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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Over/under: Justin Verlander's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Dave Cameron wrote on Sunday that the Tigers should be considered World Series favorites. They've remade their roster a bit, especially in the infield, but they still have two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera, Cy Young winner Max Scherzer ... ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  9. Lineup discussion: AL Central

    David Schoenfield

    Our series looking at major league lineups moves over to the AL Central, home of Miguel Cabrera ... and a bunch other hitters that aren't as good. Detroit Tigers Key question: How do they replace Prince Fielder's production and presence? Let...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  10. Key position switches for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, the St. Louis Cardinals tried the unorthodox move of switching third baseman Matt Carpenter to second base, a position he had played just 18 innings previously in the majors and never in the minors. Players rarely move up the defensive sp...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  11. Hall of 100: How high can Miggy climb?

    David Schoenfield

    Miguel Cabrera signed for a Venezuelan-record $1.9 million ... Making his pro debut at 17, Cabrera stood out as the best position prospect on stacked Rookie-level Gulf Coast League club. For his age, Cabrera has an advanced approach at the plate. He ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  12. Cabrera won't suffer without Fielder

    David Schoenfield

    There have been many, many sabermetric studies on the idea of "lineup protection." Do a Google search and you can find them easily enough. The studies all come to the same general conclusion: It doesn't really exist. Players don't change their perfor...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  13. Fielder-Kinsler trade: What they're saying

    David Schoenfield

    In his newsletter yesterday -- sent out before the big trade -- Joe Sheehan wrote a column titled, "Money Don't Matter," making an argument that there's so much money flowing into the game now, and a relatively low percentage going back to the player...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  14. SweetSpot TV: MVP preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself are to break down all six of the MVP finalists. What are their cases and who should win?...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  15. Cabrera, Fielder fail in decisive at-bats

    David Schoenfield

    You like offense? Home runs make you happy and strikeouts make you sad? Then this is not the postseason for you. But if you like dominant pitching and fastballs in the upper 90s and splitters that dive like Italian soccer players and changeups tha...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  16. Justin Verlander too good for the A's

    David Schoenfield

    Another Game 5, so let's try another running diary. First, a couple quick notes on the starting pitchers. Joe Sheehan made a great point about Sonny Gray in his newsletter: Other than his Game 2 start against the Tigers, Gray has faced a pretty ea...

    Blog | October 10, 2013