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  1. Is Starlin Castro a franchise player?

    David Schoenfield

    In early May of 2011, Starlin Castro was hitting over .300 and Sports Illustrated put the Cubs shortstop on its cover, writing "21-year-old Cubs phenom grows up before our eyes." The Cubs just signed their now-22-year-old shortstop to a seven-year...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  2. Links: Wild card, Bobby V, pitching in Coors

    David Schoenfield

    Sports Illustrated's Joe Sheehan responds to the likelihood that baseball will be adding a second wild-card team. Joe perfectly sums up the problems I also have with the second wild card. In fact, I would argue the problems are so obvious, and the be...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  3. Links: Reggie poses, Hall of Fame, more

    David Schoenfield

    There's a fun anecdote about Reggie Jackson in this Sports Illustrated first-person story from famed photographer Walter Iooss Jr. Go down to where it starts, "It's good to love yourself ..." OK, did this really happen? Iooss places the event in 1980...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  4. Joey Votto having another MVP season

    David Schoenfield

    This is the problem with the MVP vote ... A year ago, Joey Votto was a terrific story: He made the cover of Sports Illustrated, he helped the Reds reach the postseason for the first time since 1995, he had great numbers. It was the perfect storm o...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  5. Are teams smarter than they used to be?

    David Schoenfield

    So, Thomas Neumann of Page 2 sent me this picture of a Sports Illustrated cover, listing all the millionaire players from 1985. I think Thomas was working on a career retrospective of John Denny or something, I'm not sure. (OK, he actually interviewe...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  6. Random old photo of the day

    David Schoenfield

    There's a long story that would take 5,000 words and three blog posts to explain what made me think of this old Sports Illustrated photo today, but that's for another time. I'm sure most of you have seen it before, but if you haven't ... enjoy....

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  7. Edgar Martinez belongs in the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    Despite being a DH for the majority of his career, Edgar Martinez should get elected into the Hall of Fame based purely on his numbers.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2009