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  1. 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
  2. Chat wrap: Freeman for NL MVP?

    David Schoenfield

    Tuesday's chat wrap. Among the heated topics: Is Freddie Freeman a legit MVP candidate? What about Matt Carpenter? Is Billy Hamilton overhyped? What about all the potential ties? What about the AL MVP race? Will the A's ever get a new stadium? And mu...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. Podcast: Pirates-Cardinals, NL MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Was there anything from Tuesday night's action to talk about on the Baseball Tonight podcast? Of course there was! We could have done a three-hour show with everything that happened. Eric and myself were joined by Mark Simon as we talked Pirates-Card...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  4. SweetSpot TV: Kershaw for MVP?

    David Schoenfield

    Tristan Cockcroft joins me to discuss the wide-open NL MVP race. Starting pitchers rarely win but is Clayton Kershaw a strong candidate?...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  5. Posey's year one of best ever for catchers

    David Schoenfield

    As expected, Buster Posey won the NL MVP vote in a landslide, collecting 27 of 32 first-place votes. Although you could have made strong cases for Andrew McCutchen, Yadier Molina, Ryan Braun and even Chase Headley or David Wright, Posey won for tw...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  6. Small-market good news: Joey Votto to sign

    David Schoenfield

    This is more good news for baseball: A small-market franchise apparently locking up one of the best players in the game. Joey Votto was the 2010 NL MVP, he ranks eighth among position players over the past three seasons in WAR and he's one of the ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  7. SweetSpot predictions: NL MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, two of 2011's top-five finishers in the NL MVP voting, switched leagues, making the 2012 race potentially wide open. Ryan Braun and Matt Kemp finished 1-2 in the 2011 voting, but Braun will have to show he can put up...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  8. Joey Votto is your best bet for NL MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Since the wild-card era began in 1995, there have been 34 MVPs -- 29 of them played on playoff teams, the exceptions being Albert Pujols in 2008, Ryan Howard in 2006, Barry Bonds in 2004 and 2001, Alex Rodriguez in 2003 and Larry Walker in 1997. Not ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  9. Does Matt Kemp have shot at NL MVP?

    David Schoenfield

    Matt Kemp has arguably been the NL's best hitter. He also steals bases and plays a premium defensive position. But the Dodgers are nine game under .500. Where does that leave Kemp in the NL MVP race? Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts has an excellent ta...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  10. Rising to stardom: Joey Votto

    David Schoenfield

    Over the next few weeks, we're going to look at a few 2011 All-Stars to see how they rose through the minor leagues to become All-Star major leaguers. We'll begin with 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto. The Reds drafted Votto in the second round of the 2002 ...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  11. Andruw Jones for MVP?

    David Schoenfield

    Andruw Jones for NL MVP? Jacque Jones for most underrated?

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2002
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. SweetSpot TV: Andrelton Simmons, MVP?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and I go over some players in the National League MVP discussion -- and their less-heralded teammates who should be getting more recognition. In baseball, we have a hard time letting go of the past. For example, when we think of the ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  16. SweetSpot TV: MVP, Cy Young picks

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I predict who will win the MVP and Cy Young trophies ... just wait and see who Eric thinks will win the National League MVP Award....

    Blog | July 12, 2013