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  1. A look at non-roster invitees: AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    After looking at which players not on a 40-man roster have been invited to spring training in the AL East, we move on to the AL Central. Here some of the most interesting non-roster guys. Chicago White Sox Carlos Rodon was the third overall p...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  2. Jason Giambi, the face of a generation

    David Schoenfield

    I know, I know. With Jason Giambi it's hard to ignore the guy once looked like this and then, a few years later, looked like this. That Sports Illustrated cover was dated July 17, 2000, and heralded "The New Face of Baseball: How the Home Run Has ...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  3. Ranking the teams: 6 through 1

    David Schoenfield

    It's Day 5, and we're down to the top six teams. I've written nearly 15,000 words on these pre-spring training power rankings, about one-tenth the length of a decent novel. Thanks for reading. • Team rankings: Nos. 30-25 • Team rankin...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
  4. Looking back: Top prospects of 2005

    David Schoenfield

    With Keith Law unveiling his top 100 prospects this week, I thought it would be fun to look back at the top prospects from 2005. Has it already been 10 years since 2005? Yes it has! We'll use Baseball America's list and, as always, we're not criticiz...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  5. 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
  6. The all-time all-underrated team

    David Schoenfield

    The recent Hall of Fame elections serve two important purposes. One, it's a chance to recognize the superstars of the recent past and how many memories Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio provided us. But the elections also se...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Which active players are Hall of Famers?

    David Schoenfield

    In any given season, there are more future Hall of Famers than you probably realize at first glance. Take 1994. Eighteen current Hall of Famers played that season, which was a strike-shortened one that didn't include any late-season call-ups. So did ...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  10. The broken Hall of Fame voting system

    David Schoenfield

    Over the weekend, I saw "The Imitation Game," the story of British mathematician Alan Turing. Turing helped crack the German Enigma code machine during World War II, allowing the Allies to decipher German secret messages and help bring an earlier end...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  11. The best games of the 2014 season

    David Schoenfield

    MLB Network Radio has a fan vote going on to select the top five games of 2014, with the winning games re-aired during the holiday season. Some of the choices are more about the individual performance involved -- Lonnie Chisenhall's nine-RBI game, fo...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  12. Third-base options for the Giants

    David Schoenfield

    The Giants need a third baseman. Right now, the team's website lists Joaquin Arias as the starting third baseman, and that's not a good depth chart if you're counting on Joaquin Arias to be your starting third baseman. You know this, the Giants know ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  13. Ten cool statistics from the 2014 season

    David Schoenfield

    Looking for a Christmas gift for the baseball fan in your life? Or maybe a little something for yourself? I recommend "The Bill James Handbook" from Baseball Info Solutions (available here). Yes, you can get all the basic stats you need and many m...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  14. Half-full, half-empty: Chase Headley

    David Schoenfield

    In 2012, Chase Headley had a monster season for the Padres, hitting 31 home runs and leading the National League with 115 RBIs -- big numbers considering Petco Park's dimensions and the lineup around him. He added a Gold Glove Award and finished a de...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  15. Link of the week: Transaction trees

    David Schoenfield

    I love transactions tree. Last week, I tweeted a link from our Indians blog that traced Cy Young winner Corey Kluber back to former Indians infielder Jerry Dybzinski through a series of transactions. Ben Lindbergh of Grantland wrestled up the "old...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  16. 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