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  1. Half-full, half-empty: Hanley Ramirez

    David Schoenfield

    How do we think of Hanley Ramirez these days? After winning National League Rookie of the Year honors with the Marlins in 2006, he was one of the best players in the game from 2007 to 2009, hitting .325 while averaging 29 home runs and 38 steals per ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Poll: Right move to start Kershaw?

    David Schoenfield

    Remember, for a long time, short rest meant starting on two days of rest, not three -- think of Sandy Koufax in Game 7 of the 1965 World Series spinning a three-hit shutout or Mickey Lolich in Game 7 in 1968 beating Bob Gibson. So it's not as if t...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  3. How come Derek Jeter never won the MVP?

    David Schoenfield

    I know we've all been inundated with Derek Jeter stories, columns, videos and tributes the past few days -- well, all season long -- but as I was watching his final home game, I saw this tweet: As a parting gift, I hope somebody on the Yankees broke...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  4. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    1. The A's can't get Sean Doolittle back soon enough. For the second day in a row, the A's blew a ninth-inning lead, as Tyler Flowers of the White Sox homered off Eric O'Flaherty with two outs to tie the game and then homered again in the 12th off...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  5. The Mariners' historic run prevention

    David Schoenfield

    On Aug. 7, Jeff Sullivan wrote on FanGraphs: (S)ince the last day of May, the Mariners have played 59 games, or 36% of a full season. Over those 59 games, the Mariners as a team have allowed 159 runs, with a 2.50 ERA. Because I feel like you aren't ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  6. How many All-Stars will be Hall of Famers?

    David Schoenfield

    I was asked this the other day: How many players from this year's All-Star Game will be Hall of Famers? My quick answer: Probably more than you think. Before we answer that question, let's look back at some games of the past for reference (* indic...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  7. Fantasy podcast: Adams, catchers, Bartolo

    David Schoenfield

    My last day this week filling in on the Fantasy Focus podcast was a fun discussion with Eric Karabell on Matt Adams, the name game with Devin Mesoraco and Evan Gattis, Seattle's first-base situation with Logan Morrison and Justin Smoak, Bartolo Colon...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  8. Thirty years ago: The Sandberg Game

    David Schoenfield

    Cubs fans of a certain age know the game I'm talking about: June 23, 1984. The day Ryne Sandberg turned into a Hall of Famer. Other fans may remember the game as well. It was the Saturday afternoon Game of the Week, back when that was a big deal, ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  9. Kershaw's no-hitter most dominant ever

    David Schoenfield

    At one point in the middle innings of Wednesday's game, as Clayton Kershaw was chewing up Rockies batters like a puppy with a piece of rawhide, a writer tweeted out a Dodgers scouting report of Kershaw from his days at Highland Park High School in Da...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  10. The best player in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Sorry, Miggy. Your hitting feats are legendary. You'll be in the Hall of Fame some day, on the short list of best right-handed batsmen the game has ever seen. You know you're an all-timer when you're hitting .319 and on pace for 135 RBIs and nobody i...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  11. Scherzer delivers, but Tigers have flaws

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, I had a discussion with one of my editors: What defines an ace? He brought up Max Scherzer. I said, yes, I would describe Scherzer as an ace. He pointed out Scherzer has never had a complete game in the majors. Can that be an ace? Has ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  12. One more note on that Mets-Reds game

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, while writing about Astros manager Bo Porter using a pitcher, Tony Sipp, in right field for a batter and then bringing him back to pitch, I mentioned that 1986 game in which Mets manager Davey Johnson alternated pitchers Jesse Orosco a...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  13. Thursday evening reading list

    David Schoenfield

    If you want to take a break from the MLB draft or actual baseball games, some stuff to check out: Fun list from the Baseball Prospectus staff: 11 draft-day what-ifs. Of course, there is no end to the what-ifs, but these are some good ones that ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  14. Choke up and put the ball in play!

    David Schoenfield

    I'm watching a game the other day. It doesn't really matter which one as the specifics aren't important. There was a runner on third with one out, late in a close game, and the batter struck out. The ex-player analyst in the booth goes into a little ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  15. The 5 percent rule

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski over at Hardball Talk with a piece titled "The Timeless Game (and, maybe, the myth of closers)": There are two baseball phenomenons that are fascinating me these days. The first I've written about before: Teams leading going into the n...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  16. Ten observations on Opening Day games

    David Schoenfield

    The first rule of Opening Day: Don't overreact to Opening Day. So these are merely observations from flipping around watching a bunch of different games. 1. At one point during the Cardinals-Reds opener, Adam Wainwright looked a little perturbed, ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014