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  1. Helton falls just under Hall of Famer bar

    David Schoenfield

    Todd Helton had a pretty nice major league career for a backup quarterback. The one-time Tennessee QB announced he'll retire at the end of the season, after a 17-year career that has seen him hit .317 with 367 home runs, 2,505 hits and 1,397 RBIs. ...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  2. Freeman: The new Olerud or Murray?

    David Schoenfield

    Take that, Freddie Freeman critics! For those clamoring for Yasiel Puig to make the All-Star Game -- Freeman beat out the much-hyped Los Angeles Dodgers rookie in the Final Man Vote -- Freeman showed why he is worthy of All-Star recognition himsel...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  3. Buster ranks '99 Mets 3rd-best infield

    Adam Rubin

    Buster Olney ranks the 1999 Mets as the third greatest infield of all time, trailing only the 1976 Reds and 2009 Yankees. He writes: 3. 1999 New York Mets 1B John Olerud, 2B Edgardo Alfonzo, SS Rey Ordonez, 3B Robin Ventura Errors are often no...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  4. Off Base predictions for the rest of the year in MLB

    Jim Caple

    Why wait to find out what's going to happen in MLB the rest of the year? Know it now by gazing into Off Base's crystal ball.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  5. Mets morning briefing 9.11.12

    Adam Rubin

    Collin McHugh surrendered three homers and the Mets officially were eliminated from division-title contention with a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday. The Mets are now 4-19 at Citi Field since the All-Star break. They matched a franchis...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  6. Podcast: NL preview, Abreu, Pierre

    Eric Karabell

    The final March edition of the Baseball Today podcast was a winner as Mark Simon and I waxed poetic with our National League preview, a few ridiculous questions and other fun! 1. We've got different teams representing the NL in this season's World...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  7. The most talented team of all time

    David Schoenfield

    What does that question even mean, "The most talented team of all time?" Does it simply mean the best team? The 2001 Seattle Mariners won 116 games, a total matched only by the 1906 Chicago Cubs. Certainly, that Mariners club had a lot of talent -...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  8. 2001 Mariners: Best team that never won

    David Schoenfield

    "Two outs, so what?" --Catchphrase for the 2001 Seattle Mariners Every Mariners fan has his or her favorite game from 2001. After all, we watched nearly every one or followed online the ones we couldn't see on TV or attend in person. I have tw...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  9. Pat Gillick's 10 best moves

    David Schoenfield

    You can debate the merits of an executive getting elected to the Hall of Fame; personally, I find it a bit ridiculous that Pat Gillick got elected and will be enshrined this year while deserving players like Barry Larkin, Tim Raines, Alan Trammell an...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  10. Duff McKagan: Ten years later, 116 wins and nothing to celebrate

    Duff McKagan

    Some people in Seattle are making a big deal about the 10-year anniversary of the Mariners' 116-win season, but without a title it's not worth such a fuss, writes Duff McKagan.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2011
  11. Links: Attendance, debt, Eck's app

    Rob Neyer

    Do you like the idea of expanding the baseball playoffs? Is a one-game winner-take-all playoff your cup of tea? Vote here and see what other fans think. In other stuff ... Links for Friday morning CNBC's Darren Rovell had a good piece a cou...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  12. Ten random thoughts on Carlos Delgado

    David Schoenfield

    Carlos Delgado officially announced his retirement, in slightly less dramatic light than Manny Ramirez. He was a great hitter, a player worthy of some random thoughts ... 1. Delgado came up through the minors as a catcher and everyone knew he c...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  13. Spring Training 2011: Texas Rangers scout Don Welke was influenti...

    Richard Durrett

    Don Welke's keen eye helped bring Josh Hamilton and Neftali Feliz to Texas.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2011
  14. Underappreciated non-Hall of Famers

    Bill Parker

    Our friend Craig Calcaterra had a very interesting post over on Hardball Times the other day, in which he attempted to identify the greatest living player from each team . His answer for the Angels really caught my eye: Angels: Another toughie for...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  15. Jack Morris just doesn't pass muster

    Rob Neyer

    In the latest entry in Joe Posnanski's Hall of Fame blowout, Joe gives the thumbs-down -- reluctantly, I'm sure, because Joe's such a nice guy -- to Harold Baines, John Franco, Juan Gonzalez, Don Mattingly, John Olerud, Dave Parker, Lee Smith, and .....

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  16. A vote for Hernandez, Olerud

    Mark Simon

    Getty Images Keith Hernandez and John Olerud were clutch throughout their baseball careers. But were they Hall of Fame worthy? There is a little ledge above my bedroom window, on which rests various pieces of sports paraphernalia. On one end is ...

    Blog | December 27, 2010