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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. Who's better: Samardzija vs. Fister

    David Schoenfield

    A reader asked me this a couple of weeks ago on Twitter, and I've been meaning to write a blog: Who's the better pitcher, Jeff Samardzija or Doug Fister? It's an interesting question in part because both are free agents after the 2015 season. Sama...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  3. Happy b-day: Carlton Fisk, Chris Chambliss

    David Schoenfield

    Carlton Fisk turns 67 today and Chris Chambliss turns 66. They hit two of the most memorable home runs in postseason history, Fisk's Game 6 home run in the World Series in 1975 and Chambliss' pennant-clincher in 1976. Baseball attendance had st...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  4. Tuesday chat wrap

    David Schoenfield

    Click here for Tuesday's chat wrap....

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  5. Is Yasiel Puig baseball's worst baserunner?

    David Schoenfield

    (Hal) McRae was the most aggressive baserunner of the 1970s, a man who left home plate thinking "double" every time he hit the ball. The rule allowing the second base umpire to call a double play if the runner from first leaves the baseline to take o...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  6. Phil Hughes is a good bet for Twins

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts on recent transactions and other stuff ... The Twins agreed with Phil Hughes on a three-year extension through 2019 even though he had two years remaining on his current contract. It's a little strange to extend a pitcher two full...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  7. James Shields is a risky investment

    David Schoenfield

    Somebody will sign James Shields. We know that's guaranteed to happen because Shields is a very good pitcher who has been extremely durable throughout his career -- and he hasn't suggested he wants to retire and start an olive oil farm in Tuscany. In...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  8. 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 | December 22, 2014
  9. Acquiring Rivera key to all of Rays' moves

    Mark Simon

    I can't help but think that the 11-player trade involving the Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals wasn't so much about the Rays acquiring Steven Souza as much as it was about getting Rene Rivera. Based on how much the Rays on...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  10. Verlander's best role could be as a reliever

    Diane Firstman

    In August, as part of a piece I wrote regarding Justin Verlander's first start after a two-week layoff due to shoulder inflammation, I wondered what the Tigers might need to do with him going into 2015. Verlander, who had three top-three Cy Young fin...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  11. Path to the playoffs: AL West

    David Schoenfield

    The American League West may be baseball's most entertaining division in 2015 -- following an entertaining 2014 when the A's blew a huge midseason lead. The up-and-coming Astros and a healthier Rangers squad should both be improved, turning this divi...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
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  13. Everyone going crazy about the Padres

    David Schoenfield

    A very rough, pretty optimistic estimate suggests that Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers will produce about 90 to 95 more runs than last year's Padres outfield. That's about 10 wins worth of offense. However, that doesn't include defense, which i...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  14. Quick note about Selig's $6 million pension

    David Schoenfield

    This: For the $6M annual pension owners are giving Bud Selig, they could have given every minor leaguer in baseball a raise of about $300 a month.- Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) December 19, 2014...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  15. Path to the playoffs: NL West

    David Schoenfield

    The National League West had the worst out-of-division record in the majors in 2014 -- its teams were 32 games under .500 -- but the Giants won the World Series. So it was certainly baseball's best worst division. Or something. Attempting to match...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  16. The best games of the 2014 season

    David Schoenfield

    MLB Network Radio has a fan vote going on to select the top five games of 2014, with the winning games re-aired during the holiday season. Some of the choices are more about the individual performance involved -- Lonnie Chisenhall's nine-RBI game, fo...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  17. Six thoughts on the Padres-Rays-Nats trade

    David Schoenfield

    The offseason of fun continued Wednesday night with an 11-player deal between the Padres, Rays and Nationals. Keith Law has his analysis here (he likes the Nationals' end of it), but here are a few more thoughts: 1. You have to give new Padres gen...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  18. Path to the playoffs: AL East

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome to everyone's favorite division -- or least favorite, depending on your opinion of the Yankees and Red Sox. In the past five years, four different teams have won the division. The exception is Toronto, and the Blue Jays now have the longest p...

    Blog | December 18, 2014