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  1. Running diary: King Felix vs. Darvish

    David Schoenfield

    We don't see these matchups as often you may expect, ace versus ace, best in the game versus best in the game. For the third time in their careers, Felix Hernandez faced Yu Darvish. The first two battles, both in 2012, went to King Felix: He allowed ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. SweetSpot TV: King Felix vs. Yu Darvish

    David Schoenfield

    We have a good one tonight: Felix Hernandez versus Yu Darvish in Texas. With that matchup in mind, Eric and myself discuss the pitching matchups we'd most like to see. Hernandez and Darvish have met just twice, both in 2012, and King Felix dominat...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Tales of Saturday's aces

    David Schoenfield

    They say one badge of a true ace is finding a way to succeed when you don't bring your premium stuff or pinpoint location to the mound. In the case of Jose Fernandez, the stuff is always premium, with a fastball that touches the upper 90s when he ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  4. Mike Trout is good at hitting baseballs

    David Schoenfield

    You could chalk it up to Mike Trout just owning Felix Hernandez. You could chalk it up to Trout, like another former AL West center fielder named Griffey, having a flair for Opening Day theatrics. You could chalk it up to Trout being, you know,...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. Javier Baez shows off his sick bat speed

    David Schoenfield

    PEORIA, AZ -- I arrived in Arizona on Wednesday night just in time to catch a few innings of the Cubs-Mariners night game in Peoria. The Mariners ran out what could very well be their Opening Day lineup, minus Felix Hernandez and Corey Hart: Abrah...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Giants, Phillies: Desperate contenders

    David Schoenfield

    News items: • The San Francisco Giants agreed with Michael Morse on a one-year deal for $5 million plus incentives. • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed with Roberto Hernandez on a one-year deal to join their rotation. Both moves c...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  8. Ten from '70s, '80s for the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    A follow-up to yesterday's post titled "One thing Hall of Fame voters get wrong." The premise of that piece was that voters haven't properly adjusted for the increasing number of teams since expansion first began in 1961 -- from 16 teams to the 30 we...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  9. Should postseason matter in HOF voting?

    David Schoenfield

    As Carlos Beltran delivers more big postseason hits this October for the St. Louis Cardinals, talk about him as a potential Hall of Famer has increased, carrying over from discussions that began in the regular season. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick wrote ...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  10. SweetSpot TV: Is Rivera overrated?

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Caple has a piece up on Mariano Rivera. He calls Rivera overrated, which ... well, read the piece. Eric Karabell and myself discuss Jim's suggestion and compare Rivera to his longtime teammate, Andy Pettitte. Let me lay the groundwork: Everyon...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  11. Wild night tightens up AL wild-card race

    David Schoenfield

    @dschoenfield has any team suffered more crushing defeats than my O's this year? It's been excruciating.- Josh Powell (@JoshuaCPowell) September 12, 2013 Here are some of the position players to suit up for the Yankees in 2013: Vernon Wells, Chr...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  12. That red-hot Rays rotation is red hot

    David Schoenfield

    From ESPN Stats & Information, following Roberto Hernandez's complete-game win for the Rays on Tuesday: The Rays now have seven complete games this month thrown by four different starters (David Price, Chris Archer, Matt Moore and Hernandez, with Jer...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  13. Red Sox whine, but Price shines

    David Schoenfield

    1. OK, the call was wrong. Daniel Nava was safe, sliding under Jose Molina's tag. Jerry Meals missed the call. Rays 2, Red Sox 1. 2. It probably wasn't one of the 100 worst calls of the season -- certainly not in the league of Angel Hernandez not ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  14. Active players who will be Hall of Famers

    David Schoenfield

    Albert Pujols was placed on the disabled list on Sunday, sort of the exclamation point to the Los Angeles Angels' debacle of a season. Sunday was Hall of Fame induction day -- you may have missed it, considering the lone player elected played his fin...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  15. Best deadline deal ever: Mets

    David Schoenfield

    Throughout July we're going to present 30 deals in 30 days: The best trade deadline deal ever made by each team. We've covered the AL East so far and are now on the NL East. THE TEAM: New York Mets THE YEAR: 1983 THE SITUATION: The Cardinals...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  16. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013