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  1. Babe Ruth, the billion-dollar ballplayer

    David Schoenfield

    So, Giancarlo Stanton's contract has me wondering: What would Babe Ruth be worth today? In his piece for ESPN Insider, Dan Szymborski projected Stanton will be worth $316 million from ages 25 to 37, just shy of the $325 million he'll be getting. ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. Tuesday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff to check out as you take a break from watching the World Cup ... Remember the great throw by Yoenis Cespedes a couple weeks ago? The next day, I wrote about some of history's great throws. Eric Lang of The Hardball Times examined the...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. Jack McDowell says PED users in Hall

    David Schoenfield

    I've wondered this: What if an individual already in the Hall of Fame admitted to using PEDs? Would that change the thinking of the voters who don't vote for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and the other implicated steroid users? Hmm, we've ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  4. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 4

    David Schoenfield

    Let's finish up with the 14 players I consider strong Hall of Fame candidates. Of course, if I had a ballot, I could vote for only 10 ... well, that's another essay, my friends. Here is Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. The Hall of Famers 14. Tim R...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  5. Mussina should be slam-dunk Hall of Famer

    David Schoenfield

    Here's my plea to Hall of Fame voters: Don't forget about Mike Mussina. This year's ballot entrusts the 500-something voters with the monumental task of examining at least 21 legitimate Hall of Fame candidates, from Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens t...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  6. Improved Cabrera having pantheon season

    David Schoenfield

    Last Wednesday, Miguel Cabrera was facing hard-throwing Cleveland Indians rookie Danny Salazar in the eighth inning with two outs and a runner on. The Indians led the Tigers 3-2 and Salazar had struck out Cabrera three times -- looking on an 88 mph c...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  7. Best deadline deal ever: Giants

    David Schoenfield

    Throughout July, we're presenting 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade-deadline deal ever made by each team. We wrap up with the NL West. THE TEAM: San Francisco Giants THE YEAR: 2001 THE SITUATION: Barry Bonds was on his way to setting the a...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  8. Players believe Bonds is record holder

    David Schoenfield

    NEW YORK -- Media day at the All-Star Game isn't quite media day at the Super Bowl, but on a hot, steamy day in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field, sweaty media members met with sweaty ballplayers. There was a vibe of happiness from the player...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  9. Would Chris Davis be the true HR king?

    David Schoenfield

    Chris Davis hit his 37th home run on Sunday, his fourth straight game with a homer, and he is now on pace for ... 62. You know what that means, right? Let the controversy begin. It's already starting to ramp up a bit. It will not be avoided ...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  10. Paul Goldschmidt and hitting in the clutch

    David Schoenfield

    So Paul Goldschmidt's "clutch" credentials so far are pretty spectacular: He's hitting .431 and slugging .914 with runners in scoring position. He has four go-ahead homers in the eighth or later, most in the majors, including this three-run hom...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  11. The next great baseball movie?

    David Schoenfield

    Fun piece from Rob Neyer at SB Nation on what the next great baseball movie might be, following the success of "42." He asks different people for their ideas -- Bob Costas says Barry Bonds (good luck finding an audience for that one), Allen Barra sug...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  12. Pirates' future rests on Cole, Taillon

    David Schoenfield

    Jayson Stark has a story up on five reasons the Pittsburgh Pirates can finally crack .500 -- you know, something they haven't done since Barry Bonds was still with the team, way back in 1992. Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  13. Musial may have been best left fielder ever

    David Schoenfield

    There are four left fielders in major league history who stand out among all the rest. Three of them are three of the most exciting, singular players in the annals of the sport; they are also three of the most arrogant, churlish players in the game's...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  14. Hall of Fame voting hits a new low

    David Schoenfield

    Is this a sad day for baseball? Maybe not. There will be another election next year and one the year after that. I presume onward into the future players will get elected. But this year? The Baseball Writers' Association of America struck out. Nob...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  15. Predicting future Hall of Fame elections

    David Schoenfield

    Let's have a little fun and attempt to predict the players the BBWAA will elect over the next several years. Based on past vote totals for Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro and scanning published columns, it's pretty clear Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens a...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  16. Sammy Sosa a borderline Hall of Famer

    David Schoenfield

    Absent, shall we say, a complicating factor, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa would be ultra-mortal locks. Based on the numbers, there wouldn't be the slightest hesitation in checking the box next to their names. That quote comes from long...

    Blog | December 19, 2012