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  1. Dustin Pedroia's Hall of Fame chances

    David Schoenfield

    Dustin Pedroia's season is over due to season-ending hand surgery. As Gordon Edes reports, this is the third consecutive season Pedroia will have surgery for a hand-related issue, and you wonder if it's a chronic issue at this point. Gordon also a...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Tuesday chat wrap: Trade deadline talk

    David Schoenfield

    It was another fun chat with trade deadline stuff, Hall of Fame talk, and some potential dog names for Bryan in Ohio's new puppy....

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. Why didn't the Braves win more titles?

    David Schoenfield

    This weekend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony features the best class we've had in a long time, with three first-ballot Hall of Famers in Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas and three legendary managers in Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torr...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  4. Hall of Very Good: Tiant, Oliva elected

    David Schoenfield

    Shawn Anderson runs a fun site called The Hall of Very Good -- a great way of honoring those who fall just short of Cooperstown status. This year's inductees are Luis Tiant, Tony Oliva and ... The San Diego Chicken. Here's Shawn's post introducing th...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Chat wrap: Braves, Harper, Bo, HR Derby

    David Schoenfield

    Tuesday's chat session featured plenty of Braves talk, discussion of one-year wonders, tragic careers, what happens with Ryan Zimmerman when Bryce Harper returns, more Bryce Harper, a brief divergence into Hall of Fame talk, Bo Jackson, the Angels' b...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Tim Hudson entering Hall of Fame territory

    David Schoenfield

    Tim Hudson pitches Thursday for the Giants against the Rockies in one of the most intriguing matchups of the day. Hudson has helped keep a mediocre Giants rotation afloat, as Madison Bumgarner struggled early, Tim Lincecum has been inconsistent and n...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  9. Poll of the day: Chipper, Omar, Beltran

    David Schoenfield

    Happy birthday to Chipper Jones, Omar Vizquel and the still-active Carlos Beltran. Today's question: How many of those three should make the Hall of Fame? OK, Chipper is an obvious Hall of Famer, Vizquel and Beltran less so. Some quick numbe...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  10. A true pioneer: Put Dr. Jobe in Cooperstown

    David Schoenfield

    The Hall of Fame elected Tom Yawkey, the longtime owner of the Red Sox who presided over a franchise that didn't integrate until 12 years after Jackie Robinson debuted with the Dodgers and didn't win a World Series in his 44 years of ownership. It...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  11. Happy Birthday, Monte Irvin

    David Schoenfield

    Another day with two Hall of Famers: Monte Irvin and Ron Santo. Plus a guy who looked like a sure bet for the Hall of Fame in his early 20s, a guy who kicked a water cooler or two and a guy who starred for the last Cubs team to play in a World Series...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  12. Jack McDowell says PED users in Hall

    David Schoenfield

    I've wondered this: What if an individual already in the Hall of Fame admitted to using PEDs? Would that change the thinking of the voters who don't vote for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and the other implicated steroid users? Hmm, we've ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  13. Happy Birthday, Ruben Amaro Jr.

    David Schoenfield

    A fun day for birthdays. A quick rundown of some of the interesting names ... Chick Hafey: Born 1903 Hafey was a big league regular for only six seasons -- in spite of which the Veterans Committee elected him to the Hall of Fame in a weak momen...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  14. Happy Birthday, Fred Lynn

    David Schoenfield

    All-Stars born on Feb. 3 -- Bake McBride and Joe Coleman (once each). And this guy. Fred Lynn: Born 1952 Here's a question: Who's the most famous non-Hall of Fame player? And by that, let's exclude steroids guys who haven't been elected, Joe Ja...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  15. Goodbye, Lance Berkman: Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    I wrote about Lance Berkman and his Hall of Fame chances back in May 2012, when he first contemplated retirement following knee surgery while still with the Cardinals. He managed to return later that season for a few games and then had one more go in...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  16. Jack Morris: The results are in

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has published the final article of his 10-part series on Big Game pitchers and takes a look at everybody's favorite Hall of Fame candidate, Jack Morris. Was Morris a Big Game pitcher? James writes, He was not. He had the one brilliant ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014