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  1. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 4

    David Schoenfield

    Let's finish up with the 14 players I consider strong Hall of Fame candidates. Of course, if I had a ballot, I could vote for only 10 ... well, that's another essay, my friends. Here is Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. The Hall of Famers 14. Tim R...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. Time to elect some starting pitchers to Hall

    David Schoenfield

    Curt Schilling appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time a year ago with overwhelmingly strong credentials for election: The 216-game winner ranks 26th all-time in wins above replacement for pitchers (17th-highest total since the live ba...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  3. Hall of Fame pitchers and peak value

    David Schoenfield

    I wasn't around when Roy Halladay announced his retirement at the winter meetings on Dec. 9, so this piece is a little late to the game, but it's also about a few of the pitchers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot -- Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina a...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  4. Should postseason matter in HOF voting?

    David Schoenfield

    As Carlos Beltran delivers more big postseason hits this October for the St. Louis Cardinals, talk about him as a potential Hall of Famer has increased, carrying over from discussions that began in the regular season. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick wrote ...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  5. Best deadline deal ever: Diamondbacks

    David Schoenfield

    Throughout July, we're presenting 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade-deadline deal ever made by each team. We wrap up with the NL West. THE TEAM: Arizona Diamondbacks THE YEAR: 2000 THE SITUATION: The Phillies were on their way to a 65-97 r...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Hall of Fame voting hits a new low

    David Schoenfield

    Is this a sad day for baseball? Maybe not. There will be another election next year and one the year after that. I presume onward into the future players will get elected. But this year? The Baseball Writers' Association of America struck out. Nob...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  8. Can you guess the Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's play a little Hall of Fame game. I'm going to present two players with similar statistics. One is in the Hall of Fame and the other is on this year's ballot. Presented two lines of numbers, can you guess which player is the Hall of Famer? Check...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  9. Hall of Fame links: Nobody may get in

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff out there on the Internet, Hall of Fame related ... 1. Joe Posnanski with a fun post on the Topps numbering system -- if you collected cards, you remember the best players would get card No. 100 or 300 or whatever, stars would get No...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Best players traded while minor leaguers

    David Schoenfield

    In my chat on Tuesday, we briefly discussed the all-time draft rosters for each team that I compiled. Somebody asked: What's the all-time roster for players drafted and traded away while still minor leaguers? Some of these deals are pretty famous -- ...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Erick Aybar's bunt not 'bush league'

    David Schoenfield

    Sunday's Angels-Tigers game was one of the best of the season, with Cy Young candidates Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander facing off. Verlander flirted with a no-hitter. Weaver got upset at Magglio Ordonez staring at a home run (it appeared Ordonez w...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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