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  1. The wave of the future

    David Schoenfield

    I'm reading Dan Epstein's book on the entertaining 1976 season, "Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76." One of the biggest changes in the game since then is what I would term professionalism. Back in 1976, players...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  2. 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
  3. How to beat Herrera, Davis, Holland

    David Schoenfield

    As we've seen so far in the postseason, good luck beating the Kansas City Royals late in the game. Their late-game trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland were dominant in the regular season -- all posted ERAs under 1.50, making them the ...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  4. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Check the standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedule on the Hunt for October page. 1. "That's what speed do." A few years ago, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson, talking about his ability as one of the fastest players in the game, coi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  5. Javier Baez isn't yet Ramirez or Sheffield

    David Schoenfield

    After hitting the winning home run in his major league debut, Javier Baez followed up with two home runs in his third game. Not a bad start for the 21-year-old regarded as one of the top prospects in the game. Here's the report from ESPNChicago. He's...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  6. The top 10 starters in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, after Corey Kluber dominated the Mariners with an 85-pitch shutout, I rashly tweeted that Kluber is one of the best 10 starting pitchers in the game. That seemed to stir things up a bit on Twitter, and Giants fans were especially angered w...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  7. Time to invest in minor leaguers

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday night, we celebrated the best players in the game, guys making millions of dollars per year or on their way to doing so. Or, as somebody tweeted during Monday's Home Run Derby, guys with entourages large enough that one guy carried the ...

    Blog | July 16, 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. Manny Machado must be suspended

    David Schoenfield

    Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is a month shy of his 22nd birthday, one of the bright young talents in the game. But age is no excuse for his bush league move in Sunday's 11-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics in which he clearly, with ...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  10. Puig most compelling player in the game

    David Schoenfield

    Do you love Yasiel Puig or despise him? Do you marvel at the insane athletic ability or do you denounce him in disgust when he makes a crazy mistake on the field? Do you like guys who play the game like a kid, undisciplined and enthusiastic? Or...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  11. Trout's strikeouts a cause for concern

    David Schoenfield

    The best player in baseball is still one of the best all-around players in the game. Mike Trout is tied for fourth among position players in Baseball-Reference WAR and second among position players in FanGraphs WAR. He's hitting .272/.359/.524, good ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Padres smartly sign Gyorko to extension

    David Schoenfield

    Jedd Gyorko is off to a slow start for the San Diego Padres, but he's one of my favorite young infielders in the game, a power-hitting second baseman who has a chance to turn into an All-Star-caliber player. In what is no longer a trend but almost a ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  14. Chat wrap: Braun, Posey, best pitches

    David Schoenfield

    Here's Tuesday's chat wrap. Was it OK that Brewers fans cheered Ryan Braun? Is Jose Fernandez's slider the most unhittable pitch in the game? Should Buster Posey be mentioned in the same breath as Mike Trout? Plus much more!...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  15. Quick thoughts: Lester outduels Wainwright

    David Schoenfield

    It was a pitchers' duel in Game 5 of the World Series until the maligned bottom of the Boston Red Sox order came through late in the game. The Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1, and the World Series returns to Fenway, where the Red Sox have a ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  16. Where's Craig Kimbrel? Not in the game

    David Schoenfield

    Craig Kimbrel is supposedly the heir to Mariano Rivera. In his postseason career as closer, Rivera recorded 27 appearances of 2+ innings.- Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 8, 2013 Let's get the positives out of the way, because this game should...

    Blog | October 08, 2013