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  1. SweetSpot

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    SweetSpot | ESPN 500

    The SweetSpot baseball blog is headlined by ESPN.com senior writer David Schoenfield and regular contributors Christina Kahrl and Baseball Tonight anchor Steve Berthiaume. The blog is also affiliated with a network of independent team bloggers who also contribute.

  2. Some of history's All-Star selection oddities

    Diane Firstman

    Year after year, articles are written decrying the selection of various players for the All-Star Game, and with good reason. Players who were hot in late April, when voting generally begins, may have cooled off by the time voting ends (see Charlie Bl...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  3. Wainwright has the edge over Kershaw

    Katie Sharp

    The St. Louis Cardinals may have lost their leader behind the plate, but they haven't forgotten how to win. With Saturday's 10-2 victory over the slumping Milwaukee Brewers, the Yadier Molina-less Cardinals pulled into a first-place tie with Milw...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  4. Reds overcome scare, get much-needed win

    Jason Wojciechowski

    The Cincinnati Reds got a scare Friday night when manager Bryan Price and athletic trainer Paul Lessard were forced to visit Mat Latos on the mound in the third inning, shortly after Chris Heisey's lovely diving catch to steal a hit from Gaby Sanchez...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  5. MLB with Schoenfield

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, ESPN.com's SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield stops by to chat some baseball.Schoenfield is a senior writer for ESPN.com and he's been with ESPN.com since 1995 and has served in a variety of roles, including base...

    Chat | July 11, 2014
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  7. Best outfield D? Don't forget the Marlins

    Mark Simon

    Earlier this week a New York sports-talk radio host convinced himself that the New York Yankees' outfield combination of Ichiro Suzuki, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner was the best in the majors. That's a hard sell, at least so far this season. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  8. Making case for Brewers to win NL Central

    Christina Kahrl

    You can forgive people if they've been waiting for the other shoe to drop concerning the Milwaukee Brewers. They weren't expected to win the National League Central, after all, let alone threaten to own the circuit's best record at the All-Star break...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  9. NL Central contenders must start shopping

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Milwaukee Brewers looked so out-of-sync and vulnerable in losing four straight games to the Philadelphia Phillies at home this week, it's only natural that St. Louis and Cincinnati would aspire to reach the All-Star break in first place. They'...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  10. Molina injury could cost Cards four wins

    David Schoenfield

    The St. Louis Cardinals won at least 86 games each season from 2008 through last year. They haven't made the playoffs every season, but they've been competitive every season. The one constant in those years, of course, has been All-Star catcher Yadie...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  11. ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

    Jason Rosenberg

    Quite a week, eh? We've seen a massive "go for it" trade that paid quick dividends for the A's, some unfortunate DL news for the Yanks' Masahiro Tanaka and the Reds' Joey Votto, and a couple of disappointing vets were DFA'd. Although Carlos Beltran's...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  12. Corey Kluber can take another step forward

    Joseph Werner

    "He's legit," assessed Randy Smith, the Padres' director of player development at the time, following the three-team trade on July 31, 2010, that sent unknown minor league pitcher Corey Kluber eastward to Cleveland. "His slider is a strikeout pitch. ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  13. Pirates' Harrison has proven hes legit

    Mark Simon

    You may think that Pittsburgh Pirates infielder/outfielder Josh Harrison is on the All-Star team simply because of his versatility in the field. But there's a pretty good case to be made that Harrison belongs on merit regardless of where he plays....

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  14. Cain finally wins but Giants have questions

    David Schoenfield

    The San Francisco Giants needed this one. Matt Cain certainly needed it. The Giants, mired in a bad stretch that had seen them go 7-20 since June 9 and slide from a 9.5-game lead in the NL West to a one-game deficit, had already lost the first two ga...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  15. Salvador Perez changes Price dynamic

    David Schoenfield

    On June 10, the Tampa Bay Rays lost 1-0 to the Cardinals, their third straight game getting shut out. They dropped to 24-42, the worst record in baseball, 15 games out of first place in the AL East. The David Price trade rumors heated up. The Rays...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  16. How many All-Stars will surpass Jeter?

    David Schoenfield

    Longtime reader/chatter Tarek asked the following question in Tuesday's chat: How many of this year's All-Stars will have a better career than Derek Jeter? Now, that's a bit of a layered question when you start factoring in things like World Serie...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  17. Cardinals need patience, not David Price

    David Schoenfield

    I once heard John Mozeliak, the general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, say that perhaps the most important thing an organization can do is properly evaluate its own talent. The Cardinals have done this extraordinarily well in recent seasons. ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  18. Remaining schedules key in NL

    David Schoenfield

    An early theme of the 2014 season was parity: Through the first two months, just about every team could still sell themselves on a potential playoff chase. But the last month changed all that, especially in the National League, which has sorted itsel...

    Blog | July 09, 2014