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  1. How come Derek Jeter never won the MVP?

    David Schoenfield

    I know we've all been inundated with Derek Jeter stories, columns, videos and tributes the past few days -- well, all season long -- but as I was watching his final home game, I saw this tweet: As a parting gift, I hope somebody on the Yankees broke...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  2. MLB - Top 20 pitcher seasons of past 50 years

    David Schoenfield

    Pedro Martinez owns the top two spots on the list, but where does Clayton Kershaw's season rank?

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  3. SweetSpot: Cano's impact on Mariners

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Caple has a column going up on what Robinson Cano has meant to the Mariners. Eric and I discuss Cano's impact and Cano's underrated season that should place him high in the AL MVP voting....

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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