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  1. Winners and losers on Hall election day

    David Schoenfield

    For all the debates and arguments and anger spilled over the past few weeks over the Hall of Fame election and its process, this is a great day to celebrate the sport. For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has el...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  2. Don't criticize Derek Jeter!

    David Schoenfield

    So, in my last post I argued that John Farrell made a mistake by naming Derek Jeter his leadoff hitter for the All-Star Game. Actually, I didn't really even make much of an argument, just said that with a lineup of All-Stars to choose from, Farrell e...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Some instant replay numbers

    David Schoenfield

    How is instant replay going? I mean, beyond the arguments, delays, unhappy managers and confusing home-plate collisions. Here some numbers from ESPN Stats & Information, entering Wednesday's games: There have been 240 replays; 112 (47 percen...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. Five reasons Dodgers are biggest lock

    David Schoenfield

    In the video above, Eric Karabell and I debate whether the Dodgers are the biggest lock in baseball. Eric's argument is there's no such thing as a lock and he presents some valid issues facing the Dodgers. The discussion was sparked by Baseball Prosp...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  5. Fielder-Kinsler trade: What they're saying

    David Schoenfield

    In his newsletter yesterday -- sent out before the big trade -- Joe Sheehan wrote a column titled, "Money Don't Matter," making an argument that there's so much money flowing into the game now, and a relatively low percentage going back to the player...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  6. The MVP case for Mike Trout

    David Schoenfield

    We're making the MVP cases today for the five top AL contenders. Here's the case for Mike Trout, and here are the previous arguments for Chris Davis, Josh Donaldson and Robinson Cano. 1. Trout is the best all-around player in baseball. Period. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  7. The MVP case for Miguel Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    We're making the MVP cases today for the five top AL contenders. Here's the case for Miguel Cabrera, and here are the previous arguments for Mike Trout, Chris Davis, Josh Donaldson and Robinson Cano. 1. Please. 2. Cabrera is having a historic o...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. Derek Jeter, Adam Everett & Brendan Ryan

    David Schoenfield

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus wrote a tremendous article the other day on Derek Jeter's defense, which has long been a point of contention. As Ben writes, The "best ever" argument is easy. Jeter has the hardware; only four shortstops can top ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  9. Over/under: Matt Kemp's home runs

    David Schoenfield

    If you like the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the NL West in 2013, you probably like Matt Kemp's chances of repeating his spectacular 2011, when he was arguably the best player in baseball. Some would argue there wasn't actually an argument to be had. ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  10. Greatest teams ever: The almost greats

    David Schoenfield

    If you're an ESPN Insider, I hope you've been reading Buster Olney's "all-time greatest" series. He finished off today with his top 10 teams , and the 1998 Yankees were No. 1. No big argument there. When you see these lists, most experts usually g...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  11. Verlander dominates as A's now in trouble

    David Schoenfield

    Of the eight teams battling in the division series, there's an argument to be made that the first game is more important to the Detroit Tigers than any other club. The reason is obvious: The Tigers have Justin Verlander. If you lose the opener, th...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  12. Miguel Cabrera's DPs mean something

    David Schoenfield

    If you're an ESPN Insider subscriber, you've probably read Keith Law's argument that Mike Trout is the rational choice for AL MVP over Miguel Cabrera. I wanted to add one more item of discussion: Cabrera leads the majors with 28 double plays gro...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  13. Omar Vizquel and the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    A few weeks ago, Joe Posnanski challenged his readers to construct a Hall of Fame argument for Jack Morris. The catch: Whatever your framework for Morris as a Hall of Famer, you then had to agree that any pitcher who also met those criteria should al...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  14. Angels more disappointing than Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    I just returned from vacation and spent a portion of the weekend catching up on the HBO series "The Newsroom." The show has been a little uneven -- what's with all the personal discussions and arguments taking place right in the middle of the newsroo...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  15. SweetSpot TV: Who wins AL West?

    David Schoenfield

    Two big debates on this edition of SweetSpot TV: Is Mike Trout the best player in the American League ... right now? OK, Josh Hamilton is pretty good but there's an argument to be made. And with the Texas Rangers' rotation struggling a bit, how vulne...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  16. SweetSpot TV: AL West preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself are back with another division preview. And we apologize in advance: We kind of agree on things in the AL West. We couldn't fake any big arguments or anything like that. Maybe things will change once the Astros join the divis...

    Blog | March 27, 2012