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  1. Matchup: Peavy versus Ventura

    David Schoenfield

    Game 2 of the World Series features an intriguing matchup of 33-year-old Jake Peavy of the Giants against 23-year-old rookie Yordano Ventura of the Royals. Peavy was once a hard-throwing youngster like Ventura; now he's the crafty veteran who throws ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  2. Thirty years ago: The Sandberg Game

    David Schoenfield

    Cubs fans of a certain age know the game I'm talking about: June 23, 1984. The day Ryne Sandberg turned into a Hall of Famer. Other fans may remember the game as well. It was the Saturday afternoon Game of the Week, back when that was a big deal, ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  3. All-Star Game diary: AL wins, Mo is MVP

    David Schoenfield

    NEW YORK -- Here's a fun piece of All-Star trivia: At 24, Matt Harvey is the youngest pitcher to start an All-Star Game since Dwight Gooden, also of the Mets, who was 23 in 1988. How Harvey will fare in front of the home fans is one of the big sto...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  4. Will Middlebrooks and his plate patience

    David Schoenfield

    One of the more intriguing -- and important players -- of 2013 is Boston Red Sox second-year third baseman Will Middlebrooks. After getting called up last May, the 23-year-old took the league by the proverbial storm, and through his first 40 games hi...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  5. Which is the best team in the NL?

    David Schoenfield

    Heading into the weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals appeared to be the class of the National League, but the Atlanta Braves marched into town and swept the Cardinals while scoring 23 runs in three games. With the Philadelphia Phillies struggling and th...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  6. Ten biggest surprises so far

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves pulled off an impressive sweep in St. Louis over the weekend to take over the first place in the National League East. Most impressively, they did it by scoring 23 runs in the three games. While it's not a surprise the Braves are c...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  7. Do spring training records mean anything?

    David Schoenfield

    The Blue Jays have scorched their opponents in spring training, winning 23 of 29 games and outscoring their opponents by 77 runs. Jayson Stark has a story up suggesting you shouldn't ignore the Jays, pointing out that in the past 20 years only two ot...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  8. Bruce, McCutchen, Rasmus: Future MVPs?

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, Jay Bruce was coming off a superb 2010. In his age-23 season, he'd hit .281/.353/.493 with 25 home runs in 148 games, including .306 with 15 home runs in just 186 at-bats in the second half. With that surge in mind, Bruce appeared to be a...

    Blog | February 10, 2012