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  1. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 3

    David Schoenfield

    Let's move on to Part 3 of our 2014 mammoth Hall of Fame post. Here's Part 1 and Part 2. Close, but not quite Hall of Famers 19. Fred McGriff (52.6 WAR, 20.7 percent) -- Here's a question: Do you think the Tom Emanski commercial has hurt McGrif...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. Sammy Sosa a borderline Hall of Famer

    David Schoenfield

    Absent, shall we say, a complicating factor, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa would be ultra-mortal locks. Based on the numbers, there wouldn't be the slightest hesitation in checking the box next to their names. That quote comes from long...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Did 600-homer guys hit cleanup?

    David Schoenfield

    Conventional wisdom says you hit your big home run hitter in the cleanup spot. With Jim Thome joining the 600-homer club, I thought it would be fun to take a little look at the eight members of the club to see where they hit most often in their caree...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  7. Who did 600-homer guys hit best off?

    David Schoenfield

    With Jim Thome approaching 600 career home runs, our Stats & Information group sent out a packet of stats on Thome. One fun stat that stood out to me: Thome went 12-for-27 with NINE home runs off Rick Reed in his career. I think it's safe to say ...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  8. Hug it out: Great hugs in baseball history

    David Schoenfield

    By now you've probably seen the hug heard 'round the world between Albert Pujols and Cubs general manager Jim Hendry. However, Major League Baseball has rules against tampering with free agents -- and also frowns upon fraternization between opposing ...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  9. Ten random thoughts on Carlos Delgado

    David Schoenfield

    Carlos Delgado officially announced his retirement, in slightly less dramatic light than Manny Ramirez. He was a great hitter, a player worthy of some random thoughts ... 1. Delgado came up through the minors as a catcher and everyone knew he c...

    Blog | April 13, 2011