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  1. Most important NL players in second half

    David Schoenfield

    OK, we're already a couple of days into the second half of the season, which actually begins well past the actual halfway point of the season, but here are the key players to watch for each National League team. Atlanta Braves: Mike Minor Well,...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  2. Remaining schedules key in NL

    David Schoenfield

    An early theme of the 2014 season was parity: Through the first two months, just about every team could still sell themselves on a potential playoff chase. But the last month changed all that, especially in the National League, which has sorted itsel...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. Fifty random thoughts for Monday morning

    David Schoenfield

    Random thoughts for a Monday morning ... 1. As Buster Olney wrote the other day, the Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade just ramped up the cost for David Price. If the Cardinals want him, they better start with Oscar Taveras. If the Dodgers want ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. Kinsler, Seager, biggest All-Star snubs

    David Schoenfield

    We've reached the most fun part of the All-Star Game: Arguing about the final rosters. The starters and reserves were named on Sunday and it was interesting to note the different philosophies of managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny in filling ou...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  5. Who should make the All-Star teams

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Bowden, Jerry Crasnick, Buster Olney, Jayson Stark and myself presented our 34-man All-Star rosters today. Here are our National League selections and here are our American League selections. Of course, our choices aren't affected by fan ballotin...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  6. Trade deadline preview: NL West

    David Schoenfield

    Over the next six days we'll go by division-by-division and look at what each team needs to do at the trade deadline ... and what may actually happen. As always, you can keep up with the latest trade talk at Rumor Central. Arizona Diamondbacks...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  7. Wednesday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    It was a fun night of baseball and I haven't done this in awhile, so some quick thoughts on the night's action ... The Nationals and Brewers played a 16-inning game, tying the Cubs-Pirates game from April 2 for longest of the season. Washington...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  8. Gritty, gutty Diamondbacks in last place

    David Schoenfield

    So last night, the Brewers and Diamondbacks played a fun game, a mini-potboiler that would make John le Carre pleased if he were a baseball fan. Brewers starter Kyle Lohse hit two batters, including Arizona shortstop Chris Owings in the back of th...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  9. Monday's random thoughts on every team

    David Schoenfield

    A glance through Sunday's results and some quick thoughts ... at least one for every team! A's 11, Orioles 1: I wrote about Manny Machado's embarrassing episode here. How much of this is frustration by Machado? While he has had four two-hit gam...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  10. Thursday evening reading list

    David Schoenfield

    If you want to take a break from the MLB draft or actual baseball games, some stuff to check out: Fun list from the Baseball Prospectus staff: 11 draft-day what-ifs. Of course, there is no end to the what-ifs, but these are some good ones that ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  11. When general managers went bad

    David Schoenfield

    There are a million stories about the Major League Baseball amateur draft, or the First-Year Player Draft as it's officially called (thank you, J.D. Drew and Scott Boras). Here are some of the biggest ones during the draft's 50-year history, courtesy...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  12. Thursday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    George Springer is red hot -- his nine home runs this month are the most by a rookie in May since Mark McGwire hit 15 in 1987 -- and Justin Havens breaks down his rapid improvement at the plate in just a few short weeks in the majors. I was a little ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  13. Looking at National League All-Star debates

    David Schoenfield

    I checked in on American League early All-Star debates Wednesday night. Here's a look at the National League. Again, my general guidelines: A player's past history matters, and I'm not a big fan of players who've had just two great months in the majo...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  14. Do surprise teams have great bullpens?

    David Schoenfield

    Watched the Rays-Mariners game on Tuesday night. Seattle scraped across a run in the first inning against David Price but then he and Hisashi Iwakuma traded zeroes, Iwakuma baffling the Rays with his splitters and sliders and moving two-seamers, Pric...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  15. Wednesday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff to check out ... Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk disagreed with my take on instant replay after the Giants-Pirates game on Tuesday. Fair enough. I can admit I may have missed the boat (the ocean?) on that one. Certainly, if there's...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  16. SweetSpot TV: Rapid fire!

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I take your questions on the Braves, Josh Donaldson's MVP chances, Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Matt Cain and Chris Owings....

    Blog | May 06, 2014