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  1. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the left fielders

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself break down the BBTN 100's top left fielders. Left field was once the domain of sluggers like Greg Luzinski and Jim Rice and Manny Ramirez and it didn't matter if you played any defense as long as you hit 30 home runs and knoc...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Hall of Famers without their home parks?

    David Schoenfield

    One of the first major impacts Bill James made as a sabermetrician was pointing out the huge effect that ballparks had on statistics. I mean, people always knew that Fenway Park and Wrigley Field were good hitting parks, or that the Astrodome was a l...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Links: Braun new No. 1, Morneau, Minor

    David Schoenfield

    It's Friday, so here's one last list of links for the weekend. If you play fantasy baseball (or even if you don't), Eric Karabell has his updated top 100 fantasy players for 2012. The reason for the update? Ryan Braun is No. 1. ESPN Insider Dan...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  6. Bill James on the underrated Dwight Evans

    David Schoenfield

    Every baseball nerd my age loves Dwight Evans, even if they weren't Red Sox fans back in the '70s and '80s: The underrated, better-than-Jim Rice, stiffed-in-the-Hall-of-Fame-voting Dwight Evans. What, don't believe the Jim Rice comment? Here, thei...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  7. Tim Raines still seeks Hall of Fame respect

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of columns and analysis out there advocating the case for Tim Raines for the Hall of Fame. I probably won't add anything new to the discussion, but let me start here: Player A is Raines. Player B is Tony Gwynn. That final colum...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  8. Hall of Fame debates: Spirited, emotional

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of misunderstandings about the Hall of Fame and its voting procedures and results, beginning with the little fact that baseball was not, of course, actually invented in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1839 by a future Civil War general named Ab...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  9. The most ignored stat in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    OK, maybe that's overstating things a little bit, but one statistic that rarely gets mentioned is a batter's double plays grounded into. You hear a lot of talk about pitchers with ground ball tendencies (and thus the ability to induce more double pla...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  10. Starting another year of baseball memories

    David Schoenfield

    I don't actually remember the first baseball game I attended, but in the spring of 1973 my father assures me we went to see a local high school phenom named Floyd Bannister, who would go 15-0 with an 0.00 ERA and three years later become the first pi...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  11. No logic in Hall of Fame voting

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball Hall of Fame voting is kind of like Tiger Woods: the more you try to analyze it, the less sense it makes. For example, Jim Rice received 29.8 percent of the vote his first year on the ballot. His support slowly increased, and in his 15th...

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2010