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  1. Ten best games by the Unit, Pedro, Smoltz

    David Schoenfield

    Colleague and SweetSpot contributor Mark Simon had a fun idea: What were the 10 greatest games pitched by new Hall of Famers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz? The easiest way to determine those 10 games is by searching Baseball-Refere...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. Mariners have three MVP candidates

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon has a good piece on Kyle Seager's improved defense for the Mariners this year, improvement that has helped turn Seager into one of the most valuable players in the American League. Too bold of a statement? I don't think so. Here are the...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. Who could break Hershiser's record?

    David Schoenfield

    On this date 25 years ago, Orel Hershiser began his streak of 59 consecutive scoreless innings pitched, breaking the mark of 58 that Don Drysdale had set in 1968. Mark Simon has a great look back at Hershiser's amazing stretch -- which included tw...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Podcast: Pirates-Cardinals, NL MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Was there anything from Tuesday night's action to talk about on the Baseball Tonight podcast? Of course there was! We could have done a three-hour show with everything that happened. Eric and myself were joined by Mark Simon as we talked Pirates-Card...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  5. The best baserunning team is ... the Mets

    David Schoenfield

    In this age of statistical analysis, one aspect of the game that still gets overlooked is baserunning. It's a much less important part of the game than hitting or pitching or defense -- but not insignificant. Mark Simon has a good post on the Mets...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  6. Matt Cain's BABIP finally regresses

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon wraps up the struggles of the aces on Sunday. Here are some more quick thoughts on Sunday's action. OK, Matt Cain. He matched a career-worst with nine runs allowed. Even stranger, they all came in one inning and at home -- where he all...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  7. Brendan Ryan and saving runs on D

    David Schoenfield

    If you read this blog regularly, or read Mark Simon's work across, you know we love to cite Defensive Runs Saved, the metric created and tracked by Baseball Info Solutions. uses the statistic in its defensive-calculati...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  8. Podcast: A-Rod, Upton and Taft

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon discuss the big stories of the past week: The PED news out of Miami, Justin Upton to the Braves and William Howard Taft to the Nationals. Who will win more games, the Braves or the Phillies? Which last-place team will imp...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  9. Will Barney, Ryan win Gold Gloves?

    David Schoenfield

    The Gold Glove Awards will be announced Tuesday night on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m. ET and Mark Simon previews the awards here. You can see the list of finalists here. Managers and coaches vote for the awards. It will be interesting to see if Mike Trout w...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  10. Podcast: Rays, Fister, NL Cy Young race

    David Schoenfield

    I joined Mark Simon on Friday's Baseball Today podcast and we had fun talking about all the big news in the world of baseball: The Rays winning again; Doug Fister's strikeout record; the NL Cy Young race between R.A. Dickey, Johnny Cueto and Gio Gonz...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  11. Podcast: Playoffs and power rankings

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon discuss all the playoff races and their power rankings in Monday's Baseball Today podcast. For what it's worth, here's my top 10 this week: 1. Rangers. Division title is hardly a lock with seven games left against t...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  12. Ranking the center fielders: Trout No. 1

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon talked about B.J. Upton on Monday's Baseball Today podcast, which led to Eric and I discussing Upton at dinner Monday and where he would rank among center fielders, which led to my promising on Tuesday's podcast that I'd ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  13. Podcast: Power rankings, WAR, user emails

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon discuss wild walk-off wins, the Reds-Pirates series, a sabermetrics seminar and their new power rankings on Monday's Baseball Today podcast . 1. Eric and Mark have a different team atop their power rankings! But they d...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  14. Biggest increases/decreases in WAR

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon and I teased this on the Baseball Today podcast, so here it is. Tom from Melbourne, Fla., writes in: I have a slew of answers for Friday's ridiculous question regarding greatest difference in WAR in consecutive years. For the analysis, ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  15. Podcast: Power rankings, rumors, Olympics

    David Schoenfield

    Wait, who let Karabell take a vacation during trade deadline week? Mark Simon and myself hosted Monday's Baseball Today podcast as we discussed Power Rankings, the trade deadline and more! 1. We review the Zack Greinke trade from Friday and his pe...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  16. Podcast: Hamels, Red Sox, second half

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon and Steve Berthiaume predict the struggling players who are due to bounce back in the second half and preview a full slate of games on Friday's Baseball Today podcast . 1. Will the Phillies sign Cole Hamels? Mark and Steve discuss where...

    Blog | July 13, 2012