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  1. The all-time all-underrated team

    David Schoenfield

    The recent Hall of Fame elections serve two important purposes. One, it's a chance to recognize the superstars of the recent past and how many memories Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio provided us. But the elections also se...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  2. Has Josh Donaldson reached his peak?

    David Schoenfield

    As the recent Hall of Fame elections show us, evaluating baseball talent -- even Hall of Fame talent -- remains an imperfect, tricky science. John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez were all traded as young players: Smoltz while still in the mi...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  3. Ten best games by the Unit, Pedro, Smoltz

    David Schoenfield

    Colleague and SweetSpot contributor Mark Simon had a fun idea: What were the 10 greatest games pitched by new Hall of Famers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz? The easiest way to determine those 10 games is by searching Baseball-Refere...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  4. Hall of Fame fallout: What they're saying

    David Schoenfield

    We'll have the largest Hall of Fame class since 1955 with four new Hall of Famers in Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz. It's maybe the most impressive group elected by the BBWAA in a single year since 1947, when Carl Hubbell...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  5. Winners and losers on Hall election day

    David Schoenfield

    For all the debates and arguments and anger spilled over the past few weeks over the Hall of Fame election and its process, this is a great day to celebrate the sport. For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has el...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  6. Ranking this year's Hall of Fame candidates

    David Schoenfield

    I don't have a Hall of Fame vote since I've been a BBWAA member for only one year. Will there even be a Hall of Fame in nine years when I'll be eligible to vote? Anyway, if I did have a vote, I've come around to using "wins above average" as a goo...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  7. Make-or-break HOF election for Jeff Bagwell

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday, I suspect we'll hear that Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Aside from those four, however, this election may prove most critical for Jeff Bagwell. I've written about Bag...

    Blog | January 03, 2015
  8. Schilling, Mussina better than Smoltz

    David Schoenfield

    The other night I was watching MLB Network's Hall of Fame discussion show when Marty Noble, longtime writer and columnist for Newsday and now a contributor to MLB.com, explained why his ballot this year would include only Randy Johnson, Pedro Martine...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  9. The broken Hall of Fame voting system

    David Schoenfield

    Over the weekend, I saw "The Imitation Game," the story of British mathematician Alan Turing. Turing helped crack the German Enigma code machine during World War II, allowing the Allies to decipher German secret messages and help bring an earlier end...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Stanton's HBP shows the danger of baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Former major infielder Jeff Huson once said this to my ESPN colleague Tim Kurkjian about facing Randy Johnson: "What was the worst thing that Michael Jordan could do to you? He can go dunk on you. He could embarrass you. What's the worst thing Randy ...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  12. Great pitchers sometimes have bad games

    David Schoenfield

    Tuesday's battle for first place in the AL Central was supposed to be a pitcher's duel between reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and rookie fireballer Yordano Ventura. Instead, Scherzer allowed 10 hits and 10 runs in four innings. His ERA climbed...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  13. Best deadline deal ever: Mariners

    David Schoenfield

    Throughout July we're presenting 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade deadline deal ever made by each team. We've covered the AL East, NL East, AL Central and NL Central so far, and are now on the AL West. THE TEAM: Seattle Mariners THE YEAR: 19...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  14. Five biggest deadline blockbusters

    David Schoenfield

    When the New York Mets traded Tom Seaver to the Reds on June 15, 1977, Mets fans were so upset they tried to organize a boycott of home games until Seaver would return to Shea Stadium with the Reds in August. The boycott never materialized, but th...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  15. The best five-year pitching peaks

    David Schoenfield

    This is another follow-up to a debate that arose in a recent chat session: Which pitcher had the best five-year peak? With Sandy Koufax having spent time at Dodgers camp this spring it seems like a perfect time for a list, doesn't it? Well, I c...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  16. Mariners had to sign Felix ... and they did

    David Schoenfield

    So Felix Hernandez really does love Seattle. About time. For a franchise that traded away Randy Johnson, that experienced Ken Griffey Jr. asking out of town, that saw Alex Rodriguez depart for a better park to pad his home run totals, it's abou...

    Blog | February 07, 2013