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  1. Key issues on this year's Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Hall of Fame season is kind of like Christmas season: It brings gifts and memories but also a lot of acrimony and stress, and it lasts way too long. Hall of Fame ballots were mailed out Monday to eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  2. Why didn't the Braves win more titles?

    David Schoenfield

    This weekend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony features the best class we've had in a long time, with three first-ballot Hall of Famers in Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas and three legendary managers in Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torr...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  3. Hall of 100: Glavine versus Smoltz

    David Schoenfield

    Many shocks from ESPN's Hall of 100, the biggest thus far is that they have John Smoltz as better all time than Tom Glavine. #Hallof100- Julian Spivey (@julianspivey44) December 12, 2012 I was a little surprised as well that John Smoltz came in ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  4. Dream teams: 1992 versus 2012

    David Schoenfield

    Before the Olympics began, Kobe Bryant suggested this year's Olympic basketball team would defeat the fabled 1992 Dream Team that featured Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird. Bryant later adjusted his thoughts, saying the D...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  5. Best players traded while minor leaguers

    David Schoenfield

    In my chat on Tuesday, we briefly discussed the all-time draft rosters for each team that I compiled. Somebody asked: What's the all-time roster for players drafted and traded away while still minor leaguers? Some of these deals are pretty famous -- ...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  6. Brandon Beachy, baseball's underrated ace

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball lore is full of great scouting stories, like the tale of the scout who was driving through rural Maryland one day and stopped to ask a kid working in a field for directions. The kid -- future Hall of Fame Jimmie Foxx -- raised his plow with ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  7. Ten reasons to love the MLB trade deadline

    David Schoenfield

    I wrote last week that very few of the game's top players were acquired as prospects in deadline deals (about 4 percent of the top 200 players). Of course, that doesn't means some deals turn to gems. Here are 10 in-season prospect trades that general...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  8. Verlander turning into must-see

    David Schoenfield

    Nick (editor): Verlander alert! Dave (blogger): Crap! At the grocery store after going to the gym. Nick: He's thru 6, with 10 K's. Dave: On way home. Nick: Thru 7 and making the Indians look stupid. Dave: Crap! Justin Verlander, of course, di...

    Blog | June 14, 2011