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  1. The top 10 starters in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, after Corey Kluber dominated the Mariners with an 85-pitch shutout, I rashly tweeted that Kluber is one of the best 10 starting pitchers in the game. That seemed to stir things up a bit on Twitter, and Giants fans were especially angered w...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  2. Chris Sale may be the best starter in MLB

    David Schoenfield

    Who is the best starting pitcher in baseball right now? I think you can make a strong case for Chris Sale, who maybe isn't the first guy who pops into your head, in part because he did miss a few starts with a tender elbow -- technically a strained f...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  3. A's were baseball's best team in April

    David Schoenfield

    I hope the women and children in Texas didn't witness the sweep the A's put on the Rangers because I think the A's just committed three counts of felony sports-slaughter. After beating Yu Darvish 4-0 on Monday and the red-hot Martin Perez 9-3 on Tues...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  4. Running diary: King Felix vs. Darvish

    David Schoenfield

    We don't see these matchups as often you may expect, ace versus ace, best in the game versus best in the game. For the third time in their careers, Felix Hernandez faced Yu Darvish. The first two battles, both in 2012, went to King Felix: He allowed ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. SweetSpot TV: King Felix vs. Yu Darvish

    David Schoenfield

    We have a good one tonight: Felix Hernandez versus Yu Darvish in Texas. With that matchup in mind, Eric and myself discuss the pitching matchups we'd most like to see. Hernandez and Darvish have met just twice, both in 2012, and King Felix dominat...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  6. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. Back in spring training, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish admitted he was working on a few minor tweaks on his mechanics in an attempt to avoid a recurrence of the nerve problem in his lower back and buttocks area that arose last September. Whether th...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  7. Darvish the Cy Young favorite in AL

    David Schoenfield

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- One thing you can say about Yu Darvish: He isn't just a thrower, a guy with a million-dollar arm and five-cent head. After struggling with command and location in Sunday's spring training game against the White Sox, Darvish went...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  8. No surprise with Kershaw and Scherzer

    David Schoenfield

    As expected, Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer easily won the Cy Young Awards on Wednesday, with Kershaw capturing 29 of 30 first-place to win his second Cy Young Award, and Scherzer collecting 28 of 30 first-place votes to win his first. Kershaw, ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  9. SweetSpot TV: Cy Young preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself preview the Cy Young Award races. It seems pretty clear who will win but should it be so obvious?...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. Voters make right calls in Fernandez, Myers

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball's future is in good hands. And good arms. A year after Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes burst on to the major league scene, 2013 gave us Jose Fernandez and Yasiel Puig, two players who have the ability to win even big...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  11. SweetSpot's 2013 AL All-Star team

    David Schoenfield

    Here are my choices for the 2013 American League All-Star team: Catcher: Joe Mauer, Twins (.324/.404/.476, 11 HRs, 47 RBIs, 5.2 WAR) There's not a real clear choice, as Mauer played just 75 of his 113 games behind the plate, but he's the best hit...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  12. Cole outduels Darvish for Pirates' 82nd win

    David Schoenfield

    What a 82 Buccos Victory, love these guys! You know #21 Roberto and #8 Pops are smiling down on us, now lets go get the division!- Neil Walker (@NeilWalker18) September 10, 2013 Neil Walker is a local kid, went to high school in Gibsonia, ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  13. Playoff watch: Rivera to the rescue

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on the most important results and plays of the day, and a look forward to Thursday. Key at-bat of the day: Well, besides Matt Adams' two extra-inning home runs for the Cardinals, how about this one: Mariano Rivera versus Alejan...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  14. Podcast: Who does Darvish compare to?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself once again pinch-hit on the Baseball Tonight podcast and we had much fun talking about the great Yu Darvish, the AL Cy Young race, A.J. Pierzynski's ejection, Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto's RBI total compared to Brandon Phillip...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  15. SweetSpot TV: Most exciting player

    David Schoenfield

    As part of our Best Tools package, Eric and myself discuss the most exciting players in baseball. We disagree on one pitcher but I think we're in agreement with the top guy. Yes, it's Yasiel Puig. I was trying to think who he reminds me of and the...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  16. Rangers need Darvish to go on monster run

    David Schoenfield

    I guess Yu Darvish decided to be the best pitcher on the planet again tonight- Tommy Rancel (@TRancel) August 2, 2013 That pretty much sums it up. When Yu Darvish is clicking on all cylinders, commanding his fastball and throwing his whiff...

    Blog | August 01, 2013