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  1. Top breakout candidates for 2015

    David Schoenfield

    During my chats this offseason, one question that always comes up: Who do you like as a breakout performer? There are certainly obvious candidates to that question. The harder part is coming up with guys like Josh Donaldson or Josh Harrison or Dallas...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  2. The current all-underrated team

    David Schoenfield

    There isn't really a scientific way to determine an all-underrated team. Certainly, if you own five fantasy teams, you know all about these guys, but my perception is these players are better than widely believed or haven't yet received the kind of a...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  3. Kipnis, Puig will rebound; Braves won't

    David Schoenfield

    It's been a slow few weeks in the world of baseball. So here are some random thoughts going through my mind as we wait for Max Scherzer to sign ... and wait ... and wait ... 1. I still don't understand the lack of support that Mike Mussina has rec...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  4. Ichiro Suzuki, defense and career WAR

    David Schoenfield

    I wrote a post on Wednesday tied into our Hall of 100 list, touching on whether Derek Jeter was ranked too high at No. 31. I argued that in order to get Jeter somewhere close to No. 31 you have to believe the defensive metrics are wrong about Jeter's...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  5. Which active players are Hall of Famers?

    David Schoenfield

    In any given season, there are more future Hall of Famers than you probably realize at first glance. Take 1994. Eighteen current Hall of Famers played that season, which was a strike-shortened one that didn't include any late-season call-ups. So did ...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  6. Phil Hughes is a good bet for Twins

    David Schoenfield

    Some thoughts on recent transactions and other stuff ... The Twins agreed with Phil Hughes on a three-year extension through 2019 even though he had two years remaining on his current contract. It's a little strange to extend a pitcher two full...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  7. Half-full, half-empty: Ervin Santana

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, Ervin Santana entered free agency coming off a 9-10 season with the Royals, but with a 3.24 ERA and 211 innings pitched. He reportedly asked for big money, scared teams away with those demands and had to settle for a one-year, $14.1 milli...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  8. Burnett signs with Bucs, gives up $4.25M

    David Schoenfield

    A.J. Burnett turned down a $12.75 million player option with the Phillies to enter free agency and agreed to a one-year deal with the Pirates for $8.5 million. How bad are the Phillies? Well, Burnett gave up $4.25 million not to play for them. Any...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  9. Kershaw, Trout the right choices as MVPs

    David Schoenfield

    Most Valuable Player voting is often about the narrative that develops during the long march of the season as much as the numbers -- in some cases the narrative may be more important than the numbers. In the American League, there was really only one...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Bumgarner crushes Pirates in shutout

    David Schoenfield

    Hey, we weren't going to top the American League wild-card game. But we certainly hoped for a more exciting game than this one. Here are five things to think about in the San Francisco Giants' 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1. Madison Bumgar...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  13. Crawford slams PNC Park into silence

    David Schoenfield

    Through three innings, Edinson Volquez and Madison Bumgarner were dealing, with Curt Schilling praising both pitchers on Twitter. Volquez had thrown 38 pitches, 27 for strikes, although the Giants had helped him by swinging at a few pitches outside t...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  14. Lineups, roster decisions for Giants, Pirates

    David Schoenfield

    Can we top the American League wild-card game? Unlikely, but PNC Park promises to be one of the best atmospheres you'll see all postseason, just like last year when the Pirates beat the Reds in the wild-card game. Giants lineup CF Gregor Blanco ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  15. Did Pirates mess up by starting Cole?

    David Schoenfield

    You can't fault the way Gerrit Cole pitched Sunday for the Pittsburgh Pirates: Seven innings, four hits, one run, 12 strikeouts. But it wasn't enough as Johnny Cueto throttled the Pirates' lineup, and the Reds scored three runs in the eighth off the ...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  16. The implications of Game No. 162

    David Schoenfield

    We began Saturday with six teams playing for something: Trying to win a division title, trying stay alive for a division title, trying to clinch a wild card, or, in the case of the Seattle Mariners, just trying to keep alive the faintest of hopes tha...

    Blog | September 28, 2014