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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. OK, about the Big Red Machine ...

    David Schoenfield

    @dschoenfield What about the Reds on your all dynasty rankings, the Big Red Machine?- Ben (@benph0124) January 27, 2015 @dschoenfield just read your article http://t.co/OJVjdeJ6Ad big red machine? you have something against the reds?- ...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  3. Manfred sort of backs off banning shifts

    David Schoenfield

    So it was big news the other day when commissioner Rob Manfred told Karl Ravech the sport should considering banning defensive shifts to help inject more offense into the game. The idea was widely criticized but now, in an interview with Ken Rosentha...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  4. Chat wrap: Long games, shifts ... cookies

    David Schoenfield

    What to do when you're snowed in? Talk baseball for three hours!...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  5. Ranking baseball's greatest dynasties

    David Schoenfield

    After the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, I wrote a post titled "Baseball's imperfect dynasty." Within that post, I asked readers if they considered the Giants a dynasty and 84 percent said yes. So if the Giants are a dynasty, where do ...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  6. Devin Mesoraco: Is he the real deal?

    David Schoenfield

    The Reds and catcher Devin Mesoraco have agreed to a four-year, $28 million deal. Like a lot of these multiyear deals with young players, it buys out one year of free agency. Mesoraco had been a highly rated prospect, although he struggled in hi...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  7. The all-Snowmageddon team

    David Schoenfield

    Those of us in the Northeast are buckling in for the storm to end all storms. I think the last I heard is 14 feet of snow with 160 mph winds and thunder and lightning and maybe a tornado or two. Anyway, in honor of the impending storm, I present t...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  8. The best general managers of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Via Craig Calcaterra at Hardball Talk, I came across a terrific project by Mark Armour and Dan Levitt, who are ranking the top 25 general managers of all time, in conjunction with their upcoming book "In Pursuit of Pennants," which examines various w...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  9. Shifts aren't the cause for declining offense

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney has a great take on new commissioner Rob Manfred's ill-advised comments that he would consider eliminating shifts from the game in order to help inject more offense. Buster writes:This is a really, really bad idea that should be dismisse...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  10. 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 | January 26, 2015
  11. Top breakout candidates for 2015

    David Schoenfield

    During my chats this offseason, one question that always comes up: Who do you like as a breakout performer? There are certainly obvious candidates to that question. The harder part is coming up with guys like Josh Donaldson or Josh Harrison or Dallas...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
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  13. Best shape of their lives stories starting!

    David Schoenfield

    My friend KJ sent me this Thursday night, probably because he's a big Seahawks fan and trying to remain distracted until the Super Bowl. Zduriencik says Montero has lost 40 pounds and "it appears maybe the light has come on for him. He's ...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  14. Ranking the commissioners: Selig's No. 1

    David Schoenfield

    Ranking the commissioners is a bit like a watching a game between the 2003 Tigers and 1962 Mets: There's not a lot of talent on the field. But here are the nine commissioners of baseball, ranked from best to worst. 1. Bud Selig (1992-2015) Who wa...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  15. Jonathan Papelbon: Potential Hall of Famer

    David Schoenfield

    The Brewers are in talks with the Phillies to acquire Jonathan Papelbon, which makes a lot of sense since the Phillies have no need for Papelbon. The Brewers' closer right now is Jonathan Broxton, and their bullpen could use some depth. Anyway, th...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  16. Oops: About those Orioles ...

    David Schoenfield

    From Mitch Edelman via Facebook, regarding the post on the least-improved teams: It's difficult to see how the Orioles missed the list of leasts, after a lost offseason. They lost power -- a power bat, who Cruz'ed away, power arm, Miller, who got Ya...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  17. Crystal ball: Five least improved teams

    David Schoenfield

    So I wrote about the five teams I believe have the best chance to improve significantly in 2015 -- think a 10-game improvement or more. Writing about the five teams that have improved the least is much easier. 1. Atlanta Braves (79-83) Well, ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  18. Crystal ball: Five most improved teams

    David Schoenfield

    Is it easy to predict which teams will improve the most? We tend to focus on the teams that made the flashiest moves in the offseason. Think of the 2012 Marlins, who signed Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell and promptly lost three fewer games. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015