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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Tony Gwynn: What they're saying

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts from writers on Tony Gwynn ... Buster Olney, ESPN: He had a bat that he used only against pitchers who relied on soft stuff -- a special bat because it had so few grains. "Nine Grains of Pain," he called it, and he told me that if h...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  4. Thoughts on the seven-inning game

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today: At the same time, the exec said, teams are struggling to find enough good pitching -- and, at the same time, the number of injuries is skyrocketing. If oblique strains were the prevalent injury two years ago, ulnar co...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. Friday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Christina Kahrl, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden covered the Miguel Cabrera contract, so there isn't really much more to add. The timing is definitely odd with Cabrera two years from free agency, the money seems extreme and who knows how Cabrera will age...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  6. Over/under: Clayton Kershaw's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    It's Clayton Kershaw Day at ESPN.com as Buster Olney profiles the Dodgers' dominant left-hander and the BBTN 100 turns to the top 10 left-handed starters and ranks Kershaw No. 1. Kershaw is in the midst of one of the greatest stretches ever for an...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  7. Is Derek Jeter an all-time great?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney has an excellent column Monday on Derek Jeter, arguing that it's time to stop calling Jeter overrated. Buster tees off his discussion by writing: He has been the most publicized and exposed player in the sport during his career, as th...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  8. A look at non-roster invitees: AL

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Burnett, Kendrys Morales and Nelson Cruz to sign, Buster Olney reminds us that there are still a lot of other interesting names out there in free agency, including Jason Hammel, Chris...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  9. Are relievers the new 'Moneyball'?

    David Schoenfield

    A couple articles out there about relief pitchers. Buster Olney wrote today about the Braves' important arbitration case with Craig Kimbrel: But the gap between what the Braves have offered Kimbrel -- $6.55 million -- and what Kimbrel wants in arbit...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  10. What if Willie Mays were a free agent?

    David Schoenfield

    We talked a lot about Mike Trout in Tuesday's chat session. Following up on that, a couple Trout links to check out. Buster Olney writes today: If Trout were a free agent right now and told teams he would only sign a one-year deal, what would he ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. White Sox having underrated offseason

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney wrote a little bit about the White Sox in his Tuesday blog: Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn has quickly altered his team, signing Jose Abreu and trading some pitching for some position-player help. On Monday, he sent closer Addison Reed ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  12. Ten predictions for rest of offseason

    David Schoenfield

    As Buster Olney wrote in his Sunday blog, "a lot of the winter work was done" as general managers caught flights out of Orlando. But some big free agents are still out there -- most notably Shin-Soo Choo but also some quality starting pitchers in Mat...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  13. The Hall of Fame mess gets messier

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney wrote about the Hall of Fame in his Monday blog, pointing out a big problem many of the BBWAA voters will have in filling out their ballots next month: not enough room. Buster would like to vote for at least 16 players, but the voting ru...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  14. Half-full, half-empty: Jacoby Ellsbury

    David Schoenfield

    For teams looking to sign Jacoby Ellsbury to a long-term contract -- and Buster Olney suggests that it will be at least a $100 million long-term contract -- the risks are obvious: Ellsbury played just 74 games in 2012 and 18 games in 2010. Between th...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  15. Podcast: Dodgers, Pujols, A-Rod

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself fill in for Buster Olney on today's Baseball Tonight podcast and we attempt to discuss an entire season in 35 minutes! OK, maybe not the entire season, but we do talk about the red-hot Dodgers and our power rankings, the weir...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  16. Pujols, Cano and those big contracts

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today: Albert Pujols is likely out for the year, given the amount of time he will miss. From ESPN Stats & Information, the most money owed to a player based on where deals will be at the start of the 2014 season: Joey V...

    Blog | July 29, 2013