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  1. SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire!

    David Schoenfield

    The awesome Eric Karabell and myself with another edition of Rapid Fire. Today's topics: Robinson Cano, Jedd Gyorko, Jose Abreu, Eric Hosmer, Starlin Castro and Javier Baez and a certain Phillies general manager....

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. Five players in make-or-break seasons

    David Schoenfield

    Keith Law will unveil his Top 100 prospects on Wednesday (you can find his organizational rankings here) so I thought I'd look at five former top-100 prospects who are entering crucial, make-or-break seasons. Dustin Ackley, OF, Mariners Age: 26 i...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  3. Cubs should sign Jacoby Ellsbury

    David Schoenfield

    This is what Chicago Cubs fans can dream on, circa 2016: CF Jacoby Ellsbury LF Albert Almora SS Javier Baez 3B Kris Bryant 1B Anthony Rizzo RF Jorge Soler 2B Starlin Castro C Welington Castillo Whoa. Back up there. Jacoby Ellsbury? Ye...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  4. Time for postseason fantasy baseball!

    David Schoenfield

    OK, so you had Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera and Starlin Castro on your fantasy team. How do you recover from that? You start up a postseason player pool, of course, and earn some redemption. You can devise your own rules, but here is a scoring system...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  5. Franchise Player Draft: Round 2!

    David Schoenfield

    The Franchise Player Draft has been completed, so it's time for Eric Karabell and myself to continue our tradition of doing the second round. All picks were made by Eric and myself, not the franchise "owners," so yell at us, not them. Eric made all t...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  6. April grades: Braves best in NL

    David Schoenfield

    With apologies to the nice starts of the Pirates and Rockies, the most important story line of April has been the Braves' opening up a 3.5-game lead over the Nationals in the NL East. Considering the importance of winning the division and avoiding...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  7. Is Starlin Castro a franchise player?

    David Schoenfield

    In early May of 2011, Starlin Castro was hitting over .300 and Sports Illustrated put the Cubs shortstop on its cover, writing "21-year-old Cubs phenom grows up before our eyes." The Cubs just signed their now-22-year-old shortstop to a seven-year...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  8. SweetSpot TV: Discussing trade value

    David Schoenfield

    Keith Law has an Insider piece up on 10 prospects with the most trade value . To sort of go along with Keith's piece, Eric Karabell and myself discuss the player with the most trade value (take a guess) plus a few other players....

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  9. Links: Cashner, bad Tigers, All-Star Braves

    David Schoenfield

    So Trevor Bauer starts tonight for the Diamondbacks. Andrew Cashner, who pitched out of the bullpen for the Padres at the start of the season, is back after getting stretched out as a starter in the minor leagues and he'll start as well. Dave Cameron...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  10. Concerns about Castro's development

    David Schoenfield

    One thing we preach a lot about here on the SweetSpot blog is a hitter's ability to take walks. Two reasons this is important: One is the practical analysis that it helps your on-base percentage, which helps your team's offensive production; but a be...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  11. Clearing the bases: Concerns about Castro

    David Schoenfield

    First base: How good is Starlin Castro? One thing we preach a lot about here on the SweetSpot blog is a hitter's ability to take walks. Two reasons this is important: One is the practical analysis that it helps your on-base percentage, which helps yo...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  12. Franchise Player Draft: 2011 in review

    David Schoenfield

    The question is simple: If you were starting a franchise and could pick any player in baseball, who would you pick? Ignore contracts, current or future. Ignore current team. Think only of ability, position and age. Who do you build around? On Thur...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  13. Rookie picks: Hellickson, Kimbrel

    David Schoenfield

    The American League rookie crop has a chance to be one of the deepest, most exciting groups of rookies one league has produced in a long time (although the 2010 NL group with Buster Posey, Jason Heyward, Mike Stanton, Starlin Castro and Jaime Garcia ...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  14. Podcast: Verlander for MVP, Ichiro, Hall

    David Schoenfield

    Special guest Jim Caple joined me on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast and we discussed many interesting topics, including: 1. Justin Verlander for MVP? Maybe this is the year a pitcher can finally win. And the best part: Jim actually has a vote! ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  15. Podcast: Red Sox top Power Rankings

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell is off somewhere working on his tan this week, so Monday's Baseball Today podcast features myself and Mark Simon discussing all kinds of interesting news. Plus, it's Power Rankings day, so here are five reasons this is a can't-miss epi...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  16. Fun and quirky: Early meaningless stats!

    David Schoenfield

    One of the fun aspects of the first week of the season is the quirky results we see. No, the Royals are not better than the Red Sox, but you gotta love the Royals playing exciting baseball and going 4-1. So, here's a random scroll through some of ...

    Blog | April 06, 2011