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  1. George Springer and Bob Speake

    David Schoenfield

    Astros rookie George Springer homered again on Thursday and now has seven in his past seven games and 10 in May. ESPN Stats & Information sent out this list for most home runs by a rookie in May: Mark McGwire, 1987 -- 15 Wally Berger, 1930 -- 11 ...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  2. Thursday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    George Springer is red hot -- his nine home runs this month are the most by a rookie in May since Mark McGwire hit 15 in 1987 -- and Justin Havens breaks down his rapid improvement at the plate in just a few short weeks in the majors. I was a little ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. Stanton one of best pure power hitters ever

    David Schoenfield

    The much-anticipated Alex Wood versus Jose Fernandez rematch didn't materialize on Tuesday night, as Fernandez turned in another dominating performance with eight scoreless innings while Wood gave up 10 hits and seven runs. What did materialize was a...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  4. Jack McDowell says PED users in Hall

    David Schoenfield

    I've wondered this: What if an individual already in the Hall of Fame admitted to using PEDs? Would that change the thinking of the voters who don't vote for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and the other implicated steroid users? Hmm, we've ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  5. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 4

    David Schoenfield

    Let's finish up with the 14 players I consider strong Hall of Fame candidates. Of course, if I had a ballot, I could vote for only 10 ... well, that's another essay, my friends. Here is Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. The Hall of Famers 14. Tim R...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  6. Would Chris Davis be the true HR king?

    David Schoenfield

    Chris Davis hit his 37th home run on Sunday, his fourth straight game with a homer, and he is now on pace for ... 62. You know what that means, right? Let the controversy begin. It's already starting to ramp up a bit. It will not be avoided ...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  7. Five biggest deadline blockbusters

    David Schoenfield

    When the New York Mets traded Tom Seaver to the Reds on June 15, 1977, Mets fans were so upset they tried to organize a boycott of home games until Seaver would return to Shea Stadium with the Reds in August. The boycott never materialized, but th...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  8. Ian Kennedy should face long suspension

    David Schoenfield

    Tuned in to watch Puig, and before I get to see him a brawl erupts and he's ejected. Scully calls a brawl as calmly as a flyout to RF.- Dave Haller (@HallerDave) June 12, 2013 Tuesday's Arizona Diamondbacks-Los Angeles Dodgers game...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  9. Predicting future Hall of Fame elections

    David Schoenfield

    Let's have a little fun and attempt to predict the players the BBWAA will elect over the next several years. Based on past vote totals for Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro and scanning published columns, it's pretty clear Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens a...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  10. Random great photo from the past

    David Schoenfield

    There are so many things to enjoy about this photo, taken in 1991. 1. First of all, what an electric group! Why were Ron Kittle and Ozzie Guillen chosen to pose with four members of the A's? 2. Love Kittle's big 1980s glasses. 3. Jose Cansec...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  11. The most exciting player in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    We all have our own favorites, of course, and maybe they change from season to season. Or month to month. That's a little of the beauty of baseball; we don't all have to enjoy and appreciate the same players. The stars aren't necessarily shoved down ...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  12. 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
  13. This just in: Cabrera and Fielder are good

    David Schoenfield

    This is what will have American League pitchers and managers waking up in cold sweats all season long: Those stretches when Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are both raking, eyes bulging as they pummel meaty fastballs over fences and into outfield s...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  14. Larkin in, but good news for Bagwell, Raines

    David Schoenfield

    It's difficult enough to get three people to agree on anything, let alone 573. So the fact that the Baseball Writers' Association of America managed to push Barry Larkin past the 75 percent threshold to elect him into the Hall of Fame is a minor m...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  15. My Hall of Fame ballot ... if I had one

    David Schoenfield

    I'm not an actual Hall of Fame voter. But if I did have a ballot, here's what it would look like. Yes votes Jeff Bagwell: He's vastly overqualified by even tough Hall of Fame standards, an outstanding all-around player who was one of the very b...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  16. Fred McGriff on the Hall of Fame border

    David Schoenfield

    I used to play my friend Dusty in a Pursue the Pennant simulation league, back when the game was still played with cards and dice. Our battles were famed for our Dennis Martinez-Nolan Ryan pitching duels, but Dusty also had Fred McGriff. He killed me...

    Blog | January 07, 2012