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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Over/under: Justin Verlander's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    Justin Verlander in 2011: 24-5, 2.40 ERA, 250 K's, 8.3 WAR Verlander in 2012: 17-8, 2.64 ERA, 239 K's, 7.6 WAR Since 1980, only six starters have had at least three seasons with 7+ WAR (Baseball-Reference): Roger Clemens (9), Randy Johnson (7), G...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  8. Holland's game one of best of past 20 years

    David Schoenfield

    The highest World Series game score of all time belongs to Babe Ruth, for a game in 1916 in which he pitched 14 innings and allowed just six hits and one run. Ruth's game scores at 97. Don Larsen's perfect game -- 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 7 SO -- scores a 94,...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  9. 100 reasons to be excited about playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    1. Justin Verlander. It seems this could be Verlander's year, much like 1988 belonged to Orel Hershiser or 1965 to Sandy Koufax or 2001 to Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. Now, it doesn't always work out this way: Bob Gibson, with his 1.12 ERA, lost...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  10. MLB postseason -- 100 reasons to be excited!

    David Schoenfield

    1. Justin Verlander. It seems like this could be Verlander's year, much like 1988 belonged to Orel Hershiser or 1965 to Sandy Koufax or 2001 to Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. Now, it doesn't always work out this way: Bob Gibson, with his 1.12 ERA,...

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  11. Ten reasons to love the MLB trade deadline

    David Schoenfield

    I wrote last week that very few of the game's top players were acquired as prospects in deadline deals (about 4 percent of the top 200 players). Of course, that doesn't means some deals turn to gems. Here are 10 in-season prospect trades that general...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  12. The best pitching seasons since 1960

    David Schoenfield

    Last week on his blog, Curt Schilling wrote an interesting post on what he called Pitcher Dominance Factor -- a way to evaluate the best starting pitchers. His formula basically rates a pitcher by comparing his ERA to the league average ERA for start...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  13. The all-time all-old team

    David Schoenfield

    In honor of 80-year-old Jack McKeon taking over the reins of the Marlins, we present the all old-team. If you weren't at least 40 years old, you're too young for this club. C -- Carlton Fisk, 1990 White Sox (42). Only two catchers have caught at l...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  14. Verlander turning into must-see

    David Schoenfield

    Nick (editor): Verlander alert! Dave (blogger): Crap! At the grocery store after going to the gym. Nick: He's thru 6, with 10 K's. Dave: On way home. Nick: Thru 7 and making the Indians look stupid. Dave: Crap! Justin Verlander, of course, di...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  15. Starting another year of baseball memories

    David Schoenfield

    I don't actually remember the first baseball game I attended, but in the spring of 1973 my father assures me we went to see a local high school phenom named Floyd Bannister, who would go 15-0 with an 0.00 ERA and three years later become the first pi...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  16. A series of unfortunate payrolls

    David Schoenfield

    Enough with 2005. We want to know who will be playing for the Yankees in 2006, '07, '08, '09 and '10.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2004