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  1. Five things we learned Thursday

    David Schoenfield

    The big story, sadly, was Giancarlo Stanton getting hit by a pitch. In fact, that was a disturbing theme of the night: Mike Trout got hit twice (leading to retaliation from the Angels); Derek Jeter got hit; Starling Marte got hit and had to leave the...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. Stanton's HBP shows the danger of baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Former major infielder Jeff Huson once said this to my ESPN colleague Tim Kurkjian about facing Randy Johnson: "What was the worst thing that Michael Jordan could do to you? He can go dunk on you. He could embarrass you. What's the worst thing Randy ...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. Giancarlo Stanton still has shot at MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Giancarlo Stanton leads the National League in both home runs and RBIs, both by sizable margins -- five more homers than Anthony Rizzo, who is currently out with a back injury (and nine more than the No. 3 guys, Justin Upton and Lucas Duda ), and nin...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Jason Heyward, stealth MVP candidate

    David Schoenfield

    Here are the National League leaders in Wins Above Replacement, via Baseball-Reference.com: Clayton Kershaw: 7.3 Jason Heyward: 6.3 Giancarlo Stanton: 6.1 Jonathan Lucroy: 5.7 Troy Tulowitzki: 5.5 And here the NL leaders in WAR via FanGraph...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  5. Five things we learned on Monday

    David Schoenfield

    1. The Angels need Bartolo Colon. Journeyman left-hander Wade LeBlanc, replacing injured ace Garrett Richards in the rotation, was shelled in a 7-1 loss to the Marlins, giving up six runs and getting knocked out in the fourth inning. Do the Angels...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. NL MVP race most wide-open in years

    David Schoenfield

    As we turn the corner into August, I see seven strong National League MVP candidates in what's shaping up as one of the most wide-open MVP discussions in years. The players may eventually sort themselves out -- if I remember correctly, we were in ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  7. Cespedes joins Griffey as Derby legend

    David Schoenfield

    If you're wondering why there's a baseball-wide dearth of right-handed power, this is why. It's because Giancarlo Stanton has it all.- Bryan Grosnick (@bgrosnick) July 15, 2014 That was my favorite tweet of the night about the Home Run Derby....

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  8. Troy Tulowitzki: Best hitter in the game?

    David Schoenfield

    Heading into Wednesday's game, Troy Tulowitzki leads all qualified hitters in batting average (.354), on-base percentage (.447) and slugging percentage (.634). We can call that the triple-slash Triple Crown. And if you're doing that, you're the best ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Surprising Marlins should go for Samardzija

    David Schoenfield

    The Miami Marlins' season appeared to end -- at least their slim hopes for a spot in the postseason did -- on May 9. That was the game in which Jose Fernandez suffered a season-ending elbow injury in a 10-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. They were 20-...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  11. SweetSpot TV: Best plays of April

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself discuss two of my favorite plays from April -- one involving Andrelton Simmons and another where the Rays recorded a double play with both outs coming at home. You can see the plays in the video. Here are a few more candidates --...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  12. Stanton one of best pure power hitters ever

    David Schoenfield

    The much-anticipated Alex Wood versus Jose Fernandez rematch didn't materialize on Tuesday night, as Fernandez turned in another dominating performance with eight scoreless innings while Wood gave up 10 hits and seven runs. What did materialize was a...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  13. 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
  14. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. I wrote about the Brewers-Pirates brawl here. While the brawl was certainly interesting, the biggest takeaway from the weekend has to be Ryan Braun's two home runs off Jason Grilli in the ninth -- one to win the game on Saturday, one to tie it on ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  15. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. Back in spring training, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish admitted he was working on a few minor tweaks on his mechanics in an attempt to avoid a recurrence of the nerve problem in his lower back and buttocks area that arose last September. Whether th...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  16. 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