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  1. Eric Karabell's top 20 fantasy players

    David Schoenfield

    It's good to see our pal Eric Karabell taking a break from fantasy football to write about baseball. Here's his list of the top 20 fantasy players heading into 2015. Some random comments: Mike Trout is No. 1. No surprise there, although it's w...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  2. Kipnis, Puig will rebound; Braves won't

    David Schoenfield

    It's been a slow few weeks in the world of baseball. So here are some random thoughts going through my mind as we wait for Max Scherzer to sign ... and wait ... and wait ... 1. I still don't understand the lack of support that Mike Mussina has rec...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  3. Winners and losers on Hall election day

    David Schoenfield

    For all the debates and arguments and anger spilled over the past few weeks over the Hall of Fame election and its process, this is a great day to celebrate the sport. For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has el...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  4. Ranking this year's Hall of Fame candidates

    David Schoenfield

    I don't have a Hall of Fame vote since I've been a BBWAA member for only one year. Will there even be a Hall of Fame in nine years when I'll be eligible to vote? Anyway, if I did have a vote, I've come around to using "wins above average" as a goo...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  5. Make-or-break HOF election for Jeff Bagwell

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday, I suspect we'll hear that Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Aside from those four, however, this election may prove most critical for Jeff Bagwell. I've written about Bag...

    Blog | January 03, 2015
  6. Schilling, Mussina better than Smoltz

    David Schoenfield

    The other night I was watching MLB Network's Hall of Fame discussion show when Marty Noble, longtime writer and columnist for Newsday and now a contributor to MLB.com, explained why his ballot this year would include only Randy Johnson, Pedro Martine...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  7. The broken Hall of Fame voting system

    David Schoenfield

    Over the weekend, I saw "The Imitation Game," the story of British mathematician Alan Turing. Turing helped crack the German Enigma code machine during World War II, allowing the Allies to decipher German secret messages and help bring an earlier end...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  8. In defense of Billy Beane and the A's

    David Schoenfield

    From Tuesday's chat: mike (williamsburg va) I am curious - if Beane had stepped down last May and Amaro took over the A's and then proceeded to make the exact same deals, how do you think the choices would have been viewed? I get asked tha...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  9. Key issues on this year's Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Hall of Fame season is kind of like Christmas season: It brings gifts and memories but also a lot of acrimony and stress, and it lasts way too long. Hall of Fame ballots were mailed out Monday to eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  10. IBWAA MVPs: Trout and Kershaw

    David Schoenfield

    The Internet Baseball Writers Association has selected Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw as its 2014 MVP winners. Trout received 145 first-place votes (92 percent of the ballots) while Kershaw won in a tighter race, collecting 105 first-place votes. The...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  11. SweetSpot TV: MVP preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss the MVP races in both leagues. Mike Trout appears to be a lock in the AL but what will happen in the NL?...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  12. 40 years ago: Mike Marshall wins Cy Young

    David Schoenfield

    This past postseason, we all marveled at the dominance of that Kansas City relief trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. During the regular season, the three combined for a 1.28 ERA and other sick numbers. Forty years ago, there was ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  13. Why playoff experience does matter

    David Schoenfield

    No, not for players -- that's a tired old assumption that should be discarded with the leftovers sitting in your fridge since the Brewers were still mathematically alive. I'm talking managers. Take Buck Showalter. In his first postseason, wh...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  14. How long should a starter stay in?

    David Schoenfield

    The most important decision a manager has to make in any individual postseason game usually involves when to pull his starting pitcher. There can be other important decisions -- whether to bench your best hitter, for example, or whether to bring in y...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  15. Royals knock out C.J. Wilson in first

    David Schoenfield

    Down 2-0 in the series, what's the worst thing that could happen to the Angels other than a pop fly into shallow right field on which Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Howie Kendrick and Albert Pujols all collide and get knocked out of the game? How about...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  16. Five key moments as Royals win in 11

    David Schoenfield

    The Los Angeles Angels' 2-3-4 hitters went 0-for-13. That was the big reason the Kansas City Royals beat the Angels 3-2 in Game 1 ... along with a rare Royals home run that won it. 1. Mike Moustakas delivers the big home run. The @Royals are buil...

    Blog | October 03, 2014