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  1. Justin Upton: Good, but not a superstar

    David Schoenfield

    A lot of stuff out there about Justin Upton. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Mark Bowman of MLB.com report that the Padres are still hot for Upton. Rosenthal writes: The Braves, according to major-league sources, want more for Upton than they did fo...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  2. Half-full, half-empty: Ervin Santana

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, Ervin Santana entered free agency coming off a 9-10 season with the Royals, but with a 3.24 ERA and 211 innings pitched. He reportedly asked for big money, scared teams away with those demands and had to settle for a one-year, $14.1 milli...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  3. Key issues on this year's Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Hall of Fame season is kind of like Christmas season: It brings gifts and memories but also a lot of acrimony and stress, and it lasts way too long. Hall of Fame ballots were mailed out Monday to eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  4. How about Justin Upton to the Mariners?

    David Schoenfield

    Now that the Atlanta Braves have sent the message that they're rebuilding, they'll probably trade Justin Upton, who is a free agent after the 2015 season. Two offseasons ago, the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks had agreed to a trade buil...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  5. Braves could be one of worst teams in 2015

    David Schoenfield

    It's amazing how quickly things can turn in baseball. In 2013, the Atlanta Braves won 96 games. They were built around a young core of players that included Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton, Andrelton Simmons, Craig Kimbrel, Julio Teheran...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  6. Friday reading list: Bill James hates WAR

    David Schoenfield

    A few new things and a few old things I wanted to get out there. Jeremy Collins with a piece titled "Thirteen ways of looking at Greg Maddux," a heartfelt memoir of what the pitcher meant to Jeremy and his friend Jason. Read it. We ran this...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  7. Good luck trading Ryan Howard, B.J. Upton

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney takes a good look at the saturated market for DH types and writes this about Ryan Howard: He is being pushed hard in the market by the Phillies. Rival executives perceive the Phillies will do whatever it takes to dump him, up to and incl...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  8. IBWAA best relievers: Kimbrel, Holland

    David Schoenfield

    It's awards season, and this week we'll get the big ones, with the Cy Young winners announced on Wednesday and the MVPs on Thursday. The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America also votes on awards, and it's always interesting to see how ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  9. Ranking each team's worst position in 2014

    David Schoenfield

    As the offseason speeds ahead into full rumor mill hysteria, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to look at each team's biggest weakness in 2014 (excluding pitchers). This gives us a start on which positions teams might be most desperate to...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  10. Ten questions for the stretch run

    David Schoenfield

    Two weeks to go. Two weeks of gut-wrenching, sweat-inducing, pacing-in-front-of-the-TV baseball if you're a Kansas City Royals fan, hoping to see your team make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Two weeks of wondering when Robinson Cano ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  11. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    Don't forget to check out the Hunt for October for standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedules for all the playoff contenders. 1. Don't go burying the Oakland A's just yet. Ahh, America: We love to jump on a bandwagon and then crush it as s...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  12. Jason Heyward, stealth MVP candidate

    David Schoenfield

    Here are the National League leaders in Wins Above Replacement, via Baseball-Reference.com: Clayton Kershaw: 7.3 Jason Heyward: 6.3 Giancarlo Stanton: 6.1 Jonathan Lucroy: 5.7 Troy Tulowitzki: 5.5 And here the NL leaders in WAR via FanGraph...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  13. Hamels a bright spot in Phillies' mess

    David Schoenfield

    Does anyone remember combined no-hitters? Maybe not. There have been only 11 of them. I'm a Mariners fan and they threw one a few years ago against the Dodgers and I couldn't even tell you who started that game. (It was Kevin Millwood as it turns out...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  14. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    1. The NL West race is heating up. The Giants pounded the Brewers 15-5 to win their sixth in a row. They had two blowouts over Milwaukee but the pitching had its best week of the season, giving up 14 runs in seven games (three of those coming late...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  15. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    1. A big night in the AL Central. The Royals scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Twins 6-1 ... which came a couple hours after David Price allowed -- not a typo -- nine consecutive hits in the third inning as the Yankees scored...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  16. Fredi's risky move pays off for Braves

    David Schoenfield

    One of the byproducts of sabermetrics has been the change in how we view managers. For starters, general managers are now the off-the-field face of the organization. There was a time when Earl Weaver had a big role in determining his 25-man roster or...

    Blog | August 28, 2014