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  1. We're in a golden age for leadoff hitters

    David Schoenfield

    "I don't think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game." -- Rickey Henderson When was the golden age for leadoff hitters? Well, 1965 was pretty good. Joe Morgan was a rookie that year and hit his way into the leadoff spot, where...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  2. Billy Hamilton and other really fast guys

    David Schoenfield

    There's the old story about Cool Papa Bell being so fast that he once bunted the ball and was tagged out at third base. You get the idea that Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is even faster than that. After he set the all-time minor league ...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  3. Musial may have been best left fielder ever

    David Schoenfield

    There are four left fielders in major league history who stand out among all the rest. Three of them are three of the most exciting, singular players in the annals of the sport; they are also three of the most arrogant, churlish players in the game's...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  4. Chat wrap: Orioles, NL Cy Young, playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    Chat day! We talked the Orioles, the playoff races, Mike Trout versus Rickey Henderson (and Darin Erstad), where Josh Hamilton could end up, the Tigers, the NL Cy Young race and more more! Click here to read the wrap....

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  5. The most exciting player in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    We all have our own favorites, of course, and maybe they change from season to season. Or month to month. That's a little of the beauty of baseball; we don't all have to enjoy and appreciate the same players. The stars aren't necessarily shoved down ...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  6. Dream teams: 1992 versus 2012

    David Schoenfield

    Before the Olympics began, Kobe Bryant suggested this year's Olympic basketball team would defeat the fabled 1992 Dream Team that featured Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird. Bryant later adjusted his thoughts, saying the D...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  7. Biggest increases/decreases in WAR

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon and I teased this on the Baseball Today podcast, so here it is. Tom from Melbourne, Fla., writes in: I have a slew of answers for Friday's ridiculous question regarding greatest difference in WAR in consecutive years. For the analysis, ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  8. Do Braves have all-time great outfield?

    David Schoenfield

    Michael Bourn was one of the choices for the final All-Star ballot in the National League, but David Freese was the surprise winner over Bryce Harper and Aaron Hill. Unfortunately, that means none of the Atlanta Braves' superlative outfield trio will...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  9. Introducing: Best season of all time bracket

    David Schoenfield

    In 1975, Joe Morgan hit .327 with 17 home runs and 94 RBIs. Those traditional statistics may not seem impressive, but Morgan's season ranks as one of the best in the game's history. As we begin voting Monday on the greatest individual season of al...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  10. Five best players in baseball: A history

    David Schoenfield

    The genesis for this article came out of all the recent Hall of Fame discussions. A lot of arguments were along the lines of "Tim Raines was one of the best players in baseball in the mid-'80s," or "You know, Don Mattingly was the best in the game th...

    Blog | January 15, 2012
  11. Tim Raines still seeks Hall of Fame respect

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of columns and analysis out there advocating the case for Tim Raines for the Hall of Fame. I probably won't add anything new to the discussion, but let me start here: Player A is Raines. Player B is Tony Gwynn. That final colum...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  12. So ... what kind of manager is Bobby V?

    David Schoenfield

    When fans think of Bobby Valentine, most will initially think of the time he tried to sneak back into the dugout wearing glasses and a fake mustache after getting ejected from a game. There will be plenty of talk about the perception that he's arroga...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  13. Granderson could achieve historic feat

    David Schoenfield

    In major league history, a player has scored 150 or more runs 46 times, topped by Billy Hamilton's 198 for the 1894 Philadelphia Phillies. You can probably guess that the game was a little different back then: Hamilton posted a .521 on-base percentag...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  14. Ten reasons to hate the MLB trade deadline

    David Schoenfield

    So your team is offering up a star? Sometimes the prospect you get in return turns to gold. And sometimes (more often?) deals like these 10 happen. 1. Fred McGriff for Melvin Nieves, Donnie Elliott and Vince Moore. (Braves/Padres, 1993.) 2. Ric...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  15. Vote: The 30 greatest players of all time

    David Schoenfield

    To go with our Willie Mays package today, SportsNation worked up a list ranker with 30 of the greatest players of all time. Don't agree with me that Willie Mays was the greatest ever? Then Click here to vote yourself. Here's my quick list without ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  16. 50 greatest Yankees of all time: 50-31

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, ESPNNewYork.com ran its list of the 50 greatest Yankees of all time. It was a fun project and I was lucky enough to be one of the voters on the panel. I was actually crazy enough to write nearly 4,000 words on the topic. I didn't post l...

    Blog | April 06, 2011