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  1. How many career home runs for Miggy?

    David Schoenfield

    Via Lee Sinins of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, Miguel Cabrera moved into the top 10 for career home runs through his age-31 season. The top 10: 1. Alex Rodriguez, 518 2. Jimmie Foxx, 464 3. Ken Griffey Jr., 460 4. Albert Pujols, 445 ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Hall of 100: How high can Miggy climb?

    David Schoenfield

    Miguel Cabrera signed for a Venezuelan-record $1.9 million ... Making his pro debut at 17, Cabrera stood out as the best position prospect on stacked Rookie-level Gulf Coast League club. For his age, Cabrera has an advanced approach at the plate. He ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. What if Willie Mays were a free agent?

    David Schoenfield

    We talked a lot about Mike Trout in Tuesday's chat session. Following up on that, a couple Trout links to check out. Buster Olney writes today: If Trout were a free agent right now and told teams he would only sign a one-year deal, what would he ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  4. Ten great moments in draft history

    David Schoenfield

    1965: Reds draft Johnny Bench Back in the first draft, it was still possible to dig up a relatively unknown kid from rural Oklahoma. Bench wasn't selected until the second round -- the 36th player overall -- and seven other catchers went ahead of hi...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  5. Mariners had to sign Felix ... and they did

    David Schoenfield

    So Felix Hernandez really does love Seattle. About time. For a franchise that traded away Randy Johnson, that experienced Ken Griffey Jr. asking out of town, that saw Alex Rodriguez depart for a better park to pad his home run totals, it's abou...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  6. All-time top 25 players under 25

    David Schoenfield

    A couple weeks ago, Keith Law unveiled his annual list of the top 25 players under the age of 25 . Keith's list isn't a projection of the best players for 2013, but rather a projection and ordering of players if you were starting a franchise. I th...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  7. Harper, Griffey and ... Brian McCall?

    David Schoenfield

    Bryce Harper hit two home runs on Wednesday to become only the third teenage center fielder to have a multiple-homer game in major league history. Ken Griffey Jr. did that twice in 1989 for the Mariners and Brian McCall did so for the White Sox on Se...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Time to start paying attention to Mike Trout

    David Schoenfield

    Forget Albert Pujols. There's another reason to watch the Los Angeles Angels, and his name is Mike Trout. For all the hype Bryce Harper has rightfully received, it's time to start giving a few headlines to another rookie phenom, time to give the L...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  10. Easier to put up big numbers in old days

    David Schoenfield

    Here are the debut seasons of the 15 greatest position players in baseball history, according to Baseball-Reference.com's WAR (wins above replacement-level) statistic, listed in chronological order: 1897 (Honus Wagner) 1905 (Ty Cobb) 1906 (Eddie...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  11. Baseball fans still revere olden days

    David Schoenfield

    We've moved on to the second round of the Greatest MLB Season Ever bracket. All top-10 seeds advanced, but there were three upsets; interestingly, all involved shortstops. Alex Rodriguez lost to Ken Griffey Jr. in a Mariners death duel (got destroyed...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  12. Introducing: Best season of all time bracket

    David Schoenfield

    In 1975, Joe Morgan hit .327 with 17 home runs and 94 RBIs. Those traditional statistics may not seem impressive, but Morgan's season ranks as one of the best in the game's history. As we begin voting Monday on the greatest individual season of al...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  13. Five best players in baseball: A history

    David Schoenfield

    The genesis for this article came out of all the recent Hall of Fame discussions. A lot of arguments were along the lines of "Tim Raines was one of the best players in baseball in the mid-'80s," or "You know, Don Mattingly was the best in the game th...

    Blog | January 15, 2012
  14. Dodgers collect 30-something mediocrities

    David Schoenfield

    DALLAS -- The Dodgers are kind of like that guy you invited into your fantasy league in 2006 who hadn't followed baseball in 10 years and immediately traded three players for Ken Griffey Jr. Name recognition? Check. Rigorous analysis of the pla...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  15. Did 600-homer guys hit cleanup?

    David Schoenfield

    Conventional wisdom says you hit your big home run hitter in the cleanup spot. With Jim Thome joining the 600-homer club, I thought it would be fun to take a little look at the eight members of the club to see where they hit most often in their caree...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  16. Who did 600-homer guys hit best off?

    David Schoenfield

    With Jim Thome approaching 600 career home runs, our Stats & Information group sent out a packet of stats on Thome. One fun stat that stood out to me: Thome went 12-for-27 with NINE home runs off Rick Reed in his career. I think it's safe to say ...

    Blog | July 19, 2011