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  1. Hurdle's defensive moves lead to award win

    David Schoenfield

    How do you evaluate a manager's performance? It's one aspect of baseball that sabermetrics hasn't figured out exactly how to tackle, in part because much of a manager's duties are the behind the scenes: keeping a positive clubhouse culture, keeping p...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  2. Yost pulls a Yost as Indians rally

    David Schoenfield

    Yordano Ventura is one of the Kansas City Royals' top prospects and possesses a 100-mph fastball that has made him one of the more intriguing prospects in the minors. He fanned 155 in 134 2/3 innings across two levels in the minors and when the Royal...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  3. Links: Prospects, Francona, Kate Upton

    David Schoenfield

    Take a break from Jeremy Lin. Here are some links worth checking out from outside the SweetSpot network. Check back later Wednesday for more links from our list of bloggers. Keith Law released his list of top 100 prospects last week. Kevin Gold...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  4. So ... what kind of manager is Bobby V?

    David Schoenfield

    When fans think of Bobby Valentine, most will initially think of the time he tried to sneak back into the dugout wearing glasses and a fake mustache after getting ejected from a game. There will be plenty of talk about the perception that he's arroga...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  5. Links: Adrian Beltre, Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Matt Meyers has a piece on Adrian Beltre, arguing that the labels placed on Beltre throughout his career are unfounded and inaccurate. I agree with Matt's general assessment that Beltre has been a tremendously underrated and underappreci...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  6. The Carl Crawford question: Where was he?

    David Schoenfield

    Dear Brian Matusz ... and Chris Jakubauskas ... and Jeremy Accardo ... and Brad Bergesen, Thanks, dudes. --Carl Crawford The happiest man in Fenway Park on Monday wasn't Terry Francona or Conor Jackson or Jacoby Ellsbury or even the beer vendor wh...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  7. Crawford hitting leadoff, Sox-Yankees chat

    David Schoenfield

    First off, Terry Francona moved Carl Crawford to the leadoff spot and Jacoby Ellsbury down to eighth for this afternoon's game. Look, this makes perfect sense. Crawford is a better hitter than Ellsbury and despite his apparent reluctance to hit leado...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  8. Notes: Francona messing with Crawford?

    David Schoenfield

    I could go on a rant about Terry Francona being an idiot and messing with Carl Crawford's pysche by moving him to seventh in the lineup after just two games and then moving him back into the two-hole Tuesday night. I could do that but I think it woul...

    Blog | April 06, 2011