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  1. Stanton's big contract: Final thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    People smarter than me have written that Giancarlo Stanton is worth the 13-year, $325 million contract he'll sign with the Miami Marlins. (As expected, Jayson Stark reports that the contract is heavily backloaded. Stanton will make $30 million over t...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. Bumgarner's place in World Series history

    David Schoenfield

    Obviously, everybody wrote about Madison Bumgarner after his dominant Game 5 performance -- following up on his dominant postseason run. Jayson Stark: With Bumgarner, we have come to realize now that this isn't just about one night, even on a ni...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  3. Who should make the All-Star teams

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Bowden, Jerry Crasnick, Buster Olney, Jayson Stark and myself presented our 34-man All-Star rosters today. Here are our National League selections and here are our American League selections. Of course, our choices aren't affected by fan ballotin...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  4. Over/under: Joe Mauer's batting average

    David Schoenfield

    OK, I'm back from vacation, all rested up for the next eight months of non-stop blogging and baseball watching. Jayson Stark has a piece up on Joe Mauer and his move to first base, a move the Twins made in the hope it will get Mauer's bat in the l...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. Payroll and wins: The past five years

    David Schoenfield

    Jayson Stark has a piece today looking back at the reign of commissioner Bud Selig. One of the important legacies of Selig's tenure has been revenue sharing -- as Jayson points out, nearly $400 million exchanged hands last season, helping some of the...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  6. Wait ... nobody wants Cliff Lee for free?

    David Schoenfield

    Found this quote about Cliff Lee in Jayson Stark's latest Rumblings & Grumblings interesting: "This guy [Lee] has so much money coming. I'd bet 27 teams wouldn't even claim him on waivers because they can't afford him. So the Red Sox have to be look...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  7. SweetSpot TV: Rule changes we want

    David Schoenfield

    How well do you know baseball's rules? Be sure to take Jayson Stark's 10-question quiz; you may be surprised what you don't know. While Jayson's quiz focuses on the confusing stuff that can happen between the lines, Eric Karabell and I discuss som...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  8. Could this be the end for Roy Halladay?

    David Schoenfield

    You probably saw that Roy Halladay pitched in a minor league game on Saturday and struggled once again, retiring just seven of the 18 hitters he faced. Jayson Stark was there and wrote: So only seven hitters actually headed back to the bench without...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  9. Pirates' future rests on Cole, Taillon

    David Schoenfield

    Jayson Stark has a story up on five reasons the Pittsburgh Pirates can finally crack .500 -- you know, something they haven't done since Barry Bonds was still with the team, way back in 1992. Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  10. This is why players are paid to play

    David Schoenfield

    Cliff Lee on former Rangers teammate Michael Young, and now teammate on the Phillies, on how the Rangers handled him, from Jayson Stark's story: "I think that baffled a lot of people who were around that organization. Like I said, he was the heart a...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  11. The best moments in Chipper's career

    David Schoenfield

    Jayson Stark has a great story on Chipper Jones, who will be returning to the postseason for the first time since 2005 (he was injured when the Braves made it in 2010), here in his final season. What defines a player, a future Hall of Famer like Chip...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  12. Podcast: Stark on Ohio, Wright, Pujols

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon and Jayson Stark joined forces for Friday's Baseball Today podcast . 1. The Indians continue to win. Is Jayson more shocked by Cleveland's good record or Detroit's early struggles? 2. Aroldis Chapman is on his way to one of the great...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  13. Do spring training records mean anything?

    David Schoenfield

    The Blue Jays have scorched their opponents in spring training, winning 23 of 29 games and outscoring their opponents by 77 runs. Jayson Stark has a story up suggesting you shouldn't ignore the Jays, pointing out that in the past 20 years only two ot...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  14. Links: NL East, Adam Jones, Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    I hope you read Jayson Stark's piece arguing that baseball actually has more parity than the NFL. From ESPN Insider, Dave Cameron looks at three one-time All-Stars who are good candidates to bounce back in 2012 and Dan Szymborski looks at the rema...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  15. Will Kemp deal affect Fielder price tag?

    David Schoenfield

    In his Rumblings & Grumblings column last week, Jayson Stark surveyed executives from around baseball and the consensus was that Prince Fielder would receive a seven-year deal at $22-$23 million per season. With Matt Kemp reportedly close to signi...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  16. Major League Baseball's all-time 'train-wreck' seasons

    David Schoenfield

    The 2009 Mets have company as one of several teams in baseball history that have had "train-wreck" seasons -- disastrous results despite high hopes.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2009