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  1. Half-full, half-empty: Chase Headley

    David Schoenfield

    In 2012, Chase Headley had a monster season for the Padres, hitting 31 home runs and leading the National League with 115 RBIs -- big numbers considering Petco Park's dimensions and the lineup around him. He added a Gold Glove Award and finished a de...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Half-full, half-empty: David Robertson

    David Schoenfield

    When Mariano Rivera called it a career after the 2013 season, David Robertson graduated from eighth-inning reliever to closer. In 2014, he went 4-5 with 39 saves and a 3.08 ERA while allowing a .192 batting average. This fall, he turned down the Yank...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  4. Half-full, half-empty: Max Scherzer

    David Schoenfield

    We've looked at Jon Lester and Nelson Cruz in our half-full/half-empty series. Now let's examine the pitcher everyone views as the prize of the 2014-15 free agents, right-hander Max Scherzer. Scherzer hits free agency at age 30, coming off a great...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. Babe Ruth, the billion-dollar ballplayer

    David Schoenfield

    So, Giancarlo Stanton's contract has me wondering: What would Babe Ruth be worth today? In his piece for ESPN Insider, Dan Szymborski projected Stanton will be worth $316 million from ages 25 to 37, just shy of the $325 million he'll be getting. ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  6. Friday reading list: Bill James hates WAR

    David Schoenfield

    A few new things and a few old things I wanted to get out there. Jeremy Collins with a piece titled "Thirteen ways of looking at Greg Maddux," a heartfelt memoir of what the pitcher meant to Jeremy and his friend Jason. Read it. We ran this...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  7. David Robertson to the Mets?

    David Schoenfield

    This is a bit of a follow-up post to the Mets' signing of Michael Cuddyer. In my chat today, a reader asked if this could possibly mean the Mets will sign another free agent who received a qualifying offer, which would mean they would lose their f...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  8. Abreu, deGrom deserving rookie winners

    David Schoenfield

    As expected, Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox won the American League honors for top rookie, no surprise considering he hit .317 with 36 home runs and 107 RBIs. He became the ninth unanimous winner in the award's history, easily outdistancing seco...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  9. IBWAA best relievers: Kimbrel, Holland

    David Schoenfield

    It's awards season, and this week we'll get the big ones, with the Cy Young winners announced on Wednesday and the MVPs on Thursday. The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America also votes on awards, and it's always interesting to see how ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  10. Each team's worst position, Part 2

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the first part of our ranking of each team's worst position in 2014. We conclude with our final 15 teams and positions that might be looking to upgrade during the offseason. 16. Minnesota Twins LF/RF: 2.6 wins below average Yes, Byron B...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  11. Alfonso Soriano: Overrated, underrated

    David Schoenfield

    Alfonso Soriano announced his retirement Tuesday, although after hitting .221/.244/.367 and getting released by the Yankees in July, his career may have been over anyway. How to view Soriano's legacy? It has been one of the more fascinating career...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  12. 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
  13. A short history of the 40-homer club

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday, Nelson Cruz of the Orioles hit his 40th home run, saving us from the deprivation of not having a 40-homer guy for the first time since 1982. That year Reggie Jackson of the Angels and Gorman Thomas of the Brewers tied for the major league...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  14. Looking at the best rookies of 2014

    David Schoenfield

    With the news that Jacob deGrom has been shut down by the New York Mets and after watching Yordano Ventura deliver another impressive performance Tuesday night for the Kansas City Royals, it seems like a good time to review the 2014 rookie class. Her...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  15. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Check the standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedule on the Hunt for October page. 1. "That's what speed do." A few years ago, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson, talking about his ability as one of the fastest players in the game, coi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  16. Ten questions for the stretch run

    David Schoenfield

    Two weeks to go. Two weeks of gut-wrenching, sweat-inducing, pacing-in-front-of-the-TV baseball if you're a Kansas City Royals fan, hoping to see your team make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Two weeks of wondering when Robinson Cano ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014