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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. Lance Lynn gives Cards solid No. 2 starter

    David Schoenfield

    Back in spring training, Lance Lynn was sort of the forgotten guy in the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation. There was Adam Wainwright, the ace and Cy Young contender; there was Michael Wacha, coming off that dynamic postseason run and entering his first ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  3. Five things we learned Saturday

    Tommy Rancel

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at our Hunt for October page. 1. Tigers win appeal, beat Royals. Larry Vanover, Tyler Collins and Raul Ibanez. That unlikely trio served as the three key principles in a contest t...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  4. Royals botching both little, big things

    Christina Kahrl

    Ultimately, you place responsibility for a team's success or failure on its players. But a manager's job is to put his players in the best position to succeed, and after the Royals lost a second straight game to the Tigers in their weekend showdown s...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  5. Best pitching seasons of the past 50 years

    David Schoenfield

    With Clayton Kershaw having a season for the ages, where does his year rank among the best ever? Here's my top 20 pitching seasons of the past 50 years. Does Kershaw crack the list? Eric Karabell and I discuss the best seasons in the video....

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  6. Five things we learned Friday

    Jason Collette

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at our Hunt for October page. 1. Max Scherzer versus James Shields on Saturday could be for all the marbles. Kansas City began Friday just a half game behind Detroit in the Amer...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
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  8. Bad-luck twins: Felix and Samardzija

    David Schoenfield

    Facing the Los Angeles Angels' Triple-A lineup Thursday (all the starters rested after the Angels clinched the AL West title Wednesday night), Felix Hernandez crushed: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 11 K. He lowered his ERA to 2.07. And he didn't get the w...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  9. ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

    Jason Rosenberg

    A hearty congrats to the Orioles, Nationals and Angels as they prepare for the postseason, especially Orioles fans, who have been waiting since 1997 to once again don the AL East crown. Meanwhile, former doormats (Pirates, Royals, and Mariners) are a...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  10. Five things we learned on Thursday

    Tommy Rancel

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at the world-famous Hunt for October page. 1. The Brewers can't catch a break. What started out as a solid pitching duel between current St. Louis Cardinals right-hander, Shelby M...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  11. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at the world-famous Hunt for October page. 1. This is how Mariners fans feel right now. Mariners rookie James Paxton was filthy, matching zeroes with Angels left-hander C.J. W...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  12. David Price hasn't delivered for Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    In some fashion, when Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski traded for David Price, he was making a bold statement: This is the year. Playoffs in 2011, World Series in 2012, one Joaquin Benoit pitch from maybe going back to the World Series ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  13. Who may pitch the wild-card games?

    David Schoenfield

    We're getting close enough to the end of the season to start speculating on who could pitch in the wild-card games. Teams won't necessarily have the luxury of lining up their best pitcher -- two years ago, for example, the Orioles went with Joe Saund...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  14. Don't bunt on Anthony Rendon

    Mark Simon

    Washington Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon has made the jump from impressive rookie to elite player in the span of a season. Rendon has fared very well in the basic stats -- a .285 batting average with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs. He ranks sixth a...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  15. Felix Hernandez no longer Cy Young lock

    David Schoenfield

    We probably spend way too much discussing and arguing about awards, but it's fun and fans like to argue about these things, so straight to the numbers. There are, I'd suggest, five reasonable Cy Young candidates in the American League: Pit...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  16. SweetSpot: Cano's impact on Mariners

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Caple has a column going up on what Robinson Cano has meant to the Mariners. Eric and I discuss Cano's impact and Cano's underrated season that should place him high in the AL MVP voting....

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  17. Orioles relish the moment after clinching

    Jerry Crasnick

    BALTIMORE -- Ten Major League Baseball teams will clinch postseason berths in the final two weeks of the regular season, and the celebrations will run the gamut from garden-variety joyous to 1962 Faber College Delta House-caliber euphoric. The St....

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  18. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    What a night. Two clinchers, a no-hit bid into the eighth inning from the Cubs' Jake Arrieta (for the second time this season), a benches-clearing incident between the Yankees and Rays after manager Joe Girardi went a little crazy when Derek Jeter go...

    Blog | September 17, 2014