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  1. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Six days of regular-season baseball left. Barring a tie-breaker. Catch the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. Andrew McCutchen is a baseball deity, conqueror of enemy moundsmen and lifeblood of Pi...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. Josh Harrison goes for the NL batting title

    David Schoenfield

    I'm oddly interested in the National League batting title race, mostly because it's such a weird one: Among the top five guys, there are two stars in Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen, a former MVP whose career was in jeopardy after a concussion in J...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. McCutchen right up there with Trout

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe I'm wrong here, but is it possible reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is a little underrated? Here's what I'm getting at it: Who is the best player in baseball? Most everyone says Mike Trout. Some will say Clayton Kershaw, if you ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  4. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    1. Oakland's pain continues. After Oakland's dramatic ninth-inning rally on Saturday, the Astros returned the favor, scoring twice in the ninth to win 4-3. Especially painful: The Astros didn't even get a hit as Ryan Cook walked three batters and ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  5. NL batting race not for the ages

    David Schoenfield

    So, these are the National League leaders in batting average entering Thursday: 1. Justin Morneau, Rockies -- .317 2. Ben Revere, Phillies -- .310 3. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates -- .307 4. Josh Harrison, Pirates -- .304 5. Aramis Ramirez, Brewer...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  6. Pirates' win feels like September baseball

    David Schoenfield

    I'm not sure it was the Pittsburgh Pirates' biggest win of the season, but watching from afar it sure felt like it. It may not even have been Ike Davis' biggest pinch-hit home run of the season -- back on April 5, he hit a walk-off grand slam to beat...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  7. Podcast: Machado, Verlander, McCutchen

    David Schoenfield

    I wasn't on the Fantasy Focus podcast on Tuesday but wanted to point you to it since Eric and Tristan talked about all the big injuries to Manny Machado, Justin Verlander and Andrew McCutchen with Stephania Bell. It's fantasy but those injuries obvio...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  8. Monday afternoon random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    1. Reports out of Pittsburgh aren't good: Andrew McCutchen may be headed to the disabled list. Let's hope the Pirates can stay close until Cutch returns. 2. Tonight's matchup in Los Angeles is a great one with Garrett Richards facing Zack Greinke ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  9. Fantasy podcast: Goldschmidt goes down

    David Schoenfield

    I joined Tristan Cockcroft on Monday's Fantasy Focus podcast. The big news was Paul Goldschmidt's injury. Who are some viable first-base options? We discuss that along with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Stephen Strasburg, Mookie Betts, Monday's ga...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  10. NL MVP race most wide-open in years

    David Schoenfield

    As we turn the corner into August, I see seven strong National League MVP candidates in what's shaping up as one of the most wide-open MVP discussions in years. The players may eventually sort themselves out -- if I remember correctly, we were in ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  11. The best player in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Sorry, Miggy. Your hitting feats are legendary. You'll be in the Hall of Fame some day, on the short list of best right-handed batsmen the game has ever seen. You know you're an all-timer when you're hitting .319 and on pace for 135 RBIs and nobody i...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  12. Polanco's call-up and great young outfields

    David Schoenfield

    After two months of speculation, yearning from fans and guarded responses from the front office, the Pirates finally recalled 23-year-old outfielder Gregory Polanco. As Alex Speier wrote on ESPN Insider, Polanco's story is a fun one, as he rose from ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  13. SweetSpot TV: Can Puig win batting title?

    David Schoenfield

    In this week's Rapid Fire SweetSpot TV segment with Eric Karabell, one topic we discuss is Yasiel Puig. Entering Wednesday, Puig is second in the National League batting race, hitting .346 to Troy Tulowitzki's .373. Can Puig actually win th...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  14. Opening Day primer: What not to miss

    David Schoenfield

    There's nothing quite like Opening Day. As Pete Rose once said, "It's like Christmas except warmer." It's a reminder that for perhaps inexplicable reasons we still love this crazy game, that we're ready to devote way too many hours over the next seve...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  15. SweetSpot TV: MVP preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself are to break down all six of the MVP finalists. What are their cases and who should win?...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  16. Playoff watch: Good job, Pirates!

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on the most important results and plays of the day, and a look forward to Wednesday. Key at-bat of the day: The Pirates had surrendered a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth, but Travis Snider pinch-hit for Vin Mazzaro leadin...

    Blog | September 04, 2013