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  1. Blue Jays, Tigers play game of the year

    David Schoenfield

    They call this time of the baseball season the dog days, a phrase that apparently goes back to ancient Greece when Sirius -- the "dog star" -- was closest to the sun and was believed to cause the intense heat of summer. And you thought John McGraw or...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  2. How many All-Stars will be Hall of Famers?

    David Schoenfield

    I was asked this the other day: How many players from this year's All-Star Game will be Hall of Famers? My quick answer: Probably more than you think. Before we answer that question, let's look back at some games of the past for reference (* indic...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  3. Will Zack Greinke opt out after 2015?

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting tidbit from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, regarding Zack Greinke, who has an opt-out clause in his contract after 2015: "What happens with (Jon) Lester and (Max) Scherzer will say a lot," Greinke said at Monday's All-Star festiv...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  4. All-Star reaction: A groovy ending for Jeter

    David Schoenfield

    One thing about Derek Jeter: He has a way of rising to the occasion. As New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said last year, when Jeter came off the disabled list and hit a home run in his first game back, "He's a movie is what he is." Indeed, Jet...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  5. Robin Yount was just a three-time All-Star

    David Schoenfield

    Robin Yount was a great player: A two-time MVP, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, over 3,000 hits. Yet he made just three All-Star teams in his career. Here are the fewest All-Star selections for position players who debuted after 1933, the year of th...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  6. Cespedes joins Griffey as Derby legend

    David Schoenfield

    If you're wondering why there's a baseball-wide dearth of right-handed power, this is why. It's because Giancarlo Stanton has it all.- Bryan Grosnick (@bgrosnick) July 15, 2014 That was my favorite tweet of the night about the Home Run Derby....

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  7. Don't criticize Derek Jeter!

    David Schoenfield

    So, in my last post I argued that John Farrell made a mistake by naming Derek Jeter his leadoff hitter for the All-Star Game. Actually, I didn't really even make much of an argument, just said that with a lineup of All-Stars to choose from, Farrell e...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  8. Bad decision to bat Derek Jeter leadoff

    David Schoenfield

    No matter what you think about Derek Jeter being elected to start in the All-Star Game, I think we can all agree that he certainly should not be the leadoff batter for the American League. Somehow, with a lineup of the AL's best hitters at his dis...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  9. Jose Abreu should be in Home Run Derby

    David Schoenfield

    Frank Thomas is absolutely right. "I'm disappointed," Thomas told ESPN Chicago about Jose Abreu declining to participate in the Home Run Derby after he hit 29 home runs by the All-Star break. "He's a breakout star. He needs to let the world know w...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  10. Ten biggest stories of the first half

    David Schoenfield

    OK, we're actually well past 81 games, but we tend to divide the season at the All-Star break, even if that's not the true halfway point. Here's my list of the 10 biggest stories of the first half: 1. The rash of Tommy John surgeries. On the he...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  11. Molina injury could cost Cards four wins

    David Schoenfield

    The St. Louis Cardinals won at least 86 games each season from 2008 through last year. They haven't made the playoffs every season, but they've been competitive every season. The one constant in those years, of course, has been All-Star catcher Yadie...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  12. How many All-Stars will surpass Jeter?

    David Schoenfield

    Longtime reader/chatter Tarek asked the following question in Tuesday's chat: How many of this year's All-Stars will have a better career than Derek Jeter? Now, that's a bit of a layered question when you start factoring in things like World Serie...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  13. Chat wrap: Price, Jeter, All-Star talk

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the link to Tuesday's chat wrap. Among the items of discussion: Best rotation to never win the World Series. Sounds like a future blog post!...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  14. Kinsler, Seager, biggest All-Star snubs

    David Schoenfield

    We've reached the most fun part of the All-Star Game: Arguing about the final rosters. The starters and reserves were named on Sunday and it was interesting to note the different philosophies of managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny in filling ou...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  15. Who should make the All-Star teams

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Bowden, Jerry Crasnick, Buster Olney, Jayson Stark and myself presented our 34-man All-Star rosters today. Here are our National League selections and here are our American League selections. Of course, our choices aren't affected by fan ballotin...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  16. SweetSpot TV: Under-the-radar All-Stars

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss some under-the-radar players who deserve strong consideration to be selected for the All-Star Game....

    Blog | July 02, 2014