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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. Key players to watch for September

    David Schoenfield

    Monday's game between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians set up to be one of those much-anticipated September pitching duels between aces on playoff contenders: David Price versus Corey Kluber, the team everyone expected to win the American Lea...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  3. Troy Tulowitzki: Best hitter in the game?

    David Schoenfield

    Heading into Wednesday's game, Troy Tulowitzki leads all qualified hitters in batting average (.354), on-base percentage (.447) and slugging percentage (.634). We can call that the triple-slash Triple Crown. And if you're doing that, you're the best ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. The best player in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Sorry, Miggy. Your hitting feats are legendary. You'll be in the Hall of Fame some day, on the short list of best right-handed batsmen the game has ever seen. You know you're an all-timer when you're hitting .319 and on pace for 135 RBIs and nobody i...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  5. Tigers show why they're the best team

    David Schoenfield

    Five thoughts on Monday's battle between the first-place Detroit Tigers and first-place Baltimore Orioles, a 4-1 Tigers win that was more interesting than the final score indicates and evidence of why they were No. 1 in this week's Power Rankings. ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  6. That guy in the Fister trade may be good

    David Schoenfield

    Tuesday was a great night of baseball. At various times, I watched parts of Reds-Red Sox, Mets-Marlins, Astros-Tigers, Dodgers-Nationals, Blue Jays-Phillies, Yankees-Angels and Mariners-A's, making it through to the final out on the West Coast. Th...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  7. What's wrong with Miguel Cabrera?

    David Schoenfield

    I mean, other than it's just 16 games. Still, Miguel Cabrera, a three-time reigning batting champion and best hitter on the planet, is struggling along with a .206/.275/.333 line. While even the great hitters have their slumps, it's unusual to see Ca...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  8. Travis Wood is Cubs' best player

    David Schoenfield

    Is that such an outlandish headline? I'm not sure it is. Wood did it all in Monday's 5-1 win over the hapless Diamondbacks, pitching seven innings with nine strikeouts and no walks and going 2-for-3 with a double and three-run homer. Here's a fun twe...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  9. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. I wrote about the Brewers-Pirates brawl here. While the brawl was certainly interesting, the biggest takeaway from the weekend has to be Ryan Braun's two home runs off Jason Grilli in the ninth -- one to win the game on Saturday, one to tie it on ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  10. Chat wrap: Uggla, Braves, Nationals, more

    David Schoenfield

    Well, needless to say we talked about Dan Uggla in Tuesday's chat. Braves and Nationals fans got into a heated war of worlds. We discussed instant replay. Plus Miguel Cabrera's slow start, Mike Trout's lack of steal, whether pitchers are cheating and...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  11. Jones understandably sick of Tanaka talk

    David Schoenfield

    You know, I don't really blame Adam Jones all that much. Here he is, a three-time All-Star, a terrific all-around player -- he, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout are the only three players to score 100 runs each of the past two seasons and he's ninth in ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  12. Fourteen big questions for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    1. The Fast and the Furious III: Who wins the AL MVP Award? It's the third installment of the epic Mike Trout-Miguel Cabrera trilogy, made even more intriguing by the mammoth contracts the two players just signed. While you can come up with a doze...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  13. Friday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Christina Kahrl, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden covered the Miguel Cabrera contract, so there isn't really much more to add. The timing is definitely odd with Cabrera two years from free agency, the money seems extreme and who knows how Cabrera will age...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  14. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the first basemen

    David Schoenfield

    First base regained some luster last season as Chris Davis and Paul Goldschmidt had monster years that put them in the MVP discussions in their leagues and Freddie Freeman had a breakout year for the Braves. The position gets even stronger this year ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  15. MVP, Cy Young, HR leader odds

    David Schoenfield

    I'll do a post closer to the start of the season on awards prediction, but here are the early odds for MVP, Cy Young and the MLB home run leader, courtesy of Bovada.lv. 2014 American League MVP Mike Trout -- 5/1 Miguel Cabrera -- 6/1 Jacoby Ell...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  16. Over/under: Miguel Cabrera's average

    David Schoenfield

    Miguel Cabrera has won three straight American League batting titles, hitting .344, .330 and .348. He's the first right-handed batter to win three batting titles since Bill Madlock won his fourth in 1983 and the first to capture three in a row since ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014