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  1. Chat wrap: Long games, shifts ... cookies

    David Schoenfield

    What to do when you're snowed in? Talk baseball for three hours!...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. Ranking baseball's greatest dynasties

    David Schoenfield

    After the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, I wrote a post titled "Baseball's imperfect dynasty." Within that post, I asked readers if they considered the Giants a dynasty and 84 percent said yes. So if the Giants are a dynasty, where do ...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  3. Ranking the commissioners: Selig's No. 1

    David Schoenfield

    Ranking the commissioners is a bit like a watching a game between the 2003 Tigers and 1962 Mets: There's not a lot of talent on the field. But here are the nine commissioners of baseball, ranked from best to worst. 1. Bud Selig (1992-2015) Who wa...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  4. Is St. Louis the best baseball city?

    David Schoenfield

    Bud Selig thinks so. Sunday evening he spoke at the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers Association and said "I visit all 30 cities and you are the best baseball city." Talk about going out with a bang. Now, proclaiming St. Louis as the best...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  5. Why baseball needs a great Nationals team

    David Schoenfield

    In writing about the Max Scherzer signing on Tuesday, Joe Sheehan made a point in his newsletter that I completely agree with:Setting aside the merits of the signing for the moment, I like seeing a team do what the Nationals are doing. So much of bas...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  6. 30 things to look for before spring training

    David Schoenfield

    We're a month away from the official start of spring training, but that doesn't mean there aren't some unresolved issues and potential news items still out there in baseball land. Here are 30 things to keep an eye on: 1. Now that the Nationals hav...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  7. Remembering another time: Brooklyn, 1952

    David Schoenfield

    When I was kid, we took trips in the family station wagon, driving to such exotic locales as South Dakota and Milwaukee. I'd curl up in the back seat with a baseball book as we drove those endless miles through eastern Washington and Montana. One of ...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  8. Eric Karabell's top 20 fantasy players

    David Schoenfield

    It's good to see our pal Eric Karabell taking a break from fantasy football to write about baseball. Here's his list of the top 20 fantasy players heading into 2015. Some random comments: Mike Trout is No. 1. No surprise there, although it's w...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  9. Pitch clock? Hey, there's already a rule!

    David Schoenfield

    Rule 8.04 from Major League Baseball's official rules:When the bases are unoccupied, the pitcher shall deliver the ball to the batter within 12 seconds after he receives the ball. Each time the pitcher delays the game by violating this rule, the ump...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  10. Who had the worst defensive season ever?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney ranked his top 10 team defenses in his blog post Thursday, which got me thinking about bad defense. I checked Baseball-Reference.com for their list of worst individual fielding seasons and thought it would be fun to look at the bottom 10...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  11. The wave of the future

    David Schoenfield

    I'm reading Dan Epstein's book on the entertaining 1976 season, "Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76." One of the biggest changes in the game since then is what I would term professionalism. Back in 1976, players...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  12. Kipnis, Puig will rebound; Braves won't

    David Schoenfield

    It's been a slow few weeks in the world of baseball. So here are some random thoughts going through my mind as we wait for Max Scherzer to sign ... and wait ... and wait ... 1. I still don't understand the lack of support that Mike Mussina has rec...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  13. The best middle relievers of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Yes, nothing much is going on in baseball unless you want to complain about the Yankees' payroll, but that's an old topic. So I was on an email chain with some friends the other day, and my friend Messina joked about when the first middle reliever...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  14. Has Josh Donaldson reached his peak?

    David Schoenfield

    As the recent Hall of Fame elections show us, evaluating baseball talent -- even Hall of Fame talent -- remains an imperfect, tricky science. John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez were all traded as young players: Smoltz while still in the mi...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  15. Ten best games by the Unit, Pedro, Smoltz

    David Schoenfield

    Colleague and SweetSpot contributor Mark Simon had a fun idea: What were the 10 greatest games pitched by new Hall of Famers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz? The easiest way to determine those 10 games is by searching Baseball-Refere...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  16. 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