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  1. Billy Hamilton, Wieters and switch-hitting

    David Schoenfield

    Switch-hitting is a relatively new thing, at least in terms of the long history of baseball. Among the 50 switch-hitters with the most career plate appearances since 1901, only eight played before World War II. Eighteen of those began their careers i...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  2. Franchise Player Draft: Round 2!

    David Schoenfield

    The Franchise Player Draft has been completed, so it's time for Eric Karabell and myself to continue our tradition of doing the second round. All picks were made by Eric and myself, not the franchise "owners," so yell at us, not them. Eric made all t...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  3. Sleeper MVP candidates: American League

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, we listed our top five stealth MVP candidates for the National League. As a reminder, MVP winners usually meet these criteria: 1. Be on a playoff team (see Miguel Cabrera over Mike Trout, Ryan Braun over Matt Kemp, etc.) 2. Be an RBI guy...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  4. Will Orioles youngsters all become stars?

    David Schoenfield

    The Baltimore Orioles, after years of failing to develop much quality major-league talent aside from Nick Markakis and Matt Wieters (Adam Jones came over in a trade from Seattle) are suddenly flush with young talent. Manny Machado's rookie eligibilit...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  5. What should Team USA look like?

    David Schoenfield

    The World Baseball Classic provisional rosters will be announced later this week and news is starting to slip out on who Joe Torre will be naming to the roster. Giancarlo Stanton has committed to playing for Team USA, but Mike Trout will not, instead...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  6. Links: Bumgarner's velocity a big problem

    David Schoenfield

    If you watched Game 1 of the NLCS, you saw an obvious problem with Madison Bumgarner: He was struggling to reach 90 mph and finally fell apart in the fourth inning. After throwing eight shutout innings against the Dodgers on Aug. 20 -- throwing a sea...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  7. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  8. SweetSpot TV: Discussing trade value

    David Schoenfield

    Keith Law has an Insider piece up on 10 prospects with the most trade value . To sort of go along with Keith's piece, Eric Karabell and myself discuss the player with the most trade value (take a guess) plus a few other players....

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  9. AL East position rankings: O's seek respect

    David Schoenfield

    "Show us some respect," yell Baltimore Orioles fans. Or maybe they're politely demanding. But I've seen the complaints in the Power Rankings comments, read the emails sent to "Baseball Today," been asked the question in my chats: Why doesn't anyone b...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  10. Team of destiny? Orioles have magic look

    David Schoenfield

    One play doesn't make a season. Logically, we understand this. But you know, it's a lot more fun to throw logic out the window and turn to the emotion of a moment sometimes, the emotion of one important victory and believe, "Maybe ... just maybe, the...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  11. Clearing the bases: Red-hot Wieters

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Matt the bat. Yes, that's right, the Baltimore Orioles are back in first place and Matt Wieters is a big reason why. The Orioles scored once in the eighth against the White Sox (Wieters homered), twice in the ninth (Nolan Reimold homered ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  12. Catching talent at highest level in years

    David Schoenfield

    Are we in a golden age for catchers? In the wake of the Carlos Santana contract extension, there was some debate on where he ranks among the game's elite backstops. My colleague Eric Karabell called him the best catcher in the game. I'm not sure S...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  13. Orioles need new wave of 'stars'

    David Schoenfield

    Back in 1997, the Baltimore Orioles made the playoffs for the second straight season, winning 98 games and the AL East title. They led the American League in attendance and outdrew the Yankees -- who were coming off their first World Series title sin...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  14. Podcast: Problems with Reds, Brewers

    David Schoenfield

    On Thursday's Baseball Today podcast , Keith Law explains his problems with North Carolina barbeque. But there is plenty of excellent baseball talk as well, including: 1. How good is Chris Heisey and should Dusty Baker be playing him every day? Pl...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  15. Handing out some early Gold Gloves

    David Schoenfield

    I watch a lot of baseball games. Hey, it's part of my job, so I'm not complaining. One thing I do is jot down notes on defensive players; while I believe in the value of the various defensive metrics, I also believe in observation. Plus, it's importa...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  16. AL East preseason All-Star team

    David Schoenfield

    No introduction needed. Here's my AL East preseason All-Star team for 2011. If I do well, I'll be sure to revisit at the end of the season. Catcher -- Matt Wieters, Orioles. This is the best division in baseball, but the catching position is surpr...

    Blog | March 25, 2011