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  1. Video chat: MLB trade deadline wrap-up

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick and I discussed all the trade deadline deals and answered your questions....

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. 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
  3. SweetSpot TV: Let's talk King Felix

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a story on the great Felix Hernandez -- who is starting to become the modern-day Ernie Banks, having never appeared in the postseason. Eric and myself discuss King Felix and whether he's still one of the top five starters in baseba...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. Over/under: Bryce Harper's home runs

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick writes on Bryce Harper -- still just 21 years old -- and the importance of him staying healthy this year. Money quote from Harper about his collision with the wall last year, one reason he battled knee and hip injuries: "I'm sure a ...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  5. Over/under: Jose Abreu's home runs

    David Schoenfield

    It's Jose Abreu day here at ESPN.com. Jerry Crasnick has a piece on the new White Sox first baseman, and Jared Cross, who helped create the Steamer projection system, predicts Abreu is going to be a star. Indeed, ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez, who ma...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  6. Over/under: Billy Hamilton's stolen bases

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a story up on Reds speedster Billy Hamilton. That's how you have to say: Reds speedster Billy Hamilton. You can't just say Billy Hamilton. Anyway, how many steals Hamilton swipes is largely predicated on how often he'll get on b...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  7. Offseason bullpen grades: National League

    David Schoenfield

    The average bullpen pitches nearly a third of the game these days and with scoring on the decline that also means more tight games -- and thus more games where the relievers can win it, lose it or save it. Jerry Crasnick has a piece on the market for...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  8. Stay away from Nelson Cruz

    David Schoenfield

    Dan Szymborski has an ESPN Insider piece today on five players to avoid this winter. I was a little surprised that Nelson Cruz didn't make his cut. Yesterday, Jerry Crasnick tweeted that the Mariners would "like to find a way to add both Nelson Cr...

    Blog | November 13, 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. Five important issues for next commish

    David Schoenfield

    Bud Selig has officially announced that he'll step down as commissioner in January 2015. Jerry Crasnick will assess his legacy (hey, if Bowie Kuhn made the Hall of Fame I suspect Selig will eventually as well), but here are five key issues for the ne...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  11. SweetSpot TV: Year of the Braves?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss the Atlanta Braves: Can they win it all, are they getting enough respect and who is their team MVP? Check out Jerry Crasnick's piece on whether regular-season success will translate to the postseason....

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  12. SweetSpot TV: Cole, Pirates, NL wild card

    David Schoenfield

    Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, makes his major league debut tonight for the Pirates and Jerry Crasnick has the preview. Meanwhile, Tristan Cockcroft discusses Cole, the Pirates' chances of staying in the NL playoff chase and o...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  13. Jackie Robinson, Jimmy Rollins and truth

    David Schoenfield

    The new movie "42" about Jackie Robinson opens up Friday night. I haven't seen it yet but expect I'll go watch it at some point this weekend. Jerry Crasnick has a piece on director Brian Helgeland's two-year odyssey to make the movie and Jerry, Jim C...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  14. Over/under: Aroldis Chapman's IP, ERA

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a story today on Aroldis Chapman's conversion from the bullpen to the Cincinnati Reds' rotation. It's a two-park risk equation, of course: 1) Losing Chapman's dominance out of the bullpen (38 saves, 1.51 ERA, 15.3 K's per nine, ...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  15. Nationals make wise addition in Soriano

    David Schoenfield

    You can call it an overreaction to one blown save ... but it was one big blown save. Sources told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that the Washington Nationals signed free-agent closer Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million contract, with a third-yea...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  16. Murphy shunned by voters and statheads

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a nice story on Dale Murphy and the push his family made for him on his final year on the Hall of Fame ballot. Murphy has no shot at getting elected after receiving just 14.5 percent of the vote a year ago; his family needed to ...

    Blog | January 03, 2013