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  1. SweetSpot awards: Joey Votto for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, the SweetSpot bloggers overwhelmingly supported Mike Trout for AL MVP and Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award. Let's see how the predictions line up in the NL. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER For the second straight, the SweetSpot bloggers s...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  2. SweetSpot AL awards: Mike Trout for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Yes, it's the time of the year ... awards predictions! Here are the collective thoughts of the writers from across the SweetSpot network. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Last year, the SweetSpot bloggers correctly picked Miguel Cabrera as the AL MVP winner....

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  3. Sleeper MVP candidates: National League

    David Schoenfield

    It's that time of year when everyone is starting to make their predictions: division winners, playoff teams, World Series champion, number of wins under .500 for the Yankees. Of course, we're also making Most Valuable Player picks. I sent in my se...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  4. Time to start figuring out the MVP races

    David Schoenfield

    When the baseball writers hand out their annual league MVP awards, what is the trophy supposed to symbolize? It's called the Most Valuable Player, but does that mean most valuable to his team, sort of an ambiguous definition used mostly to suggest pl...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  5. The List: Most controversial MVPs

    David Schoenfield

    What's the definition of Most Valuable Player? That's still up for debate, just like Page 2's top 10 most controversial MVPs.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2003
  6. Josh Harrison goes for the NL batting title

    David Schoenfield

    I'm oddly interested in the National League batting title race, mostly because it's such a weird one: Among the top five guys, there are two stars in Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen, a former MVP whose career was in jeopardy after a concussion in J...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  7. Victor Martinez, surprise MVP candidate

    David Schoenfield

    It seems like the idea of Victor Martinez as an MVP candidate picked up a lot of momentum in the past few days. It's not the craziest of ideas but ... well, it's a little out there, and I say that with full appreciation of Martinez's year at the p...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  8. McCutchen right up there with Trout

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe I'm wrong here, but is it possible reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is a little underrated? Here's what I'm getting at it: Who is the best player in baseball? Most everyone says Mike Trout. Some will say Clayton Kershaw, if you ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  9. Best MVP pairings of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Fun list/idea from Aaron Gleeman of Hardball Talk: The best MVP pairings ever, based on their stature in MLB history, not their numbers for that specific season. His top five: 1946: Ted Williams, Stan Musial 1957: Mickey Mantle, Henry Aaron 1986...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  10. Giancarlo Stanton still has shot at MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Giancarlo Stanton leads the National League in both home runs and RBIs, both by sizable margins -- five more homers than Anthony Rizzo, who is currently out with a back injury (and nine more than the No. 3 guys, Justin Upton and Lucas Duda ), and nin...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  11. Jason Heyward, stealth MVP candidate

    David Schoenfield

    Here are the National League leaders in Wins Above Replacement, via Baseball-Reference.com: Clayton Kershaw: 7.3 Jason Heyward: 6.3 Giancarlo Stanton: 6.1 Jonathan Lucroy: 5.7 Troy Tulowitzki: 5.5 And here the NL leaders in WAR via FanGraph...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  12. SweetSpot TV: Felix, Kershaw for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw as MVP candidates. Justin Verlander won in 2011 but that's a rarity for a pitcher. Could both guys win MVP honors this year? (For an excellent breakdown of the history of pitchers as MVP cand...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  13. 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
  14. NL MVP race most wide-open in years

    David Schoenfield

    As we turn the corner into August, I see seven strong National League MVP candidates in what's shaping up as one of the most wide-open MVP discussions in years. The players may eventually sort themselves out -- if I remember correctly, we were in ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  15. Robin Yount was just a three-time All-Star

    David Schoenfield

    Robin Yount was a great player: A two-time MVP, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, over 3,000 hits. Yet he made just three All-Star teams in his career. Here are the fewest All-Star selections for position players who debuted after 1933, the year of th...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  16. The best rookie seasons of all time

    David Schoenfield

    The reason for doing this piece should be pretty obvious: Masahiro Tanaka is 11-2 with a 2.11 ERA, leading the American League in wins and ERA. He's not just the clear best rookie so far but a Cy Young and MVP contender. Tanaka makes his 16th star...

    Blog | June 28, 2014