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  1. NL All-Star debate: Vote Molina or Lucroy?

    David Schoenfield

    It's about time somebody in baseball lightens up. So, thank you, Milwaukee Brewers marketing department, for this wonderful video that has a little fun with the All-Star voting while simultaneously satirizing those ridiculous political ads. In the...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. Looking at National League All-Star debates

    David Schoenfield

    I checked in on American League early All-Star debates Wednesday night. Here's a look at the National League. Again, my general guidelines: A player's past history matters, and I'm not a big fan of players who've had just two great months in the majo...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. Too early for All-Star debates? No way!

    David Schoenfield

    The two best teams squared off Tuesday night in Oakland. The game featured two pitchers who could be in line to start the All-Star Game in Minneapolis in Detroit's Max Scherzer and Oakland's Sonny Gray, plus a slew of other All-Star candidates like M...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. Billy Hamilton starting to hit a little bit

    David Schoenfield

    Before the season started I attended a meeting with the fantasy writers and editors to discuss where to rank the rookies heading into the season. The most contentious debate centered around Billy Hamilton. The big question: There was no denying his p...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  5. SweetSpot TV: Who is No. 2?

    David Schoenfield

    Keith Law has his list up of his 25 best players under 25. Obviously, Mike Trout is No. 1. But who should be No. 2? Eric and myself discuss and debate....

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  6. SweetSpot TV: Top right fielders

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss the top 10 right fielders in the BBTN100. Let's just say this is probably the most loaded position in the majors. Also, I have a debate with Christina Kahrl: Who would you prefer as a franchise player, Giancarlo Stant...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  7. SweetSpot TV: Top second basemen

    David Schoenfield

    The BBTN100 project -- ranking the top 100 players in baseball -- begins today with the top 10 second basemen. Eric Karabell and myself discuss the rankings in the video and Christina Kahrl and myself debate Robinson Cano versus Dustin Pedroia....

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  8. Five reasons Dodgers are biggest lock

    David Schoenfield

    In the video above, Eric Karabell and I debate whether the Dodgers are the biggest lock in baseball. Eric's argument is there's no such thing as a lock and he presents some valid issues facing the Dodgers. The discussion was sparked by Baseball Prosp...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  9. Has Joe Kelly been good or lucky?

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Kelly will start Game 3 of the World Series for the Cardinals and there's been much debate out there in stathead land as to how good Kelly actually is or isn't. By conventional measures -- and by conventional, we mean ERA -- Kelly is a deservi...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  10. Young talent the best we've had in years

    David Schoenfield

    I just wrote about the National League Rookie of the Year debate and one of the fun things about the players involved is their ages -- Yasiel Puig is 22, Jose Fernandez just turned 21, Shelby Miller and Julio Teheran are 22. These guys are already ve...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  11. Fernandez holds best rookie edge over Puig

    David Schoenfield

    Sometimes, the rookie of the year debate gives us Chris Coghlan and J.A. Happ, and, sometimes, it gives Yasiel Puig and Jose Fernandez. With apologies to a deep rookie class in the National League, this season's race is shaping up as Puig versus F...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  12. Alex Rodriguez's power on contact

    David Schoenfield

    Thursday's blog titled "Did A-Rod really gain an edge from PEDs" stirred up some heated debate in the comments section. On Twitter, Paul Sporer asked about Alex Rodriguez's isolated power on contact, the Joe Sheehan stat used in the chart listed in t...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  13. Big debate: Yasiel Puig or Wil Myers?

    David Schoenfield

    Yasiel Puig got two hits in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 3, then hit two homers the next game and has been a lightning rod ever since for his play on the field and for his on-field antics that have upset opponents -- a brawl, a bat ...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  14. Chat wrap: Puig, Braves, Rangers, Trout's D

    David Schoenfield

    Another fun and interesting chat session included some heated debates on Mike Trout's defense, Manny Machado's WAR versus Miguel Cabrera's, whether the Rangers are worse than the four best teams in the AL East, the hype over Yasiel Puig, Jason Heywar...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Debate: Who is game's best leadoff hitter?

    David Schoenfield

    With Mike Trout currently batting second for the Angels, Eric Karabell wondered: Who is the game's best leadoff hitter right now? Time for a quick debate! Eric: Austin Jackson I'll go with Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson. He's not of...

    Blog | April 23, 2013