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  1. NL MVP race most wide-open in years

    David Schoenfield

    As we turn the corner into August, I see seven strong National League MVP candidates in what's shaping up as one of the most wide-open MVP discussions in years. The players may eventually sort themselves out -- if I remember correctly, we were in ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  2. Ten biggest stories of the first half

    David Schoenfield

    OK, we're actually well past 81 games, but we tend to divide the season at the All-Star break, even if that's not the true halfway point. Here's my list of the 10 biggest stories of the first half: 1. The rash of Tommy John surgeries. On the he...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Clayton Kershaw: Appreciate the brilliance

    David Schoenfield

    Do we appreciate Clayton Kershaw enough? Perhaps we do and this column is just an overreaction to an issue that doesn't really exist. But let's back up one moment. Let me ask you this: Who have we heard more about this year, Gregory Polanco or And...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. Fantasy podcast: Kershaw, Arrieta, Orioles

    David Schoenfield

    Once again, I joined the great Tristan Cockcroft on the ESPN Fantasy Baseball podcast. Thursday's show featured some interesting questions: Will Clayton Kershaw be the No. 1 pitcher on the player rater by season's end? Are we believing in Jake Arriet...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. Kershaw's no-hitter most dominant ever

    David Schoenfield

    At one point in the middle innings of Wednesday's game, as Clayton Kershaw was chewing up Rockies batters like a puppy with a piece of rawhide, a writer tweeted out a Dodgers scouting report of Kershaw from his days at Highland Park High School in Da...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  6. Chris Sale may be the best starter in MLB

    David Schoenfield

    Who is the best starting pitcher in baseball right now? I think you can make a strong case for Chris Sale, who maybe isn't the first guy who pops into your head, in part because he did miss a few starts with a tender elbow -- technically a strained f...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  7. Kershaw gives up HR on a curve!

    David Schoenfield

    From the annals of amazing but true baseball stories: Brandon Hicks homered on Sunday off Clayton Kershaw for the Giants, a two-run shot in the seventh as the Giants beat the Dodgers 7-4 in 10 innings to take three of four at Dodger Stadium. The a...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  8. SweetSpot TV: King Felix vs. Yu Darvish

    David Schoenfield

    We have a good one tonight: Felix Hernandez versus Yu Darvish in Texas. With that matchup in mind, Eric and myself discuss the pitching matchups we'd most like to see. Hernandez and Darvish have met just twice, both in 2012, and King Felix dominat...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  9. Monday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Let's catch up on a few things ... I enjoyed the two games from Australia, even getting up at 4 a.m. to watch the opener. Clayton Kershaw didn't really have his best stuff in that game, with his fastball velocity way down, averaging 88.3 mph. R...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  10. Dodgers-Diamondbacks running diary

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome to baseball in Australia. MLB's opening series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks at the ancient Sydney Cricket Ground, also known as Zack Greinke's least favorite international baseball venue. It's the first game of...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  11. Over/under: Clayton Kershaw's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    It's Clayton Kershaw Day at ESPN.com as Buster Olney profiles the Dodgers' dominant left-hander and the BBTN 100 turns to the top 10 left-handed starters and ranks Kershaw No. 1. Kershaw is in the midst of one of the greatest stretches ever for an...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  12. Smart Rays swoop in to grab Grant Balfour

    David Schoenfield

    Fun with numbers. Best ERA since 2010, minimum 250 innings: 1. David Robertson, 2.36 2. Clayton Kershaw, 2.37 3. Grant Balfour, 2.47 At two years and $12 million, this looks like a solid signing for the Tampa Bay Rays, who were looking to rep...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  13. Kershaw baseball's first $30 million man

    David Schoenfield

    The Dodgers didn't have to sign Clayton Kershaw to a long-term contract before the drop-dead date on Masahiro Tanaka hits Jan. 24, but it made sense to do so. The decision on whether to pursue Tanaka with all checkbooks blazing is now an easier on...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  14. Five guys who enhanced Hall case in 2013

    David Schoenfield

    David Ortiz turns 38 years old today and is coming off another big season, highlighted by his monster World Series performance. Probably no player did more to help his potential Hall of Fame case than Ortiz did in 2013. Consider: With offensive nu...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  15. No surprise with Kershaw and Scherzer

    David Schoenfield

    As expected, Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer easily won the Cy Young Awards on Wednesday, with Kershaw capturing 29 of 30 first-place to win his second Cy Young Award, and Scherzer collecting 28 of 30 first-place votes to win his first. Kershaw, ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  16. SweetSpot TV: Cy Young preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself preview the Cy Young Award races. It seems pretty clear who will win but should it be so obvious?...

    Blog | November 13, 2013