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  1. Key issues on this year's Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Hall of Fame season is kind of like Christmas season: It brings gifts and memories but also a lot of acrimony and stress, and it lasts way too long. Hall of Fame ballots were mailed out Monday to eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  2. Happy b-day, Ken Griffey Jr. & Stan Musial

    David Schoenfield

    Don't you love stuff like this: Stan Musial was born Nov. 21, 1920 in Donora, Pa.; Ken Griffey Jr. was born Nov. 21, 1969 ... in Donora, Pa. As Bill James once wrote, Griffey Jr. is the second-best left-handed-hitting outfielder ever from Donora, ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  3. Random thoughts and notes: NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    St. Louis Cardinals: With the trade of Shelby Miller, will they go after another starting pitcher? Right now, they're relying on Adam Wainwright, who will be coming off minor elbow surgery; Michael Wacha, coming off an injury; Lance Lynn; veteran Joh...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  4. Half-full, half-empty: Max Scherzer

    David Schoenfield

    We've looked at Jon Lester and Nelson Cruz in our half-full/half-empty series. Now let's examine the pitcher everyone views as the prize of the 2014-15 free agents, right-hander Max Scherzer. Scherzer hits free agency at age 30, coming off a great...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. Kluber edges Hernandez for AL Cy Young

    David Schoenfield

    There wasn't going to be any drama in the National League Cy Young voting; the only question was whether Clayton Kershaw would be the unanimous winner after going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and striking out 239 batters in 198.1 innings. He did, indeed, swe...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  6. Abreu, deGrom deserving rookie winners

    David Schoenfield

    As expected, Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox won the American League honors for top rookie, no surprise considering he hit .317 with 36 home runs and 107 RBIs. He became the ninth unanimous winner in the award's history, easily outdistancing seco...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  7. Ranking each team's worst position in 2014

    David Schoenfield

    As the offseason speeds ahead into full rumor mill hysteria, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to look at each team's biggest weakness in 2014 (excluding pitchers). This gives us a start on which positions teams might be most desperate to...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  8. A look at the Golden Era Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, with little fanfare and virtually no attention, the Hall of Fame announced the 10 candidates placed on its Golden Era ballot, where the 16-member committee will consider candidates from the 1947-1972 period (whether this was actually baseb...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  9. Was Giants' win best 5-game series ever?

    David Schoenfield

    While both the ALCS and NLCS were short series both were amazingly exciting. The Royals won in 10 innings, scored twice in the ninth to win 6-4 and then won two games 2-1. The Giants' five-game win over the Cardinals may have been even more exciting....

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  10. Glorious ending to a great NLCS

    David Schoenfield

    For going only five games, it was one heck of a series. Five key moments from the San Francisco Giants' 6-3 series-clinching win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series: 1. Travis Ishikawa sends the Giants to the Wo...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  11. Giants rally as bullpen stifles Cards

    David Schoenfield

    Man, we had a lot of stuff going on in this game. Both starters got knocked out early, 13 pitchers were used altogether, the Giants had another unlikely rally, the fans were loud, Hunter Pence signs were everywhere, the sky was beautiful and it was a...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  12. Cardinals rally but then throw away Game 3

    David Schoenfield

    Hey, extra innings! A game that was 4-0 after one inning and looked like it would be a snoozefest turned into another exciting game decided by one run. The Giants won it 5-4 in 10 innings to take the series lead. Five key moments: 1. Bad bunt, goo...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  13. Bumgarner stifles Cardinals in NLCS opener

    David Schoenfield

    The NLCS is a battle of two teams that know how to win! But somebody will have to lose! Game 1 was all about Madison Bumgarner as he pitched the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Five key moments: 1. Madison Bumga...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  14. Why playoff experience does matter

    David Schoenfield

    No, not for players -- that's a tired old assumption that should be discarded with the leftovers sitting in your fridge since the Brewers were still mathematically alive. I'm talking managers. Take Buck Showalter. In his first postseason, wh...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  15. How long should a starter stay in?

    David Schoenfield

    The most important decision a manager has to make in any individual postseason game usually involves when to pull his starting pitcher. There can be other important decisions -- whether to bench your best hitter, for example, or whether to bring in y...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  16. As always, Giants find a way to win

    David Schoenfield

    It's hard to believe: Once again, a Washington Nationals season ended in part because they were unwilling to use Stephen Strasburg. I think we're figuring out why the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals keep winning these playoff series agai...

    Blog | October 08, 2014