contracts and bad players getting overpaid, sure, but as we've seen in recent years, teams can still win with the most burdensome of deals on their ledger and have e...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  11. Ten important things to know on Aug. 13

    David Schoenfield

    You have to love August baseball. This is when the grind of the long season settles in, when depth becomes even more important, when pitchers have to pitch through fatigue and soreness and maybe a little pain. It's when we find out if the pretenders ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Phils still project as playoff team ... maybe

    David Schoenfield

    My parents still love watching baseball, even Seattle Mariners baseball. I called them Monday evening to see if they watched Philip Humber's perfect game on Saturday and my dad said he watched a few innings, went out to the mow the lawn and came back...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  15. Joey Votto is your best bet for NL MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Since the wild-card era began in 1995, there have been 34 MVPs -- 29 of them played on playoff teams, the exceptions being Albert Pujols in 2008, Ryan Howard in 2006, Barry Bonds in 2004 and 2001, Alex Rodriguez in 2003 and Larry Walker in 1997. Not ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  16. What's the worst-case scenario for Phillies?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's do some quick math. By worst-case scenario, I don't mean "Chase Utley out of for the year, Ryan Howard out for the year, Roy Halladay injures his shoulder" and so on. But let's try a few assumptions and see how that could affect the P...

    Blog | March 19, 2012