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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire!

    David Schoenfield

    We're back after a vacation and some technical difficulties! Eric and I discuss the Cardinals' pitching, the hot Todd Frazier, the Reds' offense, the AL Central, Masahiro Tanaka as an MVP candidate and two other very important questions. Enjoy!...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. SweetSpot TV: Rapid fire!

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I take your questions on the Braves, Josh Donaldson's MVP chances, Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Matt Cain and Chris Owings....

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  8. Trout, Harper ready for first showdown

    David Schoenfield

    Mike Trout and Bryce Harper will forever be linked after they burst on to the scene in 2012, Trout as an MVP candidate as a 20-year-old, Harper with maybe the best season ever by a 19-year-old position player. As much as we've talked about them the p...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  9. SweetSpot TV: Award picks

    David Schoenfield

    By popular demand, Eric and I make our MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks....

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  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. Hisashi Iwakuma for AL Cy Young Award?

    David Schoenfield

    With four scoreless starts in his past five outings, Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has forced his way into the Cy Young discussion. He's now 14-6 with a 2.66 ERA. Eric Karabell calls Iwakuma his fantasy MVP among pitchers, but that...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  16. Should Twins move Joe Mauer to first base?

    David Schoenfield

    Until his concussion, Joe Mauer was having another excellent season, hitting .324 with a .404 on-base percentage and .476 slugging percentage, his highest in that category since his MVP season in 2009. He'll finish with 508 plate appearances, just en...

    Blog | September 25, 2013