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  1. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 4

    David Schoenfield

    Let's finish up with the 14 players I consider strong Hall of Fame candidates. Of course, if I had a ballot, I could vote for only 10 ... well, that's another essay, my friends. Here is Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. The Hall of Famers 14. Tim R...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. Don't hold DH status against Thomas, Edgar

    David Schoenfield

    When Frank Thomas first arrived in the majors, he was a force of nature unlike anybody baseball fans had seen in a long time. There had been big guys before, of course, big guys who certainly intimidated opposing pitchers with their size and made ...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  3. Manny Machado is awesome at doubles

    David Schoenfield

    The Baltimore Orioles have played 54 games and Manny Machado has played in all 54. The amazing Machado fact, however, isn't that he hasn't missed a game but that he's hit 25 doubles -- he hit another one Thursday night, a grounder down the third-base...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  4. Ortiz hitting his way to Hall of Fame status

    David Schoenfield

    On June 5, 2009, David Ortiz was hitting .187 with one home run and had struck out 48 times in 46 games. Just two seasons earlier, he had hit .332 with 35 home runs in helping lead the Boston Red Sox to their second World Series title in four seasons...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  5. Hall of Fame voting hits a new low

    David Schoenfield

    Is this a sad day for baseball? Maybe not. There will be another election next year and one the year after that. I presume onward into the future players will get elected. But this year? The Baseball Writers' Association of America struck out. Nob...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  6. Bagwell fans: Don't hate on Hall voters

    David Schoenfield

    On Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET, the Hall of Fame voting results will be announced. It's possible that Jack Morris makes it in, and maybe Craig Biggio makes it in, and maybe nobody makes it in. One guy who won't make it in is Jeff Bagwell, who...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  7. Ortiz versus Edgar: Who is best DH?

    David Schoenfield

    At the age of 36, David Ortiz is having one of the finest seasons of his distinguished career. He's hitting .309/.399/.628 with 21 home runs and leads the American League in OPS and runs scored while ranking second in slugging percentage and total ba...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  8. This just in: Cabrera and Fielder are good

    David Schoenfield

    This is what will have American League pitchers and managers waking up in cold sweats all season long: Those stretches when Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are both raking, eyes bulging as they pummel meaty fastballs over fences and into outfield s...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  9. My Hall of Fame ballot ... if I had one

    David Schoenfield

    I'm not an actual Hall of Fame voter. But if I did have a ballot, here's what it would look like. Yes votes Jeff Bagwell: He's vastly overqualified by even tough Hall of Fame standards, an outstanding all-around player who was one of the very b...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  10. Lee Smith: The ultimate compiler

    David Schoenfield

    I want to consider Lee Smith's Hall of Fame question fairly. But I keep returning to what I think is the obvious question: Would you really rather have Lee Smith on your team than Barry Larkin or Alan Trammell or Edgar Martinez or Tim Raines or Berni...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  11. The most talented team of all time

    David Schoenfield

    What does that question even mean, "The most talented team of all time?" Does it simply mean the best team? The 2001 Seattle Mariners won 116 games, a total matched only by the 1906 Chicago Cubs. Certainly, that Mariners club had a lot of talent -...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  12. Pujols compared to best at ages 32 to 41

    David Schoenfield

    Let's be honest: I don't think Arte Moreno cares too much about 2017 or 2018, let alone 2021, when Albert Pujols will be 41 years old and finishing up the final season of his 10-year, $254 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. Last week, E...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  13. Greatest postseason hitting performances

    David Schoenfield

    Does Adrian Beltre's three-homer game rank as one of the top postseason hitting games of all time? After all, he belted three home runs in a slim 4-3 victory. One way to measure this is via something called WPA -- win probability added -- which takes...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  14. 2001 Mariners: Best team that never won

    David Schoenfield

    "Two outs, so what?" --Catchphrase for the 2001 Seattle Mariners Every Mariners fan has his or her favorite game from 2001. After all, we watched nearly every one or followed online the ones we couldn't see on TV or attend in person. I have tw...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Edgar Martinez belongs in the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    Despite being a DH for the majority of his career, Edgar Martinez should get elected into the Hall of Fame based purely on his numbers.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2009