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  1. Monday reading list: Two on Koufax

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski is ranking the 100 best baseball players of all time and the other day he wrote about Sandy Koufax, his No. 46 guy. Koufax is one of the most difficult players to rank in a list like this due to his short career. His case raises the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. Time to elect some starting pitchers to Hall

    David Schoenfield

    Curt Schilling appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time a year ago with overwhelmingly strong credentials for election: The 216-game winner ranks 26th all-time in wins above replacement for pitchers (17th-highest total since the live ba...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  3. Should postseason matter in HOF voting?

    David Schoenfield

    As Carlos Beltran delivers more big postseason hits this October for the St. Louis Cardinals, talk about him as a potential Hall of Famer has increased, carrying over from discussions that began in the regular season. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick wrote ...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  4. Sox, M's remind us why we love baseball

    David Schoenfield

    The game survives. It always survives. A routine Wednesday afternoon game on a gorgeous June day in Seattle between two teams rapidly going nowhere can slog along for 13 uneventful innings -- so uneventful that it was 0-0 heading to the 14th, with...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  5. One more note on Domonic Brown

    David Schoenfield

    After writing about Domonic Brown last night and the recent debate about whether hitters are being too passive at the plate, the ESPN Stats & Info group pulled up some interesting data on Brown. Of his 17 home runs, 16 have come on pitches in the ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  6. Domonic Brown is the greatest slugger ever

    David Schoenfield

    Domonic Brown is hotter than a "Game of Thrones" message board. He's on such an explosive streak that he needs eight kingdoms to rule. Dragons couldn't stop him right now. He has nine home runs in his past 10 games, after hitting another one in th...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  7. Thoughts: Nats, Dodgers bad; Brown good

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts on Sunday's MLB games and other stuff ... It's getting more and more difficult to paint a positive outlook for the Nationals, other than it's still early June. Nate Karns started Sunday, exposing the team's lack of rotation depth,...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  8. Domonic Brown's big spring means ...

    David Schoenfield

    Freddie Freeman leads hitters with seven home runs this spring, followed by Domonic Brown and Mike Morse with six. Bill Baer wrote on Brown's big spring the other day: Last year, 15 players hit six or more home runs in spring exhibition games in the ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  9. Five young players on the spot

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, I wrote about 10 players facing the most pressure in 2013. The following five players have a different kind of pressure (if pressure does actually exist), one perhaps even more intense: This may be their last chance to prove themselves as ma...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  10. The best five-year pitching peaks

    David Schoenfield

    This is another follow-up to a debate that arose in a recent chat session: Which pitcher had the best five-year peak? With Sandy Koufax having spent time at Dodgers camp this spring it seems like a perfect time for a list, doesn't it? Well, I c...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  11. Coolidge, Caesar, Tuskahoma McLish

    David Schoenfield

    Diane at the Value Over Replacement Grit blog continues her entries on some of the great names in baseball history with a look at a pitcher who made an All-Star team 15 years of his debut in the majors. Other stuff from the SweetSpot Network: ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  12. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  13. Podcast: All-Star wrap, AL vs. NL, user mail

    David Schoenfield

    Well, there was only one game to talk about so Keith Law and I were forced to discuss Tuesday night's destruction of Justin Verlander on Wednesday's Baseball Today podcast. 1. Both of us agree that perhaps Verlander didn't have the right attitude ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  14. Links: Prospects, Francona, Kate Upton

    David Schoenfield

    Take a break from Jeremy Lin. Here are some links worth checking out from outside the SweetSpot network. Check back later Wednesday for more links from our list of bloggers. Keith Law released his list of top 100 prospects last week. Kevin Gold...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  15. NL East: Three fixes for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Sure, every team would love to plug its shortstop hole with Jose Reyes or Jimmy Rollins. Albert Pujols would look terrific in any uniform. Have a spare $40 million sitting around? Sure, Ryan Madson is an underrated closer. But let's be realistic h...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  16. Ten guys who should be in the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    With Jim Thome hitting his 600th home run and the Cubs unveiling a statue last week to honor Ron Santo, the Hall of Fame has been on my mind. I'll go more in-depth on Hall of Fame analysis in the offseason, but here are 10 eligible players who deserv...

    Blog | August 17, 2011