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  1. Path to the playoffs: NL West

    David Schoenfield

    The National League West had the worst out-of-division record in the majors in 2014 -- its teams were 32 games under .500 -- but the Giants won the World Series. So it was certainly baseball's best worst division. Or something. Attempting to match...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  2. Path to the playoffs: NL East

    David Schoenfield

    It's the National League East, and I just realized this: Is there a division of owners more despised by their fans than this one? Outside of Ted Lerner in Washington, it's not exactly a group of owners who have built good faith with their fan bases. ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Path to the playoffs: NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    For many, baseball is more exciting than ever. The sport has appeared to reach a level of parity never seen before. Just look at some of the early returns this offseason. Basically, every team is "going for it." OK, maybe not the Philadelphia Phillie...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. Five NL players who need to bounce back

    David Schoenfield

    On Monday, we looked at five American League players who need to bounce back. Here are five key guys in the National League, presented with 2014 numbers and projected numbers from the Steamer system (available on FanGraphs) and the Stats LLC numbers ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Random thoughts and notes: NL West

    David Schoenfield

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Andrew Friedman just acquired his old Tampa Bay reliever, Joel Peralta, for hard-throwing righty Juan Dominguez. ... Peralta is coming off a 4.41 ERA as his hit rate increased. He's always been homer-prone as he's an extreme flyb...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  7. Random thoughts and notes: NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    St. Louis Cardinals: With the trade of Shelby Miller, will they go after another starting pitcher? Right now, they're relying on Adam Wainwright, who will be coming off minor elbow surgery; Michael Wacha, coming off an injury; Lance Lynn; veteran Joh...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  8. Random thoughts and notes: NL East

    David Schoenfield

    Let's try this this today and Friday ... just whatever pops into my head for each team or a chance to look at some of the minor transactions. We'll do one division per post. We'll start with the NL East ... Washington Nationals: Considering Ryan Z...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  9. Half-full, half-empty: Hanley Ramirez

    David Schoenfield

    How do we think of Hanley Ramirez these days? After winning National League Rookie of the Year honors with the Marlins in 2006, he was one of the best players in the game from 2007 to 2009, hitting .325 while averaging 29 home runs and 38 steals per ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  10. Stanton: A good bet at $300 million

    David Schoenfield

    Giancarlo Stanton has never hit 40 home runs, never hit .300, never posted a .400 on-base percentage. He's ranked as one of the 10 best players in the National League just once in his career. Yet he could become baseball's first $300 million player. ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  11. Great pitcher-hitter MVP debates

    David Schoenfield

    This year's National League MVP vote promises to be an interesting result no matter who wins -- Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen or Giancarlo Stanton. If Kershaw wins, he'll be the first NL pitcher to win MVP honors since Bob Gibson in 1968; if McCu...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  12. SweetSpot TV: MVP preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss the MVP races in both leagues. Mike Trout appears to be a lock in the AL but what will happen in the NL?...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  13. Kluber edges Hernandez for AL Cy Young

    David Schoenfield

    There wasn't going to be any drama in the National League Cy Young voting; the only question was whether Clayton Kershaw would be the unanimous winner after going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and striking out 239 batters in 198.1 innings. He did, indeed, swe...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  14. IBWAA top pitchers: Kershaw, Hernandez

    David Schoenfield

    Continuing our look at the Internet Baseball Writers Association awards, here are the honors for best pitcher: National League 1st -- Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers 2nd -- Johnny Cueto, Reds 3rd -- Adam Wainwright, Cardinals American League 1st -...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  15. Glorious ending to a great NLCS

    David Schoenfield

    For going only five games, it was one heck of a series. Five key moments from the San Francisco Giants' 6-3 series-clinching win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series: 1. Travis Ishikawa sends the Giants to the Wo...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  16. Cardinals again shock Kershaw, Dodgers

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball is a wonderful game. Unless you're a Dodgers fan. Sorry, Dodgers fans. The unexpected happened again as the Cardinals head to the National League Championship Series after a dramatic 3-2 win over Clayton Kershaw. Five moments: 1. MATT ADA...

    Blog | October 07, 2014