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  1. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 3

    David Schoenfield

    Let's move on to Part 3 of our 2014 mammoth Hall of Fame post. Here's Part 1 and Part 2. Close, but not quite Hall of Famers 19. Fred McGriff (52.6 WAR, 20.7 percent) -- Here's a question: Do you think the Tom Emanski commercial has hurt McGrif...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. Can you guess the Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's play a little Hall of Fame game. I'm going to present two players with similar statistics. One is in the Hall of Fame and the other is on this year's ballot. Presented two lines of numbers, can you guess which player is the Hall of Famer? Check...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  3. Dream teams: 1992 versus 2012

    David Schoenfield

    Before the Olympics began, Kobe Bryant suggested this year's Olympic basketball team would defeat the fabled 1992 Dream Team that featured Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird. Bryant later adjusted his thoughts, saying the D...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Fred McGriff on the Hall of Fame border

    David Schoenfield

    I used to play my friend Dusty in a Pursue the Pennant simulation league, back when the game was still played with cards and dice. Our battles were famed for our Dennis Martinez-Nolan Ryan pitching duels, but Dusty also had Fred McGriff. He killed me...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  6. Ten reasons to hate the MLB trade deadline

    David Schoenfield

    So your team is offering up a star? Sometimes the prospect you get in return turns to gold. And sometimes (more often?) deals like these 10 happen. 1. Fred McGriff for Melvin Nieves, Donnie Elliott and Vince Moore. (Braves/Padres, 1993.) 2. Ric...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  7. Pat Gillick's 10 best moves

    David Schoenfield

    You can debate the merits of an executive getting elected to the Hall of Fame; personally, I find it a bit ridiculous that Pat Gillick got elected and will be enshrined this year while deserving players like Barry Larkin, Tim Raines, Alan Trammell an...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  8. Hall debates: Raffy and Crime Dog

    David Schoenfield

    Are Rafael Palmeiro and Fred McGriff Hall of Famers?

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2002