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  1. SweetSpot TV: Victorino to the DL

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself discuss Shane Victorino's trip to the disabled list and what it means for the Red Sox....

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  2. Quick thoughts: The best team wins it all

    David Schoenfield

    World Series history is filled with dramatic Game 6 contests -- 2011 (Cardinals-Rangers), 2002 (Angels rally), 1993 (Joe Carter), 1992 (Jays clinch in extra innings), 1991 (Kirby Puckett), 1986 (Bill Buckner), 1975 (Carlton Fisk)... just to name a fe...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  3. Quick thoughts: An unlikely hero in Gomes

    David Schoenfield

    Another fun World Series game, with big hits, big decisions and a final score of Boston 4, St. Louis 2. Hero: Jonny Gomes. Inserted into the lineup only as a replacement for Shane Victorino, who couldn't go because of lower back tightness, Gomes w...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  4. SweetSpot's 2013 AL All-Star team

    David Schoenfield

    Here are my choices for the 2013 American League All-Star team: Catcher: Joe Mauer, Twins (.324/.404/.476, 11 HRs, 47 RBIs, 5.2 WAR) There's not a real clear choice, as Mauer played just 75 of his 113 games behind the plate, but he's the best hit...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  5. The 10 best decisions of 2013

    David Schoenfield

    Let's take a break from these hectic final days of the season and look back at the 10 best decisions of the season. To me, these were decisions based on good analysis or good scouting or both, with a reasonable chance of working out. Signing Zack Gre...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  6. SweetSpot TV: Biggest surprises of 2013

    David Schoenfield

    Keith Law wrote about players who have exceeded his expectations and Eric Karabell and myself have a corresponding video on four players who have surprised us the most in 2013. Can you say Josh Donaldson, MVP candidate?...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  7. Billy Hamilton, Wieters and switch-hitting

    David Schoenfield

    Switch-hitting is a relatively new thing, at least in terms of the long history of baseball. Among the 50 switch-hitters with the most career plate appearances since 1901, only eight played before World War II. Eighteen of those began their careers i...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  8. Victorino proving to be free-agent bargain

    David Schoenfield

    When the Boston Red Sox signed veteran outfielder Shane Victorino to a three-year, $39 million contract over the winter, the deal was mostly panned as an overpay for a 32-year-old coming off a mediocre season and potentially in steep decline from his...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  9. U.S. survives Torre's questionable moves

    David Schoenfield

    They call this the World Baseball Classic and Sunday's United States-Canada game certainly qualifies as a classic, with a David-versus-Goliath storyline, several questionable lineup and managerial decisions made by Joe Torre, a late-inning rally and ...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  10. Offseason report card: Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 69-93 (74-88 Pythagorean) 734 runs scored (5th in AL) 806 runs allowed (12th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agents Ryan Dempster, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, Koji Uehara and David Ros...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  11. The money is just getting insane

    David Schoenfield

    Five years and $75 million for a player coming off a .298 on-base percentage (B.J. Upton), and everyone is already referring to the deal as a bargain. Four years and $40 million for a 31-year-old center fielder (Angel Pagan), and nobody blinks an ...

    Blog | December 05, 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. Links: Attendance woes in Cleveland

    David Schoenfield

    In response to Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez complaining about the team's attendance -- the Indians rank last in the majors in per-game average -- I wrote a little bit about Cleveland's attendance in Clearing the Bases. Susan Petrone of "It's ...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Week preview: Red Sox-Rangers square off

    David Schoenfield

    SERIES OF THE WEEK Boston at Texas, Monday through Thursday Monday: Erik Bedard (4-8, 3.44) vs. C.J. Wilson (12-5, 3.20) Tuesday: John Lackey (11-9, 6.02) vs. Colby Lewis (11-8, 3.83) Wednesday (ESPN2): Josh Beckett (10-5, 2.46) vs. Matt Harr...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  16. CC, McCutchen lead list of All-Star snubs

    David Schoenfield

    Sixty-six All-Stars were announced Sunday and somehow they still messed it up. Here are my five biggest All-Star snubs. 1. Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pirates. I figured he was a lock for the team, but Bruce Bochy was put into a bit of a bind when the p...

    Blog | July 03, 2011